The Other Names of Gluten

Just avoid wheat, rye, and barley, right? Yes, except that food manufacturers use lots of other names for wheat, rye, and barley, and you need to know all of those too, if you’re going to accurately read your labels. Be sure to watch for all of these ingredients. While this list is not exhaustive, it’s […]

Shiny Buckeyes and Easy Tempering

When I was a kid, my grandma made some many wonderful foods. Like, her main dishes were okay, but she excelled at desserts. My favorites of hers were chocolate chip cookies, apple butter, and buckeye candies. (That reminds me. I need to go buy a bucket of apples and make some apple butter. But I […]

Gluten-Free Taco Seasoning

Last week in my newsletter, I shared about my friend’s flavorful vegan tacos. I got so many responses from my readers, asking for the taco seasoning recipe, that I decided to share it here, for everyone to enjoy. Remember, many seasoning mixes contain gluten, even from companies who sell individual spices that are gluten-free. Always […]

Gluten-Free Baking Question

What is the difference between gluten-free flour and one-to-one flour? I used to be a good baker, but I just can’t get my GF bakes to come out right. Great question! Any flour that does not contain gluten is a gluten free flour. Since gluten only naturally occurs in wheat, rye, and barley, that actually […]

Miri’s Recommended Gluten-Free December Goodies Resources

2022 Edition Recipes Almond Shortbread Apple Pie (with link to crust recipe!) Chocolate Cherry Thumbprint Cookies Eggrolls Gingerbread People (Great for cutouts) Orange Cranberry Bread the walnuts. Use 1 1/2 cup cranberries and 1 1/2 cup raisins. Even if you don’t like raisins. Trust me.) Peppermint Bark Potato Latkes Sugar Cookies (cut outs) Sugar […]

Adventures in Portland!

I recently had a vacation with my mainstream-eating husband, Flynn The Video Game God. It was a toss-up between Portland, Oregon and New Orleans, but we ultimately decided on Portland, and it was an excellent choice! His plan was to go to the museum, the zoo, and Powell’s. My plan was to buy cookbooks from […]

When Food + Family = Drama

When you’re new to being gluten free, you may feel like you’re being a burden to your friends and family, because you have to ask for accommodations. You might feel like you’re “being difficult” or “blowing things out of proportion”. You might even have people telling you that you are. But the cold, hard truth […]