Holidays

“Forgotten in the Oven” Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

If you are looking for something simple yet tasty to whip up for a snack – try out this “Forgotten” chocolate chip cookie recipe!

Don't be turned off by their appearance, trust me they are SUPER tasty!

Don’t be turned off by their appearance, trust me they are SUPER tasty!

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

2 egg whites
¼ teaspoon salt
2/3 cup sugar
1 teas. Vanilla
small 6 oz. mini chips
2 drops of food color (any color – green is festive!)

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375°
2. Add two egg whites into average size mixing bowl and Read More »

10 Gluten-Free Halloween Candy Recipes

Here are 10 delicious homemade gluten-free Halloween candy recipes that add lots of flavor and fun to gluten-free Halloween parties and trick-or-treat bags. From Halloween classics like homemade caramel corn and candy corn to sumptuous treats like “raw chocolate candy bars” and “chocolate toffee bars” try these homespun gluten-free recipes this Halloween!

1. Gluten-Free Caramel Corn

Recipe for Gluten-Free Caramel Corn© 2010 Teri Lee Gruss, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Homemade caramel corn is buttery, crunchy, sweet and best of all it’s naturally gluten-free. And it’s so fresh, a quality hard to find in a can or bag! This recipe can be prepared ahead of time, packed in freezer bags and frozen until you’re ready to Read More »

10 Terrific Gift Ideas for People on the Gluten-free Diet

Tis the season for gift giving and for those of you not familiar with the gluten-free diet this can be a time of confusion.  It can be difficult to give someone on the gluten-free diet food because some of us avoid additional allergens and not all gluten-free food is created equal.

This Examiner has created the list below as an aide for gluten-free gift giving.  This Examiner would be happy to get any of these items as a gift!

1. Subscription(s)

  • To Clan Thompson’s Celiac SmartLists, which are a series of programs that make it easy to find VERIFIED gluten information on thousands of items,
  • Zeer Select – for $4.95 monthly subscription fee, you can search to find products by category, brand, product name or UPC code.   Read More »

20 Gift Ideas for Gluten-free Cooks, All Under $20

Here are 20 gift ideas for gluten-free cooks including useful and unusual kitchen gadgets, fun gifts for gluten-free kids in the kitchen, high-quality gluten-free ingredients and new gluten-free cookbooks for the cookbook addicts on your list. And all the gift ideas cost less than $20!

Kitchen Gadgets for Gluten-Free Cooks

  1. Pizza Pan Set
    Make thin and crispy or deep dish gluten-free pizza with this 3-piece pan set which includes a pizza wheel for cutting your delicious homemade gluten-free pizza.Recipe for Gluten-Free Pepperoni Pizza
  2. Holiday Pancake Molds
    Gluten-free kids love eating reindeer, snowman and elf shaped pancakes during the holidays. Read More »

4th of July gluten-free recipe round-up

Think you can’t stay gluten-free during the holidays?  Truth be told, 4th of July can be particularly challenging, considering some of America’s favorite dishes are full of gluten: pasta salad, hot dogs, bread, cakes and cookies.   But the goods news is, there are a ton of recipes available for those of us who eat allergen-free — both foods that are inherently gluten-free, as well as quick and easy grain substitutions.  Just keep in mind that eating whole foods that are naturally free of gluten are easiest to prepare, usually most affordable, and also healthier than pre-packaged and processed GF foods.  Read More »

8 Must Have Gluten-Free Recipes for a Fabulous Thanksgiving Dinner

It is fall here in the United States. The weather is getting colder and the leaves are dropping. An important holiday is fast approaching.

Thanksgiving! This wonderful holiday was created when the colonial settlers ate with Native Americans who helped them survive the previous hard winter. Now we celebrate friends and family, give thanks for everything we have and EAT, EAT, EAT!

These 8 Must Have Recipes will help you deliver the best gluten-free Thanksgiving yet!

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie Recipe

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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 more important that staying safe!

Turkey:
Though it’s always good to check, the good news is that all plain fresh turkey is naturally gluten free. However, self-basting turkeys usually contain gluten. Most gravy packets are a problem, too. As of 2011, ALL of the companies I called did have gluten-free turkeys, except Tofurky, which has gluten. Check out my gluten-free turkey list for 2011, which has manufacturer contact info.

If you’re not hosting Thanksgiving at your house, talk to your host as soon as you can. You’ll need to talk about:

* Broth used for basting
* Seasonings
* Stuffing in the Read More »

Alicia Woodward: Holiday and Social Event Tips

Gluten Free Works Author Jennifer Leeson

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Alicia Woodward, Editor Living Without Magazine

After getting the opportunity to interview Living Without’s Editor, Alicia Woodward, and learning more about her and the magazine, we went on to discuss Holiday and Social Event tip ideas.  The following is a compilation of Alicia’s tips along with some of my own tips on the how to effectively work through the barriers that might interfere with following through on these suggestions. Enjoy!

Holiday Tips for Social Events

1. A- Communicate.  Call well before the party to alert your host to your food sensitivities.  Be specific about your food “triggers,” clearly explaining what you can (and can’t) eat.

J- Take a deep breath and think about what you would do if you were the host of the situation.  My guess is you would try and do something to accommodate.  Most people, especially people that care about you, don’t want you to get sick and will try their best to help out…or at least let you know ahead of time if there won’t be something safe, so you can eat ahead of time.  If it’s a work event, you might want to talk to the organizer about the Read More »

Apple Spice Hummus: Dessert Hummus with a Healthful Edge

I recently attended a gluten, dairy, and soy-free cooking class at Williams-Sonoma at The Forum in Norcross. All of the recipes we sampled were quite tasty, but the Apple Spice Hummus was ‘smack you lips’ fantastic. I have never had what I deem to be dessert hummus before and one that was also healthful, so I just had to share. Read More »

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