Archive for July 7th, 2010

 

Jennifer Harris

Recipe: Cucumber Chickpea Bruschetta

July 7th, 2010 by Jennifer Harris


 

When this Examiner saw a recipe for Cucumber Chickpea Bruschetta last week it was very intriguing.  We were celebrating the 4th with friends and I wanted to make something special as an appetizer.

Bruschetta made with cucumber as the based seemed easy and since there is no gluten-free bread needed it is pretty cheap to prepare.  Then a friend gave me two cucumbers from her garden and we had local salsa fresh from the farmer’s market in the refrigerator, so the plan came together.  This bruschetta is incredibly easy to make, customizable, refreshing and layered with flavor and texture.  (more…)


I’ll admit it – sometimes all I want to have for dinner is some fruit, cheese, and if I’m feeling extra adventurous, chocolate.  But fresh fruit dipped in chocolate and other savory items dipped in cheese?  Now you’re talking.

The Melting Pot is a delightful fondue restaurant that offers you all the cheese and chocolate until your heart’s content (they offer other yummy items too).  And now they have a special gluten-free menu, so you don’t have to worry about cross-contamination.

In a cheesy mood?  The Spinach Artichoke or Wisconsin Trio (request that the fondue be made with cornstarch) are must-haves.  The vegetables and apple slices provided are perfect dipping accompaniments. (more…)

Recall: Pure Base Garlic Spread

July 7th, 2010 by Kimberly Bouldin

Pure Base is recalling the garlic spread – ready to spread & garlic spread  - concentrate because they may contain undeclared wheat & milk.   Both were distributed nationwide online & in stores.

The products that are included in the recall are listed below: (more…)

Although gluten-free eating has gone mainstream (gluten-free products and health information have saturated the internet, grocery stores, and advertisements over the past few years, and being GF has even been named a top food trend for 2010) chances are, you may be the only person you know who has known food allergies.  This is why finding a community of supporters — other people who eat gluten-free as well — is so important in maintaining your diet and lifestyle, and being encouraged in your journey toward better health.  And what better way to gain support than attending an event dedicated solely too gluten-free living?

Well, mark your calendars for September 12, 2010 — it’s the Got Guts? 5K race and food fair for celiac awareness.  Held in Austin, Texas, Got Guts? will begin at 8:00 on the morning of the 12th, where participants can run in a 5K race, ending at the food fair — full of gluten-free food options.  Participating in the race is optional, however, and event-goers are welcome to only run, only visit the food fair, or do both! (more…)