Archive for the ‘Foods’ Category

 

Homemade Mexican Chorizo

February 19th, 2013 by Chrissy and Lauren


Cha cha cha chorizo!

Sorry, that sounded like a good idea at the time. Like a chorizo party.

I can’t say that I’ve had Mexican Chorizo often, I just know that when I do have it, it’s quite a tasty treat.

Also, it’s a fun word to say (noted, above). It just sounds so zesty and authentic.

Truth be told, normally I cheat and go for the Soy Chorizo at TJ’s. It tastes the same as chorizo, but without all the pork fat. Since soy isn’t the greatest for our bodies, and you can’t make it mass quantities for a low cost, this recipe is my new option.

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Amy Fothergill

Creamy Tarragon Chicken Recipe

February 18th, 2013 by Amy Fothergill

When you are looking for an elegant dish that you can serve to both adults and kids, try this one. The recipe is courtesy of Aida Mollenkamp from her book "Keys to the Kitchen" (see the interview and blog post here).  I made it for Christmas Dinner this past holiday and everyone raved.

Now, if you notice, the recipe is far from dairy-free so it was off-limits for my daughter (however, there are dairy substitutes below). I didn't really think it was going to be her thing, so after sauteing the chicken, I put some aside for her and proceeded with the recipe. If you know me, I'm not one to make two meals but I do accommodate her special diet by being just a little creative. I promise, it's possible.

After reviewing Aida's book, this one really stuck out. However, being The Family Chef, I had to put my own spin on it and make it a bit more family friendly. It's naturally gluten-free and absolutely delicious. If you need some of your own keys in the kitchen, check out Aida's book.

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NFCA Staff

Sex and the Celiac: Dating Tips for the Gluten-Free

February 15th, 2013 by NFCA Staff

When you have celiac disease or another gluten-related disorder, dating can be fairly tricky. With so much focus on restaurant outings, movie theater snacks and the post-date kiss, people with a gluten-related disorder have a lot more to think about than just finding the perfect outfit.

The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) shares these 5 tips for navigating the dating scene while staying gluten-free. (more…)

Coconut Chip Coffee Cake Recipe

February 14th, 2013 by Candice Rose Clifford

This cake recipe comes from one of my mom’s co-workers and is one of my dad’s favorite cakes! Since my dad was especially busy with work my last week home and took me to my nerve blocks, I decided it would be nice to make him a special treat; plus I really wanted to try this cake, since my parents always talk about how good this recipe is. (more…)

Jennifer Harris

Apple Spice Hummus: Dessert Hummus with a Healthful Edge

February 8th, 2013 by Jennifer Harris

I recently attended a gluten, dairy, and soy-free cooking class at Williams-Sonoma at The Forum in Norcross. All of the recipes we sampled were quite tasty, but the Apple Spice Hummus was 'smack you lips' fantastic. I have never had what I deem to be dessert hummus before and one that was also healthful, so I just had to share. (more…)

Teri Gruss, MS

What is Gluten Reduced Beer?

February 7th, 2013 by Teri Gruss, MS

Gluten reduced beer is brewed with water, malted barley, hops and yeast. Specialized enzymes used widely in the brewing industry are added to break down or hydrolyze the proteins in barley, including the gluten protein "hordein," that causes adverse reactions in people with celiac disease. (more…)

Amy Fothergill

What’s New with Udi’s?

February 5th, 2013 by Amy Fothergill

If you eat gluten-free, you might think there aren't a lot of choices for bread out there. A few years ago, I discovered Udi's products and pretty much haven't gone back since. The bread in particular was so much better than most of the other gluten-free bread that was being sold. Other brands more closely resembled cardboard than anything I would put turkey upon. My kids, at 6 and 4 years old, were able to make the change as well. I noticed though, my son would eat the meat and was very often not eating the bread. We tried toasting it and that really seemed to help. No more bread waste with the exception of a few crusts here and there.

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Laura Hanley

The Britney Spears Gluten-Free Soundtrack

February 4th, 2013 by Laura Hanley

I don’t care what you think about her life choices, lack of shoes, or all-around confusing actions, Britney Spears basically made a soundtrack that speaks to my journey with the gluten-free diet.

Annnnnd here we go:

Toxic 

When you have come to the realization that gluten is toxic for your body, but you still have a deep, passionate love for it. It’s like that bad boy you know isn’t good for you, but you can’t help the fact that you are so attracted to it.

Baby One More Time

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What do you do if you can't eat gluten, dairy, eggs, or nuts and you love dessert?

Your options are quite limited unless you bake everything yourself. But  now, you can buy pies and cookies that are free of those allergens and still taste amazing.

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Laura Hanley

Homemade Corn Salsa Recipe

January 31st, 2013 by Laura Hanley

I already apologize for giving you this recipe, because it is so good, you literally won’t be able to stop eating it. It’s also super easy to make, and will help you to impress any guests that may enjoy it as well (that’s if you are willing to share, of course).

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