Gluten free

New Gluten-Free Product Review: Jovial Authentic Gourmet Italian Rice Pasta

When Jovial Foods, Inc. offered us samples of their brand new gluten-free pasta they claimed had the taste and texture of authentic pasta, we looked forward to the opportunity to judge for ourselves. We were pleasantly surprised.  This is an excellent pasta, virtually indistinguishable from regular pasta in flavor, color, shape and consistency. The Pasta We received five different varieties: ...

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Everyone on a Gluten Free Diet?

I have thought for a long time about this very question.  Who would suggest such a thing? I would. The main reason I would dare to make such a statement is because we have been so negligent in recognizing and treating people with celiac disease.  Not a day goes by that I don’t hear about or speak to someone directly ...

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Gluten Free Doughnut Smack Down – Kinnikinnick vs. Glutino

Most people who read my articles know this Examiner is a big fan of the gluten-free product line currently available from Kinnikinnick Foods. Kinnikinnick was the first company this Examiner found that made a retail line of gluten-free doughnuts, but this year Glutino got into the gluten-free doughnut making game and we felt it necessary to compare the brands and ...

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Gluten Free Soapbox: Say NO to “Meanies” in Forums

For this week’s gluten free soapbox we go back to the forums. Those online “support groups” that are supposed to be a place of sharing, healing and camaraderie. People log on to the gluten free forums to talk about their troubles and make friends who are struggling with the same issues they are. That is why I am so disturbed ...

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UConn’s Gluten-Free Food Program a National Model

Freedom from gluten is becoming easier than ever, especially if you happen to be eating at the University of Connecticut. Are you gluten-intolerant? If you are not, odds are you know someone who is. And if you are – as are an estimated 1 in 100 people who have celiac disease – you know how hard it is to eat ...

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New Year’s Gluten Free Recipes and Links

Spice up your New Year’s Eve party with these appetizers, beverages, and hangover cures (hopefully you won’t need the last one): Appetizers 1) Gluten Free Goddess has a great list of appetizer ideas, some of which are also vegan and vegetarian friendly. 2) My Crockpot Cranberry Glazed Meatballs are so easy to prepare.  Just let the meatballs simmer in the ...

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20 Gift Ideas for Gluten-free Cooks, All Under $20

Here are 20 gift ideas for gluten-free cooks including useful and unusual kitchen gadgets, fun gifts for gluten-free kids in the kitchen, high-quality gluten-free ingredients and new gluten-free cookbooks for the cookbook addicts on your list. And all the gift ideas cost less than $20! Kitchen Gadgets for Gluten-Free Cooks Pizza Pan Set Make thin and crispy or deep dish ...

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10 Terrific Gift Ideas for People on the Gluten-free Diet

Tis the season for gift giving and for those of you not familiar with the gluten-free diet this can be a time of confusion.  It can be difficult to give someone on the gluten-free diet food because some of us avoid additional allergens and not all gluten-free food is created equal. This Examiner has created the list below as an ...

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Christmas Gluten-free Lemon Almond Cookie Recipe

I tend to over think blogging so my intent is to be short and sweet (good luck to me). Many years ago, I had a recipe for Lemon Almond Cookies. I had copied it from a magazine (specifically from Gourmet, Feb 1990) and kept it all of these years. It is hand written on a recipe card; I added my ...

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