Dec 23

Gluten Free Gift Guide: Gluten Free Magazine Subscriptions

Magazine subscriptions make great gifts that can be enjoyed all year long. These Gluten Free magazines are perfect for anyone who has celiac disease, a gluten intolerance or is just follow the gluten-free diet for whatever reason! Simply Gluten Free is America’s most popular gluten free magazine, serves as a complete gluten & allergen free, vegetarian, vegan & Paleo lifestyle resource to provide knowledge, support & creative solutions through articles written by the field’s top writers & medical doctors – recipes, tips, medical & personal stories. Simply Gluten Free – $26.95 from: Magazine Values Gluten Free Living is a bi-monlthly magazine dedicated to providing information on living a happy, healthy gluten-free life. Gluten Free Living – $34.00 from: Magazine Values Delight Gluten-Free Magazine is a bi-monthly international food and lifestyle… Read More »

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Dec 20

Holiday Tips for Entertaining & Gift Guide: Cocoanuts in the North End

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Last week I attended Blog and Tweet Boston’s Holiday Tips and Tasting Event at Cocoanuts in the North End. Co-Owner Tara showed us how to put together some fun plates and displays for our holiday parties and talked to us about creative holiday entertaining ideas and tips for whether you have family visiting, plan to throw a bash, or just like to indulge in great food! (In June I attended their Summer Sweets & Chocolate Tasting Event, you can read about it here.) One idea Tara shared with us is to break up different flavors of chocolate bars and pair with chocolate covered almonds, toffee or North Light Baking Company macarons. Another idea was breaking toffee into pieces and scattering it on a plate with chocolate covered almonds (above). Cocoanuts… Read More »

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Dec 13

Sun Cups – A gluten free and nut free alternative to peanut butter cups

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Have you heard of Sun Cups? I was recently contacted by a representative for Sun Cups to give the product a try, and share the word about them. And I am so happy I said yes! So what are Sun Cups? In 2008, a man knocked on the door at Seth Ellis Chocolates with a jar of sunflower butter and a challenge: create a candy cup his peanut-allergic son could eat. The chocolatiers got to work, inspired by the idea of a peanut butter cup for everyone. A jar of sunflower butter, a handful of test batches and a day later, they had cracked the code. Sun Cups were born. When my Sun Cups arrived it was a test of will power to not sample each of them right away.… Read More »

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Dec 07

Product Review: Melissa’s Exotic and Tropical Fruit Basket

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Get your gift-giving thinking caps on, it’s that time of year again! Before you head to the mall or buy any gift cards online, check out Melissa’s for some unique and healthy gift basket ideas. Not the gift basket type? I suggest you take a look at Melissa’s before making that decision. They’ve got something for every taste, from practical and family-friendly to exotic and gourmet. We’re not talking supermarket quality basket, we are talking high-end, quality produce—that’s what Melissa’s does. Melissa’s is an actual produce company, not just a gift basket company, and these people know their kumquats from their clementines! There are many great gift baskets to choose from, including the Deluxe Exotic and Tropical Fruit Basket that the kind folks over at Melissa’s sent me! This stunning assortment… Read More »

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Dec 03

Our Gluten Free Cooking Lesson with Kitchensurfing & 25% off code

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Kitchensurfing brings a chef into your kitchen for parties, lessons, and so much more. Kitchensurfing (KS) is a marketplace for chefs of all kinds. From hobby chefs to Michelin chefs, you can browse the chefs on the site, view their sample menus, read their reviews, and book any of them. From private cooking lessons in your home, to meal deliveries, to a private dinner party for two or thirty-two, KS allows you to ‘shop’ around based on your own needs, wants, budget, and diet. Last month Jeremy and I had a wonderful, restaurant-quality, 4-course meal with Chef Chris Hallahan. We were blown away not only by his culinary talents, but also by his passion for food and locally sourced ingredients. He was friendly and engaging, and answered all our questions.… Read More »

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Dec 02

Gluten Free Cyber Monday Deals

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Get a jump start on your holiday shopping with these great Gluten Free Deals! Make sure you get something nice for yourself too. Tate’s Bakeshop, seller of Gluten Free cookies and gift baskets. 20% Off everything with code Cyber2013 at Checkout.   Gluten Free Saver always has fabulous deals on gluten-free products, magazines and more! Jules Gluten Free Holiday Bake Set $30 for $99 worth of products for new customers Includes five pounds of flour, cookie mix, cornbread mix, and grahams mix Five e-books featuring 203 gluten-free recipes Use promo code CYBERMONDAY to save an extra $25% off Groupon Go-Picnic Deal. $19 for $40 worth of products Gourmet Nuts 6-pack of Chia and Flax Seeds. 53% off. Only $19.99 for $42.99. Save 50% off a Gluten Free Gift Basket from Gourmet… Read More »

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Nov 27

Gluten Free Black Friday Deals Start NOW

Get a Jump start on your holiday shopping and avoid the stores this Friday with these great Gluten Free Deals! Even better- the deals start today so you don’t have to wait until Friday to take advantage of these spectacular savings! Gluten Free Saver always has fabulous deals on gluten-free products, magazines and more! Jules Gluten Free Holiday Bake Set $30 for $99 worth of products for new customers ·      Includes five pounds of flour, cookie mix, cornbread mix, and grahams mix ·      Five e-books featuring 203 gluten-free recipes ·      Use promo code BLACKFRIDAY to save an extra $25% off Groupon Go-Picnic Deal. $19 for $40 worth of products Simple Squares Organic Snack Bars 12 pack for $22.99 instead of $29.20 Katz Gluten Free always has great deals Cuisine Cube Gluten… Read More »

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Nov 22

Gluten Free Green Bean Casserole made with Allens Italian Green Beans

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Preparing your Favorite Holiday Traditions with Vegetables A Quick and Easy Guide to Holiday Cooking with Delicious Green beans When the thought of the holidays comes to mind, many people immediately jump to gifts, decorations, and shopping. But what brings most people together is a holiday feast with family and friends. More than 80% of Americans use canned vegetables to help prepare meals around the holiday season. The average number of canned food items used each week is five; just imagine how many are used to make a holiday meal. Eight in 10 Americans don’t go a week without cooking with canned vegetables. In an effort to help Americans eat better, and healthier, the key is to keep a variety of new flavors alive in each dish prepared for your… Read More »

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Nov 19

Gluten Free Classes at The Boston Center for Adult Education

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The Boston Center for Adult Education is the oldest nonprofit adult education center in New England. Founded in 1933, it quickly established itself as a cultural stomping ground where individuals could learn, discuss, create, and enjoy themselves. Now, almost 80 years later, the BCAE continues its role as Greater Boston’s leading provider of adult education, offering nearly 2,000 classes each year. The BCAE is working to increase their gluten free class offerings and are excited to have holiday specific classes for the winter term. They’ve added many new gluten free classes to its class offerings (see below), and I was lucky enough to attend the Gluten Free Holiday Sides class this past Sunday. The class was taught by Mary Greenfield, a classically trained personal chef and nutrition coach with experience… Read More »

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Nov 16

Enjoy Aleia’s Gluten Free Stuffing at Your Thanksgiving Table

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Thanksgiving wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without some kind of stuffing at the table. I always loved traditional made-from-scratch stuffing growing up. When I began my gluten free diet in 2009 we started experimenting with different kinds of stuffing—wild rice with craisins and walnuts, brown rice with apples and pecans, paleo-style stuffing with sausage, vegetables and dried cranberries— but nothing ever satisfied my desire for “real stuffing”. We never ate ready-made stuffing so I never thought to find a gluten free variety. Until now that is. Located in Branford, Connecticut, Aleia’s Gluten Free Foods is a team of culinary trained chefs who handcraft and market a delicious line of all natural, CSA (Celiac Sprue Association) approved, and Kosher Certified, gluten free foods, which includes bread, croutons, stuffing mixes, bread crumbs, panko, and… Read More »

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