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Jennifer Harris

Gluten-Free Round Up…Seasonal Pumpkin Recipes

October 13th, 2011 by Jennifer Harris


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gluten-free-pumpkin-recipesFall is here and that means pumpkins are starting to appear on your neighbor's door step and in grocery stores, which is the universal signal to start carving and cooking pumpkin. Why is it most of us tend to cook with pumpkin only around Halloween and Thanksgiving?  Pumpkin is loaded with vitamin A, fiber and it is low in calories, so we should find ways to work it into our diet throughout the year.

Pumpkin is very versatile to cook with, so it can be used in both sweet and savory recipes.  This Examiner did a little research for gluten-free pumpkin recipes and was amazed at all of the drool-worthy recipes we found.  Listed below are just a fraction of the gluten-free pumpkin recipes available online.

What is your favorite way to cook with pumpkin?

Pumpkin - General Recipes


Jennifer Harris

Gluten-free Halloween Candy Lists and Recipes

October 10th, 2011 by Jennifer Harris

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gluten-free-halloween-candyHalloween is quickly approaching and it is important to take time to decorate the house, buy a costume, find gluten-free recipes to bake, and determine which candies are gluten free. We tend to give out gluten-free candies at our house because there are so many great ones from which to choose.  More and more companies are labeling their candy gluten free, but remember it is important to read the labels on all of the candy bags as ingredients do tend to change.

If you are in doubt of a specific candy's status, go to the company's website and check their gluten-free list, or you can call their 800 number for further clarification. Remember not all of these gluten-free candies are made in a dedicated facility, so be sure to read the disclaimer located on the package and make the choice that is right for your child.

Listed below are the gluten-free Halloween lists we found online. (more…)

Udi’s Gluten Free Buns and Ancient Grain Breads

July 14th, 2011 by Cinde Shields

Udi's Gluten Free is launching their NEW line of Hamburger Buns, Hot Dog Buns and two varieties of Ancient Grains Breads this month... just in time for your summer BBQs!  I have been waiting for what seems like a very long time for Udi's Gluten Free to make buns; I figured that since their bread is soft, delicious and doesn't need toasting that their buns would be superior to others on the market.  I was right.

My family sampled Udi's new gluten free buns and Udi's new gluten free Ancient Grain Breads and they were a hit!  My daughter enthusiastically announced "I love Udi's Hamburger Buns" at the dinner table; I especially liked them toasted on the grill.  I was impressed by how (more…)

Teri Gruss, MS

Irish Recipe: Gluten-Free Fadge

March 17th, 2011 by Teri Gruss, MS

Gluten Free Fadge

Gluten-Free Fadge Photo © 2009 Teri Lee Gruss

Our Guide to British and Irish Cooking, Elaine Lemm has great names for this easy potato cake recipe. Elaine says that in Scotland the recipe is called "Tattie Scones or Potato Scones" and in Ireland "Fadge or Potato Bread." Whatever you call them, these little potato cakes are easy to make, economical and a good use for leftover mashed potatoes. Fadge can be baked or pan-fried. The fadge pictured here was baked.

This recipe is adapted to gluten-free cooking from Elaine Lemm's recipe for "Tattie Scones." (more…)

Jennifer Harris

Gluten-free St. Patrick’s Day Recipe Round Up

March 17th, 2011 by Jennifer Harris

Gluten-Free Shamrock Sugar Cookies Photo: istockphoto

Today is St. Patrick's Day and for me that means wear something green or you are going to be pinched.

For others that means preparing traditional Irish dishes to celebrate the holiday.  Every year when this holiday arrives this Examiner is always thankful that corned beef and cabbage and potatoes and carrots are all naturally gluten free and easy to prepare.

Listed below are some of the great gluten-free St. Patrick's Day recipes we have found: (more…)

Teri Gruss, MS

Recipe: Gluten-Free Irish Barm Brack Bread

March 15th, 2011 by Teri Gruss, MS

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Gluten free Irish Barm Brack Bread

Gluten-Free Irish Barm Brack. © 2010 Teri Lee Gruss

According to Elaine Lemm, About.com Guide to British and Irish Food, "Brack is one of Ireland's most famous bakery products." 

Gluten-Free Irish Barm Brack is adapted to gluten-free diets from a recipe by Bernard Clayton, Jr., "Barm Brack" which appears in Bernard Clayton's New Complete Book of Breads.

This recipe is laced with fragrant fresh lemon peel, plump raisins and chopped candied ginger. (more…)

Trish Deitemeyer

Have a Gluten-Free Valentine’s Day!

February 14th, 2011 by Trish Deitemeyer

Have you checked out Gluten Free Works yet?  You really should.  Founded by Cleo and John Libonati, it is  dedicated to "helping people get well, look good and stay healthy living gluten free."  And right now, they've got some very sweet Valentine's info posted.

There's a gluten-free brownie recipegluten-free strawberry heart rice crispie bar recipe and even a heart-shaped pizza recipe from Terri Gruss, MS, one of their regular contributors.  Jen Cafferty, founder of The Gluten Free Cooking Expo, shares a starter list of (more…)

Teri Gruss, MS

Gluten-Free Valentine’s Day Brownie Hearts

February 10th, 2011 by Teri Gruss, MS

Photo 2010 © Teri Lee Gruss

Use this delicious recipe for homemade gluten-free brownies to make special heart-shaped brownies for a Valentine's Day treat. If you're short on time, use one of the great gluten-free brownie mixes on the market, like Gluten-Free Pantry® Chocolate Truffle Brownies.

 Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes (more…)

Teri Gruss, MS

Gluten-Free Strawberry Heart Rice Crispie Bar Recipe

February 10th, 2011 by Teri Gruss, MS

Heart-shaped gluten-free strawberry rice crispie bars make a lovable Valentine's Day treat!

I used freeze-dried unsweetened strawberries (purchased at Costco) but if you can't locate this ingredient, substitute with your favorite dried fruit. Dried cherries or cranberries would look equally great in this Valentine's Day-inspired recipe.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes (more…)

Jen Cafferty

Gluten Free Valentine’s Day Candy List

February 10th, 2011 by Jen Cafferty

Here is a starter list of the gluten free Valentine's Day candy you and your loved ones can share this year: (As always, check all ingredient labels.)

Necco Valentine Conversation Hearts Reese's Peanut Butter Cups  M&Ms (plain and peanut)  Hershey's Milk Chocolate (NOT crisp or cookie flavored) (more…)