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:

I really thought it was a joke when I heard about Luce's Gluten-Free Artisan Bread mixes. I mean how could a bread mix that doesn't require you to activate yeast, or let it proof really work? To produce an artisan loaf of bread, all you add is water, then stir, and bake, which sounds way too simple to actually work. I don't know how they did it, but this mix produces gluten-free bread with a crispy crust and a soft, moist middle that is quite easy to make.

Italian and Sourdough mixes from Luce's. Just add water, stir, and bake an artisan-quality loaf of bread every time! Credit: Luce's Gluten-Free Artisan Bread

Italian and Sourdough mixes from Luce's. Just add water, stir, and bake an artisan-quality loaf of bread every time! Credit: Luce's Gluten-Free Artisan Bread

Laura Hanley

Udi’s Gluten-Free Tortillas: The Real Thing

February 26th, 2013 by Laura Hanley

I seriously LOVE the fact that the hard-to-imitate products are starting to roll out for all of us gluten-free people. Case in point: Udi’s gluten-free tortillas.UdisTortillas-300x300

Amy Fothergill

What are your “Keys to the Kitchen”?

February 25th, 2013 by Amy Fothergill

I’m lucky. I got to ask Aida this question up close and personal. If you don’t know her name, you should. Aida Mollenkamp is California-based food expert, TV host, writer, and culinary curator. She studied at the Cornell Hotel School (like me!) and Le Cordon Bleu Paris before joining CHOW.com where she worked behind the scenes as Food Editor. Eventually, she moved to television where she hosted her Food Network show Ask Aida (you get the pun now) and later the Cooking Channel show, foodCrafters.

Jennifer Harris

McGnaw the Gluten-free Beaver on Colbert

February 24th, 2013 by Jennifer Harris

My husband has been watching The Colbert Report ever since its inception. Stephen Colbert plays a 'right-wing journalist' with his own flair for reporting the weekly news. Imagine my surprise when The Colbert Report came up in a Google search because of a Thought for Food bit they did on Wheat Addiction.

Wheat is parodied as 'a substance we are all addicted to' based on a CBS news report where Dr. William Davis said

Rachel Lu Muffins: Truly Homemade

February 22nd, 2013 by Candice Rose Clifford

Heading back to school means one thing when you are on a restricted diet: stock up on all your favorites which you can’t find at school. This break I didn’t do much shopping or searching for new products, instead I ate less process foods and stayed away from sandwiches. This resulted in me feeling much better.

Natalie Pronio

Marie Fang’s Gluten-Free Weight Management Video

February 21st, 2013 by Natalie Pronio

In this video, Marie Fang shares her tips for losing weight or maintaining a healthy weight while eating gluten free!