April 29, 2012 by brett
Every gluten-free cook has his or her signature bread recipe. This is mine.
A derivation of Neat Bread, Hippo Bread is superior in terms of texture, taste, and appearance thanks to its key ingredient, plain, homemade soy milk. Homemade soy milk acts as a binder, tenderizes the loaf’s crumb, adds a creaminess to the flavor, and imparts an attractive, slightly golden hue.
Category baked goods, basics, breads, Recipes, side dish, snacks, starch | Tags: baked,bob's red mill,bread,corn-free,dairy-free,egg-free,erawan,fish-free,gluten-free,glutinous rice flour,nut-free,peanut-free,rice flour,sesame-free,shellfish-free,snack,treenut-free,vegan,vegetarian | 4 Comments
April 28, 2012 by brett
Soy milk is a kitchen basic in our household. It’s good for drinking, but it’s also indispensable in the kitchen as an ingredient in many recipes. Soy milk is an excellent dairy substitute in cooking. It’s also a great egg substitute in recipes requiring the binding (though not rising) properties of eggs.
My family enjoys eating Hippo Bread, pancakes, brownies, and other bread- and cake-type foods made with it. Soy milk’s by-product, okara, if cooked thoroughly during the soy milk making process, can be toasted in a dry pan and used as a healthy filler for meatballs, dumplings, and the like. (more…)
Category basics, easy, Recipes, snacks | Tags: corn-free,dairy-free,egg-free,fish-free,gluten-free,nut-free,peanut-free,sesame-free,shellfish-free,treenut-free,vegan,vegetarian | 2 Comments
April 6, 2012 by brett
Tasty, easy, and fast, “Catfish” Tofu — which contains no catfish — is my primary go-to dish on nights when I’m too tired to do anything but am having one of those gotta-get-dinner-on-the-table-NOW-or-else-hungry-toddler-is-gonna-have-a-meltdown nights. (more…)
Category easy, main dish, Recipes | Tags: corn-free,dairy-free,egg-free,fish sauce,gluten-free,nut-free,peanut-free,sesame-free,shellfish-free,soy-free,treenut-free | 1 Comment
April 3, 2012 by brett
Whenever a recipe calls for sake, sherry, or shao hsing wine, I reach for Takara Sho Chiku Bai Classic Sake. Takara is a company with deep Japanese roots and has offices and a sake museum/tasting center in Berkeley, CA. My Takara sake is brewed in Northern California using the pristine mountain water there, according to the company.
I contacted the Takara folks up in Berkeley, CA, and they assured me their sake does not contain nor is processed in facilities that handle: gluten sources (wheat, barley, rye, oats), dairy, egg, tree nuts, peanuts, and/or sesame. Hooray!!!
Cooking purists and nationalists of certain Asian countries (one especially big one in particular) are no doubt shaking their heads (or fists) at my use of sake for recipes that call for shao hsing wine or America’s time-honored shao hsing substitute, sherry wine. (more…)
Category Ingredients | Tags: dairy-free,egg-free,fish-free,gluten-free,nut-free,peanut-free,sake,sesame-free,shellfish-free,takara,treenut-free,vegan,vegetarian | 1 Comment