Gluten-free Chicken Noodle Soup!

It is cold season at the Taylor house.  My poor daughter has been hacking for a couple weeks now.  I decided it was time to make some garlic infused chicken noodle soup.  Kept it pretty simple by just using what I had in the house.

2 qts Costcos Chicken stock

4 cups chopped carrots

3 cloves minced garlic

2 tsp oregano

3 medium chicken breasts

1 box of quinoa shell noodles from Ancient Harvest.

(if I would have had it in the house I would have added onion and celery)

We use Costco’s GF chicken stock quite a bit in our cooking.  I started off by pouring 2qts into our crock pot then added the carrots, garlic and oregano.  Set it to high and let it cook for 5 hrs.  Then with about an hour left I cooked the chicken breasts, chopped them up and tossed it in the mix.  When we were ready to eat I boiled the noodles and then tossed them into the pot and we were ready to eat!  Feel free to add other spices to add more flavor.  I like some cayenne pepper in mine too but that gets to spicy for my kids and my wife’s body reacts to it.  Good luck to kicking that cold’s ass!

Gluten-free Beer Tweasonale in Bellingham!

A while ago I posted that Dogfish Head was coming out with a gluten-free beer.  I had been anxiously awaiting its arrival in Bellingham.  Nobody was carrying it and weren’t sure if they were going to get it.  I even told a local grocery store that I would buy a case if they could get it.  No luck.  But then a new magical beer store opened, Elizabeth Station!  Located at 1400 Holly St. in beautiful Bellingham.  Not only were they carrying Tweasonale but many other GF beers and ciders.  It is a beautiful store that has a lot to offer.  Do yourself a favor and go check it out.

Now for the Tweasonale.  It is a a gluten-free sorghum-based ale brewed with strawberries and buckwheat honey.  It is a light amber color and smells of strawberries.  It is lighter in body and you can definitely taste the strawberries and honey but neither is over baring.  It is a well rounded craft ale and my hat is off to Dogfish for venturing into the GF market.  I think this is going to be a kick ass summer beer when all the fresh berries come into season in Whatcom county and we are making fresh salads while BBQing salmon.  This is going to be a seasonal ale so you may want to buy a little extra and store it for the later spring and summer.  Oh, another nice thing 6% alcohol.  I find most GF beers are closer to 4%.  So grill some fish and make a salad with some strawberries and crack open a Tweasonale and enjoy a craft beer from one of the best breweries around!

Dogfish Head is coming out with a Gluten-free beer! Tweason’ale

That is right!  One of America’s top breweries is coming out with a Gluten-free beer this week!  I am super excited to try a new GF beer, especially from Dogfish Head.  Here is the description taken straight from Dogfish’s website “For our first new 12-ounce 4-packs in nearly half a decade, we replaced the classic barley foundation of beer with a mild sorghum base. The hints of molasses and pit-fruit are balanced by vibrant strawberry notes and a unique complexity that comes with the addition of a malty buckwheat honey.”  That sounds good!  It is going to come in four packs and is going to be seasonal.  As soon as I find some I will post my reviews and where you can find it in Whatcom County.

(Photos from Dogfish Head)

Here is a pretty wicked link to the process via photographs.  (It truly is beautiful and exciting!)