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Secret to ?Light? Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Baking

November 4th, 2009 by Jean Duane


Good baked items usually contain oil, sugar and some kind of protein to hold it all together ? usually eggs. Oil is a key ingredient, but it takes a little knowledge about technique to get the best result. In traditional baking, one creams the butter and sugar together. In GFCF, dairy-free baking, we use oils […]

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 […]

Gluten-free, Dairy-free SNACK ? Cajun ?Bonzo? Nuts

September 11th, 2009 by Jean Duane


Here?s a quick and easy low calorie snack you can make anytime. This high-protein, low calorie snack travels well, and tastes great. ?Bonzo? Nuts 1 can of garbanzo beans Gluten-free Cajun spice seasoning (with salt) Drain, rinse and carefully dry garbanzo beans. Spray a cookie sheet with olive oil and place beans on sheet. Sprinkle […]

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 […]

Five Questions To Screen Your GI Doctor for Celiac

May 17th, 2009 by Jean Duane


I have the utmost respect for most doctors, and like any other specialty, they all have different areas of expertise. If you suspect you may be gluten intolerant or have Celiac Disease, it is really important to find a doctor that has that insight. I?ve heard from doctors that a total of five minutes is […]

Tinkyada Pasta Tips

May 11th, 2009 by Jean Duane


Pasta is probably one of the foods most missed by those following a gluten free diet, but our days of missing good pasta are over! There are lots of gluten-free pastas on the market, and I haven’t tried them all, but one brand I particularly like is Tinkyada. The texture of this pasta is delightful. […]

Ingredient Comparisons

May 6th, 2009 by Jean Duane


My idea of excitement is to compare what happens to a recipe when you leave everything constant and change ONE ingredient. I think I missed my calling as a kitchen chemist (and by the way, if you know of any good programs, I’d love to augment my education). Anyway, while developing Bake Deliciously! Gluten and […]

Baking Without Eggs

April 28th, 2009 by Jean Duane


People have asked us to specify which recipes in Bake Deliciously! Gluten and Dairy Free were developed without eggs, so here is the list. All of these recipes adhere to the GFCF diet as well. Bake Deliciously! Gluten and Dairy Free Recipes developed without eggs (yolks or whites) Cakes and Cupcakes ?Cheesecake? with Glazed Strawberries […]