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Gluten Free Whole Grain Apple Waffle Recipe

 

Nothing beats a good, homemade breakfast.

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Mmm apple waffles! Photo: Whole Foods Inc.

Fresh ingredients, a nice steaming cup of coffee, and a hearty appetite are all that you need.  When you are tired of the traditional scrambled eggs, whip up this Apple Waffle recipe for a delicous, nutritious, gluten-free breakfast!

Don’t have a waffle iron?  Borrow one, or make this recipe at a friend or family members house for a delicious brunch. Once again, this recipe is thanks to the wonderful people at Whole Foods.

Ingredients:

1/4 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup Amaranth flour
1/2 cup brown rice flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda Read More »

Recipe: Whip Up Some Gluten-free Goat Cheese Ravioli

 

When looking for a new gluten-free recipe, I stumbled across this one for Goat Cheese and Arugula Ravioli on the Whole Foods website, I knew this was a must.  Not only is goat cheese one of my favorite cheeses, I love ravioli (the gluten free kind of course).

Follow this basic recipe for a delicious gluten-free dinner that will make you feel as if you have been transported back to Italy (playing Italian music and drinking a glass of Chianti while dining will also help to set the mood). Read More »

Warm Up with some Gluten Free Butternut Squash Soup

What better way to spend those wintry days than curled up with a delicious bowl of Gluten-free Butternut Squash Soup?

This recipe, courtesy of Emeril Lagasse, has a twist on the traditional Butternut Squash soup by adding in peanut oil and jalapeno.  While this soup may not be the lightest fare, it’s sure to warm you up and fill you up on those cool fall evenings.

The recipe below is easy to make and takes about 40 minutes. Read More »

Stock Up on Some Gluten-free Snacks From Glutino

 
It’s not easy to always find a gluten-free snack on the go, and when you aren’t the mood for the standard piece of fruit or crudite, Glutino offers a variety of nutritious snacks that are sure to leave you feeling satisfied.
 
One of my favorite’s from Glutino is the breakfast bars.  They are perfect for a quick meal on the go, and I’ve taken them as a handy snack when traveling.  They come in yummy flavors such as Read More »

Gluten-Free Item of the Week: Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Butter

It’s been awhile since there has been a gluten-free item of the week but the Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Butter is just too good to go unnoticed.
 
October and November are known for many delicious pumpkin treats: pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, and pumpkin cookies which all normally contain wheat gluten.  But thanks to Trader Joe’s, you can get into the festive spirit by spreading a little pumpkin butter on your favorite gluten-free items – from gluten-free Read More »

Dip into some gluten-free delights at The Melting Pot

I’ll admit it – sometimes all I want to have for dinner is some fruit, cheese, and if I’m feeling extra adventurous, chocolate.  But fresh fruit dipped in chocolate and other savory items dipped in cheese?  Now you’re talking.

The Melting Pot is a delightful fondue restaurant that offers you all the cheese and chocolate until your heart’s content (they offer other yummy items too).  And now they have a special gluten-free menu, so you don’t have to worry about cross-contamination.

In a cheesy mood?  The Spinach Artichoke or Wisconsin Trio (request that the fondue be made with cornstarch) are must-haves.  The vegetables and apple slices provided are perfect dipping accompaniments. Read More »

Dining out gluten free: How to avoid an allergic reaction

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Recently, I had lunch at PF Changs in Irvine.  Unfortunately, my lunch did not go as planned as I ended up having an allergic reaction after dining there.  This was quite unfortunate, considering about a year ago I gave PF Changs a glowing review for their committment to catering to food allergies and developing a gluten-free menu that would be free of any cross contamination. 

It’s inevitable that every now and then when dining out you will run into something that may cause a reaction, so the key is to take as many preventative measures as possible to reduce the risk. Read More »

Upcoming Gluten-Free Events at Whole Foods at The District

Get started on the right foot this summer by checking out these special gluten-free events at Whole Foods located in The District (located off Jamboree and Park in Tustin).

Thursday, June 3rd: Learn what it means to be “going gluten-free”
Elizabeth Kaplan, founder of The Pure Pantry will be on hand to answer questions, provide her favorite recipes, and let you know what it really means to go gluten-free. There will also be food samples and a Q&A for those who are new to the gluten-free lifestyle. You won’t want to miss this special event.

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Enjoy Gluten-Free Dining at Macaroni Grill

Most Italian restaurants are a minefield for gluten-free diners, but now you can add Macaroni Grill to the list of Italian restaurants that are more than accomodating to gluten allergies. Not only does Macaroni Grill offer a gluten-free menu, they also have special menus for those who have Shellfish, Tree Nut, Soy, Egg, and Peanut allergies.

So what can you get at Macaroni Grill? Read More »

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