Friday, November 22, 2013

Walmart's Gluten Free Aisle

Last week I while was pushing my cart along at Walmart, I decided to head to the snack selection (something I cannot resist.) As I walked down the aisle, I found a sign saying gluten-free! This shows how mainstream gluten-free items have become; we no longer have to go to special health food stores to get gluten-free snacks!


Saturday, November 16, 2013

Homemade French Fries

Instead of going to some fast food restaurant, where the freshness of your French fries is not guaranteed, why not just make them yourself?

You will need:
6 potatoes
Canola Oil
1 teaspoon salt (or however much salt you desire)
A deep fryer

Cut the potatoes into strips. (My younger brother was my helper today).

Add them to the deep fryer, covering them with canola oil. Add the desired amount of salt as well. Cook until crispy with a light brown color.

A very simple, yet refreshing side!


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

NFCA Webinar

NFCA is offering a gluten free webinar today. “Chef Richard Coppedge, Professor of Baking and Pastry Arts at The Culinary Institute of America and author of Gluten-Free Baking with The Culinary Institute of America, will review gluten-free baking ingredients such as flours and starches and discuss how to incorporate them into your holiday baked good recipes. Webinar participants will also benefit from learning about helpful gluten-free baking tips and tried and true gluten-free recipes."
The webinar is free of charge. To register click on the following link:


Saturday, November 9, 2013

Grilled Eggplant Salad

5 large tomatoes
12 Italian eggplants (you can substitute any eggplant)
6 Capia Italian sweet peppers (you can substitute any green pepper)
3 cloves of garlic
1 lemon/lime
Italian Parsley

¼ Cup of Olive Oil

Grill the vegetables on the grill on high heat.

Peal the skin of the vegetables. Do this with caution, as they are very hot.

Chop the eggplants, cutting out the stems, into small pieces with a chef’s knife.

Do the same to the tomatoes and peppers.

Chop the
three cloves of garlic and add them to the mix.

Chop the Italian parsley into small pieces.

Sprinkle the juice of a lemon or lime and the ¼ cup of olive oil over it.

Mix it, and add the chopped parsley.

Voila! This dish can be used as a side dish, or as a dip.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Candy Cravings Come After Halloween Too

Are you in the mood for candy, but aren't sure if it's gluten-free? Fear not, for here is a fantastic website that tells you if the candy is gluten-free or not. 

Quick Tip-Always make sure to read the labels.