Author Archives: Allison Hecht

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 »

Feeling Fluffy? Take a Gluten Free Bite out of Plush Puffs Marshmallows

Marshmallows remind many of us of our childhood – whether it was roasting them by the fire or adding them to a steaming cup of hot chocolate. But Plush Puff takes marshmallows to a whole new level.

These marshmallows are not only gluten-free, they contain no corn syrup and use brown rice syrup instead. Plus, they are fat free so you know that they can’t be too bad for you. Read More »

Treat your sweet tooth to some chocolate from Sweet Riot

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With Valentine’s Day just a few short weeks away, why not treat your loved one (or yourself for that matter) to some delicious chocolate from Sweet Riot?

sweet-riot-cocoa-nibsSweet Riot is not only tasty chocolate, it’s chocolate with a purpose. All of their chocolate “peaces” are made from all-natural ingredients, and the company has a strong commitment to fair trade and ethical business practices. You can learn more about their mission statement here. Read More »

Get into the Holiday Spirit with These Gluten-free Cookie Recipes

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The holidays are upon us, which means lots of holiday parties and gatherings with friends and family, and of course, delicious desserts.

gingerbread_cookiesIn the mood for something new? Try these gluten-free cookie recipes courtesy of Whole Foods.

Chocolate Mocha Sugar Cookies

These cookies go great with a steaming cup of peppermint hot chocolate Read More »

Headed to Disneyland for the Holidays? Gluten-free Dining Options.

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Ahh, Disneyland at the holidays. All the lights are twinkling, the snow falls on Main Street, and everyone is in a festive mood. While Disneyland offers many dining options, it can be a minefield finding anything that is gluten-free.

disneylandSo when you are ready to take a break from your Disneyland marathon, cruise over to Downtown Disney and check out these restaurants that have gluten-free offerings. Read More »

Enjoy some gluten-free organic pizza at Pizza Fusion

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Everyone is eating organic these days, and Pizza Fusion is no exception. Pizza Fusion was created in 2006 by Michael Gordon and Vaughan Lazar with the intention of delivering fresh, delicious pizzas made with all natural ingredients. The end result? Delicious pizza, salads, and wraps that taste great and are good for you. Read More »

Try these delicious gluten-free side dishes for your Thanksgiving feast

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Thanksgiving is inching closer, and soon tables will be covered with turkey and all the fixings.Below are a few great gluten-free side dish recipes from Whole Foods that are sure to complement your Thanksgiving feast.

butternut_with_spinachThe best part about these recipes? They are just seven ingredients or less, so you don’t have to worry about bringing a complicated dish to your dinner. So put your chef’s hat on and enjoy these tasty side dishes. Read More »

Whip up something sweet by making a Rice Flour Cake

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The next time you just want something sweet or need to bake something in a flash, try making a Rice Flour Cake (or cupcakes if you feel so inclined). The recipe below is quick and easy, and can be paired with your favorite fruit or other gluten-free topping. What’s even better about this cake recipe is that it won’t break your budget…or your diet. So grab a spoon and start baking to enjoy a nice fluffy treat that is sure to be a hit among your friends and family.

allison_hecht_riceflourcake*Rice Flour Cake recipe courtesy of Whole Foods.

Ingredients
8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter, softened
1/2 cup evaporated cane sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons gluten-free vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups white rice flour
1 teaspoon baking powder Read More »

Whip up some gluten-free waffles for breakfast

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Nothing beats a good, homemade breakfast. 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. waffles

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
1/4 teaspoon sea salt Read More »

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