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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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Karo Corn Syrup Is Gluten Free and Allergen-friendly

Karo corn syrup is gluten-free.  There was some confusion about Karo since it contains caramel coloring.  A few of my readers were concerned about the coloring and here is what the manufacturer of Karo Syrup has to say. “All Karo Syrup products are free of gluten, soy, milk, egg, peanut and tree nuts. The syrup production facility does not contain ingredients ...

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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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10 Quick Gluten-Free Baking Tips

  Maintain a gluten-free pantry to avoid cross-contamination if you have gluten-containing products in your kitchen. Avoid flopping in cakes when using egg whites. In making cakes that use egg whites for structure, be careful when whipping whites. If over-whipped, they will deflate as the cake cools.

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Penny Pinching on The Gluten-free Diet

Current economic conditions have challenged many people to look for ways to cut expenses. This problem is compounded when you’re a celiac because gluten-free foods can be expensive. Still, there are ways to trim the budget without sacrificing the foods you need and love. 1. Making a weekly menu plan reduces trips to the grocery store, saving both fuel and ...

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Recipe: Gluten-Free Valentines Sugar Cookie Cutouts

It is almost time for Valentine’s Day, so for those of you looking to try out a new recipe, Jeanne Basye, The Gluten Free Cookie Lady, has shared one of her recipes for Sugar Cookies below. Baking cookies from scratch is quite easy and one of the tasks this Examiner still loves to do. To me, the cookies just taste ...

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5 easy kitchen tips for gluten-free living

Is your kitchen a gathering place? The kitchen is a natural place for people of all ages and backgrounds to share stories and flavors. When transitioning to eating gluten-free, cooking and meeting in the kitchen will probably change. It means double checking each addition to a dish or scrambling to make sure there is no cross-contamination.

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Bean flour: a healthy and inexpensive way to bake gluten-free

For many people, the thought of cooking and baking with bean flours can seem strange. After all, when trying to replicate your favorite cakes, cookies, muffins, and other sweets in order to make them gluten-free and food allergy-friendly, bean flours don’t exactly elicit the same mouth-watering cravings as traditional white and wheat flour. While bean flours may seem too savory ...

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