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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!

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makes 7 or 8 6″ round waffles (make recipes individually rather than doubling)

Ingredients:

Trish Deitemeyer

Gluten Free Holiday Cookies Are a Sweet Treat for Everyone

December 15th, 2009 by Trish Deitemeyer

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It is the right of every person to be able to enjoy cookies at holiday-time, no matter the holiday. Even Celiacs and people following a gluten free diet should be able to have yummy treats to celebrate the holidays. Jules Shepard, from Jules Gluten Free Flour Mix, has once again come up with a GF recipe that really, truly is just as good (if not better) than the “regular” (with gluten) recipe. Bake up a batch and offer them to your favorite little kid. I assure you, they will be a hit. (But make sure to save some for yourself!)

trish_deitemeyer_Sugar_Cookies_2Jules’ Holiday Sugar Cookies

Ingredients:

    1⁄4 cup shortening (e.g. Earth Balance® or
    Spectrum® Palm Oil Shortening)
    1⁄4 cup canola oil
    2⁄3 cup granulated cane sugar
    2 egg yolks
    2 tsp. gluten-free vanilla extract
    1 3⁄4 cup Jules Gluten Free™ All Purpose Flour
    1⁄2 tsp. salt
    3 Tbs. water (as needed)
    food coloring (optional)
    colored sugar or frosting (optional)

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.

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.

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.

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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.

[Editor's Note: The following is a post I recently submitted to a listserv concerning attitude and nutritional deficiencies in celiac disease. I posted it in response to a heated exchange folks were having on the topic.]

Hi there,

The “rage” we see in posts from time to time is part and parcel with celiac disease. My business is celiac disease. I own Glutenfreeworks.com and edited the book, Recognizing Celiac Disease.

I frequently see abnormal personalities in my travels, presentations, discussions and on listservs. I meet people with anxiety, depression, irritability, distrust and other unexplained “attitudes.” There is an explanation - and no they aren’t jerks, as much as people might want to call them that. Whether they are gluten-free or not, they are sick – malnourished in fact.

Nutrients play a huge part in our attitude.

Here is an example. While dropping off a shipment of Recognizing Celiac Disease books at the post office on Friday, a woman in line with thinning hair and poor skin color noticed my Gluten Free Works label. She asked what the packages were and I told her the packages contained books I was sending to customers.

She immediately launched into a tirade about how only biopsy-proven people have celiac disease and people are making money off celiac disease and how she should write a book because her daughters have celiac disease and she has read all the research and knows everything…

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?!!.)

Jen Cafferty

Recipe: Gluten Free Peppermint Patty Brownies

December 7th, 2009 by Jen Cafferty

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There is something magical about combining the taste of a favorite holiday candy with an already perfect dessert. Try this combination of brownies with York Peppermint Patties for the holiday season.

YorkpeppermintpattiesTo prepare the brownies, use your favorite brownie mix or try my very easy Cocoa Brownie Recipe. This works well with Bob’s Red Mill Brownie Mix.

Prepare the batter as directed on the package and add 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract to the mix.