Author Archives: Teri Gruss, MS

How to Use Millet in Gluten-Free Recipes

Millet has been used as food for thousands of years.

Millet has been used as food for thousands of years.

Millets – Important Food Source Worldwide:

The millets, a group of thousands of varieties of grass-like annual plants that bear small to miniscule-sized seeds belong to the Gramineae family of plants.Food anthropologists believe that millet was the first cereal plant domesticated by man. Today millet is considered the 6th most important grain crop in the world.

The most common varieties of millet include pearl, proso, foxtail, finger and teff (Ethiopian millet). Millet has been a major source of protein and energy for millions of people in Asia, Africa and India for thousands of years.

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What is Gluten Reduced Beer?

Gluten reduced beer is brewed with water, malted barley, hops and yeast. Specialized enzymes used widely in the brewing industry are added to break down or hydrolyze the proteins in barley, including the gluten protein “hordein,” that causes adverse reactions in people with celiac disease. Read More »

Gluten-Free Macho Nachos

Our gluten-free macho nacho makes a hefty appetizer for a crowd or  a crunchy good entree for smaller gatherings.

Loaded with 3 layers of gluten-free corn tortilla chips, gluten-free seasoned ground beef, lots of veggies, cheese, fresh cilantro and spicy jalapeno this dish is always a half-time hit.

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Gluten-Free Thai Chicken Pot Stickers Recipe

gluten free pot stickers recipe

If you have ever enjoyed the experience of eating “pot stickers” before going gluten-free, you know how delicious and fun these savory Asian pan-fried dumplings are. They’re fun to make too!

Traditionally pot sticker wrappers – similar to wonton wrappers, are made with wheat flour. While I’ve thought about attempting to make a gluten-free wonton for some time, it wasn’t until I bought Laura B. Russell’s cookbook, The Gluten-Free Asian Kitchen that I actually went for it.

Our gluten-free pot stickers will stick to the pan, just like wheat-made pot stickers, so read the instructions carefully and then have fun making this recipe. Read More »

Arsenic in Rice and Gluten Free Diets

Rice, arsenic and gluten free diets

Arsenic in Rice and Gluten Free Diets Copyright (c) 2012 Teri Gruss

Do gluten-free diets put people at a higher risk for excessive and dangerous exposure to inorganic arsenic, a known carcinogen? It depends on the food choices you make and how much, and what variety of rice you eat.

In their ongoing analysis of arsenic in our food supply, Consumer Reports researchers analyzed 223 samples of rice and rice based products typically found at grocery stores in the U.S. Consumer Reports is a non-profit, independent consumer safety organization founded in 1936.

The results of Consumer Reports magazine analysis were recently published in the November 2012 issue, Arsenic in Your Food. Virtually all rice products tested contained arsenic, from low levels to potentially toxic levels.

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Leftovers… Try Gluten-Free Turkey Tortilla Casserole

Hopefully you don’t have one shred of leftover turkey hanging out in your refrigerator today. But just in case you do, our recipe for gluten-free turkey tortilla casserole gives the last vestiges of the old bird a flavor facelift.

Think of this recipe as a delicious, out-of-the-ordinary “lasagna” made with gluten-free corn tortillas and healthy Read More »

Gluten-Free Pecan Pie Recipe

This gluten free recipe for pecan pie is incredibly sweet and delicious. Don’t be intimidated about making homemade pie crust. A food processor makes the task fast and easy- just keep your butter or shortening chilled and use ice water.

The rich pecan filling is mixed in a blender, making this a fast and easy favorite.

Tip – An 8 or 9-inch tart pan with a removable bottom makes a nice-looking crimped crust and makes cutting pies easy too. Read More »

Gluten-Free Peach Blueberry Tart Recipe

Gluten Free Works Author Teri Gruss

gluten free peach blueberry tart recipe

Gluten Free Peach Blueberry Tart Photo: Teri Lee Gruss

Gluten-Free Peach Blueberry Tart takes advantage of two fantastic seasonal fruits, all wrapped into one delicious gluten-free tart shell. Add a scoop of fresh vanilla ice cream to a slice of Gluten-Free Peach Blueberry Tart for a real summer treat.

If you’d rather make this as a pie no problem- substitute a 9-inch pie plate for the tart pan.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Pastry for 9-inch 2 crust pie (recipe link below)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose gluten-free flour mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg Read More »
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