Today is my first day attempting to be gluten free. I'm also avoiding added sugars, but that isn't as difficult (for me) as gluten free. Anyway, I've been reading "Quantum Wellness" and the gluten free, sugar free, animal free, alcohol free, caffeine free "cleanse" is one of the recommendations. I am aiming for one week, the suggestion is three. We'll see how it goes.
So, I don't know if anyone else does this, but my family celebrates New Year's Day. One of our staples is corn fritters. My mom has been making them for years, everyone goes crazy for them, and they are totally not vegan. So, while flipping through my copy of Vegan With A Vengeance today, I was excited to stop at the Fresh Corn Fritter recipe (but my corn was canned). Then, I made them!
To make them gluten free, I substituted the all purpose flour with chickpea flour, and as far as I know, they came out just as delicious! I also used agave instead of maple syrup. They were nice slightly spicy from the jalapeno, plus nice and colorful from both the peppers, and a little tiny bit sweet. I did not fry them. I just cooked them in a griddle pan coated with cooking spray. It probably took a good 5 minutes on the first side before I could flip them without them falling apart.
The pictures is terrible. I think I'm about done worrying about how the pictures come out, it seems futile. But they were quite quite tasty!
Nutrition Information: 241.1 Calories; 4.8g Total Fat; 0.8g Saturated Fat; 0.0mg Cholesterol; 595.5mg Sodium; 40.8g Carbohydrates; 4.8g Fiber; 13.1g Protein
I split the recipe in half, so the nutrition information is for a half recipe. I'll be eating the other half during my late-night class tomorrow.
The vegetables on the side are broccoli, kale, and carrots tossed in some red wine vinegar, which is my new obsession.
If anyone has some great gluten free recipes or suggestions, I would loooove to hear them!! Also feel free to call me out if anything is not gluten free, its just because I don't know any better, and I want to know better!
Music: How The Leopard Got Its Spots - Portugal. The Man (<-really awesome song!)