So, I have also been busy getting some new recipes online for people to enjoy. I added this new Gluten-Free & Wheat-Free Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms with Prosciutto Recipe today, and for our dessert cookbook owners out there, I added a wonderful variation to the Gluten-Free Banana Bread - using Chia Seed Slurry and Isolated Whey Protein. My wife also created a fabulous dairy-free variation of the chocolate ganache-cake in our book, which I hope to add the recipe variation instructions for soon too.
The new Stuffed Mushrooms
This recipe is a flavorful and easy to prepare appetizer featuring Baby Portabella mushrooms and Prosciutto, and has a combination of flavors and textures that is bound to satisfy. Slightly sweet, a bit spicy and tangy, and even a slight bit salty from the Prosciutto, these stuffed baby portabella mushroom caps feature a variety of textures to match the complex flavor -- crunchiness of water chestnuts to the meatiness of the mushroom cap.
I do not have time to post the recipe twice, so if you are interested, you can find it at this link: Gluten-Free & Wheat-Free Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms with Prosciutto Recipe.
The Banana Bread Variation
Perhaps this is a bold statement, but I think you would be hard pressed to find ANY banana bread that is better, whether with or without wheat or gluten. The amazing qualities that Chia Seed and Whey Protein bring to this recipe leads to a bread that is nothing short of incredible, and even somewhat "healthy" thanks to the added fiber, Omega 3's, and protein.
I will not go so far as to call it a "diet bread", but it is certainly more nutritious than the original recipe now that I focused on bumping up the fiber, lowering the glycemic index (trying to make it more diabetes / diabetic friendly for those watching their sugar), and increasing vitamins and minerals too. And, with all that healthful-change work, I find it preferable to the original gluten-free banana bread recipe, though it does take a bit more work (and a few more ingredients) to produce this variation.
If you own our book and want to try creating this variation, you can find the recipe variation instructions it at this link: Gluten-Free Banana Bread - using Chia Seed Slurry and Isolated Whey Protein.
Some Popular Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes
The top two searches this week on my gluten-free recipes site have been for the following items:
Gluten-Free & Wheat-Free Dairy-Free
Cornbread Stuffing / Dressing Recipe
Gluten-Free & Wheat-Free
Pumpkin Roll Recipe
But, there are plenty of other recipes people are searching for and viewing lately, like:
And then there are the breads. Most of the gluten-free bread recipes have been seeing a lot of activity lately, and I guess that means that quite a few gluten-free and Celiac diet persons will be enjoying fresh-baked bread for the holidays:
- Gluten-Free Wheat Bread
- Gluten-Free Holiday Panettone Bread - Citrus Accents
- Gluten-Free Focaccia Bread & Croutons
- Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Pumpernickel Bread
- Gluten-Free Artisan-Style Multi-Grain Bread
- Gluten-Free Dairy Free Buckwheat Bread
- Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Brown Honey Bread
- Gluten-Free Herb French Bread / Baguettes / Bread sticks
- Gluten-Free Egg Bread
- Gluten-Free High-Fiber Multi-Grain Bread
- Gluten-Free Orange-Nut White-Chocolate Chip Bread
GLUTEN-FREE HOLIDAY SALE
BLACK FRIDAY 2008 / CYBER-MONDAY 2008
For anyone interested in our Gluten-Free Desserts Book and anxiously awaiting a sale, we plan to do a sale similar to the one we did last year. For a limitted time, we will partake in the famous "Black Friday" shopping event (and subsequent "Cyber Monday" event), by offering a Gluten-Free Black Friday discount on our book that is, like last year, the lowest price we will offer for the entire 2008 year.
To get the Black-Friday 2008 / Cyber-Monday 2008 special price, go to this page:
Gluten-Free Desserts Cook Book (clickable link)
...and use the coupon-code "CYBERXMAS2008" which will be good for the days including Thanksgiving through the following Monday and will discount the book by over 1/3 off the normal price during this brief annual sale event.
After the prior discussions on this Gluten-Free Blog about where the price-point of the book would be easy to handle, this discount should give everyone a chance to get the book within the target-zone that most people mentioned. I hope it helps if you are interested and have been waiting.
I have been completely swamped with other work, and I am busy trying to stimulate the economy by hiring a new person to help with my business too. With luck, once I have this new resource up to speed to where they can help with various tasks, I can offload some things and get more recipes and blogs done,... or, at least that is the plan :)
So, if I do not happen to get another blog posting up before Thursday (which is quite likely!), I will use this opportunity to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to everyone, and I hope you enjoy the holiday.