Sunday, September 2, 2012

GIG Recap: Breakfast

Our August meeting for the Chicago Chapter of the Gluten Intolerance Group was all about breakfast foods.  Did you know that there are many delicious options out there?  Start your morning off on a great foot with a filling meal!
At the meeting, we made waffles using Namaste's waffle mix, a little water, eggs and oil.  In mere minutes, the eggs were broken, the mix blended and the waffle iron worked its magic!  Everyone at the meeting had their very own hot waffle - a first for our GIG chapter!

We also sampled lots of different breakfast products.  Ener-G has chocolate donuts (regular and donut holes) and  English muffins that were great tasting.  O'Doughs sent us a variety of their flavorful muffins and bagels   Our members left with a bag of Bob's Red Mill's new certified gluten free oat bran and coupons for frozen waffles from Van's Natural Foods.  Many thanks to these generous companies!  Our members certainly enjoyed tasting everything during our meeting!   You even have some new fans!

Reminder: Use a dedicated gluten free waffle iron!  They are surprisingly cheap.  I use mine a lot and make several batches of waffles at once and freeze them.  They are easy to heat in a toaster.  Speaking of toasters, every gluten free kitchen has a dedicated toaster, right?  Those pesky wheat crumbs go everywhere - don't let it touch your gf food!

Products we tried today:
Oat bran from Bob's Red Mill
Chocolate doughnuts, chocolate doughnut holes and English muffins from Ener-G
Muffins and bagels from O'Doughs
Waffles from Namaste Foods
Frozen waffles from Van's

Cuisinart Waffle Iron - $39.95

Great Resources for Lots of Breakfast Recipes

Broccoli and Italian Sausage Egg Muffins
Gluten Free Pancakes – Hold the Xanthan Gum
Gluten Free French Omlette
Vegan Chocolate Spinach Shake

Next GIG Meetings:
8:00pm.  South Loop Whole Foods Classroom, Chicagp.  FREE gluten free event.  Open to all!
September 10, 2012.  Lunches on the Go and Smart Shopping.
October 1, 2012. Octoberfest: Beer Tasting and Tasty Treats.
November 5, 2012.  All Are Welcome (Thanksgiving).
December 3, 2012.  The Twelve Cookies of Christmas.

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