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Gluten-Free Turkey List 2011

- It’s about that time of year! I always get so many questions from clients about which brands of what are safe, and so for the past 5 years I’ve put it all together to save you all the work! Wishing you all a happy and healthy Thanksgiving, Cheryl ——————————————————– This list was last updated on Nov 3rd, 2011. Please ...

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Gluten-Free Turnip & Potato Hashbrowns Recipe

Turnips–definitely not a vegetable I grew up munching on. They are never featured on veggie platters, and definitely do not have shelf space at my local Trader Joe’s. I would be so curious to know if anybody ate turnips, on the regular!? When Jacque brought me a bag full of fresh dill from her garden, she also threw in some ...

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How to Use Gelatin and Agar Agar in Gluten-Free Cooking

  Gelatin and agar agar powder can be used interchangably in gluten-free recipes, but what are the differences in these gluten-free ingredients and why are they used in some gluten-free recipes?   Gelatin Most cooks are familiar with gelatin- the stuff that makes Jello gel. You can find it in virtually every market, usually as Knox brand gelatin. Gelatin is ...

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Is brown rice syrup really gluten-free?

Brown rice syrup is the go-to for many gluten-free bakers.  Gluten-free recipes everywhere call for the stuff and indeed, it lends a perfectly sweet flavor to cakes, cookies, muffins, and scones.  But the syrup is controversial in the world of gluten intolerance and Celiac Disease because in some cases, it contains gluten. Some, though not all, brown rice syrup is actually fermented ...

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It’s Almost Time for Summer Salads

Summer is coming and fresh vegetables — in the stores, at the farmer’s markets and in your garden — will be plentiful. It’s time for summer salads. Try this delicious salad as a side dish or even as a main. It’s light and satisfying. Use the ingredients list as a guide. If you don’t have peppers, use what is on ...

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My Family’s Favorite Gluten Free Eats: Seafood

Since I am frequently asked what gluten free foods my family eats I decided to start an article series called My Family’s Favorite Gluten Free Eats. When people first discover that my family is gluten free they automatically assume we have a difficult time finding things to eat. While it is true that gluten free convenience foods are not always ...

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Overcoming Gluten Free Social Isolation: Part I Communication

The phone rings…it’s my friend calling to see if I would like to come over to dinner.  Little does she know that I have just been diagnosed with Celiac disease and I’m now nervous about eating at other people’s homes…  I’m still learning what to eat and how to read labels.  I feel my heart beat increase, and my palms ...

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