Posts in category "Gluten-free"

Yumminess from Blake's All Natural Foods

This American classic is now gluten-free and can be found at your neighborhood's Whole Foods Market.
The nice folks at Blake’s All Natural Foods reminded me that May is National Celiac Awareness Month. Why not celebrate with something yummy that you don’t have to prepare! Blake’s All Natural Foods cook every dish from scratch in small batches, using only the highest quality ingredients, providing healthy, convenient, and yummy gluten-free alternatives. According to their Website, the Blake’s... Read more »

The Perfect Lunch!

The Perfect Lunch!
This recipe works great with gluten free soba noodles or any gluten free noodles for that matter. What’s great about is that you can customize it, add protein, more veggies or spices. I suggest making it as a side dish with dinner and then packing it for lunch the next day. It’s also perfect to... Read more »

CEAF is Back!

CEAF is Back!
I’ve decided to bring back Chicago Eats Allergy Free. Some of you have told me that you miss this blog. I was especially honored to hear that some of you even without food allergies appreciated my tips. Also, I am constantly running into people who need my help so here it is. It’s amazing how... Read more »
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Kombucha DIY

With the recall still firmly in affect many Kombucha enthusiasts are fending for themselves. If you are interested in making your own check out Kombucha Kamp for guidance. There are also many helpful brewing demos on You Tube. Getting the right recipe down may take some time. There are a lot of factors that go... Read more »

Kim & Scott's Cafe Twist

I recently had lunch with Kim Holstein of Kim & Scott’s Gourmet Pretzels and she could not be any nicer or more inspired by her work. I was treated to a warm gluten-free pretzel and Mediterranean Salad (sans the feta). The gluten-free pretzel was actually really good and has a biscuit like flavor and consistency.... Read more »

Glow Gluten Free . . . Ready Set Glow

Remember cookies? Those round yummy, crunchy, sweet things that can be found at bakeries? Some of you with celiac or wheat allergies might have forgotten but Jill Brack of Glow Gluten Free offers a delicious reminder. When Jill and her daughter were both diagnosed with celiac disease they found themselves missing their favorite treats. Not satisfied... Read more »
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It's Not Too Late For Sorbet

Perhaps you have seen their colorful fuchsia and orange pints at Whole Foods or other gourmet retailers? Flavors include: Dark Chocolate, Coconut, Grapefruit Campari and Green Apple. All sorbets are dairy free except for Coconut and Dark Chocolate. Photo credit: http://www.ciaobellagelato.com.
Summer isn’t over yet. If you haven’t had your fill of sorbet you still have plenty of time. First of all, let me define what a sorbet is. A sorbet is a frozen fruit dessert usually made with a sweetener and a fruit puree. Sorbet is often confused with sherbert, which is actually made with... Read more »

Finding Comfort in Uncomfortable Foods Part I

What I mean by “uncomfortable” foods are the foods we know we should eat and don’t. It’s convenient to just grab packaged foods, tear and eat. It takes time and effort to buy vegetables, clean vegetables and cook vegetables. Even though the effort required may initially feel stressful, the result of eating healthy does actually... Read more »

Food Should Taste Good

That’s not just a header for this article but the name of a company that makes yummy, crunchy and salty snacks. I became aware of them when I sampled their gluten-free sweet potato chips at Kim & Scott’s Twist Cafe (more on Kim & Scott’s later this week). I’m not a chip person but I... Read more »
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Easy Ways To Use Living Harvest Hemp Protein

I was recently asked to guest blog for Living Harvest. I frequently use their products, especially their protein powders. Protein can be problematic for those of us with allergies and digestion issues. I know I feel the need for protein but sometimes eating too much from animal sources can be hard on digestion. Plus if its... Read more »
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