What is Cultured Brown Rice Flour?

Corn Syrup Derived Cultured Brown Rice Flour

Awhile back a Facebook follower provided a link to a gluten free yeast free bread that she purchases online that she adores. I checked it out and found that it contained “cultured brown rice flour”. I used their contact form to ask a question about it, but they never responded. After doing some research online I stumbled upon this Facebook post [page no longer available] made by Natural Food Works (note that they are in competition with Canyon Bakehouse). It stated that the “cultured brown rice flour” that Canyon Bakehouse uses they also tried and said it smelled like latex paint. They ended up throwing a batch of bread dough out. Continue reading “What is Cultured Brown Rice Flour?”

Best Gluten Free Blogs & Free Buyer’s Guide

Logo for Winner oin 4th Annual Gluten-Free Awards

This blog was a nominee in GFreek.com’s 4th Annual Gluten Free Awards. They have 40 categories with everything from the best gluten free blogs to the best gluten free crackers. Each week they have been announcing a winner of one of the categories. Every Sunday when their newsletter reaches my inbox, I eagerly check it to see if they are announcing the winner of the blog category. I thought I was possibly going to have wait 40 weeks before I found if my blog, Carla’s Gluten Free Recipe Box placed or not. Continue reading “Best Gluten Free Blogs & Free Buyer’s Guide”

Gluten Free Girl Scout Cookies 2013 – 2014

Image: Gluten Free Girl Scout Cookies

In 2012, on their own volition, one girl scout council in Michigan sold their own version of gluten free girl scout cookies (see Gluten Free Girl Scout Cookies and Fall Products). Last fall, other councils also did something similar during the Fall Product Program, like the Citrus Council’s long list of gluten free goodies. This year, the Girl Scouts are officially testing gluten free girl scout cookies in 20 different areas. They’ve taken two great cookies and combined them into one, shortbread and chocolate chips.
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Celiac Disease: Health Insurance with a Pre-existing Condition Gets Easier

Image: Nurse and Patient

Carla often hears from readers that have been denied health insurance with a pre-existing condition such as celiac disease. The gluten free diet is expensive enough without having to worry about health insurance. The United States (US) and Europe (EU) have different laws regarding health insurance. In the US, it’s about to get easier. Read on to learn more. Continue reading “Celiac Disease: Health Insurance with a Pre-existing Condition Gets Easier”

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