Archive for the ‘Gluten free’ Category

 

Marissa Carter

Tropical Traditions Gluten Free Coconut Flour

December 15th, 2009 by Marissa Carter


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In the world of gluten free flours, there are so many choices that it can be hard to choose which one is best for you and your family. You could literally use a different flour for each recipe and achieve different results every time. After studying the nutritional benefits of a lot of the products out there, I came to the conclusion that to replace the benefits of whole wheat you need to use a whole grain of another kind.

Sorghum, Buckwheat and Quinoa are all good substitutes. They offer the high fiber and protein that our bodies need. Sometimes, depending on the recipe, these flours offer the nutrition at the expense of flavor and texture.

marissa_carter_Coconut_Palm_2_Thanks to Tropical Traditions, I have discovered a new flour that offers the fiber and protein needed, without sacrificing taste. I discovered by trying Tropical Traditions Coconut Flour that it added a whole new flavor dimension and texture to my recipes. It isn’t a whole grain, but it is a whole food, which means that the nutritional standards are still met. (more…)


Where to Find Holiday Baking Supplies in Columbus, Ohio.

December 15th, 2009 by Kimberly Bouldin

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It is that time of year. The time to bake and get ready for the upcoming holiday season. There are many places to get gluten-free baking products in Columbus, however, some are less expensive than the others.

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Most successful gluten-free baking is done with a combination of flours instead of just 1 type of flour. There are many pre-mixed all-purpose gluten-free flour mixes out there, or you can mix your own.

Wal-mart on 23 (Lewis Center) has a nice selection of Bob’s Red Mill flours, including sorghum, as staple in many gluten-free flour mixes. Wal-mart also carries Ener-G flours (rice, tapioca & potato) for under $4. (more…)

Jen Cafferty

General Mills Publishes Gluten Free Product List

December 15th, 2009 by Jen Cafferty

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General Mills has jumped on the gluten-free band wagon expanding their gluten-free product lines. Just this past year, they provided the community with Betty Crocker cake mixes, Chex cereals and even Halloween candies that were clearly labeled “gluten free” on the box.

Turtle Brownie made with Betty Crocker Gluten Free Mix

Turtle Brownie made with Betty Crocker Gluten Free Mix

Gluten Free Product List

You can see the entire list of gluten-free products offered by General Mills at their new website www.liveglutenfreely.com. (more…)

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This just in from CSA Chapter #9 – Voorhees NJ. College Inn is recalling College Inn No MSG Chicken Broth.

From the FDA website: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm193165.htm

College_InnDecember 4, 2009 – PITTSBURGH – As a precautionary measure, due to mislabeling, College Inn is initiating a voluntary recall of College Inn® No MSG Chicken Broth sold in individual 14 ½ oz cans.

All other sizes and varieties of College Inn® Chicken Broth are correctly labeled and therefore are not affected by this voluntary recall. (more…)

Amy Fothergill

Top Gluten Free Destination Contest – Contest is ENDED

December 7th, 2009 by Amy Fothergill

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Have you traveled somewhere recently and found great options for gluten free eating? Was it a restaurant, hotel or maybe a bakery? Well, if you have, please submit that location so others will know about it as well.

gftravelGlutenFreeTravelSite.com is hosting its second annual contest to find the “World’s Most Celiac-Friendly Destination.” The geographic location that receives the most review submissions on their site by December 31 will be declared the winner. (Last year it was New York; could it be San Francisco this year?!!.) (more…)

Allison Hecht

Enjoy some gluten-free organic pizza at Pizza Fusion

December 2nd, 2009 by Allison Hecht

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Everyone is eating organic these days, and Pizza Fusion is no exception. Pizza Fusion was created in 2006 by Michael Gordon and Vaughan Lazar with the intention of delivering fresh, delicious pizzas made with all natural ingredients. The end result? Delicious pizza, salads, and wraps that taste great and are good for you. (more…)

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This just in from Mary McSurdy of Kimberton Whole Foods in Pennsylvania. Bush’s Best beans are now gluten-free. Read BUSH’S letter from December 2009 to Mary below.

bushlogo_middle_transAs of this date, all of our BUSH’S BEST products are gluten-free with the exception of our BUSH’S Chili Magic Chili Starter line and our Bush’s Homestyle Chili line.

We are pleased to inform you that we have reformulated our Chili Beans products to no longer contain wheat flour; therefore, changing the ingredient statement on these products to now state Modified Corn Starch. Due to store inventory rotation and other elements beyond our control, (more…)

Is turkey gluten-free? Here is a List That Is

November 23rd, 2009 by Kimberly Bouldin

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Turkey2_225x225With Thanksgiving coming up this week, it is important to know which turkeys are gluten-free and safe to eat. The issue with a turkey being gluten-free is usually in the gravy packet, if there is one. Solution? Make your own from scratch. Use the broth from the cooked turkey or canned, gluten-free chicken broth & thicken with cornstarch.

Here is a list of turkeys that are free of gluten: (more…)

Jen Cafferty

Butterball turkey gravy packets are now gluten-free

November 23rd, 2009 by Jen Cafferty

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turkeyThere has been some confusion lately about whether or not Butterball turkey gravy packets are gluten-free. There are six types of Buttterball turkeys that come with a gravy packet. They are listed below and all currently come with a gluten-free gravy packet. The key to understanding if your gravy packet is gluten-free is to READ the label.

Any newly manufactured gravy packet will contain rice flour. According to Butterball (1-800-BUTTERBALL) there are still some older packets of gravy in the stores that contain wheat flour. Therefore, read your packet and make sure it does not contain wheat flour. If it contains wheat flour, you have an older packet and it is therefore not gluten-free. In the future, all of the Butterball gravy packets will be manufactured using rice flour. (more…)

Trish Deitemeyer

Give thanks for a gluten free Thanksgiving, Part 3

November 23rd, 2009 by Trish Deitemeyer

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No need to be jealous of your gluten-eating family and friends at Thanksgiving dessert; there are lots of gluten free options that will be the perfect ending to your perfect Turkey Day.

pumpkinpieNo one does GF baking better, in my opinion, than Jules Shepard of Jules Gluten Free Flour Mix. Watch her video (below) on making her perfect pie crust.

Now that you know how to make crust, try some of these delicious fillings:

Here’s the pumpkin pie recipe that’s been on the Libby’s Pumpkin label since 1950.

Apply Crumbly Pie

• 1 Jules’ pie crust (uncooked)
• 6 cups thinly sliced apples (Granny Smith or other tart apple)
• 1 tablespoon lemon juice
• 3/4 cup sugar
• 1 tablespoon GF flour
• 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
• 1/2 cup raisins (optional)
• 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
• 1/2 cup GF flour
• 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
• 3 tablespoons butter (more…)