Laura Hanley

Gluten-Free Pesto Fettuccine with Chicken

March 11th, 2013 by Laura Hanley


Since I received the world’s greatest fettuccine noodles in the mail (thank you Cappello’s Gluten-Free), I was determined to make nothing but the classiest sauce to go with them. But, the problem is…I’m not a classy cook. I’m a “that’s too many steps, I’ll probably mess something up” type of cook, which is why this recipe for Pesto Cream Sauce screamed, “I’M YOUR PERFECT MATCH!” during the search my mother and I conducted.FettucineServing-300x300


When my husband and I lived in California, there was a place that we really loved to dine at named Dharma's.

Yes, it lived up to the name...

Cooky owner, rockstar looking workers, New Age decor...

Yet it was a wonderful place to eat out at. In fact, if you were in my town, it was an absolute must - everyone knew that.

This restaurant, beautifully was full of all sorts of healthy, organic, vegan, and gluten free clean eats. It was known for its colossal sized breakfast, lunch, and dinner options to try that crossed all cultural bounds - Indian cuisine, Asian, Mexican, Italian, American - you name it.

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I love to enjoy this almond milk with cereal, in smoothies, and in hot rooibos tea. I try to avoid drinking it by the glass, because it will usually be gone in a day if I do that.

Vanilla Almond Milk

Vanilla Almond Milk

Amy Fothergill

Curried Cauliflower with Peas Recipe

March 8th, 2013 by Amy Fothergill

A big thank you to Aida Mollenkamp (see my interview with her here) for this recipe from her recent book "Keys to the Kitchen." I have made this twice, both times with much success. The children (now almost 9 and 7) loved it as well. I put my family chef spin on it so it's not quite as spicy. I hope you'll try it, even if you think your kids are picky eaters. It's worth a shot!currycaulidish

Tips for Cooking On Your Own (A College Girl’s Perspective)

March 7th, 2013 by Candice Rose Clifford

gluten free shoppingToday I am going to share with you some tips for cooking for yourself, that I have turned into habits. These tips are helpful for anyone, but are particularly useful for those gluten-free college/ graduate students that are just starting to cook for themselves. Hope this helps.

  • Take advantage of your smart phone: I love to use my iPhone notes to make weekly meal plans and grocery shopping lists. This keeps me organized, on budget, and helps me during those particular busy
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This year Passover is from sundown on March 25 through April 1, which is great news for those who eat gluten free because a number of gluten-free products have started arriving on store shelves that are only available during Passover. Crackers, bars, macaroons, and cereal are the newest addition to the Manischewitz line of gluten-free products.25024a691138e4650bc6d859a3778192

Bella McKenzie

Cherry-Strawberry Green Smoothie Recipe

March 5th, 2013 by Bella McKenzie

Here is a nice little fruity smoothie for kids!

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Bella McKenzie

Orange Raspberry Blueberry Muffins Recipe

March 4th, 2013 by Bella McKenzie

I once was in a shopping mall in California (Sears, I believe), and read a screen t-shirt that was soooo hilarious to me that I took a picture of it. It said (and I quote), "Muffins are just ugly cupcakes". It had a picture of this beautifully conceited cupcake staring down its low-esteemed muffin companion.

I know - pretty mean - but I had to laugh!

Now of course, I view it as "Cupcakes are just pretty muffins with hats on", but that is neither here nor there.DSC_0239-1

Are you ready to rock your taste-buds' world? If you answered that question with a big fat “YES” then I have the recipe for you!

First step, make sure you have some gluten-free gnocchi on hand. Whether you make it yourself, or buy it premade, either will work. I used Cappello’s fresh gluten-free gnocchi for this dish.

Second step – make sure you have the rest of the ingredients for this amazeballs dish (literally, it’s amazeballs because it has two types of balls in it – gnocchi and chicken sausage meatballs).

 

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Gluten-Free Gnocchi with Mini Chicken Sausage Meatballs

Recipe adapted from Rachael Ray of the Food Network

Flying Gluten Free: An Experience of Note

February 28th, 2013 by CC Bonaduce

With the recent announcement of the merger between American Airlines and US Airways, it seemed a good time to discuss how to be gluten free while traveling.  Based on my customer service experience, it honestly might be preferable if US Airways didn’t save American from their financial crisis.  Being gluten free is challenging even with the many dining options we have on land. If one restaurant doesn’t work, you can always hop in your car and try another. Take us up 30,000 feet into the air and we may be in for what will feel like a very long trip with very few options, if any at all.

Does being gluten free change the way I travel? Absolutely.  There are some things you should take into consideration before hopping on your next 757 to make sure you are prepared. The lesson I learned from traveling with American Airlines? Pack some snacks or starve.

customer_serviceI found that the flight attendants were ill-equipped to deal with gluten free needs.  Here was my experience with American Airlines on a flight from LAX to DCA on December 29, 2012: