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Adding a Gluten-Free Product to My Arsenal

I have been gluten-free for almost four years, so I think it’s safe to say that I know my way around the gluten-free aisle at the grocery store. I also feel like I have a pretty good handle on what brands are worth buying, which products are best for certain recipes, and what my taste-buds like in general. But, I recently found that even I can benefit from the discovery aspect that the Taste Guru box-of-the-month provides.mezzetta-300x300 Read More »

Agave Nectar Pros and Cons

Agave Americana

We have been asked about the safety of using agave syrup as low glycemic substitute for cane sugar.  Here is some useful information.

Of the several hundreds species of agave, commercial agave syrup is produced from Agave Americana, a desert succulent plant. The syrup, or nectar, is obtained from the sap.  The sweet sticky sap is extracted from the base of the plant then boiled to produce the “syrup.” Cooking converts the sap’s natural 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 »

Allergen Detection Service Dogs…Until There’s a Cure! Interview with Ciara Gavin

Allergen Detection Service DogsI was recently connected with Ciara Gavin of Allergen Detection Service Dogs in a joint effort to work together to increase Food Allergy Awareness by holding a conference in Colorado Springs.  While that whole idea is still in the works, I was immediately intrigued by the work being done by Ciara and her team.  I needed to know more!  Lucky for me, she agreed to come to Denver and meet over lunch to discuss the work we both do.  I am honored to share with all of you the amazing services being provided through Allergen Detection Service Dogs!

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Allergendetectionservicedogs.com

First, I have to say that I was lucky enough to meet one of these amazing dogs named Tucker, who is actually a mobility dog, and has a unique set of skills outside of allergen detection.  However, he was in the restaurant with us and was well received, well behaved, and an all around incredible animal.  I was hooked from Read More »

Allergy Eats Answers! New Press Release on Traveling With Food Allergies.

Gluten Free Works Author Jennifer Leeson

* The following post was not written by me, but rather supplied to me by Adrienne Walkowiak at http://www.allergyeats.com/*

AllergyEats Makes Traveling Easier This Spring,

Helps Families Find Food Allergy-Friendly Restaurants Nationwide

AllergyEats, The Most Comprehensive Source for Finding Allergy-Friendly Restaurants,

Offers Free Peer-Based Ratings, Tips & Info-Sharing Forums
BOSTON, MA (March 19, 2012) – Millions of people will travel this season for spring break, school vacation and the Easter/Passover holidays, and for most of them, these trips mean fun, relaxation and wonderful adventures.  But for the 15 million people with food allergies (and their families), traveling can be a source of tremendous anxiety.  Dining in unfamiliar cities and restaurants – which may or may not be able to accommodate their special dietary requirements – can be extremely stressful.  Worrying about a possible allergic reaction compounds the problem.  But the food allergy community can depend on AllergyEats (www.allergyeats.com), the biggest and fastest growing source for finding allergy-friendly restaurants, to help them more comfortably dine out wherever they are – resulting in a more enjoyable, less stressful trip.

“I’ve traveled extensively with my children – who are allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, sesame and dairy –  and have learned Read More »

Amazon Sellers Can Be Sneaky – Annie Chun’s 6 Pack for $7 But Not Yet

Hey guys!

A quick heads up.

I buy Annie Chun’s sticky rice on Amazon. It’s convenient and cooks in a minute in the microwave.

This Pack of 6 sells for $17 now, but goes on sale for $7.96 every few weeks.

I buy the limit of 4 six packs when they go on sale.

Also, I choose the “one time buy” option – they have a subscription model that probably nails you when they change to the higher price.

Some of these vendors are sneaky like that.

-John Libonati

(Originally posted in the Gluten Free Classifieds Facebook Group)

Annie Chun’s Cooked White Sticky Rice, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Low Fat, Sushi Rice, 7.4-oz (Pack of 6)

Amazon Warehouse Gluten Free Deals of the Day

Hey Guys!

I thought it would be fun to see what is selling on Amazon Warehouse today.

Amazon Warehouse is basically Amazon’s discount section.

You can find hundreds of gluten-free product deals there.

Let’s take a look.

In this video, I’ll show you how to find the gluten-free products and what is selling.

(FYI: There is an AWESOME cup for cup gluten-free all purpose flour.)

What gluten-free deals have you found and where did you find them???

 

Amy’s Is Adding New Gluten-Free Products to Their Line-up

Gluten Free Works Jennifer Harris

amys broccoli and cheddar bake gluten freThis Examiner has been a fan of the gluten-free products from Amy’s Kitchen for more than a decade. Their line of gluten-free convenience foods, prepared meals, pizzas, wraps and desserts can always be found in my freezer.

We like knowing we are eating quality food that is made with organic ingredients that are GMO free and contain zero trans fats.  We also love that they don’t just stick to one type of cuisine and include Indian, Italian and Asian dishes.

What a lot of people don’t know about this family-oriented company is that Read More »

Annie’s Gluten Free Rice Pasta & Cheddar Macaroni & Cheese

Annie’s Gluten Free Rice Pasta & Cheddar Macaroni & Cheese, 12 Boxes, 6oz (Pack of 12)

Stocking up? Make sure you get your gluten-free Mac and Cheese!

  • Made with gluten free rice pasta and real cheese from cows not treated with rBST*
  • Made with goodness; No artificial flavors, synthetic colors, or preservatives
  • We work with trusted suppliers to source only non-GMO ingredients
  • No significant difference has been shown between milk derived from rBST-treated
  • Includes a total of 12 boxes.

Order here! Free shipping with Amazon Prime!

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