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The Perfect Gluten Free Rosemary Bread September 3, 2011

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Fresh out of the oven.

I woke up at 5am with a lot on my mind. Baking at dawn; what better way to clear your head.


Now You Can Eat Pretzels, Gluten Free June 3, 2011

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Welcome pretzels back into your life my friends.

I was shopping at Albertson’s last week and walked into half aisle stock full of gluten free goodies. I picked up this package of Glutino Pretzel Twists.

I’m not a huge pretzel fan and neither is my significant other. He can eat anything. But I am a big fan of snacking at my desk all day. I didn’t expect much out of this since most gluten free crackers taste like nothing with the consistency of tree bark. In the words of my other “These are the best pretzels I’ve ever tasted.” Light, airy, flavorful, just perfect. Plus points for also being lactose free.

I’m elated to see grocery stores giving us GFers shelf space. This is the first time I’ve seen this product in stores and I usually shop GF friendly spots like Trader Joes, Whole Foods or Henry’s Market. I wouldn’t count on every Albertson’s carrying Glutino so check the manufacturer’s website before making a big trip. Definitely try this. It’s a winner!



Where to Find Healthy Gluten Free Holiday Recipes December 23, 2010

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As I launch myself into my first of this Christmases with different groups of family today, I am thinking about how I’m going to stick to my diet while making my food look as normal and delicious as I can. I’m getting a little tired of my food allergies becoming the topic of conversation during family meals. I understand why it is. But really, I have much more to talk about and catch up on with my beloved family.

Here are my top pics for recipe sourcing this Holiday. I hope you stay healthy, enjoy your family or friends, and find ways to stay on your eating plan.


Visit Dining Details blog

Dining Details






Follow @DDchefmom on Twitter and visit her blog for farm-to-table recipes that will blow your mind. I recently took a Thanksgiving class with Julie and had a blast cooking my version of dairy-free, gluten-free baked chicken. She even has a special gluten free section in recipes with chocolate quinoa brownies, cookies and curried lentil stew. Whoo hoo!



Visit Baby Cakes NYC

Baby Cakes NYC





This one is special to me. Not only because getting dessert is next to impossible on a gluten free diet, but for the dream. I picked up the cookbook for Christmas to give to my 17 year old daughter who is an aspiring pastry chef. Part of her dream is to bake gluten free goodies to serve in her own bakery some day. I have no doubt it’s to feed her mama and people like me. Baby Cakes is kind enough to share their recipe secretes and via @babycakesnyc with the world. And my little chef.



Visit Gluten Free Girl and the Chef blog

Gluten Free Girl





When I followed @glutenfreegirl on Twitter I had no idea that she was such a chef. I mean a serious one. When I discovered Shauna’s cookbook on the shelf at Borders of course I tweeted her with and OMG is that you?! And it was, and her recipes are awesome. Don’t be too intimidated, she is actually a regular person with an amazing story of a journey to health through changing her diet. And who, lucky her, is married to “the chef.” Get her blog, videos and recipes here.



Visit Izalia Bakes Blog

Izalia Bakes





How can I not tell you more about my little chef. OK, I know she’s not little but I’m a mom I can’t help it. You can follow her journey – it’s just begun she was recently accepted to Johnson and Whales University culinary arts program, and baking recipes – regular and gluten free experiments on her Izalia Bakes blog and @izaliabakes Twitter.



Guess, is this sandwich gluten free? November 30, 2010

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that's a gooood sandwich

Is it or isn’t it gluten free? What about lactose free? I’ll give you a hint with a pic of the condiments I used. Leave your answer in a comment. I’ll post the answer tomorrow morning.

gluten free mayonnaise

How to save your salty gravy and make a gluten free modification November 25, 2010

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Happy Thanksgiving gluten free friends. It’s a dangerous holiday for eating on our diet especially if you are also lactose intolerant. Ugh! I am making an alternate version of our family turkey gravy recipe with my Oma today and I added salt without tasting. Hello chef 101! She uses bacon on the turkey to keep it moist, then we use the turkey drippings to make gravy. That’s all I’ll share about our secret family recipe but I will tell you the gluten free substitute to flour: corn starch. It comes out beautiful and shiny. My other secret, when you over salt a sauce or soup add raw, peeled potato chunks to it. It completely saves the day by absorbing much of the salt flavor. Control it to taste by adding more potatoes. Remember to take them out well before they cook of mashing.

Remember to taste before you salt friends and do not get yourself sick over dinner. There are subs don’t be shy with the family present 🙂