Pecan Stuffed Snow Peas with Creamy Smoked Filling

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The holidays are almost upon us which has inspired me greatly in creating new recipes, but specifically these stuffed snow peas. Besides using these as appetizers they are a great way to get your kids to eat vegetables, too! If you use cream cheese, of course, they will not be dairy-free, but there are alternatives …
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Savory Fruit Salad: Mango and Dried Cherry

Gluten-free Mango Fruit Salad
Of course this fruit salad is gluten free, but it does not take special ingredients to make this recipe. It is fast to make, yet elegant to serve, with proper garnishes. October is mango season where I live in California. Perhaps the season is different where you are. Mangos tend to be overlooked during the …
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Gluten Free Stuffing – Apple Walnut

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This gluten free stuffing recipe is great for roasting a chicken, as I used it, or for a turkey.  It contains apples and optional walnuts. I always suggest trying a new stuffing recipe with a chicken prior to using  it in your Thanksgiving turkey. The amount I made below was stuffed inside a 5 pound …
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Celiac: Foods to Avoid

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If you have been diagnosed with celiac disease, you would do best to eat natural foods, free of chemicals, preservatives, additives and other artificial ingredients, as some of these ingredients are sources of hidden gluten and are unhealthy for us all.

Link Between Celiac Disease and MSG 

There is a theory that MSG is unsafe for celiac patients.  It certainly has been proven that MSG increases the risk for autism.  In addition, it has been discovered that most individuals who report having a reaction to MSG also report a sensitivity to wheat.  There are many foods and ingredients that those with celiac disease should not consume.  One would think that rice milk would be safe, but all brands are not gluten-free.  Read the information below to find out more about unsafe foods for those with celiac individuals and more. Continue reading “Celiac: Foods to Avoid”

Winners of “The Gluten Effect” Book Giveaway

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Drs. Richard and Vikki Petersen were generous in sponsoring this giveaway, giving away 3 copies of their book, “The Gluten Effect“, known by leading experts in the field as the vanguard of gluten sensitivity diagnosis and treatment. If you live near the San Francisco Bay Area or Silicon Valley, California, check out their incredible second …
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Gluten Free Shortbread Cookies

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October is National Cookie Month! What a great excuse to make a batch, right? These gluten free cookies are scrumptious! I love gluten free shortbread cookies probably because they have more butter than the average cookie recipe, but this recipe uses less butter and replaces it with a little nut flour. Enjoy! PrintGluten Free Shortbread …
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Expandex: Modified Tapioca Starch for Better Gluten-free Baked Goods

Expandex®, a gluten-free modified* tapioca starch made by Corn Products (though not a corn based product) is promoted as enabling gluten-free bakers to create a gluten-like baked good, similar to using gluten flours. It is promoted as improving the rise, taste, texture, appearance and extends shelf life. In addition, Expandex creates a more moist and better crumb texture to baked goods and improves the crispy texture of deep-fried goods, along with bringing out more of the flavors of other ingredients. Learn where to purchase it, how to use it and more. Continue reading “Expandex: Modified Tapioca Starch for Better Gluten-free Baked Goods”

Walnut Cranberry Gluten Free Granola Bars

Gluten-free Granola Bar
You may have already seen my other Gluten Free Granola Bars recipe made with chocolate chips. This one we tweaked a bit by adding more walnuts along with the almonds.  ou can use any nuts you like, but using at least one soft nut is helpful for this recipe. For those who cannot tolerate oats, …
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Gluten Free Recipe Box Header Image Contest

Just a heads up: We are planning on sprucing up our website, but need to do it the “do-it-yourself” way, as we do not sell anything which would allow us to make a profit. Plus, we are busy in the kitchen, on the Internet doing research and recruiting new professionals for the forum. Therefore, we are having …
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Gluten Free Dairy Free Sandwich Bread Recipe

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Making gluten-free sandwich bread is an art, and Carol Fenster has perfected that art!  As one of the few gluten-free experts in the world, Carol Fenster, creator of Bob Red Mill’s wonderful mixes and recipes, has graciously shared her recipe with us for gluten-free sandwich bread made with yeast. It is a gluten free white …
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