Oprahs Scrambled Tofu
Recipe Book Instead of storing your recipes in the "haphazard shoebox" fashion how about converting them into a nice recipe book? If most of your recipes are on index or recipe cards a photo album with plastic sleeves may work particularly well for you as long as the card fits comfortably in the slot. If you have quite a large collection of recipes try obtaining a large family photo album that allows eight to twelve slots per sleeve (front and back). The order you put the cards in is totally up to you as your recipe book should reflect your preference. Some people prefer to sort based on main dishes desserts breads/pastries beverages etc. while others prefer alphabetical order. If you dont have your recipes on cards or if youre like most people you might have your recipes on papers and cards of all shapes and sizes. If this is the case you might want to think about typing them all up and printing them off.
For example you can choose from several interesting bread recipes some of which use an affordable main ingredient - brown rice flour. Popular free cooking blogs are also a wonderful resource for recipes and they often have plenty of comments from blog followers who have also tested the recipes and shared their experiences. Celiac disease websites may have recipe indexes although they dont always contain recipe reviews; many of these websites do offer lists of links to recipe archives featuring the reviews you want to read. When searching for gluten free recipe reviews be sure that the website has an impartial focus - in other words recipes should not be touting a specific gluten free product recipe book or catering service. Sometimes the reviews found on "corporate" websites may not be authentic. Its better to look for recipe indexes that dont attempt to sell a food item or cookbook. Often online marketplaces like Amazon.com will offer good deals on items or recipe books - in general the reviews posted on these sites will be more accurate and trustworthy. To be certain a review is reliable look for tags like "Amazon verified purchase" at the top of the review - then youll know for certain that the person leaving the review actually obtained and used the recipe book. At Amazon it is possible to leave reviews without buying or trying a product so there is the possibility of deceptive positive or negative customer reviews. In general public recipe archives without a "sales-y" focus will have fail-safe reviews from everyday people; they are probably the safest best for your needs. Parents with children who have special gluten free dietary needs will also be excellent sounding boards for all types of recipes. Parenting forums can be filled with recipes and commentary on their usefulness. Since parents must prepare practical tasty meals for children (who may balk at bad-tasting meals) they will often share their success stories with other parents. Visiting these boards can be a useful way to find meal options that will appeal to almost anyone.
Sugar might be added to a chili or soup recipe to sweeten it more. If youre very vigilant when you look through recipes then you will be ok. However if youre not careful then some recipes may contain ingredients that you dont want to include. Thats why specialty low carb websites and blogs are better sources for low carb recipes. How do you find these blogs? Well its not as easy to find them at first because just googling for "low carb blogs" can generate a lot of lists of blogs that are outdated and no longer running. It can also generate many pages of results that you dont find all that interesting and dont really want to spend time trawling through. So the best way is really to start with one blog that you enjoy and to keep reading it. Over time if its a good blog theyre usually mention other bloggers who do similar things. Other bloggers might also post comments on the blog youre reading offering cooking tips or recipe suggestions. These would be good people to check out. You can even start a conversation with them as most bloggers are very friendly and love to talk about their area of interest.
With the exception of serve your self style of service restaurants basically copy each other on the overall operating format of how the customers are served and taken care of right down to including "similar" items being listed on the menus. They all keep a watchful eye on each other to see what is working well and may change a menu method of service cost or whatever the case may be to accommodate current customers and coax new paying customers to spend money in their establishments. It is a constant see saw battle. Regardless of these restaurants copying and competing with each other for our dollars they clearly are the bar to which we compare the taste of our favorite foods to.