What Does Gluten Free Mean? Archive

Gluten Intolerance Group Meeting

Posted August 31, 2013 By Sandy

Sorry, I missed my post last week.  We were on a mini vacation with my step granddaughters in Spokane, 150 miles away.  While we were in Spokane, we took in a meeting and picnic with the Gluten Intolerance Group of Spokane.  Since we live a distance away, we don’t get to meet with these folks […]

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Setting Up Your Gluten Free Kitchen

Posted June 22, 2013 By Sandy

If you are new to a Gluten Free Vegan diet, not only will you need to clean out your pantry, you will also need to check and maybe replace some of your cooking utensils.  (If you are interested in my story around cleaning out our pantry, check out My Pantry posts).  Gluten is sneaky stuff […]

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Gluten Free Flour Mixes

Posted April 17, 2013 By Sandy

Substituting Gluten Free Flours in your favorite recipes is not as easy as it sounds.  Gluten is the element in breads and baked goods that produces the texture and ‘glue’ to your finished product. If you do much Gluten Free Baking, you probably already know that you can’t just substitute any ‘ole Gluten Free flour […]

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Once you stop eating gluten and dairy, are you sure you are Meeting your Nutritional Needs with a Gluten Free and Dairy Free Diet?  Both dairy and gluten based grains are two very large groups of food to eliminate from your diet.  What nutrients are you losing and are their other foods that include these […]

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First Steps for Switch to a Vegan Diet

Posted January 3, 2013 By Sandy

With the New Year upon us, many of us are making changes to the way we eat, work, and play.  I hate to use that R word (you know, resolutions!), but the down time of winter does make me think of things I like to change or explore. Even though I changed my diet over […]

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My Pantry — Prepared Foods

Posted November 27, 2012 By Sandy

We don’t use many prepared foods, but we do have some can products (in particular) that I like to keep on hand for last minute meals. Those include the following: Amy’s Organic Soups — I LOVE Amy products, but I especially like her Split Pea Soup, Chunky Vegetable Soup and her Lentil Vegetable Soup. Amy’s […]

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My Pantry — Nuts and Seeds

Posted November 19, 2012 By Sandy

Another segment of My Pantry is set aside for Nuts and Seeds — some of the most nutritious food on the planet!  Nuts and Seeds are important to a Gluten Free Vegan Pantry as they are so useful and versatile  in recipes. Here is a list of the Nuts and Seeds I keep in My […]

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Gluten Intolerance, Celiac and Genetic Testing

Posted November 13, 2012 By Sandy

I can always count on Living Without magazine to keep me updated on some of the new developments and information on Gluten Intolerance and Celiac Disease.  Information in the medical field is often changing faster than we can keep up — especially with Gluten issues. The article posted today by Living Without is Searching for […]

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My Pantry — Grains and Legumes

Posted November 10, 2012 By Sandy

Grains and Legumes are the staples of a Gluten Free Vegan Pantry — at least in my house, they are!  Although most of my meals are full of veggies (fresh when I can get them, frozen next and canned as a last resort!), I complement dishes with grains and legumes. Here is a list of […]

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Using Substitutions in Your Recipes

Posted November 1, 2012 By Sandy

Once I became Gluten Free and Vegan, I wanted to convert all my favorite recipes to eliminate wheat, gluten, dairy and eggs.  At first, I did not realize how great a task that would become! Substitutions are available, but often they don’t act the same or tastes the same.  I found that Jeanne from the […]

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