Cooking with Coconut Oil – Includes Bonus Sweet Surprise Cherry Pie Recipe

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I first became introduced to coconut oil when I purchased the BabycakesNYC cookbook. Not only does coconut have a great flavor, but it’s a great substitute to make egg-free french toast and easily substitutes in exchange for canola oil when baking. While I am no nutrition expert, I’m a nutrition guru, who loves to learn about the health benefits of different foods. ...

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Calories, Weight, and a Whole Lotta Garbage

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I was looking back at old drafts of posts that I’ve written over the years but never published, and I found this rant on the 1200 calorie weight loss myth. Since it’s the last day of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week  and the first day of National Nutrition Month, I figured it would be a good time to share it. (Editor’s note: ...

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Superpower Macaroons (Paleo + Vegan)

gluten free vegan macaroons

Power packed macaroons made to satisfy your sweet cravings without sacrificing your health. These little babies deliver a strong dose of nourishing fats, proteins and antioxidants in each bite. Made with minimal sweetener. Also grain-, dairy-, nut-, and egg-free.

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Beef & Broccoli {Take-Out-At-Home}

gluten free beef and broccoli

I need a wok. Seriously. With the amount of Asian food that I make it amazes me that I do not own one. Someday. My dad however has one, so we put it to use one night and made some gluten-free beef and broccoli. My dad is awesome for many reasons, but I love how good he is about gluten-free ...

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West Coast Gluten-free Product Finds

cadia gluten free rice pasta

Every year at Christmas time I visit my mom in Arizona to enjoy some wholesome family time. The weather is wonderful at that time of year and it is a nice escape from the daily grind. Visiting Arizona also means a trip to Sprouts Farmers Market and the Gluten Free Country Store to scope out gluten-free products not yet available on the East coast. Here is ...

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Quinoa Muffins Recipe

gluten free quinoa mufins

Quinoa Muffins (Makes 12 Muffins) 1 cup quinoa rinsed ¼ cup vegetable oil, such as safflower, plus more for pan 1 ½ cups all-purpose gluten free flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for the pan ½ cup almond flour ¾ teaspoon of xanthan gum ¾ cup packed dark-brown sugar

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Fresh Spring Rolls w/ Thai Sweet Red Chili Sauce

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I remember those extremely busy days for my husband and I back between 2010 and 2011. I mean, don’t get me wrong, we are always busy, but I mean at that time we were just so busy that sometimes we couldn’t fathom the thought of cooking. Yes, those type days exist, even for gluten free vegans…

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Inaugural Gluten-Free Food Update 2014

Alternative Baking Company Gluten Free Cookies

This product update is long overdue and it is just the tip of the ice berg when it comes to new gluten-free product launches in 2014. Expo West is just a few weeks away and I can’t wait to be overwhelmed by gluten-free products. Gluten free is slated once again to be one of the top diet trends in 2014 and that means ...

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Gluten-Free Cooking for Kids – Plan Ahead and Keep it Simple – Tips for Cooking for Gluten-Free Kids

Photo by David Shankbone

Cooking for children on gluten-free diets requires special planning and care to ensure that they are getting all the nutrients they need to grow and thrive. Replacing gluten-filled junk food with gluten-free junk food of course, isn’t good for kids. Research shows that children with celiac disease are at higher risk for nutritional deficiencies. A variety of nutritious foods are ...

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