Fabulous, Fool-Proof Gluten Free Breadsticks

October 6th, 2014 by Jean Duane


After a year of trial and error, finally, these puffy little loaves taste absolutely wonderful! Who says baking gluten free is harder? Yes, you need to get used to some rather unusual ingredients, but gluten-free bread only has to rise once ? saving tons of time. In this video segment, Ms. Duane shares gluten-free bread […]

Thanksgiving Dinner, Delicious and GLUTEN FREE

November 14th, 2013 by Jean Duane


Many people with Ceilac disease, gluten and dairy intolerance dread preparing (and eating) the Thanksgiving meal, but fret no more! The Complete Idiot?s Guide for Gluten-Free Cooking by Jean Duane, Alternative Cook will show you exactly how to prepare a delicious gluten (and dairy free) dinner for your Thanksgiving guests this year. Make one delicious […]

World’s Best Gluten Free Tamales on You Tube

December 22nd, 2012 by Jean Duane


A new video entitled ?World?s Best Tamales Gluten Free Vegan? is available on the Alternative Cook Channel on You Tube to show step-by-step how to make them. Tamales are a traditional holiday food and now those with Celiac disease, gluten intolerance and Autism can enjoy this festive food. Jean Duane, Alternative Cook shows how to […]

Gingerbread Muffins

August 7th, 2012 by Jean Duane


Check it out! PBS asked me to do a few segments on their TV show “Life Wise”. Here’s the one on how to make gluten free, dairy free, DELICIOUS Gingerbread Muffins. If you like this, there are plenty more recipes on the Alternative Cook’s Channel on You Tube. This recipe is easy to make and […]

Thank You To Oprah

May 26th, 2011 by Jean Duane


After watching the final Oprah show and hearing her talk about her accumulated knowledge through interviewing over 30,000 people, I am inspired to write this. Her speech was moving and empowering. Years ago, when Oprah discussed living your ?best life?, I decided to personalize my definition. It means learning as much as possible, helping others, […]

Press Release: Jean Duane, Alternative Cook speaks on Gluten-Free Bread Baking at the IACP?s Convention April 21-24 in Portland, OR

April 8th, 2010 by Jean Duane


Bread is known as the ?staff of life?, but take out the wheat (and dairy) and bread making gets a lot more challenging. Jean Duane, Alternative Cook will take the mystery out of gluten-free, dairy-free baking in the SLICED Symposium on Trends in Baking and Breadmaking at the International Association for Culinary Professionals conference this […]

“Alternative” Tortillas — GLUTEN AND DAIRY FREE

March 11th, 2010 by Jean Duane


When you think about it, most cultures have some kind of wrap or tortilla. The Mexicans and Brazilians offer corn tortillas, Thailand has a rice tortilla, China has wheat tortillas for Moo Shu, the French have crepes and Socca made from chickpea flour. Ethiopians have teff tortillas. Nepalese have chappatis made from amaranth flour. Thank […]

Thai Fried Rice – Video Stream Cooking Demonstration

October 13th, 2009 by Jean Duane


Hungry for a fast dish this fall to surprise and delight foodies? Gluten, dairy, allergy-free food professional Jean Duane, Alternative Cook has developed a delicious and healthy recipe for Thai Fried Rice – an all-in-one meal demonstrated on YouTube. This is a beautiful, colorful dish for those days with no time to cook. Thai Fried […]

Bananas – The Perfect Summer Treat

August 6th, 2009 by Jean Duane


Bananas are the BEST food ? and so versatile. They can be dried, fried, flamb?ed, dehydrated or frozen and keep their wonderful taste. Today, we?re freezing them to show two treats. When whipped, they taste just like ice cream with a luxurious smooth texture. Pairing chocolate with banana is simply divine. Here are two super-easy […]

Chicken Pies with Biscuit Topping

July 8th, 2009 by Jean Duane


The campers at the Great Gluten Escape Camp LOVE eating chicken, so we showed the older campers how to make Chicken Pies with Biscuit Crust. These feature a ?biscuit? topper which really cuts down the preparation time. You?ll make these and be eating in no time flat. Make several extra and freeze to reheat when […]