Sunday, July 24, 2011


We just made this moist, delicious summer bread yesterday morning. 
Our Mama has a huge garden, overflowing with exploding zucchini plants. 

We decided to make good use of her bounty...and it was definitely a good choice!
Serve this bread warm out of the oven with butter or coconut spread...
...or serve it room temperature with Neufchatel cheese. 
Bon Apetit!

Zucchini Bread

3 cups Jules "Nearly Normal" Gluten-Free Flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
3 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. baking powder
3 eggs (you may substitute 4 oz. applesauce for 1 of the eggs)
2 cups white or raw cane sugar
3 tsp. gluten-free vanilla extract
1 cup vegetable oil
3 cups grated zucchini
3/4 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. 
Grease two 8-inch loaf pans.
[Editor's Note: Make sure you remove all the pans from the oven because I always forget this step, and that's why all my pans are burned and warped.] :)
In a medium bowl, whisk together Jules flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and baking powder.
In a large bowl, beat the eggs. Add sugar, vanilla, and vegetable oil, mixing well. Add the zucchini and mix until combined.
Add in the dry ingredients gradually, mixing well. Fold in nuts. Pour into prepared pans. 

Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until cake tester inserted in bread comes out clean.

Enjoy. :) 

First things First (and all that jazz...)

Before you begin your delicious (we promise it will be delicious) gluten-free lifestyle, you will have to purchase some necessary ingredients.

We recommend that you try to stock your pantry with the following "staples" for gluten-free eating:

  • Jules "Nearly Normal" Gluten Free Flour. You can purchase it from Jules Shepard's website here. This is a must have! This flour is a miracle, plain and simple. You will not regret buying it. [If you don't want to buy the flour, you can always make your own. Find the recipe and a how-to tutorial for the Jules "Nearly Normal" flour here.] This flour can be substituted into nearly any regular recipe and the results will be spectacular. There are always exceptions to the rule, of course - but we have had excellent results every time we have made something thus far.And we have baked a LOT!
  • Pamela's Products. Our two favorite products from Pamela's are the Pamela's Baking and Pancake Mix and the Pamela's Chocolate Cake Mix. Pamela's mixes are fantastic for muffins, scones, pancakes, and quick easy and they come out so moist.
  • RICE. White rice, Jasmine rice, brown rice, Arborio rice, long grain, short grain...we could go on. You will be eating a lot of rice - and that is a good thing! A quick scan of the rice aisle at the grocery store will reveal more types of rice than you thought existed. You'll be surprised and delighted by the range of flavors and textures available.
Once you have these 3 key ingredients in your cupboards, you'll be golden...let the baking, cooking, and finally the eating begin. :)


The Celiac Sisters

Saturday, July 23, 2011


If you have found your way to our blog, we are going to assume that you are in one of the following situations:
  1. You have been diagnosed with Celiac and you think you will never eat again. (You may or may not have cried all by yourself over the loss of pizza and those late-night raw cookie dough binges...this is an embarrassing but necessary step. Embrace it.)
  2. Your child has been diagnosed with Celiac, and you have no idea what you're going to feed your little one. You have nightmares about them accidentally consuming gluten...again, normal.
  3. Gluten-intolerance has robbed you of your energy and vigor for too long...and it's time to do something.
Now, before we go any further...let us address these 3 situations:
  1. Don't cry. You WILL eat again. That's why we're here. We're right there with you. Celiacs UNITE!
  2. Don't panic! Your child has so many options opening up for him - more options every day, in fact. No, it's not easy at first - but truly, Celiac is simply a bump in the road. We promise!
  3. Gluten Intolerance is a difficult and sometimes painful affliction. We feel for you - it's not easy! So, these recipes, hints and tips are for you just as much as the Celiacs! We will post information on gluten and wheat-free beauty and home products whenever we hear of something up-and-coming!
With that said - we are excited to be joining the ranks with other awesome gluten-free blogs.

Please follow us and check out our Link Love page to see more awesome gluten-free blogs that inspire us, and are sure to inspire you too.

Here's to eating well after Celiac and GI. :) We're all in this together!


The Celiac Sisters