Archive for the ‘Gluten free’ Category

 

Review: Shane’s Rib Shack – Gluten-free

December 29th, 2009 by Kimberly Bouldin


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I had the wonderful opportunity to try Shane's Rib Shack the other night. I had known that Shane's had a gluten-free menu, but had never dined there before.

shanes_logoThere are a great number of choices for those who have to follow a gluten-free diet, including pork, ribs and chicken. The BBQ sauce is gluten-free. Shane's also has a number of sides that are gluten-free, including cole slaw, baked beans, corn, and salad. For healthier options, there are salads on the menu with brisket, grilled chicken or pork. (more…)


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With 2010 just around the corner, many people are working on their lists of New Years Resolutions. It comes as no surprise that, with the economy the way it is, that one of the New Years Resolutions topping the list this year is trying to reduce spending. For gluten free households, this can be a challenging thing to do.

Grocery_CartA single loaf of gluten free bread can cost between six and ten dollars. Add to that the expense of flours, pasta and the ever present snack foods and the grocery budget can get out of control very quickly.

If your grocery budget could use a little trimming this new year, these suggestions may help. (more…)

Randi Markowitz

Gluten Free Vegetarian Jello: Who Knew?

December 29th, 2009 by Randi Markowitz

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If this product had existed when I was a kid, I would probably be a healthier person today! For all you parents out there who have kids that love the "usual" gelatin snack product, but cringe when you think about the ingredients, fear no more.

cool_cups_orangeYou now have vegan Cool Cups. Cool Cups come in several flavors. At the Whole Foods near my house, I bought the orange, black cherry and peach mango. (more…)

Tiffany Janes

Perfect Shelf Stable Gluten-free Breakfast Item for Travel

December 29th, 2009 by Tiffany Janes

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Most U.S. hotels do not offer gluten-free bread products for breakfast (or other meals). They might have bacon, eggs and potatoes but they are not likely to offer gluten-free muffins or waffles. It's annoying to get a "free" breakfast that offers you only a piece of fruit, or if you're lucky, a hard boiled egg.

sorrela_cinnamon_swirl_bagNow the search for the perfect shelf stable breakfast treat is over. Sorrella Bakery Biscotinnes are handmade gluten-free biscotti type cookies. They are crunchy but not as dense as regular biscotti. There are several flavors but we only tried the "Cinnamon Swirl" which is phenomenal. (more…)

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A hidden source of gluten is often found in shampoos, conditioners and lotions. Who would have known?

desert_essenceMany beauty products contain some source of wheat. Those with food allergies should check with the company to make sure their product is gluten-free. One of my favorite gluten-free beauty products is by Desert Essence. Their fragrance free collection is great for those who have sensitive skin. The lotion is delightfully moisturizing, the shampoo and body wash lather extremely well and the conditioner detangles the hair nicely. Desert Essence also makes several other shampoos and conditioners with an assortment of wonderful fragrances. (more…)

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The holidays are upon us, which means lots of holiday parties and gatherings with friends and family, and of course, delicious desserts.

gingerbread_cookiesIn the mood for something new? Try these gluten-free cookie recipes courtesy of Whole Foods.

Chocolate Mocha Sugar Cookies

These cookies go great with a steaming cup of peppermint hot chocolate (more…)

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Ahh, Disneyland at the holidays. All the lights are twinkling, the snow falls on Main Street, and everyone is in a festive mood. While Disneyland offers many dining options, it can be a minefield finding anything that is gluten-free.

disneylandSo when you are ready to take a break from your Disneyland marathon, cruise over to Downtown Disney and check out these restaurants that have gluten-free offerings. (more…)

Marissa Carter

Great Christmas Gifts for Gluten Free Friends

December 22nd, 2009 by Marissa Carter

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According to recent polls, almost 66% of people are saving their shopping till the last minute. Believe it or not, that last minute has come! Waiting this long can cause problems when it comes to empty store shelves and a lack of ideas. If you are in that 66% and looking for the perfect Christmas gift for a gluten free friend, look no further!

Christmas_Present No, this is not an article meant to advertise the latest gadget or specialty item. Instead, it is a bit of advice about the gluten free elite that may not be known to the general public. The fact is, gluten free food is expensive! There is no better gift for your friend than the security of knowing they won’t go broke buying groceries right after Christmas. (more…)

Jen Cafferty

Gluten Free Fannie May Products

December 22nd, 2009 by Jen Cafferty

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fannie_may_chocolateLooking for chocolates this holiday? Fannie May Candies offers a wide selection of products that are gluten free. According to Sales and Service Professional, Melanie Fernandez, the following items are gluten-free. (more…)

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Top Ten Gifts for Your Gluten-free Friends and Family

December 22nd, 2009 by Jen Cafferty

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GiftsThis year you can get your gluten-free friends and family a terrific gift that will make a huge difference in their life. There are gifts for all price ranges and any of these items will be appreciated. (more…)