I am lucky to be the product of an uncle and aunt who are both CIA graduates. No, not the Central Intelligence Agency, but rather the Culinary Institute of America. Having such positive people in my life whilst growing up has rubbed off on me. Not to mention I have a mother who is a chef and a baker in her own right.
She is always busy in the kitchen concocting something amazing to devour. Whether it be gluten free baking or cooking, my mother taught me all I know, well almost all I know. The rest of my kitchen skills I learned from watching my family or friends. I myself like to get creative in the kitchen and am glad I had the opportunity to learn from loved ones.
I especially love working on new recipes for gluten free products. Changing up what is posted online or attempting to make gluten free red velvet cupcakes that looked more like ‘flat cakes,’ the first time I tried my hand at those in the kitchen.
As you know gluten free baking is much difference the typical ‘wheat’ baking. Trying to figure out the ingredients that you are missing to make the perfect recipe, makes you feel like a scientist in the kitchen. I never really liked science class, since I was always told the curriculum that I must study to pass, but now my own rendition of science, happens in my kitchen.
So, the next new craze seems to be the green craze and everyone is crazy for kale. Kale lovers beware as there are now companies acting as scientists to get ‘krazy’ with kale and various types of vegetables. The latest and greatest product I have tried is brussels sprouts, which of course are naturally gluten free. I have to say as a gluten free gal and writer they weren’t too shabby. Also, I had zucchini as well and that was mighty tasty, but these new products would be a lot more appetizing minus all the fats from the oils they are using. Whatever happened to good ole’ fashioned dried vegetables with a dash of salt and pepper and maybe a tiny drop of two of oil?
You be the judge and keep your eyes peeled for the new gluten free kale ‘kraze,’ coming to a shelf near you.