Archive for December, 2009

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 […]

Beautiful Sweets Cookies

December 11th, 2009 by Jean Duane


A couple of months ago, I was presented with the goal of developing the gluten-free cookies for Beautiful Sweets with the same texture, taste and mouth-feel as their original wheat-based cookies. Additionally, the gluten-free (dairy-free) cookies had to withstand shipping and have a shelf life of two weeks. Developing these cookies for Beautiful Sweets was […]

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 […]