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Jen Cafferty

Gluten-Free Fruit Salad Smoothie Recipe

September 16th, 2012 by Jen Cafferty


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Fruit Salad Smoothie

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Here is a really great smoothie that my kids and their friends made with our leftover fruit from a fruit salad.  They loved it and so did I! (more…)


Review: Exotic Gluten Free Simmer Sauces from Saffron Road

September 10th, 2012 by Cinde Shields

I enjoy preparing from scratch home cooked meals for my family, but on especially busy weeknights I sometimes use a few prepared foods to help speed up the process.  Prepared foods typically contain less than healthy ingredients, so I opt for all natural products such as the new gluten free Simmer Sauces from Saffron Road.Saffron Road’s gluten free Simmer Sauces come in four flavors, each a unique taste of world cuisine.  My family had the pleasure of sampling the following simmer sauce flavors, which I am happy to report are also dairy free: (more…)

Trish Deitemeyer

Big Lots Surprises With Lots of Gluten-Free Products

September 6th, 2012 by Trish Deitemeyer

bob's red mill gluten free brownie mixYou expect to find gluten-free food online and in health food stores and big grocery stores, but you never anticipate finding it in your local discount store. I was recently pleasantly surprised to find, among the curling irons and cat food, many GF products in Big Lots, the largest broadline closeout retailer in the U.S.

Big Lots has recently begun carrying several types of Bob’s Red Mill products, most of them gluten-free, and all of them much cheaper than they can be purchased on-line or in a grocery store. I bought Bob’s Gluten-Free Shortbread Cookie Mix and Pizza Crust Mix for 2.90 and a bag of Bob’s Cinnamon Raisin Bread Mix for 3.95. In my regular grocery store, these mixes run from 4.95 – 6.95. Big Lots also carries a few brands of GF pasta, all for under 2.00 per package. And you can always find (more…)

Gluten Free Works Jennifer Harris

Better 4 U Pizza Gluten Free Dairy Free

Better4U Foods Roasted Vegetable Pizza
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Every Wednesday I look forward to watching the weekly video of new product reviews from Phil Lempert, The Supermarket Guru, because usually at least one gluten-free product is included in each episode. After scoring a hit (85 and above) of an 88, this Examiner was very interested to sample the gluten-free pizza from Better 4U Foods.

Unfortunately I cannot tolerate dairy or soy and it is quite difficult to find a dairy/soy-free, gluten-free pizza. In steps Better 4U Foods with their dairy/soy free roasted vegetable pizza made with Daiya cheese and a multi-grain crust made with (more…)

Teri Gruss, MS

Gluten-Free School Lunch Recipes and Tips

August 17th, 2012 by Teri Gruss, MS

Here are a week’s worth of gluten-free school lunch recipes that add variety, kid-friendly flavors and nutrition to school lunchboxes. High protein sandwiches, pizza, warm comfort foods including convenient leftover entrees and veggie-rich soups and salads will keep even picky eaters and those with multiple food intolerances happy and healthy all through the school day.

Be sure to read Lunchbox and Lunch Bag Safety from Kevin Weeks, our About.com Guide to Culinary Arts.

1. Sandwiches, Wraps and Pizza!

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Gluten-free sandwiches, wraps and pizza slices are easy to make and to pack in school lunchboxes and bags. Use your favorite gluten-free breads to make sandwiches with gluten-free deli meats, nut butters and delicious chicken and turkey salad sandwiches. It’s amazing just how many (more…)
Jennifer Harris

Gluten-Free Shopping in Germany

August 2nd, 2012 by Jennifer Harris

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A plethora of gluten-free foods can be found when traveling in Europe. Photo Credit: Jen Harris

It has been a month since I returned from our European vacation. We visited many cities in Germany, Brussels, Belgium, Paris, France, and Prague, Czech Republic. By far the best place to shop for gluten-free groceries was Berlin, Germany.

It is important to know how to say gluten free in the appropriate language just in case you find someone who doesn’t speak English. In German, gluten free is pronounced glutenfrei (gluten fry). I have to say that English must be the second language in Germany because there was rarely (more…)

gluten free kinnikinnick

WOW!  That is the first word that comes to mind when I think about the new SOFT Breads and Buns from Kinnikinnick Why? Let me share the many reasons why I am a fan:

 

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The new Kinnikinnick breads are SUPER SOFT and REGULAR LOAF SIZE - check out how the Kinnikinnick loaf (pictured right) towers over another brand of gluten free bread.  Kinnikinnick Soft Products don’t require (more…)
Jennifer Harris

Gluten-Free Product Review: Dr. Schar’s Honeygrams

July 13th, 2012 by Jennifer Harris

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Dr. Schar Honey GrahamsThis Examiner was fortunate enough to receive a box of Dr. Schar’s newest product, Honeygrams, to try and review. One of my favorite snacks as a kid was graham crackers topped with peanut butter and I am happy to report that these graham crackers taste better than the wheat-based version of my youth.

Dr. Schar has created a graham cracker that has the perfect amount of (more…)

Jennifer Harris

Gluten-Free Sample Boxes Delivered to Your Doorstep

July 10th, 2012 by Jennifer Harris

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PaleoPax’s gluten-free sample service. Photo Credit: PaleoPax

There are hundreds of gluten-free products poised to hit store shelves this year, and if you are a gluten-free foodie like me, then you want to try them all without breaking the bank. Not all gluten-free foods are created equally, so we are fortunate there are companies out there ready to deliver gluten-free sample boxes right to your doorstep.

These companies offer monthly, quarterly, and yearly subscription services that save you money and time by taking the guess work out of buying and trying new (more…)

Christie Bessinger

Gluten-Free Review: Perfect Foods Bar

July 6th, 2012 by Christie Bessinger

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The other day I was out with some friends at our local climbing gym. After a few attempts to reach the top, I was feeling worn out and super-duper hungry. Luckily, when I opened the snack fridge, I happened to find these Gluten-Free Energy Bars. I tried the ALMOND BUTTER flavor, which is made with organic almonds and honey, and other healthy ingredients like pumpkin seed oil, flaxseed oil, and dried whole food powders from organic carrots, bell peppers, apples, tomatoes, spinach, and more. It was like nothing I had ever tasted….and definitely, VERY TASTY indeed!

The next week I contacted Perfect Foods Bar company and they sent me (more…)