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Living & Loving Gluten & Casein Free is an informative and creative blog to enlighten those facing the challenges of a Gluten Free Casein Free lifestyle! There are original recipes and other recipes I have acquired along my GFCF journey! With tips, tricks and modifications to enhance your recipes and entice your taste buds. Topics include trips to the grocery store to find the best products available, awareness of ingredient labels, money savings with on-line ordering and understanding and providing answers in overcoming your daily frustrations and challenges. The blog will also take on issues with eating out, family meals, children lunches, traveling and planning for meals on the go. Living & Loving Gluten & Casein Free is here to lend a hand and to demonstrate the most effective and delicious ways to cook GFCF and stay within your budget.

Cheers! Ashley Lyerly

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New Vegan Cheese for us...Daiya

Superman (aka Mac) thoroughly enjoying his pizza!
 I have heard a lot about Daiya vegan cheese. We tried it last night on a tortilla pizza and it was great! I have posted a tortilla pizza before but wanted to share this product and a few more tips.

Take my GFCF yeast free tortilla recipe (posted in September) and roll out a larger dough ball thicker than a tortilla. About like you would for a thin crust pizza. Cook in pan like normal. We topped with the GFCF ranch that we make with Vegan sour cream and Kosher Lipton Ranch mix (this is on my blog back in September) since Mac is intolerant to tomatoes. So it is like a white pizza kind of.  All we had was ham so I chopped up some ham topped with Daiya cheese and some Italian seasoning and cooked in oven for about 15 minutes. I think I usually cook for about 10 minutes but the extra 5 minutes really gave the tortilla very much like a think pizza crust taste and crispiness!! Really good! Mac asked for more. Next time I am going to try and make a 10" pizza with the tortilla dough. The only challenge there is getting the rolled tortilla off of my island and into a pan keeping it in one piece! Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Ashley and Mac, this is really a very cool and informative site. Great job, keep on posting, it will catch on. Love, Dad (Grandpa)