Sunday, May 13, 2007

Muffins, muffins, muffins!

Good morning and Happy Mother's Day to all! Had a good week...a Mother's Day breakfast for my school kid's mothers....I made regular zucchini bread and strawberry muffins...yummy! As for me, I used Pamela's Ultimate Baking and Pancake Mix. I followed the recipe on the back for the muffins and added fresh strawberries. It couldn't have been easier and took no time at all.

Last night I had "gourmet night." Every 6-8 weeks we have dinner with 4 other couples. The hostess made Chile-Seared Salmon with Sweet Pear Pineapple Salsa which was excellent. I was responsible for the starch and bread. I made Green Rice Pilaf, substituting vegetable broth for chicken broth. For the bread part I made Tex-Mex Quick Bread. I decided to adapt the recipe for myself so, while the gluten filled version was baking I took Pamela's Ultimate Bread Mix, followed the muffin recipe, (but omitted the vanilla because it was a savory, not sweet muffin) and made some gluten free tex-mex muffins!
Dessert was yummy also...I read the recipes thoroughly to see if I can eat them. I also question the cook to make sure it's safe for me.

My sister Ellen asked me if I worried about cross-contamination regarding other people's kitchens and utensils. No, I know these women well and know how clean their kitchens are. They also know the danger of my being "glutened" and wouldn't put me in the position of being "glutened."

I hope you'll try these recipes. They put a smile on my face and made it wonderful to be gluten-free and healthy. My best to you....

Adaptations: Strawberry Muffins

1 -1/4 cup Pamela's Mix
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup fresh strawberries, cut up
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup sugar (or 1/3 cup honey)

Sprinkle sugar over strawberries. Let sit for a few minutes. Then, add all other ingredients together and add to strawberry mixture. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 18-20 minutes. Makes approximately 6 muffins. ENJOY!

Tex-Mex Muffins

1 -1/4 cup Pamela's Mix
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1/4 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup coarsely chopped sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil
1/4 cup chopped black olives, drained
1/8-1/4 cup sugar

Mix all above ingredients well. In a separate bowl, add:
1/2 cup milk
1 can drained, chopped green chiles
1/4 cup olive oil
1 egg beaten

Mix wet ingredients with dry mixture. Bake in muffin tin for 20
minutes. ENJOY!


Lynn Barry said...

You sure have it down and goin' on and all that jazz...HUGS and LOVE

Lisa said...

Wow...these sound maybe i can veganize it for myself - will let you know!