Sunday, December 14, 2008

Lisa Visits with Breads from Anna and Beer Can Chicken (minus the beer)

Looking for a great bread mix to make at home? Anna really hits the mark with her unique mix of breads. Nine out of ten of her mixes are gluten, corn, dairy, soy, rice and nut free.

All Breads From Anna® mixes are high in protein and fiber and only sweetened with maple or honey, no refined sugars. The ingredients used are all-natural, free of any additives or flavor enhancers.

Most importantly, the taste of Anna’s breads is great, my personal favorite is her banana bread, you’d never know the difference between it and any variety filled with allergens!

Let’s hear what Anna has to say…

Q. Do you have food allergies?
Anna is celiac and allergic to soy, dairy and corn. She also is Type I Diabetic.

Q. How many attempts have you taken at your recipes to make them just right?
20-30 tries, WOW!

Q. How long do your products last once you make them?

Banana/pumpkin bread 5-7 days
Pie crust 3-4 days
Bread similar to regular bread

Q. What new products do you have coming up?
Anna is introducing a new line of pancake and muffin mixes! Look for 3 varieties, apple, cranberry and maple.

Q. What do you do to ensure no cross-contamination in your products?
All Breads From Anna® mixes are packaged in a gluten-free and nut-free facility and all ingredients are sourced from gluten-free vendors.

Q. What are your favorite products you make?
Regular sandwich bread and pie crust.

Check out Breads by Anna, a great addition to your family’s diet. Most recipes require eggs, but you can easily use an egg replacer. You can buy Anna’s Breads thru her website but she recommends buying it in the store for better pricing. Store locations along with a form you can bring to your favorite store (if you would like them to carry Breads by Anna) are found on her site.

Beer Can Chicken (minus the beer)!
Serves: 4

Beer can chicken is a great way to make the chicken nice and juicy. Of course, those of us with allergies can’t use a beer, so let’s get creative and use another can and fill it with your favorite spices and liquid, have fun with it, try my recipe and the next time add any other spices your family likes. Enjoy!

1 empty can, ¼ filled with water, ¼ filled with orange juice or any juice of your choice
1 whole fryer
Kosher salt to taste
black ground pepper to taste
thyme to taste
rosemary to taste
1 bay leaf

Preheat oven to 350°F.
Add seasonings to can along with liquid mixture, reserve some spices to rub into the skin of the chicken.
Place chicken in oven and cook for 90 minutes or until internal temperature in the thigh reaches 165°F.

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