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This recipe is an out-of-the-ordinary, hearty alternative for those avoiding not only gluten but all grain.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Yield: Serves 4 to 6 Read More »
November 14, 2012 2 Comments
I have never viewed being on a gluten and dairy-free diet as restrictive. Of course there are many foods I can’t have, but there are many more foods I can enjoy. However, more so than I did before I went gluten-free I get in phases where I feel like I’m eating the same foods. This is especially true since I have had to restrict my diet even more due to acid reflux.
When my parents came up last time my mom brought me two 1lb containers of ground turkey. I had made a meatloaf with one and had been enjoying the frozen turkey burgers my mom had made, but with my last Read More »
November 12, 2012 Leave a comment
It takes a little planning ahead to guarantee a great Thanksgiving. In many ways, it’s easier if you’re hosting, because you know what you can and can’t have. Most people hate to impose on their hosts, but it’s easier on you AND your host to ask beforehand than sit through a four-hour meal and watch others eat. Remember, nothing is more important that staying safe!
Though it’s always good to check, the good news is that all plain fresh turkey is naturally gluten free. However, self-basting turkeys usually contain gluten. Most gravy packets are a problem, too. As of 2011, ALL of the companies I called did have gluten-free turkeys, except Tofurky, which has gluten. Check out my gluten-free turkey list for 2011, which has manufacturer contact info.
If you’re not hosting Thanksgiving at your house, talk to your host as soon as you can. You’ll need to talk about:
* Broth used for basting
* Stuffing in the Read More »
November 8, 2012 2 Comments
If you think making homemade gravy is harder than the SAT’s, think again.
Instead of using a gluten-based roux (butter and flour), start using slurries.
A slurry is a combination of a starch and cold water (equal parts) which are mixed into a hot liquid like chicken or turkey broth.
The ratio that I use which seems to work well is: Read More »
November 5, 2012 1 Comment
October 30, 2012 Leave a comment
Here are 10 delicious homemade gluten-free Halloween candy recipes that add lots of flavor and fun to gluten-free Halloween parties and trick-or-treat bags. From Halloween classics like homemade caramel corn and candy corn to sumptuous treats like “raw chocolate candy bars” and “chocolate toffee bars” try these homespun gluten-free recipes this Halloween!
Homemade caramel corn is buttery, crunchy, sweet and best of all it’s naturally gluten-free. And it’s so fresh, a quality hard to find in a can or bag! This recipe can be prepared ahead of time, packed in freezer bags and frozen until you’re ready to Read More »
October 5, 2012 2 Comments
Fall is here! My favorite time of year. At school we have a Starbucks on each campus I see everyone enjoying the pumpkin muffins, pumpkin coffees etc. and it drives me crazy that I can just run in and grab one of those delicious looking muffins with the cream cheese on them… Read More »
October 1, 2012 1 Comment
September 11, 2012 7 Comments
With a season-change on its way, I’m reminded of one of the best things about fall…pumpkin! People will try anything to make their favorite desserts, appetizers, snacks and meals with pumpkin during the fall, but with a gluten allergy or Celiac Disease, enjoying pumpkin pies Read More »