This site will be removed from the Internet on August 10, 2020. Carla is retiring. Look forward to a smaller website when she begins to publish her cookbooks in the near future. Thank you for your support!
From the Spacher house to yours, happy Easter Gluten Free Easter everyone! While spending time this weekend with my family, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continue support, and wish you a wonderful Easter day. Continue reading “Happy Gluten Free Easter!”
I have experienced digestive reactions in some quinoa products, but not others. Since I am often asked, is quinoa gluten free, I thought I would share the most recent study on this very subject. The study was performed in the U.K. by the Division of Diabetes and Nutritional Sciences, Department of Gastroenterology at King’s College London, one of the world’s leading research and teaching universities. Their findings were very interesting, and resolved my confusion on the subject. In Dr. Vikki Petersen’s video (bottom of this page), she further clarifies some things for us. Continue reading “Is Quinoa Gluten Free? Not All Are Created Equal”
This Chinese BBQ pork recipe may be made soy free when using my soy free barbecue sauce recipe which calls for my soy free soy sauce recipe; or with the use of any gluten free soy sauce or barbecue sauce. Traditionally, Chinese BBQ pork does not call for tomatoes or ketchup, though some use it. This recipe is tomato free. And if you’re not on a gluten free diet, of course, you may use any brands you desire. This recipe calls for a slow cooker (crockpot), and may be followed by broiling the meat, which is optional. As you can see in the photo that it is sticky, and you may make it crisp on the outside, if you wish. No matter how you prepare it, in the end, it is flavorful, inside and out. I made this especially for my experiment with gluten free egg rolls. This Chinese BBQ pork recipe truly is a delight. Bring Chinese food back to your life with this delicious gluten free recipe! Continue reading “Delicious Gluten Free Chinese BBQ Pork (Soy Free and Tomato Free)”
The first time I saw Trader Joe’s gluten free pasta (brown rice pasta: fusilli, penne, and spaghetti), I never noticed that it stated it was gluten free. I love their penne pasta! At the top of the package it was prominently labeled organic, wheat-free, cholesterol-free and sodium-free, but not gluten-free. It is even certified organic and certified Kosher. I was concerned that it may contain cross-contamination and did not want to recommend it to my clients and readers who have a high gluten intolerance. However, I gave it a try and was very pleased with the texture, flavor and reasonable price. Continue reading “Trader Joe’s Gluten Free Pasta Review”
This amazing Tuscan gluten free white bean dip was created by Joy Bauer. It may look like red bean dip, but it’s not. The balsamic vinegar provides a pink, red bean color. This dip is great served with veggies, whole grain gluten-free crackers, or whatever you enjoy with bean dip. Packed with fiber and protein, this healthy Tuscan white bean dip is fantastic, and addicting! Thank you once again, Joy! Continue reading “Low-Cal Tuscan Gluten Free White Bean Dip”
I will soon be working on creating a recipe using Rudi’s Original gluten free bread ingredients, or as close as I can find. Rudi’s original is their white bread that is soft an fluffy, much like the white bread we are used to eating with gluten. I am not sure how long this recipe will take to perfect, but I am very intrigued by Rudi’s Gluten Free Original Bread ingredients. Not only is their list of ingredients posted on their website, but they are easy to understand; two of which I knew nothing about, and the other was extremely hard to find, but I did find it! Continue reading “Rudi’s Gluten Free Original Bread Ingredients: What you may not know”
I had never tasted a sugar free eggnog recipe before today, but the holidays are almost upon us and who cannot resist all of that sugar, dairy, chocolate, what have you? I certainly have trouble doing so! I do not have eggnog very often, but when I do, I just cannot seem to stop myself from having a second glass. Heaven knows if we have a holiday dinner and there is left over eggnog, I’m having it for breakfast instead of my healthy protein shake. This year, I just had to get a hold of myself prior to the holidays. This is what inspired me to come up with this sugar free eggnog recipe.