Archive for the 'General' Category

Bella Gluten-Free

May 26th, 2010 by Jean Duane

For those times you feel like baking, turn to Bake Deliciously! Gluten and Dairy Free cookbook. We’re excited to announce that we are doing our second printing. Bake Deliciously! is flying off the shelves and getting rave reviews. But there may be times you are in a hurry and want somebody else to do the […]

Elisa EZ Gluten Test Strips

February 11th, 2010 by Jean Duane

Is there gluten in that food? Now, we can find out once and for all. Elisa Technologies, Inc ( makes ?test strips? so we can test foods, that we suspect may have caused a reaction. The EZ Gluten Test strips can detect gluten in foods up to 10 parts per million. According to the brochure […]

Pregelatinized Starch NF ? Does the Medicine You Take Contain Gluten?

January 26th, 2010 by Jean Duane

It is hard to describe the FRUSTRATION one has when following a strict diet, with care and thought given to virtually every mouthful of food consumed, only to wake up with a reaction ? and knowing it will get worse before it gets better. Yep, the same reaction as ?before? is back again. It means […]

Gluten and Dairy Free at Chipotle

December 30th, 2009 by Jean Duane

On a diet for the new year? Looking for FAST, healthy food that is SAFE? If you order correctly, Chipotle is a safe haven for those of us on a gluten-free, dairy-free diet. It is a FANTASTIC alternative for when you don?t feel like cooking and need a healthy meal To order gluten-free, order a […]

Charlotte's Pecans – Happy Holidays!

December 22nd, 2009 by Jean Duane

Every year, my neighbor gives me her special Sugared Pecans for the holidays. They are SO GOOD, seriously, it is hard not to eat all of them the day they arrive. She was kind enough to share her recipe. 4 egg whites 4 tsp. water 8 cups pecan halves 3 cups sugar 6 tsp. cinnamon […]

Flours in the Alternative Cook?s Kitchen

December 7th, 2009 by Jean Duane

In gluten-free baking, one uses a combination of flours, and my favorite whole-grain flours to use are Sorghum flour, Brown Rice flour and Arrowroot. After two years of trial and errors, and striving to find the highest fiber, whole grain combination, this is my favorite trio. People in Brazil and Australia have written to me […]

Cornbread Stuffing – Gluten free, Dairy Free and Delicious!

November 23rd, 2009 by Jean Duane

Just in time for Thanksgiving — look no further for an easy-to-make, delicious GLUTEN FREE, DAIRY FREE, WHOLE GRAIN cornbread stuffing I promise it will be one you’ll make over and over. Start by making the cornbread: Preheat oven to 400 degrees Wet Ingredients 1/4 cup honey or agave nectar 1/2 cup rice, nut or […]

Alternative Cook Goal — To Appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

November 16th, 2009 by Jean Duane

In June, 2009 Ellen DeGeneres said on her show that she had been gluten-free for two weeks and felt much better. In October, I asked my board to envision me on Ellen to discuss Bake Deliciously! Gluten and Dairy Free Cookbook. My board members believe in “The Power of Attraction” and said they would “Think […]

Secret to ?Light? Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Baking

November 4th, 2009 by Jean Duane

Good baked items usually contain oil, sugar and some kind of protein to hold it all together ? usually eggs. Oil is a key ingredient, but it takes a little knowledge about technique to get the best result. In traditional baking, one creams the butter and sugar together. In GFCF, dairy-free baking, we use oils […]

Cece (Garbanzo Bean) Bread

September 22nd, 2009 by Jean Duane

Are you looking for a quick gluten-free, dairy free flat bread to make whenever you feel like having a high-protein snack? Look no further. This GFCF bread is compliments of Mary Capone, the Wheat-Free Gourmet ( I make it in an olive-oiled 10? cast-iron skillet, and bake it at 500 degrees (since my oven doesn?t […]