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Coconut water is becoming a fast-growing favorite beverage. Local grocery stores see it flying off the shelves. Have you tried it yet? It has a fresh, light taste and is a good source of electrolytes. Once just a Brazilian drink, it is now becoming a wide spread favorite right here in the U.S. Brazilians call it "agua de coco" and they consider it a nutritious, yummy staple.

Coconut water is the clear liquid inside a young, green coconut. One serving is higher in potassium than a banana and it is much healthier than sports drinks yet still high in electrolytes. Coconut water is gluten-free, fat free and has no added sugar. It started out being sold only in specialty and natural food stores but since it has been such a success, it is now sold in grocery stores around the United States.

Is this another trendy marketing boom, like bottled water was? (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…)

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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…)

Jen Cafferty

How to make gluten free halloween sugar cookies

October 12th, 2009 by Jen Cafferty

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Don't let dried out gluten-free sugar cookie dough ruin your Halloween. Here is a easy and delicious recipe for rolled sugar cookies. You don't even need to refrigerate the dough and the cookies freeze very well.

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1 cup rice flour 1/2 cup tapioca flour 1 cup potato starch 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 1/2 teaspoons xanthan gum 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup cane or beet sugar 1 cup shortening 1 egg 2 teaspoons GF vanilla extract potato starch, for kneading

In the bowl of a mixer, cream together sugar and shortening. Add egg and vanilla and beat until combined. Add all dry ingredients and combine until the dough forms a ball. (more…)

Marissa Carter

Gluten Free Candy for Halloween

October 9th, 2009 by Marissa Carter

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Halloween is right around the corner and that means it's time to start stocking up on all those sugary sweets we all love. Goodies come in all shapes, sizes and ingredients labels.

There are so many candy lists on the web that there can be some conflicting and confusing results when you Google "candy gluten free". Half of the lists are out dated and the forums contain as many questions as answers. halloween_candy(2)

Never fear, answers are here! After looking around (a lot) I am ready to deem the Halloween Candy List on Sure Foods Living to be the most informative and up to date listing available. (more…)

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Yay for all those were too scared to try out one of those great new frozen yogurt places nearby. Now there is one that is guaranteed to be safe for the gluten-free eater.

Red Mango announced that the company's frozen product has been certified as gluten-free by the Gluten Free Certification Organization (GFCO). Red Mango is the first frozen yogurt retailer in the U.S. that has been approved by the GFCO to use the GF Certification Mark, stating that its frozen yogurt has met strict gluten-free standards.red_mango (more…)

Gluten-free Recipe: Super Easy Breakfast Casserole

October 5th, 2009 by Jessica Meyer

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I love casseroles. They are quick, easy and versatile. They can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner and offer an easy clean up.

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EVOO (Extra virgin olive oil) for sautéing ½ bag frozen green beans (optional) ½ lb-1 lb ground turkey sausage 1 onion, minced 1 garlic clove, minced 12 eggs, beaten together (more…)

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Nature's Path is introducing two new gluten-free cereals to their family of gluten-free foods. Crunchy Maple Sunrise and Crunchy Vanilla Sunrise. NaturesPathcereal These two new exciting organic cereals are an excellent source of whole grain, fiber and omega-3. They are made with organic corn, rice, flax, quinoa, buckwheat and amaranth. (more…)

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Looking for a gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan ice cream treat?

October 2nd, 2009 by Aura Lee Honkanen

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Coconut bliss is quickly becoming a favorite in the ice cream world. It can be found at most local grocery stores in the frozen food aisle. This delicious treat is creamy with a hint of coconut. Some favorite flavors include dark chocolate and naked coconut. It’s hard to believe this treat is gluten and dairy free.

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The idea began with the intention of creating a delicious ice cream without using dairy, soy, or sugar. Although this sounds like a big task to take on, the creators of Coconut Bliss did not disappoint. Using all natural ingredients, the makers found the combination of coconut milk and agave syrup to be just right. To learn more about Larry and Luna and their full story, click here. (more…)

Gluten-free 101: What is gluten-free at Hardee’s?

September 17th, 2009 by Kimberly Bouldin

Kimberly_Bouldin_Exam_OHEating on the run is one of the hardest things to do when you have to follow a strict gluten-free diet. No one likes to have to depend on fast food or food on the go, but let's face it, in this day & age, it is inevitable. It isn't always possible to plan ahead & pack something safe to eat. Enter: fast food restaurants. More fast food restaurants are starting to cater to those with special dietary needs. Hardee's is a great example. hardees-logo Hardee's not only has a gluten-free burger, but they have a salad & breakfast bowl option as well. Hardee's sent me the following email today: (more…)