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 […]

Betty Crocker Goes Gluten Free

January 3rd, 2011 by Jean Duane


Whether you have Celiac disease, gluten intolerance or just know that living gluten free is a healthier lifestyle these quick and easy recipes will make this diet a delight. Betty Crocker Gluten Free Recipe Collection will be on newsstands across the country on December 29, 2010. Gluten free expert, Jean Duane, Alternative Cook teamed up […]

Great Culinary News for Individuals with Autism

August 2nd, 2010 by Jean Duane


Bake Deliciously! Gluten and Dairy Free Cookbook has been reviewed by many national magazines and newspapers. Here’s a recent review in Autism Asperger’s Digest. Bake Deliciously! Gluten and Dairy Free is a cookbook that will “tingle your taste buds and inspire you to set off on a culinary baking journey” A review of Bake Deliciously! […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bake Deliciously! Gluten and Dairy Free Cookbook featured by distributors – Baker & Taylor, Ingram and NutriBooks

August 17th, 2009 by Jean Duane


Exciting news from Alternative Cook! Bake Deliciously! Gluten and Dairy Free Cookbook is now available from the distributors Baker & Taylor, Ingram and Nutri-books. Here is a photo of the book in the Baker & Taylor catalog — Featured book for September! For more information, or to order through Baker & Taylor please go to […]

Nutritional Yeast versus Baker’s Yeast

July 11th, 2009 by Jean Duane


In Bake Deliciously! Gluten and Dairy Free Cookbook and the Mexican, Italian and Kids? Meal?s DVDs, Nutritional Yeast is called for in some recipes, and Baker?s yeast in others. Are they interchangeable? No ? they are not the same thing at all! Nutritional Yeast may be an unfamiliar ingredient to you. It is used as […]

Soy Protein Isolate – My Favorite Egg Substitution

June 25th, 2009 by Jean Duane


Some people are allergic to egg yolks, some to egg whites, and some to both and need substitutions that work well in baked recipes. I am pleased to report that after two years of testing may proteins, the very best egg substitute I?ve found is soy protein isolate. Soy protein isolate is a protein supplement […]