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 […]

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 […]

Macaroni and Cheese Video on You Tube

June 10th, 2011 by Jean Duane


A new video entitled ?Macaroni and Cheese GFCF? is available on the Alternative Cook Channel on You Tube to show how to make it. Finally, a recipe that tastes just like the ?real thing? but without gluten, dairy and casein! People with Celiac disease, gluten intolerance and Autism avoid these ingredients. This recipe features a […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Elisa EZ Gluten Test Strips

February 11th, 2010 by Jean Duane


Is there gluten in that food? Now, we can find out once and for all. Elisa Technologies, Inc (www.elisa-tek.com) makes ?test strips? so we can test foods, that we suspect may have caused a reaction. The EZ Gluten Test strips can detect gluten in foods up to 10 parts per million. According to the brochure […]

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 […]