Saturday, February 16, 2008

Two recipes to try

It's taking a bit of time to get used to my partner not eating wheat or gluten- most of his favorite foods (and my favorite things to cook for him) have wheat. So I haven't baked any biscuits or made pasta lately. And he has been craving pizza like a fiend.

We used a boxed mix for a pizza crust one time and it turned out really good, but it was pretty darn expensive. So when I saw the Gluten Free Cooking School's Pizza recipe, I knew it was worth a try.

I must say, it was amazing. We made a double recipe and the whole family devoured the two large pizzas. The recipe was really quick because there was no need to knead or let the dough rise. So now we don't have to plan ahead to make pizza!

This one had red peppers, black olives, artichoke hearts, and a cheeze sauce made with cashews, tofu, and squash.

Today I wanted to ward off the cold that everyone in the family has gotten, so I decided to try Vaishali's Screaming Hot Garlic and Lemon Rasam. While I took some liberties with the recipe, the basic ingredients and spices are the same. This soup was light, spicy, and definitely killed any cold germs with the chilies, lemon, and garlic. This is way more delicious than western medicine.


Anonymous said...

That pizza looks great. Could've fooled me that it's gluten free! I can imagine it's hard to get used to, but I'm sure with time it will become easier, and it's not impossible these days to get most foods such as breads, pasta, etc. that don't have gluten. =)

Vaishali said...

Liz, So glad you decided to try out the rasam. Your version looks delicious, and you're right- it definitely would kill any cold germs. Thanks very much for the feedback!
I am also glad to discover your blog- you have some lovely recipes and the cutest kitten!

Mary Frances said...

Hi Liz,
Your pizza looks yummy. I've been wanting some new toppings for ours so I just put artichoke hearts on my grocery list. Will you send me the recipe for the cheez sauce? We're still using cow cheese and I'd like to move away from that.

Have a great weekend,
Mary Frances