GLUTANO Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Pasta (Tagliatelle) Recommendation

The kids around here do not go without beef stroganoff or home made chicken noodle soup just because they cannot eat foods that contain gluten. This store purchased pasta makes old fashioned dishes like this just one of many daily options for delicious gluten free meals. The pasta is also suitable for vegetarians, check back soon for our vegetable noodle soup served with this pasta.

The company is GLUTANO and we purchase ours at Whole Foods. It is offered for a reasonable price and it is a pleasant tasting pasta. Those that don’t have to eat gluten-free would even like this pasta. It is a little more firm and does not get as soft in chicken noodle soup so it is nice for leftovers.

 See our home made chicken noodle soup (gluten-free).

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Arrowhead Mills Organic Brown Rice Flour Gluten-Free

From baked breads to cookies &  casseroles this flour is a great item to have on hand.

Published in: on October 23, 2007 at 5:49 pm  Leave a Comment  

NATUREPOPS by College Farm (Naughty Naughty…. not really)

These yummy suckers are USDA organic and offer 18 lollipops in assorted flavors. Citrus, wild berry, cherry, and tropical treat using fruit and vegetable colors.

Always a crowd pleasing treat for children or adults.

Published in: on October 23, 2007 at 5:45 pm  Leave a Comment  

Arrowhead Mills Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Mix

We don’t always want to grind our own flour so here’s a quick alternative. I will give you recipes that I have created or modified with this product or substitute this baking mix in any of your recipes that require a Gluten based flour/baking mix.

Personally when we were required to change our diet to gluten free it was very hard because around here we love bread. I have clients that go through the panic of “what in the world can we eat”? Not to fear, there are so many things available and your little Jessica or Johnny never has to go without Banana bread again!!!!

Note: Bulking up is a huge issue with which I am asked to help address. I will always suggest fruits and veggies as the majority of a diet but to add bulk or to satisfy the craving for something hearty nothing beats a banana bread, pumpkin bread, bread puddings, healthy cakes, muffins, pancakes, french toast, waffles etc. It can be done and it can be done healthy!!

See recipes for GranolaChic Homemade Chicken Tenders. You may use Arrowhead Mills Gluten Free All Purpose Flour for many things as well as Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free All Purpose Flours.

Published in: on October 23, 2007 at 5:40 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Chicken Breast Nuggets (store purchased) AllergyFree Foods Company

You know I love making my own chicken nuggets, broccoli bites, and spinach snacks but this is something that I wanted to recommend if you do not want to make your own nuggets or if you are in a time crunch and have little bellies that are grumbling.

 Gluten-Free manufactured for AllergyFree Foods Company check this out:

Gluten-Free (wheat, oats, rye, malt & barley)

Soy-Free

Peanut-Free

Tree Nut-Free (walnut, cashew, almond…etc)

Egg-Free

Milk-Free (casein etc)

The GranolaChic places 1-2 Tablespoons of preferred oil in a heavy duty skillet over medium-high heat. Brown both sides of the chicken nugget and allow the nuggets to become crunchy (the kids are used to the fried variety if they have ever had chicken nuggets and believe me this is the same or better) do not skip this step if you do not allow the crunchy browning they will be good but not great the browning makes this a healthy substitute for the commercial nuggets out there, add Celtic sea salt, sprinkle with organic onion powder, sprinkle with organic garlic powder. Serve with organic ketchup or eat plain. These are so delicious. They taste better than any fast food chicken nugget out there. These are uncooked nuggets, so by using a thermometer make certain the internal temperature of the nuggets reaches 165.

 The package recommends heating the oven to 375 and baking them. I have gotten a better flavor with my above recipe.

 If I see TBHQ or preservatives in the package I walk away. Look at your packages and demand healthier ingredients….the manufacturers do listen. Remember that you are their bread and butter and they cannot survive without YOU, so don’t buy it if you don’t believe in it, and write or call them and let them know what quality you demand. You and your children DESERVE the BEST!!!!!!

Published in: on October 23, 2007 at 5:32 pm  Comments (8)