What to Use as an Egg Substitute for Baking

July 1, 2012

Its a long weekend and you feel like cooking, in fact, you want to bake some blueberry muffins. You find a good recipe, but the mix calls for 3 eggs, and you only have 1. Dont feel like driving to the store, because the day was so relaxing up until now? Havn’t built that chicken [...]

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How to Cook Quinoa

June 23, 2012

What is Quinoa? How to Rinse Quinoa Can you Cook Quinoa in a Rice Cooker? Ever since I mentioned quinoa when I wrote about gluten free breakfasts, I’ve gotten a lot of questions about how to cook it and what is it exactly, anyway. Preparing quinoa is easy- if you can cook rice, you can [...]

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Sugar Free Chocolate Pudding

June 20, 2012

Nothing soothes my sweet tooth quite like a cool cup of chocolate pudding on a hot afternoon. Except if it’s loaded with sugar. The sugar free pudding that you can get in the stores usually is sweetened with Aspartame, which always tastes a little funny to me, sort of metallic and synthetic. I prefer something [...]

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Are Oats Gluten Free?

June 16, 2012

Oats themselves are considered to be gluten free these days. Although some people do have a food allergy to them, this is a separate issue. Oats do not contain gluten. But the problem is that this only holds true for pure, uncontaminated oats. Most commercial oat products are cross-contaminated with barley, wheat and/or rye sometime [...]

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Foods with Gluten

June 11, 2012

Most everyone is aware that the following foods contain gluten, (as long as they know that wheat contains gluten) but for completeness sake: Bagels Bread- wheat, rye, pumpernickel etc Breakfast Cereal Cake Cookies Doughnuts Gravy Muffins Pie Crust and Pastry Pancakes Pasta Pizza Dough Waffles Commonly Overlooked Gluten Containing Foods For the gluten avoidance diet, [...]

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