May 14th, 2007

Gluten Free Yeast Bread help

I am trying a mostly wheat free diet, and I would much rather make my own yeast bread rather then buying from the store. I have been buying organic spelt bread so the ingredients are all pretty ok, but it costs a lot of money.

I have soy, out bran, brown rice, and tapioca flour. I don't have any xanthan gum though which is the problem with most recipes I have found. Of course I could buy it, but I would rather try something I already have (would arrowroot or cornstarch work?) Anyway, any and all recipes and/or tips would be appreciated. I have managed to make gluten free cookies and muffins that were actually good but the yeast bread is a little confusing to me =/

I did check the memories and found no recipes, and google is not being much help.

Stuffed Avocado

I just tried this amazing recipe from a random little book I'm using for the first time. It's called "Cheap and Easy: Essential Vegetarian Collection" by Rose Elliot. I made Stuffed Avocado, and who knew cooked avocado was so darn good! I served it with a bit of jasmine rice and it was outstanding!!

1 ripe avocado
lemon juice
1 onion pureed in small food processor
1/2 sweet green pepper pureed in small food processor
1 tbsp butter (vegan)
1 tomato peeled and pureed in small food processor
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tbsp (fresh) parsley
1-2 drops of Tabasco or other hot sauce (I used pickapeppa)
sea salt and pepper to taste

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Cut avocado in half and remove stone. Put lemon juice on the cut surfaces.
3. Pureed onion and pepper in processor and sautee in pan with butter for about 10 minutes.
4. Add garlic, tomato, parsley, Tabasco, and salt/pepper and remove from heat, mix in well.
5. Spoon mixture into avocado halves (if there is leftover, reserve to mix with rice).
6. Bake in a shallow oven-proof dish for 20 minutes. Be careful not to over-cook as avocado tastes bad if over-cooked.

Personally I let it cool a bit and then scrape/squeeze the filling out of the avocado skin and mix it up with the rice. It was one heck of a meal! Too good to even take a picture! :-)