Secret Trick to Gluten-Free Cooking: Modification

Secret Trick to Gluten-Free Cooking: Modification

I could spend a whole day mourning the loss of proper croissants. I would also shed tears for crispy baguettes and the act of walking into a restaurant with confidence and full access to the menu. Oh, and eating at other people’s houses without first intensely quizzing them about all ingredients. These are just a few of things I miss about the first gluten-filled 30 years of my life.   The road to embracing a life without gluten is bumpy and full of potholes.  It’s helpful to allow yourself the move through all five stages of the grief process.  For

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Lactose/Gluten Free Mac’n’Peas with Ham

Feeding a gluten free family of five on a budget is no joke, even though I try to make witty remarks about allergy discrimination embedded in the pricing of our safe foods. Blah, blah, costs a lot to produce it in a dedicated facility, I get it.  But $6 for a loaf of bread that is likely to have a hole in the center of it??? I digress. So right here in the middle of April after a few wedding gift purchases, some birthdays, and meaningless resolves to not overdo it on spending for Easter (mostly on food), I find

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Lemon Strawberry Cake

This gluten-free/dairy-free recipe was adapted from a recipe from The Cake Doctor Bakes Gluten Free by Anne Byrn Oil spray for misting the pan 1 T GF flour for dusting the pan 1 large lemon 1 package (15 ounces) yellow gluten free cake mix (I used Betty Crocker) 1/4 c. lemon jello 1/2 c. coconut oil, melted 3 large eggs 1 pack of strawberries 1 tub of coconut whip cream (SO Delicious brand) Preheat oven to 350.  Lightly mist a round spring form pan and dust with the gf flour. Shake out the excess flour and set aside. Rinse and

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Strawberry Muffins

These muffins are dairy and gluten-free, and while not health utterly delicious. 1 cup diary free butter (I used earth’s balance) 2 cups white sugar 2 eggs plus 1 egg white 1 cup unsweetened coconut yogurt (I used So Delicious) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 and 1/2 cups gluten free mama’s almond blend flour (or your preferred GF flour) 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon xanthum gum 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 and 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, chopped 1/2 c brown sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 c chopped pecans Preheat oven to 400. Line muffin tins with cupcake liners In a

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An Easter Feast to Remember

Easter. A celebration of rebirth and the miracle of new life. Spring is in the air, the earth is waking up, and people far and wide are ready to celebrate. For some of us, that means a beautiful, gluten-free feast. This year I decided to host the family at my house for a fancy Easter brunch. I pulled out the china, picked flowers from the garden, and told my sisters and mother to bring their Easter best! We hope you will gain inspiration by taking a look at our Easter brunch menu. Honey Baked Ham Truth be told, I still have to

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GF Adventure

There are just a lot of cool things to do and places to see in this world, and I just don’t have time to let an eating restriction hold me back!

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GF Kid Chef

Hi. I am MJ, the GF Kid Chef, and I have loved the kitchen since I can remember! People get intimidated by the thought of making a gluten free meal or baking some gluten free cookies, but hey, if I can do it you can. Check out my youtube channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrsP-pXOCQ-aX-kFlxGNB9g

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GF Parties

Let Nothing Stop You From Throwing A Great Party. So you’ve been diagnosed with a gluten disorder. After having gone through the seven stages of grief, you are left with a bleak outlook and a heavy heart. What are you going to do next? You are going to LET NOTHING STOP YOU, that’s what. This blog is dedicated to living a healthy, delicious, adventurous life that happens to be without gluten. It takes extra care in some instances and is much easier with the support of those around you, but can be done, I promise! I come from a large

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Celiac Success Story in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a charming city. The canals, the bike traffic on large beachcomber-type bicycles, the glorious flower stands, the 16th century buildings and streets- it is a city that will quickly captivate. The first day I was there I made my way to the first restaurant on my list, Pancakes Amsterdam. I didn’t realize it, or perhaps I had forgotten, but the Dutch are known for their Pannenkoeken, very tasty pancakes. The restaurant was a tiny little store front with two small tables out on the sidewalk and only about 10 tables crammed within. I was surprised to find that

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