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Eating gluten-free has its challenges, but it’s not impossible to do. Whether you’re planning a family vacation, getting ready to celebrate the holidays, or just sending your kids to school, our quick tips, tested tricks and easy-to-manage guidelines will help make living gluten-free as hassle-free as possible.

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Shopping for Gluten-free Foods in Colorado
September 29, 2013 – 7:47 pm | 2 Comments
Shopping for Gluten-free Foods in Colorado

There are many reasons why I love living in Colorado. Our spectacular mountains and 300+ days of sunshine per year allow us to do many outdoor activities year-round. Our state attracts people who …

Baking Basics: Xanthan Gum
December 31, 2010 – 11:18 am | No Comments
Baking Basics: Xanthan Gum

Many of us have recipes based on wheat-flour that we would like to convert to gluten-free.  In order to do that, we first need to choose an appropriate flour blend and then add enough xanthan …

Gluten-free, Kid-Approved Snacks
April 20, 2010 – 5:22 pm | No Comments
Gluten-free, Kid-Approved Snacks

One of the hardest things about taking gluten out of your child’s diet is all of the “kid” foods they have to give up.  Suddenly, staples such as chicken nuggets, pizza, and macaroni and cheese …

Gluten-free San Francisco?
April 8, 2010 – 2:54 pm | No Comments
Gluten-free San Francisco?

My family and I recently traveled to San Francisco for a weeklong vacation over spring break. We stayed in an apartment in the Richmond district of San Francisco, which is sandwiched between the Presidio …

Tips for Traveling with Food Allergies
April 6, 2010 – 8:50 am | No Comments
Tips for Traveling with Food Allergies

Vacation is a time to get away, relax
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The Best Gluten-free, Dairy-free Chocolate Chip Cookies
March 1, 2010 – 7:34 pm | No Comments
The Best Gluten-free, Dairy-free Chocolate Chip Cookies

There is probably nothing quite as satisfying as a crispy-on-the-outside, chewy-in-the-middle, homemade chocolate chip cookie. I remember baking them with my mom when I was a kid, and my husband and I used to …

Recommended Gluten-free Cookbooks
February 23, 2010 – 11:16 am | No Comments
Recommended Gluten-free Cookbooks

First, let me say that I don’t use cookbooks as much as I used to.  Now that I know how to substitute the appropriate gluten-free flour blend, depending on what I’m trying to make, I …

Stocking Your Gluten-free Pantry
February 16, 2010 – 5:57 pm | 2 Comments
Stocking Your Gluten-free Pantry

Making the transition from eating regular, wheat-filled products to gluten-free products can be overwhelming.  You have to get rid of products you have been buying for years, and you have to start buying unfamiliar brands.  …

12 Tips for Baking Gluten-free Muffins and Quick Breads
January 17, 2010 – 2:00 pm | One Comment
12 Tips for Baking Gluten-free Muffins and Quick Breads

Gluten-free flours work very well in muffin and quick bread recipes, often producing results that are indistinguishable from those made with wheat. In fact, I have experimented with many different kinds of gluten-free flours …

Baking Basics: Gluten-free Flour Blends
January 13, 2010 – 8:40 am | 12 Comments
Baking Basics: Gluten-free Flour Blends

When I started baking gluten-free, I went through a big learning curve to understand the properties of various gluten-free flours, and how to mix them to get the results I wanted.  I studied cookbooks, took …