Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Perfectly Done Flaky, Gluten free, Vegan Allergen Free Pie Crust & Apple Pie Recipe

BEST EVER FLAKY GLUTEN FREE , VEGAN CRUST


This Recipe is For my Dear Friend Shelly E.  I love you girl!!! :D


Preheat oven to 375 for the first 10 min 
then Reduce the Heat to 350 for the rest of the baking time  ;D

1 CUP OF EARTH BALANCE - COLD (Or Cold Coconut Oil - yes of course if you wish to use butter or Lard go ahead and improvise but then it would not be vegan so lol)
1 CUP Sweet Rice Flour (organic) ( no this is NOT the same as white or brown rice)
1 Cup of Millet
½ Cup Sorghum
½ Tapioca or Arrowroot Starch
¼ stevia in the raw
1 Tsp of Sea Salt
2 Tsp of Xanthum Gum
1 1/2 Tsp of Baking Powder
½ cup's + 1 Tab of cold water



I egg white of choice for egg wash :) Use only if you wish it to be Non- Vegan, I use a duck egg on



Mix all the dry ingredients in a COLD STAINLESS STEEL BOWL.**I actually take a COLD stainless steel bowl and place it in another bigger stainless steel bowl with ice in it to keep it very cold!!!

After all dry ingredients are mixed add the COLD earth balance , use a pasty cutter and cut in the COLD Earth Balance until incorporated , almost like pea size balls form :)
Keep cold on the ice "platter" and form into a  Ball, this will make a top and bottom crust  or two bottom crust, whatever u desire :)

grease a bag and put in and place in the fridge for at least 2 hours.

After it has been in the fridge, take and cut in 1/2 and place on a floured counter or whatever use, and take your Silpat Non - Stick Baking Mat ( you can get them here through Amazon , I don't think any gluten free, allergen free kitchen should be without them  Silpat-Non-Stick-Baking ) and  put a little oil or such over it and place the oiled side  on top of your slightly floured crust . Roll your crust out over the Mat until its the desired thickness. Now beware , sometimes but not on all occasions it can crumble but i have tired making pie crust that dont crumble and they turned out great but DID not come out flaky so I am all about Flaky pie crusts! If you need to pick up the dough and press it into the prepared pie pan then do so without further delay or dropping of the head, ITS WORTH IT!
Then Take a Fork and Make marks on the bottom of your crust, then AFTER THAT IS done add your pie filling - i gave a nice recipe below .
To place a top crust,

I  roll it out just as I did above and it usually works out or on occasion press it together or , take a cookie cutter and make shapes then place on top of the apples.

Place in the preheated oven , follow the heating instructions i gave above
as One other tip I do use Pampered Chef's Pie Crust Shield works PERFECTLY! Take the Shield off when you have 15 min left of baking time :D

Pie is done when apples are soft and the crust is done Enjoy!! I know you will , My husband who can eat anything , is A PIE FANATIC! And his mom made the best pies i hear , This pie finally got that STAR FOR THE BEST PIE CRUST and filling ever especially for being , gluten free and allergen free

For the Apple Pie Filling :D
6 Large apple of choice , I like using the tart granny smith or pie apples.Juice from 2 whole organic lemon or 1/2 lemon 1/2 lime

1/4 cup of my Fool Proof Flour Mix or the High Protein Mix your Choice Link here my-gluten-free-flour-mixes
1/4 cup shy of Real Pure Honey
8 Tab of Pure Maple Syrup
1/4 cup of Stevia in the Raw
1 tsp of Cinnamon - if tolerated
1 tsp of Cloves  - if tolerated
Optional Zest Of one lemon or Lime

Mix all in a medium size bowl making sure you stir the apples in the citrus juice to keep the apples  from browning.


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This Recipe is For my Dear Friend Shelly E.  I love you girl!!! :D


♥ JoAnna❦❦GlutenFreeChef


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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Marshmallow Frosting (Refined sugar free, Paleo & Gaps friendly )

Refined Sugar Free Marshmallow Frosting

JoAnna's Refined Sugar Free Marshmallow Frosting
(Gaps & Paleo Friendly)

(**Marshmallow Recipe Adapted from : Alton Brown: alton brown/homemade-marshmallows



THE RECIPES HAVE BEEN TAKEN DOWN DUE TO maintenance & Trying to figure out these cookbooks I am swamped!!!!the way I see it I may be able to pay someone to do an E- BOOK for me , but as far as the cookbook, Me and my husband crunched numbers and there is no way we could afford to re-lease one on our own, so I need to get sponsors for my Blog , get my own website and perhaps RAISE money for and to Re-lease the cookbook!



I will keep you all posted and informed

♥ JoAnna❦❦GlutenFreeChef

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Drying fresh herbs and dinner menu for tonight :)




Hello, Happy Wednesday!

**picked and washed some of my Organic Lemon Palm and my Organic Oregano!! drying off real quick before i dry them in my Excalibur Food Dehydrators !!! whahoo!!









AND




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My Organic Lavender Thyme , cleaned and just about to do in my Dehydrator! Excalibur Food Dehydrators ! My place smells so awesome!

Now I am getting dinner ready :) What are you all having______________________ ?  :)
I am preparing ,
My Horseradish Citrus Herb-ed Grilled Chicken, Herb Infused Cracked Black Peppered Rice :) (soaked before-hand of course)
& Green Salad w/ my Asian Dressing :)

Monday, July 22, 2013

Eleena & Seans Birthday Celbration! :)

Here is a Sample of the Party I threw for two of my 4 kids, My First born son- who turned 8 and my first born Daughter who turned 3.
PIRATE / TINKERBELL THEMED PARTY!



Jack and Sean in there Pirate costumes, yes Jack has the after-math of the Delicious Cupcakes I made and Invented!

Gluten free, Allergen free, Vanilla Cherry Chip Cupcakes, w/ homemade marshmallow fluff and topped with dark chocolate - PIRATE CUPCAKES

Gluten free, Allergen free, Vanilla Cherry Chip Cupcakes, w/ homemade marshmallow fluff and homemade marshmallow fondant roses topped with fresh lime zest!
Eleenas Cupcakes


My Husband and our  Cutie baby girl.

Photo of table with Jack and Sean awaiting the party guests.

See I made all the doll clothing except the Tinkerbell in an hour! and even that Miniature Tutu dress!!!

Drink Table finished with Root Beer with Pirate Label's and Fairy Fizz lol which is tech "My Cranberry -Cherry Lime Spritzer!

Backdrop banners hanging from beam, In Our Shop.

Pirate Ship on Main Table

Gift Table~~

Party Favors feautring some toys and Gimbal’s Fine Candies Jelly Beans

I got all these dolls and horses at goodwill , except for the tinker-belle doll and made all the clothes for them in an hour had to cloth them lol even made that miniature tutu dress!



The "Banner Backdrops "
PARTY TIME FUN!!!
 

PIRATE TREASURE!!

The Pirate Table!!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Drying My Fresh Organic Herbs for Winter USE Updating this post with new herbs ...

My Organic Lemon - Thyme , Drying for the winter use :)
This bush i have is most amazing , she has been giving me fresh organic Lemon-Thyme for 8+ years!! all year long! , I finally gave her a cut back so she can rest and spring forth more goodness ♥
Decided to put together this little Photo Collage :) ♥
I will be gathering and drying my organic oregano today :D

*I harvested my Organic Lemon Thyme Monday and dried it on Monday - Tuesday , sorry I know i dont update here like I should.

I shall be adding to this post!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

JoAnna's Gluten free Oatmeal Raisin Lime Cookies




Oatmeal Raisin Lime Cookies 

These are perfect!!!!!! These are a hit at our house and I make them several times a week! :D



These are perfect!!!!!! These are a hit at our house and I make them several times a week! :D


350 degree (Oven)

1 cup earth balance
  • 1 cup Stevia in the raw
    ¼ cup Honey
    ¼ cup Maple Syrup
  • 2 Duck eggs (or 3 eggs of your choice)


  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups My Fool Proof Mix
    1 ½ tsp of Xanthum Gum
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    ZEST OF ONE LIME
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups Certified Gluten-Free rolled oats
  • 2 cups raisins


    Prepare your two cookies sheets with parchment paper ( I think I yielded 3 cookies sheets with this recipe ) Heat oven to 350 degrees.




  • Mix up the dry ingredients together in a medium bowl and set aside.

    In your Mixer, I use a Kitchen Aid (whisk attachment) , cream the earth balance and sweeteners and eggs and vanilla.

    Slowly add in your dry ingredients and then stir the oatmeal in slowly and stir in or add your raisins, I have to admit I just use my kitchen aid .

    I use a ice cream scoop and , scoop my batter out and place them on the prepared cookie sheets, place in pre-heated oven. Bake for 10 min or longer depending on your oven, just make sure the tooth pick comes out clean.

    Enjoy !
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YES THESE ARE THE COOKIES AND THESE ARE CRAYOLA'S I MADE FOR PARTY FAVORS FOR MY SONS PARTY LAST year Nov 2013