Gluten-Free Holiday Gift Baskets Galore

By Emily

Well, it’s that time of year again: the holiday season has begun! There are office parties and neighborly open houses, holiday dinners and all-day shopping extravaganzas, all of which require a little bit of extra planning if you plan to do them gluten-free. Today, though, let’s just focus on one special part of the holidays: the gift basket.

The standard holiday gift basket is generally a field of land mines for a gluten-free person. Even if there are a few items that seem safe — at least, according to the ingredients list — there is rarely a way to tell how true this is. Often items aren’t branded, so gaining access to information on shared equipment and cross-contamination is nearly impossible.

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What To Do With Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Leftovers

By Laura (The Gluten-Free Traveller)

One of the greatest things about Thanksgiving is that come Friday you find yourself with a whole bunch of leftovers. Turkey and stuffing sandwiches are wonderful,  but what else can we make from gluten-free Thanksgiving leftovers?

Here are some fun ideas to keep you satisfied in the days, or maybe even weeks depending on how much extra food you have, after Thanksgiving.

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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Recipe Ideas

By Laura (The Gluten-Free Traveller)

 

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No matter how old you are, carving scary faces into pumpkins is great fun. But what else can we do with pumpkins? We can eat them of course!

Here are some fun ideas for how to eat your leftover Halloween pumpkin. These popular orange squashes are naturally gluten-free and can be extremely delicious as part of a sweet or savory recipe.

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Gluten-Free Meals in a Gluten-Filled House

By Bridget

As is true with my family, most households are not completely gluten-free. Though research bounces back and forth, there seems to be a general consensus that completely eliminating gluten from your diet if you’re not suffering from a gluten intolerance is not necessary, and can actually be detrimental to proper nutrient consumption. Thus the question arises: how do you keep up the gluten-free habits for the sake of one family member, while maintaining a healthy, well-rounded diet for gluten-eating members of your family?

Here are three tips for cooking for your gluten-free family member in a generally gluten-filled house:

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Declaring Independence: 4 Red, White, and Blue Ways to Stay Gluten-Free Today! Happy Fourth of July!

With a day filled with outdoor festivities from parades and fireworks to barbeques and cocktails, this holiday screams summer. To get your day going fueled with gluten-free goodies, here are 4 red, white, and blue options that are perfect for a healthy 4th!

  1. Red, White, and Blue Potato Salad. Yes, blue potatoes really do exist. These tiny spuds have a blue skin and flesh, and actually provide more flavonoids than the traditional white potatoes. Flavonoids are a type of pigment found in fruits and vegetables that support our health with many benefits, including cancer protection. Even better, the smaller the potato, the more fiber and minerals you get from it due to the greater skin to flesh ratio. So keep the skins on those potatoes when you make your salad for the barbeque!
  2. Blue Cheese Stuffed Red Peppers. Since the grill is already fired up, why not cook up your own vegetable appetizer! Just slice up some red peppers and put them on the grill (or on a grill extender to avoid cross contamination!) until they begin to crisp. Add on some blue cheese for a quick and easy gluten-free veggie side! Continue reading “Declaring Independence: 4 Red, White, and Blue Ways to Stay Gluten-Free Today! Happy Fourth of July!”