Desire like Dynamite…or Not

Desire like Dynamite, a new album from of a favorite artist, Sandra McCracken.  Her point in the same titled cover song is that whatever we desire, in many cases, will feel like dynamite going off inside us.  One example she uses is her toddler daughter’s strong will to get her way.  Our desires can be like dynamite….except when they’re not.

Sandra’s song really has nothing to do with what I have to announce today unless you consider the objects of your affection or attention.  Are the objects of your affection or attention desires like dynamite or are they desires at all? Are they just time suckers, chores, or objects of the mundane?

The Willing Cook has become a chore for me over the past few months.  I have lost the drive, but I’ve continued on.  I have lost the inspiration.  The desire is certainly not there.  I do have the desire to serve others, that part is true, but this medium is currently not my driving force to serve.  So, what’s coming? Of course, you know.  I’m stepping away….for now.  I’m not closing the site down.  In fact, I plan (at least for now) to continue with Allergy-Free Wednesdays every week.  It is a great community that I want to continue to be a part of.  I may even post the occasional recipe.  And that’s that.  I may be back in a month, in a few months, or perhaps not at all.  We’ll see.

I cannot go away without my many thanks to you, my dear readers, for your continued support and encouragement throughout the last two years.  I would never have launched The Willing Cook in the first place if I did not believe it had a presence in the lives of food allergy sufferers.  I hope you will continue to share the site with others.  There is tons of great information here as well as amazing recipes.  None of that is going anywhere! I just won’t be adding anything new to it.  If you are a regular linker to AFW, please continue to do so.  Like I said, I intend to still post the weekly blog hop.

And there you have it.  I bid you all adieu…..for now….

 

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Allergy-Free Wednesdays: March 13, 2013

Welcome to Allergy-Free Wednesdays!

We’ve all come to the other side of the flu and are now searching for a little of that energy we lost.  As everyone is starting to enjoy spring break and the great outdoors, don’t forget to stay allergy-safe.  Keep your emergency meds with you at all times and pack safe snacks for those times when you get lost exploring the wonders of our world!

~Willing Cook Features~

Irish Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with Spice Infused Buttercream Frosting from Num Yum & Free

Everything Cookies & Ice Cream Sandwiches from Cuter Than Gluten

Cinnamon Applesauce Crumb Cake from Raia’s Recipes

Paleo Beef Curry with Summer Squash from Gluten Free Travels

~Reader Feature~

Cinnamon Roll Bread from Fairy Wings & Pixie Dust

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Grab the AFW button off the sidebar to share on your site.  Thanks for being a part of the Allergy-Friendly Community and spreading the word!

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Allergy-Free Wednesdays is a blog hop dedicated to allergy-free living and eating.  You can share your allergy-free recipes, knowledge about allergy-related topics/issues, and connect with others within the allergy community.  We hope you will glean much from your time spent here.

This blog hop is hosted by myself and four other allergy-friendly bloggers.  When you link up your post below, it will automatically appear on all 7 blogs! Each of us will choose a favorite recipe/post to feature each week, so be sure to check in every Wednesday.  Allergy-Free Wednesdays is hosted by…

Adrienne @ Whole New Mom

Amber @ The Tasty Alternative

Janelle @ Gluten Freely Frugal

Laura @ Laura’s Gluten Free Pantry

Michelle @ The Willing Cook (that’s me!)

Nancy @ Real Food, Allergy Free

Tessa @ Tessa the Domestic Diva

Allergy-Free Wednesday Guidelines

  • Any linked recipes should be allergy-friendly in some way.
  • Provide a link directly to your post, not your homepage.
  • Please link back to this site.  It’s good blogging etiquette.  Feel free to grab the bottom below to display on your post.  In order to be featured next week, you must link back.
  • Current and past recipes/posts are welcome.
  • It’s helpful if you provide a little description with your recipe (i.e., GF, DF, EF, Paleo, GAPS, etc.).
  • You can link-up as many as 2 posts weekly.
  • Leave a comment telling us about your submission, and visit other bloggers submissions too! It makes us all feel loved.
  • Entries that do not comply with these guidelines will be kindly removed.
Important Legal Information:

By linking up, you agree that I may make use of any applicable pictures in my Allergy-Free Wednesday posts, and that, by your entering, you are giving permission to use them and/or re-pin them via Pinterest.  You also, by entering, guarantee that the picture is not someone else’s work, or else has a broad usage license (for example with stock photography put in public domain).

 

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Recipe: Perfected Homemade Granola

Be sure to tune in on Thursday when I will have an important announcement posted.  For today, I’m sharing with you the perfection of my already near-perfect homemade granola recipe.  Over the last year, I’ve slightly tweeked the old recipe until now that it is undeniably the best granola ever!  I’m not kidding you.  I gave bags of it away for Christmas gifts and everyone raved about it.  I’ve even sold special orders of it. Now I’m questioning the sanity of actually sharing this recipe with you because anyone can make it.  I may lose business.  However, if you promise to keep it a secret and not sell it for profit, I will share it with you! 🙂

The recipe below is for 1 batch.  I never make 1 batch.  I typically triple it and it lasts us about 2 or 3 days.  {We eat the stuff for breakfast, lunch, snack, & dessert!} I also like to give a batch to a friend.  It makes a great little gift or addition to a brunch.

~Preheat oven to 325 degrees.~

~Measure out your old-fashioned oats {be sure to use certified gluten-free, if necessary} into a medium bowl.  Add in chia seeds {you could also use flax or hemp seed}.~

~Measure out your oil; add to oats.  Follow with honey and maple syrup; add to oats.  Stir oats until everything is well incorporated.~

~Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.  Spread oat mixture out evenly.~

~Bake for 15 minutes.  Remove granola from oven and stir.  Spread out evenly across cookie sheet again.  Bake for an additional 15 minutes.  {If granola is not quite golden after this time, give it a stir and add it back to the oven for an additional 5-7 minutes. Be careful though. You do not want to burn it.}~

~While granola is baking, chop your dried fruit and nuts, if necessary.  My favorite combination is apricots & almonds.  My second favorite is dates & pecans.  Do whatever you like!~

~Once granola is cooked and removed from the oven, stir in the dried fruit & nuts.  Give it a stir to break up the clumps every once in a while.  Store in a container or bag, but not until it is completely cool.~

~~Enjoy with your favorite yogurt or milk!~~

Perfected Homemade Granola

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Old-Fashioned Oats
  • 1 tablespoons chia seed
  • 1/3 cups oil of choice (grapeseed, vegetable, melted coconut, etc.)
  • 1/4 cups maple syrup
  • 1/4 cups honey
  • 1/2 cups dried fruit, chopped
  • 1/4 cups chopped nuts

Instructions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

1. Measure out your old-fashioned oats {be sure to use certified gluten-free, if necessary} into a medium bowl. Add in chia seeds {you could also use flax or hemp seed}.

2. Measure out your oil; add to oats. Follow with honey and maple syrup; add to oats. Stir oats until everything is well incorporated.

3. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper. Spread oat mixture out evenly.

4. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove granola from oven and stir. Spread out evenly across cookie sheet again. Bake for an additional 15 minutes. {If granola is not quite golden after this time, give it a stir and add it back to the oven for an additional 5-7 minutes. Be careful though. You do not want to burn it.}

5. While granola is baking, chop your dried fruit and nuts, if necessary. {My favorite combination is apricots & almonds. My second favorite combination is dates & pecans. Do whatever combination you like.}

6. Once granola is cooked and removed from the oven, stir in the dried fruit & nuts. Give it a stir to break up the clumps every once in a while. Store in a container or bag, but not until it is completely cool.

Shared Gluten-Free Wednesdays & Allergy-Free Wednesdays

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Allergy-Free Wednesdays: March 6, 2013

The flu has invaded our house with a heavy hand for almost a week now.  We’re on the mend, but still reeling a bit.  For this reason, I have been taking a blogging vacation this week.  I have no features to share this week, but I’ll try to double up next week.  Happy blog hopping today! Thanks for linking up.

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Allergy-Free Wednesdays is a blog hop dedicated to allergy-free living and eating.  You can share your allergy-free recipes, knowledge about allergy-related topics/issues, and connect with others within the allergy community.  We hope you will glean much from your time spent here.

This blog hop is hosted by myself and four other allergy-friendly bloggers.  When you link up your post below, it will automatically appear on all 7 blogs! Each of us will choose a favorite recipe/post to feature each week, so be sure to check in every Wednesday.  Allergy-Free Wednesdays is hosted by…

Adrienne @ Whole New Mom

Amber @ The Tasty Alternative

Janelle @ Gluten Freely Frugal

Laura @ Laura’s Gluten Free Pantry

Michelle @ The Willing Cook (that’s me!)

Nancy @ Real Food, Allergy Free

Tessa @ Tessa the Domestic Diva

Allergy-Free Wednesday Guidelines

  • Any linked recipes should be allergy-friendly in some way.
  • Provide a link directly to your post, not your homepage.
  • Please link back to this site.  It’s good blogging etiquette.  Feel free to grab the bottom below to display on your post.  In order to be featured next week, you must link back.
  • Current and past recipes/posts are welcome.
  • It’s helpful if you provide a little description with your recipe (i.e., GF, DF, EF, Paleo, GAPS, etc.).
  • You can link-up as many as 2 posts weekly.
  • Leave a comment telling us about your submission, and visit other bloggers submissions too! It makes us all feel loved.
  • Entries that do not comply with these guidelines will be kindly removed.
Important Legal Information:

By linking up, you agree that I may make use of any applicable pictures in my Allergy-Free Wednesday posts, and that, by your entering, you are giving permission to use them and/or re-pin them via Pinterest.  You also, by entering, guarantee that the picture is not someone else’s work, or else has a broad usage license (for example with stock photography put in public domain).

 

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Allergy-Free Wednesdays: February 27, 2013

Welcome to Allergy-Free Wednesdays!

I mentioned last week that I try to limit my featured recipes only to those that I will actually make or information that I’ll actually use.  As a result, sometimes I won’t have a full 3 features or perhaps I’ll have more than 3.  Either way, I found today’s features special enough to well…feature! 🙂

~Willing Cook Features~

Raw Vegan Strawberry Fudge Cups from Gluten-Free Cat

Banana Ice Cream from Cradle Rocking Mama

~Reader Feature~

Chocolate Bombs from Gluten Free Easily

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Grab the AFW button off the sidebar to share on your site.  Thanks for being a part of the Allergy-Friendly Community and spreading the word!

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Allergy-Free Wednesdays is a blog hop dedicated to allergy-free living and eating.  You can share your allergy-free recipes, knowledge about allergy-related topics/issues, and connect with others within the allergy community.  We hope you will glean much from your time spent here.

This blog hop is hosted by myself and four other allergy-friendly bloggers.  When you link up your post below, it will automatically appear on all 7 blogs! Each of us will choose a favorite recipe/post to feature each week, so be sure to check in every Wednesday.  Allergy-Free Wednesdays is hosted by…

Adrienne @ Whole New Mom

Amber @ The Tasty Alternative

Janelle @ Gluten Freely Frugal

Laura @ Laura’s Gluten Free Pantry

Michelle @ The Willing Cook (that’s me!)

Nancy @ Real Food, Allergy Free

Tessa @ Tessa the Domestic Diva

Allergy-Free Wednesday Guidelines

  • Any linked recipes should be allergy-friendly in some way.
  • Provide a link directly to your post, not your homepage.
  • Please link back to this site.  It’s good blogging etiquette.  Feel free to grab the bottom below to display on your post.  In order to be featured next week, you must link back.
  • Current and past recipes/posts are welcome.
  • It’s helpful if you provide a little description with your recipe (i.e., GF, DF, EF, Paleo, GAPS, etc.).
  • You can link-up as many as 2 posts weekly.
  • Leave a comment telling us about your submission, and visit other bloggers submissions too! It makes us all feel loved.
  • Entries that do not comply with these guidelines will be kindly removed.
Important Legal Information:

By linking up, you agree that I may make use of any applicable pictures in my Allergy-Free Wednesday posts, and that, by your entering, you are giving permission to use them and/or re-pin them via Pinterest.  You also, by entering, guarantee that the picture is not someone else’s work, or else has a broad usage license (for example with stock photography put in public domain).

 

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Recipe: Berry Best Fruit Crisp, gluten & dairy free

Fruit Crisp: You can never have enough recipes of this crowd favorite, in my opinion.  It doesn’t really matter what fruit you put in them either, whether it is apple, peach, blueberry, or a combination.  They are all good!  Furthermore, you can enjoy Fruit Crisps all year round by using frozen fruit.

A number of months back, my sweet friend Kelly at The Nourishing Home shared her favorite gluten-free Berry Peachy Crisp with us here at The Willing Cook.  It is a fantastic recipe! {In fact, I peaked over at her site today and as always, she has some amazing recipes over there! Check it out.}

As I was searching for an allergy-friendly dessert to take to a school potluck this past weekend, I noticed all the blueberries I have in my freezer that we picked last summer! I know…how could someone keep yummy, fresh-picked blueberries in their freezer for that long! I wanted to make Kelly’s Berry Peachy Crisp, but I didn’t have all the ingredients.  As a result, I decided to step out on my own.  {Afterall, I don’t think one can ever have too many Fruit Crisp recipes…sort of like chili recipes.}  I combined the above recipe with a recipe for Apple Crisp in one of my favorite old time cookbooks.  What resulted is one of the best Fruit Crisp recipes I’ve ever had and will definitely make time and time again!

Be sure to check out the notes throughout the recipe and at the end to make the Fruit Crisp refined sugar free, nut free and guaranteed gluten-free!  {My apologies on the bad photo.  I was running out the door with the Fruit Crisp and grab a picture on my phone real fast.  You’ll forgive me, right?!?}

Berry Best Fruit Crisp, gluten & dairy free

If using frozen fruit, be sure to thaw completely & drain. Pay attention to the separation of ingredients. **See additional notes below recipe.**

Ingredients

  • 6-8 cups fresh or frozen fruit (blueberry, peach, apple, raspberry, etc.)
  • 3 Tbsp + 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 tsp + 1/2 cups tapioca flour
  • 1/2 tsp + 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, ground
  • 1 cups brown rice flour
  • 1/2 cups oat flour
  • 3/4 cups Old-Fashioned Oats
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons nutmeg, ground
  • 1/2 cups pecans, chopped
  • 1 cups coconut oil

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

1. In a small bowl, combine 3 Tbsp brown sugar (or use 4 Tbsp maple syrup), vanilla, 2 tsp tapioca flour, & 1/2 tsp cinnamon.

2. Spread out your fruit in a 9x13 glass casserole dish. Pour the mixture in the bowl evenly across the fruit.

3. In a new bowl, combine the dry ingredients for the crisp topping: brown rice flour, oat flour, 1/2 cup tapioca flour, old-fashioned oats, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon, nutmeg, chopped pecans (optional). {For a refined sugar free version, leave out the brown sugar. Instead, mix in 2 Tbsp honey at the end.}

4. Soften coconut oil in a bowl. Slowly add it to the dry mix and combine until it is somewhat crumbly.

5. Spread crisp topping evenly across fruit and gently press down.

6. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until topping is golden and fruit is bubbly.

Enjoy by itself or topped with ice cream! It's great for breakfast and dessert alike!

**Additional Notes: 1) For a refined sugar free version, see the substitutions in the recipe instructions. 2) Leave out the chopped pecans for a nut-free Fruit Crisp. For an additional ingredient, try adding shredded coconut. 3) Be sure to use certified gluten-free oats for the oat flour and the Old-Fashioned oats, if necessary. While oats are not considered a gluten, the cross-contamination between conventional oats and gluten is very high.**

Click on Homemade Gluten-Free Flours, to save money making homemade oat flour for this recipe.

Shared at Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Hearth & Soul Blog Hop, Gluten-Free Wednesdays, Allergy-Free Wednesdays.

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Top 12 Dinners & Our Food Allergy Meal Plan

I was thinking the other day that like most people we have our favorite recipes.  I like to try new recipes often, but we also go back to the same tried and true week after week.  I thought I would share our Top 12 Dinners with you this week and encourage you to give them a try for yourself soon.  {They are not in any particular order because that would be entirely too hard.}

Top 12 Allergy-Friendly Dinners

  1. Mongolian Beef
  2. Oven-Seared Salmon {This recipe has recently gone viral…well, at least within our big extended family!}
  3. Beans & Rice
  4. Mini Meatloaf
  5. Roasted Chicken
  6. Chicken Cacciatore
  7. Barbecue Baby Back Ribs
  8. Plov – Russian Rice Pilaf
  9. BLTs
  10. Crunchy Honey Mustard Chicken {with a variety of flavors}
  11. Taco Soup
  12. Gluten & Dairy Free Crispy Pizza

I’m sure I’ve left off a couple of our favorites, but this is certainly a good place to start.

What are some of  your go-to dinner recipes?

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February 24-March 2, 2013

Sunday: Leftover Roast Beef from Saturday potluck, Steamed Vegetables, Chips & Hummus

Monday: Plov – Russian Rice Pilaf

Tuesday: Loaded Potato Soup {I hope to develop a really good dairy-free version to share.}

Wednesday: Spaghetti with Eggplant Marinara {another recipe I need to share}

Thursday: Roast Chicken, Green Beans, Fruit Salad

Friday: ??? We’ll see how the week rolls!

Saturday: Refrigerator Round-up

Dessert: Berry Peachy Crisp

What’s on your meal plan this week?

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Allergy-Free Wednesdays: February 20, 2013

Welcome to Allergy-Free Wednesdays!

When deciding on the features here at AFW, it always takes a bit of time.  There are so many wonderful selections.  But ultimately, I try to pick features that I’ll actually make {or use in the case of an informational post} — something that I know my family will enjoy and that does not require a lot of allergy tinkering on my part.  Therefore, you can be certain that if your post is part of the Willing Cook Features, it is very worthy {at least in my book}!

~Willing Cook Features~

Chocolate Donuts with Strawberry Frosting from Allergy Free Test Kitchen

Allergy Free Soft Pretzels from Hives in the Kitchen

Gluten Free Miniature Chocolate Pudding Pie from Poor and Gluten Free

~Reader Feature~

Healthy Andes Mints from Oatmeal with a Fork

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Grab the AFW button off the sidebar to share on your site.  Thanks for being a part of the Allergy-Friendly Community and spreading the word!

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Allergy-Free Wednesdays is a blog hop dedicated to allergy-free living and eating.  You can share your allergy-free recipes, knowledge about allergy-related topics/issues, and connect with others within the allergy community.  We hope you will glean much from your time spent here.

This blog hop is hosted by myself and four other allergy-friendly bloggers.  When you link up your post below, it will automatically appear on all 7 blogs! Each of us will choose a favorite recipe/post to feature each week, so be sure to check in every Wednesday.  Allergy-Free Wednesdays is hosted by…

Adrienne @ Whole New Mom

Amber @ The Tasty Alternative

Janelle @ Gluten Freely Frugal

Laura @ Laura’s Gluten Free Pantry

Michelle @ The Willing Cook (that’s me!)

Nancy @ Real Food, Allergy Free

Tessa @ Tessa the Domestic Diva

Allergy-Free Wednesday Guidelines

  • Any linked recipes should be allergy-friendly in some way.
  • Provide a link directly to your post, not your homepage.
  • Please link back to this site.  It’s good blogging etiquette.  Feel free to grab the bottom below to display on your post.  In order to be featured next week, you must link back.
  • Current and past recipes/posts are welcome.
  • It’s helpful if you provide a little description with your recipe (i.e., GF, DF, EF, Paleo, GAPS, etc.).
  • You can link-up as many as 2 posts weekly.
  • Leave a comment telling us about your submission, and visit other bloggers submissions too! It makes us all feel loved.
  • Entries that do not comply with these guidelines will be kindly removed.
Important Legal Information:

By linking up, you agree that I may make use of any applicable pictures in my Allergy-Free Wednesday posts, and that, by your entering, you are giving permission to use them and/or re-pin them via Pinterest.  You also, by entering, guarantee that the picture is not someone else’s work, or else has a broad usage license (for example with stock photography put in public domain).

 

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Recipe: Grilled “The H.A.T.CH” Sandwich

So I didn’t get around to posting the usual meal plan yesterday because our internet was down over the weekend.  I promise that it had nothing to do with the fact that I was completely absorbed in the Downton Abbey season finale…nothing at all!  I may be completely lost this week by not posting our meal plan.  I rely heavily on it week after week.  Of course, I could just write it down for myself, right?

Now on to today’s allergy-friendly recipe.  I created an amazing recipe last week that wasn’t on our meal plan because I found Daiya cheese wedges on clearance for $2.49.  It slices up perfectly for a sandwich.  Seeing as how my 8-year old has never had the pleasure of a grilled cheese sandwich, I decided it was high time he did! He loved it!!!  In fact, he had two full grilled cheese sandwiches and was thrilled {and stuffed}!  I wish I had taken a picture of this “first”.

Now, you may be wondering why this is called “The H.A.T.CH”.  H=ham; A=avocado; T=tomato (although I forgot them at the store); CH=cheese.  It is an amazing combination of ingredients, and made to order, everyone can enjoy it with their own allergy restrictions or not.  In all, I made 4 different sandwiches:

  • traditional grilled cheese (for my girls)
  • Daiya cheese on regular bread (for my son)
  • regular cheese on gf naan/flatbread (for me)
  • Daiya cheese on gf naan/flatbread (for my husband)

I might feel like a short-order cook sometimes, but it is often totally worth it!

Grilled The H.A.T.CH Sandwich

See gluten/dairy-free Naan recipe below for a gf version.

Ingredients

  • allowed bread (regular or gluten-free)
  • allowed butter (regular or dairy-free)
  • ham slices
  • favorite cheese or Daiya dairy-free cheese wedge
  • avocado
  • tomato

Instructions

Preheat griddle.

{If using the gluten/dairy-free naan bread, make those first, excluding the olive oil and garlic salt from the recipe. Lay aside, then follow the directions below.}

1. Butter bread with allowed butter. Top bread with ham slices and allowed cheese.

2. Place sandwich on griddle; brown on both sides and allow cheese to melt.

3. Remove from griddle, open bread, and top with sliced avocado and tomato. {Feel free to add any other desired toppings.}

That is it! Enjoy with a side salad, raw vegetables, or your favorite soup!

Naan Bread, gluten & allergy-friendly

Makes about 8 pieces of Naan. Watch the amounts of shortening and water; add more or less to achieve the desired consistency.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups white or brown rice flour
  • 1/2 cups tapioca flour
  • 2 tablespoons white granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoons guar gum
  • 1/4 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1/8 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2-3 tablespoons Spectrum Organic All Natural Butter Flavor Shortening (dairy & soy free)
  • 1/4-1/2 cups cold water
  • olive oil, extra-virgin
  • garlic salt

Instructions

1. Mix together the dry ingredients in a bowl.

2. Add the softened shortening in, 1 tablespoon at a time. With a wood spoon, slowly break up the shortening until only small pieces remain. You can add an additional Tbsp of shortening if it doesn't seem like it will come together.

3. Slowly add in the cold water, while mixing it into the flour. Add more cold water (up to 2 Tbsp) until dough is no longer dry. Be careful with this step because you do not want the dough to become too wet. The dough should be holding together nicely. Keep "kneading" the dough with the wood spoon until it is coming together.

4. Once the dough is smooth, start rolling into balls a little larger than a golf ball (sprinkle with additional tapioca flour if it's sticking to your fingers). Make all the balls at this time and set them aside. (If the dough is sticking to your fingers, try rolling it into a ball anyway. It may just smooth out and roll right up for you without any more sticking.)

5. Place a dough ball between 2 sheets of parchment paper. With a rolling pin, roll out a circle until it’s about 1/2 inch thick and about 3 inches in diameter.

6. Preheat a large non-stick skillet with the olive oil.

7. Carefully peel away the top sheet of parchment paper and season with garlic salt or other spice of choice. Flip the crust on the heated griddle. Slowly pull away the top sheet of parchment paper, and season it with garlic salt. Allow the Naan to cook 1-2 minutes, or until browned. Flip over and cook the other side for 1 minute.

Remove the Naan to a plate and repeat steps 5-7 for the rest of the dough.

Enjoy with Beef Stew or your favorite Curry dish!

Shared at Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Hearth & Soul Blog Hop, Gluten-Free Wednesday, Allergy-Free Wednesdays.

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Allergy-Free Wednesdays: February 13, 2013

Welcome to Allergy-Free Wednesdays!

I’m glad you’re here and sharing your allergy-free life with us! If you don’t look around at all the entries, you are really missing out. I’m continued to be amazed at the developments in the community.  Thank you for being a part of it!

~Willing Cook Features~

Chocolate Covered Cookie Dough Cups from One Sweet Heat {Seriously, how could I resist!}

Allergy Free Lemon Zucchini Muffins from Hives in the Kitchen {I love lemon cake and the addition of zucchini seems like the perfect combination!}

Double Chocolate Muffins from Tessa the Domestic Diva

~Reader Feature~

Luscious Lemon Tort from My Big Fat Grain Free Life

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Grab the AFW button off the sidebar to share on your site.  Thanks for being a part of the Allergy-Friendly Community and spreading the word!

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Allergy-Free Wednesdays is a blog hop dedicated to allergy-free living and eating.  You can share your allergy-free recipes, knowledge about allergy-related topics/issues, and connect with others within the allergy community.  We hope you will glean much from your time spent here.

This blog hop is hosted by myself and four other allergy-friendly bloggers.  When you link up your post below, it will automatically appear on all 7 blogs! Each of us will choose a favorite recipe/post to feature each week, so be sure to check in every Wednesday.  Allergy-Free Wednesdays is hosted by…

Adrienne @ Whole New Mom

Amber @ The Tasty Alternative

Janelle @ Gluten Freely Frugal

Laura @ Laura’s Gluten Free Pantry

Michelle @ The Willing Cook (that’s me!)

Nancy @ Real Food, Allergy Free

Tessa @ Tessa the Domestic Diva

Allergy-Free Wednesday Guidelines

  • Any linked recipes should be allergy-friendly in some way.
  • Provide a link directly to your post, not your homepage.
  • Please link back to this site.  It’s good blogging etiquette.  Feel free to grab the bottom below to display on your post.  In order to be featured next week, you must link back.
  • Current and past recipes/posts are welcome.
  • It’s helpful if you provide a little description with your recipe (i.e., GF, DF, EF, Paleo, GAPS, etc.).
  • You can link-up as many as 2 posts weekly.
  • Leave a comment telling us about your submission, and visit other bloggers submissions too! It makes us all feel loved.
  • Entries that do not comply with these guidelines will be kindly removed.
Important Legal Information:

By linking up, you agree that I may make use of any applicable pictures in my Allergy-Free Wednesday posts, and that, by your entering, you are giving permission to use them and/or re-pin them via Pinterest.  You also, by entering, guarantee that the picture is not someone else’s work, or else has a broad usage license (for example with stock photography put in public domain).

 

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