Author Archives: Jen Cafferty

Gluten-Free Casein-Free Grilled Yogurt Marinated Chicken Recipe

Jen Cafferty Gluten Free Works Author

Gluten-free, dairy-free grilled chicken recipeLast week, a joyous thing happened to me at the grocery store.  I saw a display of So Delicious Coconut Kefir, by Turtle Mountain.  I have been eating the So Delicious Coconut Milk Ice Creams and Yogurts but I was dreaming of an agave sweetened coconut milk kefir, and the folks at So Delicious must have read my mind.

Many of us on a gluten-free diet also avoid dairy.  The world of coconut milk products can make our dairy-free lives much more pleasurable.  I was so excited to see the kefir in the store that I bought both the strawberry and the dairy, both delicious!

Here is a simple recipe for grilled chicken.   The yogurt marinade can be made using regular Read More »

Gluten Free Sausage, Pesto and Veggie Pizza Recipe

Jen Cafferty Gluten Free Works Author

Gluten free pesto pizzaThis is the other pizza that my husband made for our dinner tonight.  This is my personal favorite.  There is something very comforting about the italian sausage and roasted veggies.  The other pizza he made was a Spinach, Pancetta and Goat Cheese Pizza.  We use Udi’s frozen GF pizza crust, but any GF crust will work.

Ingredients:

3 mild Italian sausage links,  casing removed
1 1/2 cups fire roasted peppers and onions (I use the frozen Trader Joe’s version)* Read More »

Better Batter Voluntary Recall

Jen Cafferty Gluten Free Works Author

Better BatterFROM NAOMI of BETTER BATTER:

To My Customers:

Recently we were advised by our contract manufacturer that they had discovered that one of our suppliers was including a dairy ingredient in one of the components (sunflower oil) used in our pancake and cake mixes.

As you can imagine for a dairy intolerant family like mine, this was extremely disturbing.

We value your health and safety highly, and my commitment to never feed anyone something I cannot feed my own child is absolute.

Any amount of cross contamination with dairy – no matter how small – is unacceptable to us and, therefore I am authorizing a nationwide product recall of all mixes of yellow cake, chocolate cake and our biscuit and pancake mix. Read More »

National Experts Will Teach at Gluten & Allergen Free Expo, April 29 – May 1

Jen Cafferty Gluten Free Works Author

Cooking classes, kids area and samples galore; Sessions for professionals, too 

Gluten Free & Allergen Free ExpoCHICAGO, Apr. 8, 2011 – To spare those on special diets another day of hockey-puck provisions, the Gluten & Allergen Free Expo (www.gfafexpo.com), April 29 through May 1, is bringing the nation’s leading chefs, best-selling cookbook authors, and highly regarded nutrition and health experts to Chicagoland to help people learn how to prepare healthy, tasty meals and baked goods without gluten and some of the most common allergens. 

Open to the general public, the event features separate full-day sessions of Read More »

Six Steps to Safe Gluten Free Dining

Jen Cafferty Gluten Free Works Author

Gluten Free Restaurant

Copyright (c) 2012 Simone Marani

1.     Find a restaurant that can accommodate gluten free meals. Many restaurants are very familiar with gluten free meals or have a gluten free menu.  If you are new to gluten free dining, stick to a restaurant where you don’t have to explain yourself.  There is a list of gluten free restaurants at www.glutenfreerestaurants.org

 

2.     Do your homework ahead of time. Call ahead and speak with the chef and ask if the restaurant can accommodate your needs.  Also, review Read More »

Gluten Free Valentine’s Day Candy List

Here is a starter list of the gluten free Valentine’s Day candy you and your loved ones can share this year: (As always, check all ingredient labels.)

Necco Valentine Conversation Hearts
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
 M&Ms (plain and peanut)
 Hershey’s Milk Chocolate (NOT crisp or cookie flavored)
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Fight Childhood Hunger Recipe: Creamy Gluten-free Casein-free Zucchini and Leek Soup

I have teamed up with a group of amazing bloggers to help fight childhood hunger.  I hope you will join me on this important mission.  You can make a donation (every donation counts!) and even join in the fun and add your recipes to the virtual dinner party.

When I first saw that Share Our Strength was looking for bloggers to join their virtual progressive dinner I was intrigued – especially when I saw they were welcoming gluten free bloggers.  I have supported Share Our Strength financially for many years and am now so excited to be able to share with you a way that you can help end childhood hunger too. Read More »

Recipe: Gluten-free Quinoa with Cranberries and Toasted Pecans

Cranberries Photo: www.gfreelife.com

Quinoa is the perfect gluten-free grain.  Full of protein and fiber, this delicious ancient grain serves as the ideal base for winter stuffings and salads.  Here is a recipe that was modified from the More Than Gourmet website.  More Than Gourmet has a line of amazing demi-glaces that can be used to make stocks and sauces.  Thier entire line is gluten-free,except for the wine sauces and the veal demi-glaces.

To learn more about quinoa click here.

Quinoa with Cranberries and Toasted Pecans

Ingredients
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 large rib celery, finely chopped Read More »

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