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 Gluten Free Cooking

April 30th, 2012 by Jean Duane


Denver-based cookbook author Jean Duane (Alternative Cook) is featured in the new Betty Crocker? Gluten-Free Cooking Cookbook with over 150 simple-to-make, quick and delicious recipes. This book will soon become your ?go-to? book for everything gluten-free. With a growing number of Americans correlating health problems with diet, gluten-free, allergy-free cooking is becoming more popular. Betty […]

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, […]

Blossoming Lotus Restaurant

May 4th, 2010 by Jean Duane


It?s official. I found my favorite restaurant of all times ? Blossoming Lotus. The food is INCREDIBLE and fresh ? most of it harvested locally and made fresh. Lovingly prepared nut creams and spreads served on flax crackers or fermented into cheese. Served with colorful vegetables in a creative, ?fusion vegan? style. From Live Wraps […]

JK Gourmet Finely Ground Almond Flour

January 30th, 2010 by Jean Duane


If you haven’t tried JK Gourmet’s finely ground almond flour, consider trying it today. It is wonderful. It can be added to baked recipes to fortify the nutrients, or used instead of bread crumbs in meat loaf or added into stuffing. It tastes wonderful and is finely ground. Add 1/4 cup to your favorite cookie […]

Book Review ? Melissa?s Great Book of Produce, by Cathy Thomas

November 8th, 2009 by Jean Duane


This book is well-named. It is GREAT! If you are looking for a new food to cook with, look no further. This book is chock-full of fruits and vegetables that will add a new dimension (and probably lots of nutrition) to your life. It is full of beautiful, appetizing color photos. Nick Noon?s photos will […]

Fall is in the Air – Pumpkin Soup Recipe

October 28th, 2009 by Jean Duane


All of these beautiful fall displays of the pumpkin and squash harvest prompts many cooks to make seasonal foods. Here’s one using pumpkin. This tasty creamy, gluten-free, dairy-free (GFCF) soup is perfect for your holiday table. It features a tureen made from a pumpkin and ‘cream’ made from white beans. If you have a little […]

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 […]

Gluten-Free Culinary Summit

October 5th, 2009 by Jean Duane


The fourth annual Gluten Free Summit West was held in Denver at the Johnson and Wales University this weekend. Saturday?s class line up included The Age of Gluten-Free: Pioneering New Frontiers in Cuisine with Artisan Ingredients; Planet of the Gluten-Free Grains: Enlightening Morning Cuisine; Breads of the Future: Paving New Paths in Today?s Gluten-Free Bread-making […]

Laura’s Bistro – A Dream Come True

July 15th, 2009 by Jean Duane


Remember the days of yesteryear when you could go to a restaurant, peruse the chef specials, imagine what they tasted like and order anything that sounded good, no questions asked? If you are one of the millions of Americans that have food allergies or intolerances, those days are a distant memory. Enter Laura?s Bistro? Laura […]