Archive for the ‘Gluten free’ Category

 


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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…)


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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…)

Jen Cafferty

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…)

Recipe: Gluten-free Old Fashioned Gingerbread Cake

December 22nd, 2009 by Kimberly Bouldin

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Old Fashioned Gingerbread Cake

Gingerbread_cake Ingredients: 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup butter 1/4 cup applesauce 1 egg 1 cup molasses 2 1/2 cups GF all purpose flour 1 1/4 tsp Xanthan Gum 1 1/2 tsp baking soda 2 tsp cinnamon 2 tsp ginger 1/2 tsp cloves 1/2 tsp salt 1 cup hot water (more…)

Kaitlin Fleming

Gluten Free Ginger Snaps

December 22nd, 2009 by Kaitlin Fleming

Christmas is only a few days away! I’ll be posting great ways to make your holidays full of delicious food all while keeping it gluten free. Enjoy!

gingersnaps_kaitlinflemingAlso, Mariposa Bakery has opened its doors at their new location at the South Entrance of San Francisco’s Ferry Building—great baked goods to go!

Ginger Snap Cookies

What you will need:

1 1/2 cups butter 2 cups white sugar, plus some for rolling 1/2 cup molasses 2 eggs 1/2 cup tapioca flour (more…)

Amy Fothergill

Gluten Free Eggnog Waffle Recipe

December 15th, 2009 by Amy Fothergill

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Gluten free waffles aren't hard to make; you really just need to substitute regular flour with a good gluten free flour blend.

To make some extra special waffles, try this recipe to serve around the holidays. The combination of nutmeg and vanilla makes for some wonderful smells in the house.

Try topping this with some fresh whipped cream, sliced bananas and maple syrup. Yum!

amy_fothergill_gf_eggnog_waffle2Gluten Free Eggnog Waffles makes 7 or 8 6" round waffles (make recipes individually rather than doubling) Ingredients: (more…)

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…)