Archive for the ‘Gluten free’ Category

 

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…)

Teri Gruss, MS

Gluten-Free Peach Blueberry Tart Recipe

September 4th, 2012 by Teri Gruss, MS

Gluten Free Works Author Teri Gruss

gluten free peach blueberry tart recipe

Gluten Free Peach Blueberry Tart Photo: Teri Lee Gruss

Gluten-Free Peach Blueberry Tart takes advantage of two fantastic seasonal fruits, all wrapped into one delicious gluten-free tart shell. Add a scoop of fresh vanilla ice cream to a slice of Gluten-Free Peach Blueberry Tart for a real summer treat.

If you'd rather make this as a pie no problem- substitute a 9-inch pie plate for the tart pan.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Pastry for 9-inch 2 crust pie (recipe link below)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose gluten-free flour mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg (more…)

Gluten Free Works Jennifer Harris

Better 4 U Pizza Gluten Free Dairy Free

Better4U Foods Roasted Vegetable Pizza
Credits: Better4U Foods

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…)

John Libonati Gluten Free Works

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gluten free chocolate coconut ice cream recipe

Photo: Jenny Manseau

 

I really wanted to try my hand at making homemade ice cream so I asked my stepmummy if I could borrow her ice cream maker…thankfully she said yes! Keeping Bryan in mind (even though he was gone all summer) I thought I would try making some coconut milk ice cream, I figured I should (more…)

Teri Gruss, MS

Gluten Free Pesto Pasta with Toasted Pine Nuts Recipe

August 24th, 2012 by Teri Gruss, MS

Gluten Free Works Author Teri Gruss

 

This gluten free pasta recipe, full of fresh basil pesto flavor and nutty, high energy toasted pine nuts is delicious. Gluten free pasta products have come a long way- no longer do gluten free cooks have to deal with mushy, flavorless products.... (more…)

John Libonati Gluten Free Works

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Is Lady Gaga Going Gluten Free For Her Health??

According to a news release on MSN.com, Stefani Germanotta (a.k.a. Lady Gaga) is the newest celebrity to say she’s going gluten-free. She made the announcement on the latest leg of her ‘Born This Way Ball’ tour.

She is described as doing so in order to “make sure she is in the best shape for the grueling workout.”

Then the article drops a bombshell… “Her aim is to drop 10 lbs in a month.”

This is where celiac disease experts, bloggers and media know-it-alls usually start lobbing grenades.

Why the Big Deal?

Celiac disease and gluten sensitivity are serious medical conditions that require a gluten-free diet. Many people diagnosed with one or both disorders chafe at the fact that they cannot eat what they want. While a diagnosis is important, medical professionals and the media emphatically make the groundless claim that the gluten-free diet can be bad for your health unless you are medically diagnosed with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity.

Lady Gaga is reported to have neither celiac disease nor gluten sensitivity in the MSN article. The article emphasizes her aim to use the diet to get (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!

Gluten Free Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Recipe Image

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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…)

John Libonati Gluten Free Works

Weight loss, fad, miracle cure...there is an enormous amount of misinformation concerning the gluten-free diet in the news, on the internet and even in the medical community.

One of the worst ideas being perpetuated is that following a gluten-free diet can somehow be bad for you.

Dr. Stefano Guandalini, Founder and Medical Director of Columbia University's Celiac Disease Center, answers the important question - Could following a gluten-free diet lead to other diseases?

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