Gluten-Free Menu 2-26-12

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I took dessert when we had dinner with friends last week.  I didn’t get proper pictures taken so I will have to make it again before I can share it with you.  I will say it was delicious and everybody liked it.  One friend said it was too good. Here are a few of the […]




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What is Gluten?

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Gluten is a general name for specific proteins found in wheat, rye, and barley.  It is what gives bread dough elasticity and holds it together. Gluten proteins are made up of two types of peptides, glutenin and prolamins.  It is the prolamins that trigger an autoimmune reaction in people with celiac disease.  They also trigger […]



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Menu Plan Ideas 2-19-12

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I shared some time ago about about why I don’t menu plan (usually).  But I think menu planning can be very helpful at times, and I have also shared menu planning tips. Since I don’ t menu plan most of the time, I can’t share my menu plans with you each week, but I can […]



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Saving Money on Gluten-Free Foods

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There is no doubt that gluten-free foods are more expensive than their gluten-filled counterparts.  If you’ve been gluten-free for more than a week, you are well aware of that. How can you save money on gluten-free foods? 1.  Eat Naturally Gluten-Free Foods This may not be the answer you want to hear, but I’m putting […]



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Is the Gluten-Free Diet a Fad?

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The bottom line is no…..but sometimes yes. I understand the hesitancy of manufacturers and restaurants to jump on the gluten-free diet bandwagon.  They are worried that they will invest significant time and money into offering gluten-free food only to have people stop buying it after a while. Is the gluten-free diet a fad diet? No.  […]



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Merry Christmas

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I am taking time off this week to be with family and celebrate Christmas.  There will be no Surfing Saturday post today and no review or giveaway tomorrow. I hope that you are enjoying your loved ones this weekend also. Merry Christmas! Image: dan / FreeDigitalPhotos.net



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Recipes for Christmas

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Many of you will be gathering with family and friends this weekend to celebrate Christmas, and those celebrations are bound to include food.  Here are a few recipes you might want to use, even if you don’t celebrate Christmas. Most, but not quite all, of these recipes are dairy free. Breakfast: Cinnamon Rolls Breakfast Casserole […]



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