10 Quick Gluten-Free Baking Tips

  Maintain a gluten-free pantry to avoid cross-contamination if you have gluten-containing products in your kitchen. Avoid flopping in cakes when using egg whites. In making cakes that use egg whites for structure, be careful when whipping whites. If over-whipped, they will deflate as the cake cools.

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10 Tips to be a Smarter Gluten-Free Cook

Ever get tired of cooking? Or maybe you live alone and don’t enjoy cooking for one? One of the best lessons I’ve learned while being gluten-free is that in order to eat the best you possibly can, you’ve got to cook it yourself. You know that gluten-free doesn’t necessarily mean healthy, so you can’t count on just purchasing products to ...

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5 easy kitchen tips for gluten-free living

Is your kitchen a gathering place? The kitchen is a natural place for people of all ages and backgrounds to share stories and flavors. When transitioning to eating gluten-free, cooking and meeting in the kitchen will probably change. It means double checking each addition to a dish or scrambling to make sure there is no cross-contamination.

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A G-Free Thanksgiving

It takes a little planning ahead to guarantee a great Thanksgiving. In many ways, it’s easier if you’re hosting, because you know what you can and can’t have. Most people hate to impose on their hosts, but it’s easier on you AND your host to ask beforehand than sit through a four-hour meal and watch others eat. Remember, nothing is ...

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Arsenic in Rice and Gluten Free Diets

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 ...

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Bean flour: a healthy and inexpensive way to bake gluten-free

For many people, the thought of cooking and baking with bean flours can seem strange. After all, when trying to replicate your favorite cakes, cookies, muffins, and other sweets in order to make them gluten-free and food allergy-friendly, bean flours don’t exactly elicit the same mouth-watering cravings as traditional white and wheat flour. While bean flours may seem too savory ...

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Become a Gluten-free Activist

On a recent visit to a museum, my husband and I stopped at its cafeteria for a snack. The choices were cookies and cupcakes, pretzels and potato chips, and assorted drinks.  Clearly, the cafeteria didn’t cater to those of us who are gluten-sensitive, lactose-intolerant, and/or weight watchers. Much against my will, I bought the only snack I could tolerate although ...

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Corn-syrup and Cane-sugar-Free Caramel Popcorn Recipe

  What’s the problem with how traditional caramel corn is made? The primary ingredients are usually corn syrup and refined white sugar (not at all beneficial to our health or mood).  Also, you often have to fight to keep the caramel corn on the baking sheets as you stir it during baking.  All these problems have been solved with this ...

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Do You Make Your Own Gluten-free Bread?

I have often wondered what percentage of people following the gluten-free diet actually make their own bread.  I tend to use mixes to make sweet breads, but I usually buy my gluten-free bread off the shelf, or from my favorite local gluten-free bakery Pure Knead. Most of us know that gluten-free bread has come a long way in the last ...

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