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I am looking to find someone who can help me with cooking.. and I'd like to LEARN how to make the dishes that I really like too.

Ideal person:

1) wants to make some extra $ -- depends how quick/fast/knowledgeable you are.. $10.00-20.00) ---i live in ANAHEIM/ORANGE COUNTY

1) pays attention to detail ( I am easy going and fun to work with/for) but! I need someone who is willing to learn (or if you already know that would be perfect) how to make food/follow recipes that are...


2) knows how to use SPICES, make yummy VEGETABLES with simple ingredients
(since we are quite limited as u can see above...) and OTHER things to help broaden my choices of what to eat!!!

3) has a love for cooking and doesn't mind slowing down at times to teach me so i can later make these things on my own :) that is the long term goal :)


Sylvia 714) 742-5047
call anytime before 11:00 pm
Edited by helpplease - 3/7/10 at 9:54am
post #2 of 10
i know a good corn fed chicken recipe that might be of interest
we're as good as our last meal.
we're as good as our last meal.
post #3 of 10
a. sounds like a scam 
b. even if not, i don't like cooking gluten free, dairy free.
post #4 of 10
Is this for celiac's? I have a niece who is afflicted with Celiac's so Whenever we have family functions, we have to provide her with such restrictions.  You may want to check out all the Celiac's disease sites for thousands of gluten-free, dairy-free recipes.

  Anyway,  Here is a pizza crust recipe that is Gluten free, Dairy free, corn free and is well liked by my niece

2 cups white rice flour
1 package Red Star yeast
2 teaspoons xanthan gum
1 teaspoon sugar
½ -1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 1/3 cup very warm water

Mix dry ingredients. Add water and oil and mix well. Pat onto 13 greased pizza pan. Bake at 425F for 15 - 20 minutes. Remove from oven and top with favorites. Return to oven and bake until done (Microwave variation for freezing: Shape dough into 6 rounds. Cook as above but cook on rack until crusts are browned. Cool, top , & freeze in Ziploc bags. Microwave to reheat toppings & melt cheese.)

 As far as toppings are concerned that is where you can get creative.  

 Here is something for breakfast or dessert:

Applesauce Oat muffins

½ cup granulated cane sugar

½ cup butter or Buttery Sticks (dairy-free & vegan) or Buttery Spread (dairy-free and soy-free & vegan) at room temperature

½ cup vanilla yogurt (dairy or soy, coconut or rice)

1 cup unsweetened applesauce

2 large eggs (or egg substitute (Ener-G) works great)

2 cups Gluten Free All Purpose Flour*

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 teaspoons gluten-free baking powder

2 tablespoons (heaping) flax seed meal

¼ cup certified gluten-free oats

1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon

½ teaspoon. nutmeg

½ cup baking raisins

cinnamon-sugar mixture for the tops

extra oats for the tops

OR another one:

 Fruit Bars (Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free)

1 cup butter or non-dairy alternative like Buttery Sticks or Shortening Sticks (room temperature)
1 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated cane sugar
2 large eggs
2 tsp. gluten-free vanilla extract
½ tsp. gluten-free almond extract
½ tsp. salt
¾ tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 cups Gluten Free All Purpose Flour
2 Tbs. flax-seed meal
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1 cup dried tart cherries or cranberries
1 cup chopped dried figs
½ cup golden raisins or dried blueberries
½ cup chopped dried dates, apricots, or other dried fruit (optional)


Preheat oven to 350 F.  Prepare a jelly roll pan (approximately 15" x 10") or cookie sheet with raised edges by wrapping foil over the top of the pan and greasing the foil-wrapped pan with cooking spray, shortening or butter.  Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, cream the shortening with the sugars, beating until the dough is light and fluffy.  Gradually add in the vanilla and almond extracts and eggs.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the Gluten Free All Purpose Flour, baking soda, flax seed meal, cinnamon and salt.  Slowly beat this dry mixture into the first large bowl, mixing until incorporated.

Chop the dried fruit and nuts and stir into the dough.  Spread the thick dough evenly across the prepared pan and bake for approximately 25 minutes, or until lightly browned on top and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Cool fully before cutting or removing.  Cut horizontally and vertically (like a window pane) to form brownie-sized bars and remove carefully to a plate.  Enjoy!

Sorry but I'm a little too far away to come and visit, although Orange County could be fun.


Edited by FR33_MASON - 3/7/10 at 8:49am
"Ye can lead a man up to the university, but ye can't make him think."

Finley Peter Dunne
"Ye can lead a man up to the university, but ye can't make him think."

Finley Peter Dunne
post #5 of 10

I made a few suggestions by way of a "Private Message." 

post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thank you so much! this is exciting... your my first response.. im learning how to navigate on this website... thank you for your feedback-- yes-- it's Celiac Disease and other food sensitivities... but my problems are not about finding the recipes... it's about my needing help so I am not in the kitchen 24/7 ( exageration) and trying to make food that taste decenttt and even really good!!!

I was never good in the kitchen-- but I am getting better-- but i miss good food, and the food i make is my prescription for getting better.. i never liked veges.. but now i gotta eat lots of them... and im pretty clueless on how to use spices etc...

anyways... i could go on.. but i appreciate your feedback! :) Sylvia
post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 
hi there-- im learning how to respond on these posts.. not sure if you will know who i am when i post this.. or if it goes directly to you-- but in mean time, you said you sent me some suggestions by private msg.. where did you send these? i don't see these from you..

thank you for your time, sylvia
post #8 of 10
Sylvia, have you looked into hiring a Personal Chef?  They will come to your home, work out a menu that fits your dietary needs and then prepare, package and freeze it for you to enjoy when you need it.  I don't know of any PC in your area but if you go to the American Personal Chef Association's website they will have information for you as to how to find a PC in your area.  The USPCA's website is  http://www.uspca.com/ and if you google Americal Personal Chef Association you will fine more websites as well.

Good luck in your search!
OK ... where am I going?.. and WHY am I in this handbasket??
OK ... where am I going?.. and WHY am I in this handbasket??
post #9 of 10
A couple of things Sylvia (I'm not applying) What is it that you like to eat? What countries cuisines do you like?Are you into baking? Are you vegan or are you intolerant so some foods? Sorry if that's intrusive just trying to get more details of what you're looking for. Sounds interesting all the same and I hope you find someone awesome! Happy adventures in cooking! 
post #10 of 10
unfortunately i'm way across the country so i can't come over to help you out. but, i also have celiac disease and would be happy to help you out with recipes. are you looking for sweet or savoury? main meal items or desserts? some subs. for items are agave syrup for sugar., coconut milk for milk, as for flour blends there are a lot out there try carol fenster or bette hagman searches.
feel free to private message me with ?s.
mgchef - it's not real fun having to cook gluten free, but it's sometimes necessary.
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