Healthy Food

Many factors contribute to a healthier being! Folks often find their digestive system functions so much more smoothly by avoiding wheat. You don’t have to be a “Celiac” to benefit from eating Gluten Free. For some, a significant weight loss occurs by making this choice as well. For me, it was also a major factor in the disappearance of all arthritic symptoms, which have now been gone for many years.

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e7c2a9d2d48bb7dfab2f57873ad64b73Asparagus Quiche
2 1/2 C fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut
1/4 C chopped chives, or 1/2 C diced onion
2 T olive oil
1 1/2 C grated sharp cheddar cheese [6 oz]
3-4 eggs
3 T gluten free flour
1 C buttermilk
1 9-10 inch gluten free pie shell, unbaked

Saute vegetables in oil, just to soften slightly, 5-10 minutes.
Break up eggs and combine with remaining ingredients, and pour into waiting shell.  Bake in preheated 375 oven, 40-45 minutes until cooked in center.  Delightful served right out of oven or warm!  Enjoy..


Gluten free pie crust [enough for one 9-10 in crust]

1 C gluten free flour
2 t sugar
1/2 t salt, baking powder and baking soda
1 1/2 t xanthum gum
1/2 c cold butter, diced
1 egg, lightly beaten with 1 t vinegar[balsamic for color]

Mix dry ingredients in processor, cut in butter.  Add egg/vinegar and pulse just until blended.  Small bits may remain visible.  Roll out between plastic sheets for easiest handling.


f22b2038e1bad8fdd8141a36cbead194_yr3lPopovers

Makes traditional pan of 6 popovers.
Have all ingredients at room tempurature.

4 eggs
1 1/3 C milk [cow, soy, almond, etc.]
4 t melted butter
1 1/3 c [195.5 gr] gluten free flour
3/4 t salt
1/4 t xanthum gum

Optional*  Add a 3/4 inch cube of sharp cheddar cheese to each hot pan, before pouring in batter.
Preheat 450 * oven.  Preheat greased popover pan [I use solid shortening] for five minutes, once oven is hot.  Bake 20 minutes, and reduce heat to 350*, baking another 12 minutes.  Do not open oven during baking time.  Eat immediately.

My favorite flour mix is 2 parts white rice flour, one part each tapioca and potato starch..not potato flour.