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It is New Years and the season for top ten lists. Here is a list of the top ten gluten-free items that every gluten intolerant person needs in their pantry.

1. A good general gluten-free flour blend. Highly recommended: Better Batter Flour, Meister’s Flour, Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Flour Blend.

2. Xanthan gum or guar gum for your baked recipes.

3. Quality flavored olive oils and vinegars. Make sure these are gluten-free and you can whip up a marinade or salad dressing in no time.

4. Quinoa. Buy pre-rinsed quinoa from a company such as Ancient Harvest and save yourself a few minutes in the kitchen.

5. Great gluten-free bread such as Udi’s or Katz’s. Keep it in the freezer for those times when you need to make a sandwich on something that tastes like the “real” thing. (more…)


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With 2010 just around the corner, many people are working on their lists of New Years Resolutions. It comes as no surprise that, with the economy the way it is, that one of the New Years Resolutions topping the list this year is trying to reduce spending. For gluten free households, this can be a challenging thing to do.

Grocery_CartA single loaf of gluten free bread can cost between six and ten dollars. Add to that the expense of flours, pasta and the ever present snack foods and the grocery budget can get out of control very quickly.

If your grocery budget could use a little trimming this new year, these suggestions may help. (more…)

Marissa Carter

Great Christmas Gifts for Gluten Free Friends

December 22nd, 2009 by Marissa Carter

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According to recent polls, almost 66% of people are saving their shopping till the last minute. Believe it or not, that last minute has come! Waiting this long can cause problems when it comes to empty store shelves and a lack of ideas. If you are in that 66% and looking for the perfect Christmas gift for a gluten free friend, look no further!

Christmas_Present No, this is not an article meant to advertise the latest gadget or specialty item. Instead, it is a bit of advice about the gluten free elite that may not be known to the general public. The fact is, gluten free food is expensive! There is no better gift for your friend than the security of knowing they won’t go broke buying groceries right after Christmas. (more…)

Where to Find Holiday Baking Supplies in Columbus, Ohio.

December 15th, 2009 by Kimberly Bouldin

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It is that time of year. The time to bake and get ready for the upcoming holiday season. There are many places to get gluten-free baking products in Columbus, however, some are less expensive than the others.

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Most successful gluten-free baking is done with a combination of flours instead of just 1 type of flour. There are many pre-mixed all-purpose gluten-free flour mixes out there, or you can mix your own.

Wal-mart on 23 (Lewis Center) has a nice selection of Bob’s Red Mill flours, including sorghum, as staple in many gluten-free flour mixes. Wal-mart also carries Ener-G flours (rice, tapioca & potato) for under $4. (more…)

Trish Deitemeyer

Target Offers Gluten Free Groceries

November 16th, 2009 by Trish Deitemeyer

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targetdogIt’s not often you can walk into and store and walk out with batteries, cute socks, mascara and gluten-free donuts, but that’s exactly what I did last week at the Target in Plymouth Meeting (2250 Chemical Road, Plymouth Meeting, PA). Their newly expanded grocery department has a great selection of GF products, some old favorites and some I’d never heard of before. (more…)

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I had the pleasure to sit down with the Nature’s Path Foods’ VP of Marketing & Product Innovation, Arjan Stephens.

Nature’s Path is a family run organic-based company founded in 1985 by Arran and Ratana Stephens in British Columbia, Canada. Since then, the Stephens family has expanded as well as the Nature Path’s family of foods.

natures_path_ownersIn 1989, Nature’s Path introduced their first gluten-free cereal, gluten-free corn flakes, when gluten-free was a virtually unknown term to most people. They developed the EnviroKidz brand in 2000, which is completely gluten-free and focuses on children’s cereals, cookies, waffles and cereal bars. Since then, business has been booming, and gluten-free households around the world have been singing their praises. (more…)

John Libonati

Mainstream gluten free foods in the store

October 26th, 2009 by John Libonati

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Where can you shop for gluten-free foods if you don’t have a Whole Foods Market or specialty health food store near you? Try your good old grocery store.

First, it is important to remember that most basic foods are gluten-free. There is no reason you can’t make a delicious and nutritious meal from fruits, vegetables and meats. You should actually be eating this way every day to ensure you are eating healthy food options. You can even purchase rice, potatotes, corn and items to make a marinade, and you will almost always have a great gluten-free meal. (more…)