Food & Drink: Special Diets

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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Waffles

These gluten-free pumpkin waffles will delight your entire family. The cooking time for these pumpkin waffles assumes you’re making them all at the same time. You may opt to feed your family in shifts [more…]

How to Use the BRAT Diet When Your Toddler Is Sick

Doctors have recommended the BRAT diet for years, which helps when a toddler has an upset stomach. With the BRAT diet, you increase your child’s fluid intake and offer foods that naturally help with the [more…]

Spinach Mandarin Salad

This luscious spinach mandarin salad combines, well, baby spinach and sweet mandarin orange slices to create a colorful and delicious salad. A well-balanced dressing of balsamic vinegar and honey-mustard [more…]

Best-Ever Sloppy Joes

You can make this gluten-free sloppy joe recipe for a quick lunch or a big party. With several heaping spoonfuls of this sloppy joe mix on top of a toasted gluten-free bun, you can just close your eyes [more…]

Gluten-Free Grain Alternatives

Even if you weren’t cooking gluten-free, you’d want to give these gluten-free ingredients a go. Not only are these gluten-free grains acceptable substitutes for the traditional grains like wheat, rye, [more…]

Crab Dip

This cold crab dip is quick and easy to prepare. Get out those gluten-free crackers and dive into this crabmeat dip at your next party! [more…]

Salmon with Mustard Dill Sauce

Salmon with mustard dill sauce is packed with flavor. The recipe for this gluten-free dish is easy. If possible, use wild salmon which has a deep, natural color and a much richer taste than farm-raised [more…]

Greek Meatballs with Lemon Sauce

A rich lemon sauce accents these boiled meatballs, which are scented with a classic Greek combination of onion and mint. The meatballs emit a flavor while they cook, which converts the water in the pan [more…]

How to Make Basic Vegetable and Fruit Purees for Baby

You can make baby food from just about any fresh vegetable or fruit by pureeing them. Homemade baby food purees from fruits and vegetables are easy to make and nutritious. Before you begin cooking, be [more…]

Reasons to Go Gluten-Free

A gluten-free diet isn’t just for those with celiac disease or a wheat allergy. Although eating wheat products, especially whole wheat, does offer some health benefits, the gluten can actually be harmful [more…]

Substitutions for a Gluten-Free Diet

With more people adopting gluten-free and wheat-free lifestyles, it’s easier than ever to find substitutions for gluten. A little flexibility goes a long way when you’re living gluten-free. Here are some [more…]

Cajun Stuffed Mushrooms

These gluten-free Cajun stuffed mushrooms are tangy and will tantalize the tip of your tongue. But if you want your Cajun stuffed mushrooms to be five-alarm, then use gluten-free hot sausage and add more [more…]

Go for Gluten-Free Cranberry Nut Bread

You will love the texture and the flavor of this delicious bread that you make in your bread machine. Take it with pride to any gathering, whether it's a meeting of people who can't eat gluten or a holiday [more…]

Common Child Food Allergy Triggers

Some certain foods tend to trigger food allergies in children. Don’t get carried away and feed your baby new foods too quickly or feed foods that are known allergens until your baby reaches age 1. A baby’s [more…]

How to Cook with Your Small Child

You can introduce your child to the joys of cooking at an early age. If your child is old enough (no babies allowed!), he or she can help you cook. When you cook with your child, you want the event to [more…]

Gluten-Free Medications and Supplements

If you have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, anything you ingest can cause problems if it’s not gluten-free — even a tiny pill. Be sure to check the label first, because some products actually say [more…]

Common Foods that Contain Gluten

Things with flour in them (white or wheat) are the most common culprits when you’re avoiding gluten. The following foods are among the more obvious edibles and beverages that are gluten packed: [more…]

Gluten in Foods You Wouldn't Suspect

Gluten lurks in foods that you may guess are gluten free. You know to avoid pastries, but you may not think about looking for gluten in candy. However, you have to look long and hard to find gluten-free [more…]

Wheat-Free Doesn’t Mean Gluten-Free

You may see lots of labels proudly declaring a product to be wheat-free (some of which, like spelt and kamut, aren’t really wheat-free at all). That doesn’t mean the food’s gluten free. [more…]

Gluten-Free Flours Provide Healthy Alternatives

A variety of alternative flours are available these days — a very good thing if you’re avoiding gluten in your diet. Health food stores, Asian markets, and even many mainstream groceries offer a large [more…]

How to Make Homemade Gluten-Free Cereal

Make up a big batch of this gluten-free cereal and store it in self-seal bags or a large plastic container. Kids love to munch on the dry cereal, and it makes an excellent topping for yogurt, frozen yogurt [more…]

How to Make a Gluten-Free Flour Mixture

Try this magical, gluten-free flour mixture as a substitute for wheat flour in most any recipe. Although many other suitable combinations of flours are available, cooking and baking is so much simpler [more…]

How to Make Gluten-Free Crab Quiche

You can make a gluten-free pie crust for this tasty crab quiche, but it isn’t needed. The taste, without a crust, is absolutely exquisite. And you can use a 6-ounce can of salmon in place of the crabmeat [more…]

How to Make a Gluten-Free Breakfast Enchilada

This gluten-free dish is fancy enough to serve to company, but easy enough to serve for breakfast to the family. For ultimate enjoyment, top off the enchiladas with salsa and sour cream. Breakfast doesn’t [more…]

How to Make Gluten-Free French Baguettes

When was the last time you bit into a piece of really good French bread with a light, soft, airy center and a crunchy crust? If you don’t tolerate gluten, it’s probably been a while. [more…]

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