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Gluten Free Flour Power. How powerful is it?

So as you know, from my post last week, I received the new cookbook from the people behind the Ideas in Food blog. It is called Gluten-Free Flour Power, and it is amazing. This book has blown my mind. As I have mentioned in the past my Mom is gluten intolerant, and she has found some good recipes for baking and it has not been to hard adjusting regular dishes. Especially when you find great products like Little Soya. But this book has opened a whole new realm of cooking and baking. The best part of this book is that they use 1 simple recipe for a flour mix. There is nothing fancy and expensive about what they are doing.

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Gluten-Free Flour Power

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Un-boxing the Anova Precision Cooker

This has been a really exciting week of deliveries to my doorstep. First I get the new Gluten-Free Flour Power from Ideas in Food. Then a few minutes later I get a package delivered from Anova. Let the Un-boxing of the Anova Precision Cooker begin! So my first impressions of the packaging is that it is super impressive. It comes in a very large brown, square box. When you open the box you are greeted by a gigantic tube. It almost looks like a huge Duracell battery. The top part which is the lid, is yellow and the bottom half is black. I was shocked at the heavy duty materials used for the packaging as well as the weight behind the entire thing. This just added to anticipation of opening the tube up and seeing what was waiting for me inside!

Anova Box

Anova Box

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Weekend Reading

It’s funny how priorities in life change. If you would have told me a couple of years ago that on one of my few days off that I would be sitting at home relaxing, I would have told you that meant I had an Xbox controller in my hand. Instead today I find myself sitting here watching “Chef” and doing some weekend reading recipes from a Cuban cookbook. Now that is not to say that I don’t enjoy getting an Xbox controller in my hand and shooting some computer A.I. up, but in all reality I would rather read some cooking related materials.

Old Cuba Cookbook

Old Cuba Cookbook

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Talk to Chef

As many of you know I am always looking for cool new things. And I was lucky enough to have been contacted by a really cool new site. It is called Talk to Chef. It is the perfect solution for those moments where you suddenly realize that you have a committed to a dinner or a meal and your completely over your head.  There is nothing worse than that feeling of “oh crap why did I say I would make that!” We have all been there before. Now there is a great solution to get help for those moments in life.

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