Jennifer Harris

Reformulated grilled chicken at Chick-fil-A

April 30th, 2014 by Jennifer Harris


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On April 14, Chick-fil-A introduced new and improved grilled chicken breast and nuggets to its lineup. This new grilled chicken is infused with a smoky taste by marinating it in a blend of sea salt, lemon, garlic, and savory herbs. According to the company, this technique creates a tender, juicy filet with just the right amount of smoky flavor.

According to the company, they spent seven years and more than $50 million to reinvent its grilled chicken recipe. The largest portion of the investment came as the company worked with Garland Grills to create a proprietary grill. This new grill sears the chicken on cast-iron grates like it was cooked on a backyard grill, only faster.

chick fil a nuggets gluten free"We started with a mission to create a best-in-class grilled sandwich, and after testing 1,200-plus recipes, we landed on a taste so remarkable that we decided to extend the flavor into a full grilled line," said David Farmer, Chick-fil-A's vice president of product strategy and development. "Our previous grilled entrees were good, but not remarkable. We wanted a grilled chicken recipe that is just as ‘craveable' as our original Chick-fil-A® Chicken Sandwich."


olive-oil-loafI’m loving the Nonstick Mini Loaf Pan from Good Cook! You can do so much with this pan, and I know this will come in handy next Easter as I continue to work on converting my Grandmother’s Easter bread recipe (it is not Easter without this bread!). For now however I was asked to “Be a Sweetie” and make a Sweet Creation with this pan. I was a bit indecisive on what to make because there are so many options…did I want to make meatloaf? Something sweet? Savory?  I finally decided on

Laura Hanley

Gluten-Free Veggie & Egg Quinoa Bowl

April 1st, 2014 by Laura Hanley

Gluten Free Veggie and Egg Quinoa Bowl

In my search for healthier food options that don’t make me feel like I’m missing out on flavor, plus my goal of following Lent to a certain extent this year (a.k.a. not eating meat on Friday), I ended up with this delicious recipe. It’s inspired by The Happy Healthy Hippie and is pretty darn easy, which is always a plus.

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gluten free coconut oilI 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.  After all, you are what you eat, right?

Calories, Weight, and a Whole Lotta Garbage

March 19th, 2014 by Cheryl Harris, MPH, RD, LD

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: Originally published March 1, 2014)

weight loss gluten freeNot a week goes by that I don’t see a client who truly believes she/he needs to be following a 1200 calories diet to lose weight or be healthy. It seems to be the #1 nutrition myth.

Despite what the intertubes may say, a 1200 cal diet is not considered standard professional weight loss advice. Honest.There is, of course, plenty of bad advice and/or controversy out there, because that sells. There’s also a whole lot of standard nutrition advice that I heartily disagree with, but that’s another post. Take a  look at

Superpower Macaroons (Paleo + Vegan)

March 18th, 2014 by Leanne Vogel

Superpower Macaroons with goji berries and cacao #vegan #glutenfree #paleoPower 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.

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

March 17th, 2014 by Jenny Manseau

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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 awareness and

Jennifer Harris

West Coast Gluten-free Product Finds

March 3rd, 2014 by Jennifer Harris

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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 what I found:

Quinoa Muffins Recipe

February 26th, 2014 by Jenny Manseau

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