Happy 2014 Foodies!
Food was plentiful around our house over the holidays!
Since once of us has adopted a gluten-free diet (out of necessity) we had an exciting time exploring different ways of cooking and baking. Gluten-free pies were our biggest challenge and now one of our major accomplishments. These are available to you if you place a special order through DoughChicks.com.
On the vegetarian side, we made BBQ Nut “meatballs” for one of our holiday appetizers – without wheat products. They turned out perfect! If you’d like the recipe please request it!
One of Kara’s gifts was a Belgian waffle maker from her Mema, so we’ve been having tasty gluten-free waffles for breakfast. They really fill you up! You can make extra and freeze the leftovers. Take one (or 5) and toast to serve with homemade applesauce and/or Michigan maple syrup!
Risotto (which is gluten-free) is now one our favorite dishes with fresh mushrooms served with grilled flank steak. Yum!
Now, for more business news:
We are preparing for the Portage Winter Blast half marathon and 5k event March 2 which will attract over 2000 people! We will have post-run treats available for the runners.
We also will be catering lunches to the Kzoo Baby and Family Expo vendors on February 9. This gives us the opportunity to prepare breads, cookies, sauces and hummus and share it with others! Yes!
We still make things with wheat and/or gluten, since our family members are not (all) averse to gluten or wheat. We made lots of Double Chocolate and Almond-Anise Biscotti (all traditional ingredients) and pies for Christmas orders!
Currently, we are at the Bronson Indoor Farmers’ Market every other Friday from 10:30am-2:00pm. The next event will be January 31. We will have our usual fare of KaraComets, RawKet Bites and Chia Crunch. In addition, we will have the following gluten-free offerings: Banana Chocolate Espresso Muffins, Orange-Cranberry Biscotti, Vanilla Cane Crystal Cookies, and MatchaTea Cookies.
January/February Special: Banana Chocolate Espresso Muffins (gluten-free and traditional). Contact us for pricing and delivery. We may have other specials along the way as we test products in the kitchen. Keep up-to-date with us (and “Like” us) on www.facebook.com/doughchicks.
We are very thankful for all of your business in 2013 and look forward to serving you in 2014!
Let us know if there is anything we can do for you and please give us feedback on how we are doing. As usual, please support our local stores: Natural Health Center, Sawall Health Foods, Portage Pharmacy, People’s Food Co-Op, Tiffany’s, Beer and Skittles and Apple Valley!
We wish you health and peace through this next year!
Kara & Denise Steely