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A Gluten-Free 4th of July Picnic

Posted on July 2, 2008

>The 4th of July weekend usually brings up some interesting challenges when dealing with a gluten-free diet. Not only do you have to contend with those well-meaning relatives and friends who desperately try to accomodate you on your diet, but you also have to be somewhat creative on finding gluten-free foods at picnics, boating excursions  Continue Reading »

Gluten-Free Tarts

Posted on June 23, 2008

> We were delighted to find this method for tart crust that will produce a delightful, flaky crust even with gluten-free flour. This method eliminates the rolling out of the dough, which is wonderful because as we know, typical gluten-free pie crust dough does not usually ‘roll out’. No more trying to patch work pieces  Continue Reading »

Great Grilling!

Posted on June 17, 2008

>Nothing says summertime like outdoor grilling! And this month we have gone grill crazy! So brush off your grill, dig out your tongs and grab the coals; it’s grilling time again! Grilling is a terrific way to cook all kinds of foods, not just meats. Try vegetables, or fish for a delicious added grill flavor.  Continue Reading »

Perfect Picnics

Posted on June 10, 2008

> Outdoor dining can be a challenge on a gluten-free diet because many of the foods associated with picnics are typically gluten oriented. Gluten-free foods generally do not keep as long and can suffer quality if made too far in advance of your outing. The trick to great gluten-free picnics is to choose the right  Continue Reading »

The Cooking Class I Didn’t Give

Posted on May 23, 2008

>Last weekend the Pacific Northwest experienced the nicest weather so far this year. Temperatures reached 86 degrees for two glorious days. In a normal year this would cause northwesterners to propel themselves into full throttle summer behavior even if only for two days. But last weekend was preceded by a tumultuous spring that delivered snow  Continue Reading »

Fire up the Flank Steak

Posted on May 19, 2008

> Spring is a great time to peel back the cover of your grill and start enjoying all benefits of grilled meats. One of our favorite meats to grill is flank steak. Flank steak is a very lean, flavorful boneless cut of meat. This thin, flat steak comes from a well-exercised part of the cow  Continue Reading »

Cooking Light with Fish

Posted on May 15, 2008

> For those of us looking for the lighter side of great tasting gluten-free foods, a wonderful option is fish. Granted, fish cooked with a little cream sauce is always a family favorite but so are countless fish recipes that accentuate the delicate flavor of fish without heavy or calorie laden sauces or toppings. Because  Continue Reading »

Please Pass the Shrimp!

Posted on May 5, 2008

>Shrimp or prawns are one of those versatile shellfish almost everyone enjoys. And just like Bubba Gump said, there are many ways to prepare shrimp. Shrimp are wonderful in it’s most natural state, boiled and served with a seafood sauce or sautéed with lemon and garlic or in a soup, salad, with pasta or even  Continue Reading »

Baking in Foil

Posted on April 28, 2008

>Baking in foil is a method of cooking that locks in natural flavors and keeps food moist. Foil packets are also great ways to combine an entrée with vegetables and sauce all in one neat packet. Foil packets can be substituted with parchment packets if you prefer. When using parchment be sure to butter it  Continue Reading »

Spring is in the Air

Posted on April 21, 2008

> April brings the beginning of the spring season — a welcome change to many. As the weather warms up, look for some wonderful spring vegetables to liven up your meals. Here are a few delicious vegetables to look for this spring with some general tips on preparation: Morel mushrooms — a flavorful mushroom great  Continue Reading »



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