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”

Expandex: Modified Tapioca Starch for Better Gluten-free Baked Goods

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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

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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, these are perfect. Homemade granola bars are one of our family favorites. I hope you enjoy it, too! Continue reading “Walnut Cranberry Gluten Free Granola Bars”

Gluten Free Recipe Box Header Image Contest

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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 a contest for a new header image! Our header is so sad right now. We were in a hurry to get things up and running when we first moved here. As you can see, we need a lot of help! Funny, but true!

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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 bread recipe, but is healthier because it contains sorghum flour. This is a treasure of a recipe, as you have the choice of adding butter, buttery spread or oil. So many of those with celiac disease along with other gluten-free dieters are also dairy-free. That is right, a gluten free dairy free sandwich bread recipe! Enjoy! We definitely did! Continue reading “Gluten Free Dairy Free Sandwich Bread Recipe”

Carol Fenster’s Sorghum Flour Blend

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Carol Fenster generously shared her sorghum gluten free flour blend from her most recent cookbook, “100 Best Gluten-Free Recipes”. You can see a photo of the mix below. It truly creates a wonderful texture and taste, evidenced by using it in her “White Sandwich Yeast Bread” recipe, which will be posted after the interview with her on Carla’s Cooking tonight (see details below). I hope you enjoy this flour recipe, as sorghum is very healthy for us! Continue reading “Carol Fenster’s Sorghum Flour Blend”

Gluten-free Giveaway and Review: “About Time”

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I was sent a few bottles of Fill, Shake & Go gluten-free protein by About Time.  They have more than this one product, but Fill, Shake & Go is so unique!  It is protein powder in a plastic container which you just fill with either milk, milk substitute or water, shake and go!  It is 100% natural and sweetened with stevia.  About Time is also sponsoring a gluten-free giveaway by donating one of each of their 7 flavors of Fill, Shake & Go to one lucky winner! Continue reading “Gluten-free Giveaway and Review: “About Time””

Raw Banana Ice Cream

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There is a YouTube video on how to make raw banana ice cream with a juicer. You just remove the skin from bananas; freeze the bananas, whole; remove the filter or screen from your juicer; feed them through and voila! – You have soft serve banana ice cream.  However, what does one do if they do not have a juicer? You can even make ice cream without an ice cream maker and both without a juicer. This recipe is gluten-free, vegan, raw, refined sugar-free and sugar-free, as it is naturally sweetened. Enjoy this healthy treat! Continue reading “Raw Banana Ice Cream”