Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Cucumber Bites
This may be a silly reflection but highlights the points mentioned above. When I was growing up I could not stand the taste of cauliflower. I saw no purpose for this food. To me it was a useless vegetable that took up space on our planet. I am not joking! Later when I actually worked in a supper club one of the appetizers we served was deep fried cauliflower with a side of cheese sauce. Ever since then cauliflower has become one of my favorite foods and in all of the traditional ways from raw to steamed and I still love the deep fried method as well. If it were not for that deep fried recipe I may never have had the pleasure of enjoying this healthy and now tasty food. I think it is important to recognize Restaurants themselves whether they be a fast food independent mom and pop big chain type or even 5 star all bring in millions of people every day across our nation.
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.
Remember earlier I mentioned that 49% of the dollar spent on food is shared in the restaurant industry? That is a lot of dough that one can save! Money or the spending of it is actually how and why I began to take note of these restaurant imitation recipes. I have been reviewing our family spending habits and when looking at groceries vs. dining I was actually pretty shocked. Dining out has become a habit for us and while it is one that we do enjoy it is also one that has been adding up significantly. This is what started that flickering of the old light bulb for myself and my family. I consider myself to be in that DIY group of people on a number of things and while I have come to enjoy doing many things myself (Not all of the time mind you.) I realize the impact of learning how to do something yourself can and has saved me a good amount of money.