I don’t know about you, but in my Before Times, I relied heavily on fast food. I was always rushing from one place to another, grabbing a bite between commitments, or just too dang tired to cook–let alone do the dishes! Fast food was a great option for my busy life. But then my GFA […]
Author: Miri Pizann
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 […]
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 […]
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 Shortbreadhttps://www.glutenfreealchemist.com/gluten-free-almond-shortbread/ Apple Pie (with link to crust recipe!)https://chefalina.com/fool-proof-pie-crust/ Chocolate Cherry Thumbprint Cookieshttps://www.mamaknowsglutenfree.com/gluten-free-chocolate-cherry-thumbprint-cookies/ Eggrollshttps://gfjules.com/recipes/gluten-free-eggroll-recipe/ Gingerbread People (Great for cutouts)https://betterbatter.org/gingerbread-people-vegan Orange Cranberry Breadhttps://gfjules.com/recipes/gluten-free-cranberry-orange-quick-bread/(Skip the walnuts. Use 1 1/2 cup cranberries and 1 1/2 cup raisins. Even if you don’t like raisins. Trust me.) Peppermint Barkhttps://glutenfreetreatsandeats.com/recipe/peppermint-bark/ Potato Latkeshttps://www.marthastewart.com/952226/potato-latkes Sugar Cookies (cut outs) https://betterbatter.org/sugar-cookies-vegan 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 […]
Are French Fries Gluten Free?
You would think that french fries would be gluten free, right? They’re just made from potatoes, oil, and salt. Maybe a couple of seasonings. If they were just made from those ingredients, they would most definitely be gluten free. But many times, they’re not. There are actually a lot of places where gluten can sneak […]
Okay, But Do You Have to Read EVERY Label?
I had just gone gluten free, and had come to terms with the fact that most of what was sold in the grocery store was off limits for me. I did my rounds along the perimeter (produce, butcher, seafood, fridge/dairy section–skip the bakery), and on my way out, I picked up a box of my […]
One of the [many] hardest parts about going gluten-free is the idea of going to social settings and not feeling welcome, specifically because there is no food available for you to enjoy. Don’t get me wrong–it seems like as soon as two or more people gather together, there will be food. The question is whether […]