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 […]

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! […]

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 […]

EASY Fruit Cobbler

August 3rd, 2009 by Jean Duane


To top off the Chicken Biscuit Pot Pie dinner at the Great Gluten Escape Camp for Kids in Texas (recipe below), we made Peach Cobbler. It was really easy to make, and here?s the recipe, but if you want to make it even EASIER ? double the biscuit recipe from the Chicken Biscuit Pot Pie, […]

Lentil Leaf Rolls

July 31st, 2009 by Jean Duane


Here’s a recipe from Gluten Free Diet, A Comprehensive Resource Guide (Reviewed below) This recipe is reprinted with permission from Shelly Case and from the Saskathewan Pulse Growers. These Lentil Leaf rolls are fast to make. After simmering the rice and lentils, they take about 15 minutes to assemble. I used short-grain brown rice and […]

Gluten-Free Diet – A Comprehensive Resource Guide by Shelley Case, Dietitian

July 29th, 2009 by Jean Duane


Rarely, if ever does one come across a book that ?has it all?, but this book by Shelley Case is one that anyone on a gluten-free diet must have. Ms. Case helps you navigate through the diet, a thorough discussion of oats, gluten containing foods, labeling in the USA and in Canada, how to eat […]

Gluten Free Pasta Recipe

July 21st, 2009 by Jean Duane


Pasta is one of those foods that has been a challenge on a gluten-free diet, but no more. Elise Wiggins, Executive Chef of Panzano Restaurant, 909 17th Street, Denver, CO 80202 has given me permission to post her fantastic pasta recipe. It is surprisingly easy, and made using the traditional pasta-making method. And the best […]

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 […]

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 […]