Tag Archives: Gluten free

Four Quick and Easy Gluten-Free Snack Recipes

Everyone knows home cooked foods are better for you than processed, but who has the time???

Here are four quick and easy snack recipes to enjoy this weekend!

Gluten Free Rice Crispie Square Recipe

Gluten-free rice crispie squares are fast, easy and oh, so familiar- a gluten-free kid’s favorite recipe.

Make a batch to take along to sporting events, for sleep-overs or pack a bag for road trips.

Total Time: 10 minutes Read More »

15 Celiac Disease Facts Everyone Should Know

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Celiac disease awareness is growing, but misinformation still abounds. Here are 15 celiac disease facts every doctor, patient and member of the public should know.

1. 1 in 700 –

    The average prevalence of celiac disease in the United States 1950. (Mayo)

2. 1 in 100 –

    The average worldwide prevalence of celiac disease across all races today. (NIH) The average prevalence of celiac disease in the United States today. (Mayo)

3. $8,500 – The average annual estimated healthcare cost of each person with untreated celiac disease in the United States. (Cigna/Columbia Celiac Disease Center study) Read More »

Three Delicious Gluten-Free Entrees to Expand Your Menu

Having a varied diet is extremely important to achieving and maintaining good health. Veggies, fruits, meats, spices, herbs, nuts, legumes, seafood – there are literally thousands of foods we can eat and tens of thousands of recipes that mix flavors and nutrients in so many ways that we should never be bored by our diet.

That said, cooking takes time and life demands lots and lots of our time. It is easy to fall into the same old, same old.

Let’s make cooking foods, and especially cooking different types of foods, a MAJOR priority.

A varied diet makes life better. It makes sure we cover our bases nutritionally, but it also makes us happy. New flavors, new textures, new recipes that taste delicious are the stuff of life.  Read More »

Four Delicious Gluten-Free Cookie Recipes

Craving something yummy? Try these four gluten-free cookie recipes this weekend!

Gluten-free and Vegan Gingersnap Cookies

These gingersnaps are full of flavor.

They’re chewy, moist, and have a crackly top, as any gingersnap should.

If you don’t like your gingersnaps chewy, no worries, just bake them a bit longer and they’ll crisp up perfectly!

Dreamy Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Balls Recipe

Gosh, those cookies were good. Rrr… I mean it was a great bonding experience.

It seemed like Auntie Lesley always had a fresh batch in the jar just waiting for my sister and me. They were doughy, and melty, and buttery…

When my Mom would ask my sister and me why we liked Auntie Lesley’s cookies over her own, we’d always say “but Mom, they’re not cookies. They’re pie crust balls with chocolate chips. They cannot be compared!”

Gluten Free Recipe: Yabba Dabba Do Cookies!

I followed the advice of one of my readers, Kristi, and made the crispy treats using Fruity Pebbles

(I’ve also made them with the cocoa pebbles and both are awesome!).

Before making these I called Post to double-check that these two cereals were in fact gluten-free and was assured that they were gluten-free.

Try them today. You’ll love them!

Gluten Free Shortbread Cookies 

These light (and no, not in the fat content sense), buttery, sweet little wafers will melt in your mouth.

Plus, shortbread is perfect for making gluten free because it’s supposed to be a little crumbly.

I don’t even bother making wheat shortbread cookies anymore because everyone likes these just as much, if not more.

In the mood for something different?

Head over to our Recipes section and check out all the Gluten-Free Cookie Recipes!

The Top 5 Myths of the Gluten Free Diet Debunked

This article debunks the five major myths that seem to persist when it comes to the gluten-free diet.

  1. Gluten-Free Is a Weight Loss Diet

False. Removing gluten from your diet is not a weight loss diet.

Do some people lose weight? Yes. Why?

Many people have reported losing weight when they adopted a gluten-free diet. Losing ten to twenty pounds makes a big difference in how a person looks. People see this and ask, “What did you do?” The person replies, “I went gluten-free.” Other people hear, and since EVERYONE is “trying” to lose weight, the gluten-free diet becomes a weight loss diet…especially once reporters start spreading the word.

The gluten-free diet is not a weight loss diet, but weight loss can be a side effect. It was for me.

How does this weight loss work? Read More »

FDA Publishes Guidelines for Gluten Free Medication Labeling

Big news today! The Food and Drug Administration of the United States just published it’s draft guidance on Gluten in Drug Products and Associated Labeling Recommendations.

The FDA recommends that the words “Contains no ingredient made from a gluten-containing grain (wheat, barley, rye)” be included when appropriate.

This labeling includes the following types of drugs:

  1. Orally ingested drugs that are absorbed in the intestine.
  2. Topically applied drugs that are placed near the mouth and may be ingested.
  3. Medications that are placed into the mouth.

This labeling does not apply to the following:

  1. Skin products not applied near the mouth.
  2. Costmetics.
  3. Supplements such as vitamins and minerals.

Christmas Gluten-free Lemon Almond Cookie Recipe

I tend to over think blogging so my intent is to be short and sweet (good luck to me). Many years ago, I had a recipe for Lemon Almond Cookies. I had copied it from a magazine (specifically from Gourmet, Feb 1990) and kept it all of these years. It is hand written on a recipe card; I added my own interpretation and instructions. At Christmas, I always made these delicious, sweet and crisp cookies.

I’m not sure of the last time I made them but in recent years, with a gluten-free diet, I haven’t even attempted them. This year, I just couldn’t take it and decided to Read More »

10 Quick Gluten-Free Baking Tips

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Here are ten quick baking tips that will help make your next loaf of gluten-free bread, pie or cake a success! 

  1. Maintain a gluten-free pantry to avoid cross-contamination if you have gluten-containing products in your kitchen.
  2. 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. Read More »

Video Review: McCormick’s Simply Better Beef Gravy

We’re always on the lookout for products that make life easier. My wife, Sally, just found this McCormick’s Simply Better Beef Gravy at our local Publix supermarket. She found this one on the clearance rack, but it seems to sell online for around $2.59. Here is my review of the ingredients, texture, and taste.

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