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Sep 19 2014

Online Gluten-Free Baking Class

If you are new to the gluten-free diet, or find gluten-free baking a challenge, you will certainly be interested in this “Secrets of Gluten-Free Baking” video series. The series is a set of seven HD videos that can be viewed when convenient for you and at your pace. The series is on sale for $29.99 (25% off) today, though I am not sure how long the sale price is good. More about the instructor:

Richard Coppedge Jr. is a certified master baker, author and baking professor. He has held positions with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Walt Disney World and the Narragansett Bay Baking Company, and he currently teaches Advanced Baking Principles at the Culinary Institute of America. Richard has won numerous international awards for his bread, including the coveted Sarrazin Trophy, the grand prize of the Société Culinaire Philanthropique’s New York Culinary Salon. He is also the author of Gluten-Free Baking with the Culinary Institute of America.

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The seven video lessons include:

  • Gluten Basics
  • Custom Flour Blends
  • Pancakes
  • Cookies
  • Quick Breads
  • Dreaded Doughs: Pies
  • Yeast-Raised Breads

One of the best things about Craftsy and the classes offered is that you can do this all on your own time. The classes never expire and there is a 100% money back guarantee. There is a list of supplies needed for the class that can be viewed before purchasing the class. I really wish this would have been around when I began the gluten-free diet in 2006.


Sep 18 2014

Holiday Baking Company Adds New Fall Treats

Holiday Baking Company began in the apartment kitchen of proprietor, Lisa, in 2002. Lisa grew up watching and learning from her mother and grandmother as they always baked from scratch. In 2008, Lisa opened a bakery in Worthington, Ohio, but that bakery was not 100% gluten-free. It wasn’t until July of 2009 that they bakery became a dedicated gluten-free facility.

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With fall officially beginning on Monday, there is no better time to roll out a new pumpkin menu. Holiday Baking Company is now offering the following pumpkin items:

  • Bread
  • Muffins
  • Whoopie pies
  • Cookies
  • Scones
  • Cupcakes

Friday they will also be offering Apple Fritters with a Bourbon Bacon Glaze and Saturday they will be celebrating National Biscuit Month with their new flavors of biscuits, as well as Sausage Gravy. Holiday Baking Company is located at 1000 High Street, Suite C, Worthington, Ohio 43035. Make sure to check out the rest of the awesome baked goods on the menu and prepare to stock up!


Sep 17 2014

Dole Packaged Foods Introduces Garden Soup Line

Dole Packaged Foods recently launched a new line of Garden Soups that just so happen to be gluten-free. Dole is a proud sponsor of the Celiac Disease Foundation, so it is awesome to see that the entire line of soups are gluten-free.

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There are five different varieties of the Garden Soups:

  • Carrot Ginger – Water, Carrot Puree, Sweet Potato Puree, Orange Juice Concentrate, Onion Puree, Carrot Juice Concentrate, Sugar, Ginger Puree, Salt, Vegetable Stock Concentrate (Carrot Concentrate, Onion Concentrate, Celery Concentrate, Salt, and Natural Flavor), and Spice.
  • Roasted Garlic Tomato Basil – Water, Tomato Puree, Carrot Puree, Sugar, Onion Puree, Roasted Garlic Puree, Basil, Natural Flavors, Salt, and Vegetable Stock Concentrate (Carrot Concentrate, Onion Concentrate, Celery Concentrate, Salt, and Natural Flavor). Contains Milk.
  • Southwestern Black Bean and Corn – Water, Sweet Corn Puree, Black Bean Powder, Onion Puree, Roasted Poblano Pepper Puree, Sugar, Garlic Puree, Lime Juice Concentrate, Vegetable Stock Concentrate (Carrot Concentrate, Onion Concentrate, Celery Concentrate, Salt, and Natural Flavor), Spices, Salt and Chipotle Pepper Puree.
  • Sweet Corn – Sweet Corn Puree, Water, Onion Puree, Garlic Puree, Vegetable Stock Concentrate (Carrot Concentrate, Onion Concentrate, Celery Concentrate, Salt, and Natural Flavor), Sugar, Salt, Apple Cider Vinegar, Lime Juice Concentrate, Spice, and Natural Flavor.
  • Tomato Vegetable – Water, Tomato Puree, Carrot Puree, Sweet Corn Puree, Celery Puree, Red Bell Pepper Puree, Sugar, Onion Puree, Salt, Spices, Natural Flavor, Garlic Puree, and Vegetable Stock Concentrate (Carrot Concentrate, Onion Concentrate, Celery Concentrate, Salt, and, Natural Flavor).

All of the soups are are non-GMO and preservative free in addition to being free of gluten. They can be found in many grocery stores across the US and there is a coupon here for $1.00 off any Dole Garden Soup. Make sure to check out the recipes on the website or the ideas on how to use each soup. There are some great ideas, including adding peanut butter to the Carrot Ginger soup!


Sep 16 2014

Larabar News

I have been a fan of Larabar products since as long as I have been gluten-free. When I started the diet I was forced to look outside the box at some foods that I wouldn’t have chosen previously. Many times I found new products that I fell in love with, like I did with Larabar. These days I use Larabar ALT for a quick snack after a run or workout to hold me over until my next meal.

Larabar is bringing back a couple of seasonal favorites for fall: Pumpkin Pie and Snickerdoodle.

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If you haven’t had a chance to try these bars, seek them out. They are both awesome and are much healthier versions of the real thing. They will only be around for a limited time, so don’t miss your chance!

Larabar Uber has changed the packaging so that you can now see exactly how “uber” is bar is when you pluck it off of the grocery store shelf. As the slogan says, “What you see is what you taste!”

Look for Larabar products in your local heath and grocery stores. They are also available online from a number of different sources


Sep 15 2014

Review: Glutino Pretzel Chips

Glutino has no shortage of kid-approved gluten-free foods and their Pretzel Chips are no different. Snacks are an important part of the day, especially for kids who are always on the go. Pretzel Chips are easy to pack for lunches or snacks to eat alone or dipped into something like salsa, peanut butter, honey or cream cheese. You could even pack along cheese and lunchmeat cut into circles to make sandwiches with the Pretzel Chips, like a homemade “Lunchable”.

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INGREDIENTS: CORN STARCH, POTATO STARCH, RICE FLOUR, SOLUBLE CORN FIBER, PALM OIL, SALT, CELLULOSE GUM, SUGAR, CELLULOSE POWDER, SOY LECITHIN, YEAST EXTRACT, SODIUM BICARBONATE, CITRIC ACID, SODIUM ACID PYROPHOSPHATE, ONION POWDER, GARLIC POWDER.

The Pretzel Chips have a great texture and taste great! I did pile mine with some deli turkey and avocado for a nice afternoon snack. Next up is almond butter/pretzel chip sandwiches.

Glutino Pretzel Chips can be purchased online ($4.99/bag or $25.94/6 bags) or in a store near you. If you stock up, Glutino offers free shipping on orders over $59. Have you tried the new Glutino Pretzel Chips? What did you think?

*This product was sent to me free of charge for review purposes. The thoughts and opinions shared here are mine and have not been influenced by anyone or anything.