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Gluten Free Garlic Cheese Biscuits

Restaurant eating is one of the toughest things to maneuver when you are eating gluten free. We are usually left with few choices such as a meat with no sauce, a salad and plain veggies. As gratifying as it is to be able to eat in a restaurant with a gluten restriction, it is nearly excruciating to sit and watch your wheat eating friends devour the rolls, bread or biscuits! My mind won't stop thinking about that beautiful brown bread or the mouth-watering garlic cheese rolls and I have to bake some upon arriving home!

If your gluten free restaurant adventure leaves you feeling desperate for bread, try my much-requested, easy recipe for these soft, cheesy, garlic buttered biscuits!

You will need a food processor. There are many adaptations of this recipe on the Internet.

This is my version with the main flour ingredient being brown rice for nutritional value. If you have never baked gluten free, you will have to make a trip to the health food store for the flours and zanthan gum (made from corn and in many foods you've eaten like ice cream, sauces and salad dressings). Your initial purchase may seem a bit on the expensive side, but you will be able to create so much more than just one batch of these delicious biscuits. This flour mix can be used to make many gluten free breads and cookies! You'll find it is a much better value than trying to satisfy your gluten free bread desires with the pre-made versions on the shelves which come with an expensive price and a taste reminiscent of buttered cardboard!

Gluten Free Garlic Cheese Biscuits

½ cup potato starch ¾ cup brown rice flour 1 ¾ teaspoons Xanthan Gum 1 tbsp baking powder ¼ tsp baking soda ½ tsp salt 1 tbsp sugar 1/3 cup cold butter cut into 1/4 inch cubes (or favorite margarine substitute) ¾ cup buttermilk (or substitute by adding 1 tbsp white vinegar to ¾ cup regular milk and let sit 5 mins) 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese ¼ cup butter (or favorite substitute) ¼ tsp garlic powder

While oven is preheating at 375 degrees F, spray a cookie sheet or pizza pan with cooking spray.

Using a regular blade on your food processor, pulse together the potato starch, brown rice flour, Xanthan Gum, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar; eight pulses, one second each.

Place butter pieces over the mixture and pulse processor 15 pulses or until mixture resembles large crumbs.

Pour buttermilk or substitute over the mixture. Pulse eight times or until dough rolls into a soft ball.

Add shredded cheddar cheese. Pulse 3 times or until cheese is distributed.

Drop dough onto sheet by lightly scooping small handfuls and gently dropping into a ball shape, (these won't be perfectly round, they are drop style biscuits).

Bake 10 - 12 minutes or until lightly browned.

As biscuits are baking melt ¼ cup butter and mix in garlic powder.

Brush butter and garlic powder mixture on tops of all biscuits.

Makes 6 - 8 biscuits.

Enjoy while warm and satisfy your soft biscuit craving!

Homemade Dog Food - Your Hunting Dog Will Love You

My two Vizsla hunting dogs get homemade dog food twice each day. I mix an adjusted amount with good quality dry kibble.

Homemade dog food can be better than some commercial products. We don't realize what's in the food we give our pets. Always inspect the ingredients.

Commercial dog foods can contain preservatives, and are altered by chemical processes that can be unhealthy for dogs. They can also contain processed unknown animal products and fillers that do nothing to contribute to your pet's health.

To avoid your dogs ingesting unknown dog food ingredients, make your own. Control not only the content, but the quality as well.

Reasons To Consider A Homemade Dog Food

  • dog has allergies to food
  • persistent skin problems
  • gastrointestinal upsets including diarrhea or constipation
  • competes in sporting events or working stock and needs strength for endurance
  • control of quality and freshness
  • nothing processed so food retains all the vitamins, antioxidants and enzymes

Observe your dog to see he is getting his required dog food nutrition.

  • shiny coat, illustrious feel
  • sparkling eyes
  • alert, good energy and activity
  • maintain weight without getting fat
  • stool firm and consistent

An appropriately balanced dog food recipe contains roughly 40 percent meat, 30 percent starch and 30 percent vegetables.

1. Meat: Any type can be included. Organ meat, such as liver, is particularly healthy for dogs. Bones should be removed as they are a choking hazard. Cook the meat - uncooked meat can contain unhealthy bacteria and possibly parasites.

2. Starch: Most forms are okay - cooked pasta, potatoes, and rice are common choices for homemade dog food.

3. Vegetables: Most types can be used. Do not use onions as they can be toxic. Cook the vegetables - raw veggies can pose a choking hazard.

Recipe For Quick Adult Homemade Dog Food

This recipe will feed a 50 pound adult dog for one day. If your dog in smaller or larger then the 50 pounds, adjust the amount of ingredients. You can cook enough for many days, divide accordingly and freeze the rest. This food has No preservatives, so refrigerate the fresh food for 3 days maximum. The human vitamin supplement Theragran-M Advanced and calcium carbonate (example: Tums) can be found in any pharmacy.

  • 5 oz. dark meat chicken or turkey beef or fish
  • 2 1/8 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 tsp. corn oil
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 pills Theragran-M Advanced (crushed)
  • 2100 milligrams calcium carbonate (crushed)
  • Cook rice until done.
  • Bake your meat, poultry, or fish choice 325 degrees for 30 minutes.
  • Crush human vitamins and "Tums".
  • Mix all ingredients.

Pay attention to your dog's response to the new dog food recipes you use. There may be items they refuse to eat or have reactions to a particular food. Try something else in their place, such as substitute chicken for turkey or rice for potatoes. Be aware for changes in your dog's behavior, especially things such as excessive scratching. This could indicate an allergy to one of the foods you are using.

Homemade dog food recipes generally cause fewer allergic reactions than commercial brands. Plus, by making dog food recipes at home, you can control the proportion of different ingredients. This can be very important to working and sporting breeds that may require more nutrients for their active lifestyles.

While in the kitchen, why not whip up some dog biscuits. Recipes can be found on the Internet, or try your library. Here is an easy dog biscuit recipe, use it for training or a treat. I have never met a dog who didn't love his cheese!

Any Cheese Biscuits

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (cheddar, Swiss, mozzarella, or any cheese in the fridge)... dogs Love any type of cheese!
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 3/4 cup milk, lowfat
  • grated parmesan for topping (if you have it on hand)
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Mix all flours and cheese together in a food processor (or by hand, mix well).
  • Add softened butter and milk, mix well.
  • Roll out on a surface to 1/4 to 1/2 inch thickness.
  • Cut into shapes, squares is fine.
  • Place on greased baking surface.
  • Bake for 15 to 29 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Cool and store in refrigerator.

Always check with your Veterinarian before making any changes to your dog's diet. For any type of dog, homemade dog food is a good choice to ensure they live a long, happy, and healthy life.

Homemade Dog Food Recipe That Can Make Your Dog Live Longer

Feeding your dog by using proper homemade dog food recipe means providing the proper nutrition in order to keep it healthy and fit.

Dog biscuit

This dog biscuit recipe is very simple. You start with a fourth cup carrots, three cups of parsley chopped up very fine, one forth of a cup of cheese, grated fine. A good tip is to make sure your dog likes the particular kind of cheese before you make the biscuits. Usually, mozzarella or Parmesan is the best to use.

No Chocolate

As we know that chocolate contains bromine, which is very toxic to dogs. None-sweet chocolate is by far the worst to feed to your dog, as it contains a large amount of bromine. Bromine is a very harmful chemical, one that normally leads to death of your animal should he be fed any type of chocolate.


This is known as dry dog food, is the most popular kind of dog food, and it's also the easiest and most inexpensive to feed. Some dried foods are pretty decent; others are heavily processed and low on the nutrition scale. Read the label carefully to make sure that meat and not grains are the primary source of protein. Human grade whole meat such a chicken, beef, or lamb (not meat byproducts or "meal") is the best choice, and should be listed first on the ingredient label.


Dogs love bones of all types. However, some bones can be dangerous. The one of the safest bones you can give your dog is a shinbone. If you must give your dog a bone, make sure you supervise your pooch and if he or she shows signs of bleeding, then you should call your vet immediately for some advice.

Choose pet food with this ingredient ratio.

It is important to understand that a typical dog's diet consists of 40% protein, 30% fiber and 30% starch. Read the guaranteed analysis to be certain. If you really want to know what's in your dog's food, try making your own dog food. There are plenty of recipes and meal plans available online. Consult with your veterinarian to make sure the diet is well-balanced.