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Gluten-Free Honey Butter

You can serve this flavorful gluten-free honey butter with any type of pancake or waffle, on hot toast, or with corn bread or dinner rolls. Gluten-free bread makes excellent toast, and this recipe enhances [more…]

Gluten-Free Warm Fruit Sauce

This gluten-free fruit sauce can be served over pancakes or waffles or as a dipping sauce with toast fingers. You can vary this fruit sauce in many ways. Instead of applesauce, purée some drained canned [more…]

Gluten-Free Bavarian Cream Filling

You can use this gluten-free Bavarian cream filling mixture to fill doughnuts and cakes. Because of the eggs, you must refrigerate this mixture. And make sure it’s completely cold before you fill the doughnuts [more…]

Gluten-Free, Mixed-Nut Pie Crust

You can fill this gluten-free, mixed-nut pie crust with any prepared pudding or a no-bake cheesecake filling. Use any combination of ground nuts; just make sure they’re finely ground. And don’t skip the [more…]

Gluten-Free Meringue Pie Shell

You can fill this gluten-free meringue pie shell with everything from ice cream to pudding to mousse! Vary the meringue pie shell recipe to add more interest to your pies. Add 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder [more…]

Grains to Avoid on a Gluten-Free Diet

Some people may not realize that embracing a gluten-free diet means you must give up more than just wheat-based foods. Here are the grains you need to avoid on a gluten-free diet: [more…]

Foods to Avoid on a Gluten-Free Diet

Gluten hides in some places you may not thing of. Here are some foods that usually contain gluten. If you're on a gluten-free diet, you need to avoid these as well: [more…]

Basic Ingredients for the Gluten-Free Kitchen

When compiling the ingredients for your gluten-free kitchen, you want to make sure you don’t accidentally introduce an item with gluten. If you do, you have the chance of contaminating your entire pantry [more…]

Finding Gluten-Free Substitutions

Just because you’re living a gluten-free lifestyle doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice good food. You can still make your favorite recipes in many ways by just substituting gluten-free ingredients for the [more…]

Gluten-Free Cooking For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Cooking and preparing gluten-free dishes and meals doesn’t have to be burdensome. In fact, doing so can be a fun adventure. Your goal is to make and create dishes that are tasty and yummy, while also ensuring [more…]

Basic Quinoa Cooking Instructions

Quinoa is one of the easiest whole grains to prepare and one of the most versatile. Measure out twice the amount of water as dry quinoa (1 cup of water to 1/2 cup dry quinoa, for example) and then use [more…]

The Nutrition Profile of Quinoa

Quinoa is a nutrition-packed super food. It possesses a variety of important vitamins and minerals and shares the best characteristics of whole grains, even though it's not actually a whole grain itself [more…]

Whole Grains versus Processed Grains

Some whole grains lose much of their nutritional value when they are processed into flour or flattened into flakes. Quinoa doesn’t. It is always gluten-free and always whole grain. When you shop for whole [more…]

Gluten-Free Whole Grains and Cereals

Quinoa is one of a variety of gluten-free whole grains and pseudo-cereals (plants that produce seeds that are used in much the same way as whole grain seeds are), but it’s not the only one. The following [more…]

Cooking with Quinoa For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Quinoa — easy to prepare, easy to cook with, and packed with nutrients and protein — is deservedly known as a super food. A pseudo-cereal with whole grain properties, quinoa has become more common on store [more…]

How to Make Gluten-Free Caramel Cake

Absolutely no one will know that this light and delicious cake is gluten-free! For a large family or for company, make a two-layer cake by doubling the ingredients and baking the batter in two 9-inch cake [more…]

Part of the Series: Holiday Cooking: Six Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Brownies

You can serve these gluten-free peanut butter brownies plain or top them with any type of chocolate or peanut butter frosting. For an easy frosting, melt 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips with 1/3 cup peanut [more…]

Part of the Series: Holiday Cooking: Six Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes

Flourless Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake

This flourless gluten-free chocolate cake recipe includes a delicious gluten-free glaze with chocolate chips, melted butter, honey, and vanilla. This recipe uses a 10-inch springform pan; you'll also need [more…]

Part of the Series: Holiday Cooking: Six Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes

Creamy Gluten-Free Chocolate Frosting

The coconut oil in this creamy gluten-free chocolate frosting gives the frosting a satiny texture. Add more cocoa powder if you like a deeper chocolate taste. Coconut oil is solid at room temperature; [more…]

Part of the Series: Holiday Cooking: Six Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes

Gluten-Free Quadruple-Chocolate Cookies

This recipe for decadent, gluten-free, quadruple-chocolate cookies includes — you guessed it — four different types of chocolate: unsweetened chocolate, semisweet chocolate, milk chocolate, and chocolate [more…]

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How to Make Gluten-Free Pie Crust

When you're making a gluten-free pie crust, try this trick: Roll out the pastry between two sheets of plastic wrap (instead of wax paper), and sprinkle the plastic wrap with confectioners’ sugar [more…]

Part of the Series: Holiday Cooking: Six Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes

Eight Reasons Wheat May Not Be Good for Anyone

Wheat's not good for anyone, whether you have gluten sensitivity, celiac disease, or neither. Although wheat does offer some health benefits, the same benefits can easily be found in other foods without [more…]

Surviving Social Situations while Living Gluten-Free

You don’t need to stay at home by yourself or hang out exclusively at gluten-free markets to have a safe social experience while living gluten-free. Here are some simple ideas for surviving parties and [more…]

Tips for New Gluten-Free Cooks

Sticking to a gluten-free diet during your college years can be especially hard. Living and food-prep spaces are often cramped and shared, and not all university dining hall personnel are hip to the needs [more…]

Resources for Gluten-Free Freshman

If you’re moving out of your parents’ house and beginning college on a gluten-free diet, you don’t need to feel alone. Resources are in place to help you through your first few months and beyond. If you [more…]

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