Wednesday, May 25, 2011

C is for Coffeeeeeeeeee!

(and for celiac)...  I love coffee.  love it, love it, love it.  I love flavored coffees too, but I usually don't buy them for fear of contamination.  Its an extra ingredient layer to unearth...  plus they aren't fair-trade coffees.

So, what I usually do is, make my own!  So easy, so much better, less sugar, less artificial crap (because you know if it doesn't have sugar, its got the artificial sweetener, which is worse).

There are a couple varieties I make...  (I use a press pot).

Sometimes, in the winter, I'll grind up mulling spices with the coffee (I grind my own beans in the morning too...boy, I'm a coffee snob).   Or I'll grind up some cardamom with the coffee if my sinuses are clogged.

You can add either cinnamon or cocoa powder (or, *gasp* BOTH) to the coffee before adding the water.

You can add a smidge of vanilla or almond (or any other flavor, I suppose) extract to the coffeepot after adding the water, but before putting the lid on and pressing the plunger....

I had vanilla coffee this morning! yummy, yum, yum.

(and yes, I will put a real gluten-free cooking blog post up soon, I promise)

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