Sunday, February 27, 2011

Buckwheat cinnamon buns

Just made some buckwheat cinnamon buns adapted from a recipe on I like them...buckwheat takes some getting used to, it is darker in color, has a different texture, but I love that it does not need Xanthan gum like other gluten-free flours, and I am loving the taste, but it does take some getting used to.

Worth checking on

I love the sweet potato flavor for some of the sweetening...I used to love sweet potato pie.

So go there and check it out if you are intrigued. Heck, go there because you will be impressed with the creativity of these cooks.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Pasta machine buckwheat pasta

Hubby found a pasta machine in Bed Bath And Beyond so tonight I made some buckwheat fettucini noodles. I am very pleased.

Two cups of buckwheat flour and 1/2 cup water. Mix and knead for about ten minutes. Work through the roller as per pasta machine instructions, then boil for a few minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water.

I melted cheddar flavored Daiya alternative cheese in hemp milk. When melted I added the pasta and topped with crushed potato chips. delish! I will bake it tomorrow to make it more like a casserole to meld the flavors.

I continue to take my Levoxyl for hypothyroidism before bed, it works for me.

buckwheat this and buckwheat for me. Imagine That!

PS why make my own? A package of buckwheat noodles cost me $8...too expensive...and making it is fun!

Friday, February 18, 2011

All the way...

Every time I read something that makes sense to me about my Hashimoto's and hypothyroidism I obviously want to try it out. This mindset has encouraged me to eliminate a whole host of substances I never thought I would not be ingesting anymore...and what is the end result? Feeling better and reducing inflammation and a poor quality of seems extreme, many people ask me how I do is Why Not do it for me.

So I bake with buckwheat flour...tapioca, coconut, and almond flours can be added in limited doses...I use nut milks but am going to try hemp milk since I am not so sure tree nuts are ok...(WHAT NOW??? LOL)...I eat any and all meats and, but limited shellfish...about the only fruit I eat is an apple, once in a while a banana...veggies veggies veggies...except raw cabbage, spinach, broccoli, tomatoes, very limited is a no no...seeds are ok...eggs, no way. Agave syrup when I need to tea, but decaf coffee is my drink of choice now next to water...I exercise in the morning...try to take a walk in the afternoon and why? I am not going to let disease beat me...I will beat it first...and feel good...why? because some foods are not my friends. HUGS

PS the pic is of my homemade buckwheat noodles made into mac n cheese...the cheese is nondairy Daiya cheddar flavored melted in unsweetened almond milk. Comforting and I dug the taste. Crushed potato chips satisfied my guilty pleasure.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Top 50 Gluten Free Blogs

I received an e-mail today from Heather Trotter informing me I made her list of top gluten free blogs. I was thrilled to make her list. Thank you, Heather.

It works for me

Going buckwheat and skipping grains with the exception of rice now and then is working for me; I am losing weight and have less of a problem with bloated stomach. So yes, it is working for me and I like isn't like I am sacrificing anything but a poorer quality of life.

Buckwheat pancakes, bread, English muffins, snack cake, and soon I will try my hand at making buckwheat noodles. B-B-B- buckwheat power!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

buckwheat pancakes and more

I am going crazy with buckwheat and loving it...going grain-free with an occasional serving of rice now and then as the exception I am embracing the non-grain buckwheat like it is my saving grace. I made pancakes again except this time I tweaked it is...yum! Ycan eat them as pancakes or like flatbread make a sandwich with them...very versatile...bag them, store them to eat another day.

1 cup buckwheat flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 Tabs of tapioca flour
1 cup almond milk
2 Tabs of Agave syrup
2 Tabs of olive oil

Whisk it all together and pour onto greased medium heated griddle...cook until some bubbles form. then flip over but spray the griddle while flipping so it won't on a wire rack. ENJOY!

Yes, grain-free is the way for me and avoiding foods that cause inflammation add potatoes and tomatoes and peppers to my longgggggggggg list of foods that are not my friends. i have Hashimoto's which is an autoimmune disease and am on meds for hypothyroidism and want to feel the best I can feel...SO GLAD I KNOW WHAT I AM UP AGAINST FINALLY!


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Buckwheat Pete's English muffins

I tried Buckwheat Pete's English muffin recipe this afternoon and found success...go to if you are interested in his recipes.

THANKS, PETE! I am having fun making your recipes. Yummy stuff! Life saver!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Buckwheat spice cake

I tried a variation to my carob micro cake and like it as well if not better. I omitted the carob powder and added cinnamon and nutmeg instead and chopped pecans instead of the slivered almonds. Otherwise the recipe is the same as below. Fun in the kitchen...for those of us who are constantly adapting and trying new things.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Carob GF CF EF microwave snack cake

I was in the mood for a treat so I looked in the cupboard and saw my can of Chatfield carob powder, so aha I grabbed it and went with it...I adapted the cake recipe on the back AND used the microwave instead of baking it in the oven.

1 1/2 cups buckwheat flour
1/4 cup carob powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup of Agave syrup
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tab. apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
6 Tab. olive oil
1 cup almond milk

Mix well, then I added sliced almonds to the batter and then poured into a greased glass pie plate. I microwaved it for 6 minutes then cooled it on a wire rack. Instead of frosting it I put some (no sugar added) Raspberry Jelly on top.

It amazed me that this treat had a light texture I have looks like cake and tastes like cake but if you analyze the ingredients it is actually good for you too. WIN WIN!