Showing posts from May, 2008

Chicken Pasta Salad w/ Tomatoes & Kalamata Olives

Difficulty: EasyMakes 4-6 Servings Ingredients: For chicken:2 chicken breast halves, boned & skinned 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepperFor pasta:8 ounces gf penne pasta 1 medium garlic clove, minced 1/4 cup kalamata olives, pitted and chopped 2 tomatoes, seeded and chopped 1/2 teaspoon fresh tarragon, minced 1-1/2 Tablespoons fresh basil, chopped About 1/4 cup feta, crumbledFor dressing:1 Tablespoon good quality balsamic vinegar 3 Tablespoons good quality olive oil 1 teaspoon gf dijon mustard Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste Directions: Prepare a grill. Place chicken in a shallow baking dish. Cut small slits throughout chicken breasts to allow marinade to quickly penetrate into meat. Drizzle chicken breasts with balsamic vinegar, olive oil and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Turn chicken breasts so that they are covered with marinade. Let sit for at least 5-10 minutes before gr

Gluten Free Product of the Dat

MarketplaceGluten-Free Grocery opens in WestchesterShop caters to those with celiac diseaseBy Susan Taylor Special to the Tribune May 21, 2008 Cindy Erwin was tired of having to shop at numerous stores to find gluten-free items. So Erwin, who has celiac disease and cannot eat gluten, opened Gluten-Free Grocery, a 1,400-square-foot storefront in west suburban Westchester. "We're carrying strictly products that serve as substitutions for products that have gluten in them," Erwin said. (Thus, you won't find produce or dairy items here because they are naturally gluten-free and readily sold elsewhere.) While many grocery chains might carry a few items from brands specializing in gluten-free food, Erwin sells a fuller line of products such as cookies, crackers, cake mixes, cereals and pastas from brands including as The Cravings Place, Pamela's Products Gluten-Free Pantry, Glutino, Enjoy Life, Bob's Red Mill and Kinnikinnick. In addition, the store has fresh baked

Asian Pasta Stir-Fry

Difficulty: Easy Makes 4 Servings Ingredients: 1/2 cup peanuts 1 Tablespoon honey 1 garlic clove, minced 1/2 inch piece of ginger, peeled and minced 3 Tablespoons gf soy sauce 2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar 2 teaspoons sugar 1 teaspoon sesame oil 1/4 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes 1 pound large shrimp, shelled and deveined 2 teaspoons gf soy sauce 1 Tablespoon sherry 1 teaspoon salt 8 ounces gf spiral or penne pasta 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil, divided 1/3 cup red onion, chopped 2 celery


General Mills has just emailed me about the Corn Chex Mix. It is not Gluten Free due to having Barley in it. But the Rice is still ok. Please always read labels!!!

Gluten-Free Emergency Kit

What would you do in the event of a natural disaster such as flood, earthquake or other natural disaster? Keep in mind that in a disaster you may not have personal transporation. You may also lack monetary resources or not be able to return to your home for days or weeks. Once allowed back into your home, you will be cleaning you in an unsanitary enviroment. The electricity may be off, or you may lack running water. The free meals dropped off at disaster sites usually contain gluten in them. List of ideas you may want to consider: 1) Create a food emergency kit and store in up HIGH in a temperature place, like the upper shelf of a coat closet near your most used door. 2) The kit should be small enough, and light enough, that with food you are able to carry it a good distance. A knapsack or small, light rolling duffle are some ideas. 3) Inexpensive plastic pencil box (new, not used) to store plastic utensils, a paring knife, and a can opener. A box of disinfectant wupes or hand clea

Another Product of the Day

Gluten-Free Product of the Day: McCormickLemon Butter DillSeafood Sauce

Enjoy Life Recipes

Oven Fried Chicken (Contains NO: wheat, gluten, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy or dairy.) Ingredients: 3 Enjoy Life® Original Bagels 1 tsp poultry seasoning1 tsp onion powder 1 tsp garlic powder1 tsp salt 1 tsp parsley flakes 2 tsp vegetable oil 1/4 cup water 3 tbsp tapioca flour 2 whole boneless chicken breasts, cut in half (4 pieces total)* Directions: 1) Split bagels in half. 2) Dry out bagels. Let them air out over night or heat in the oven. For the oven method, preheat oven to 200° F. Place bagels on cookie sheet. Bake for 30 minutes or until bagels are crunchy. Cool. 3) Increase oven temperature to 375° F. 4) Place the dried bagels in a food processor and blend into fine crumbs. If you prefer, some larger pieces can be left (about pea-size) for added texture. 5) Add seasonings to bagel crumbs. Mix in oil with fork until coated. Place the crumb mixture in a shallow pan or plate and set aside. 6) In a separate bowl, mix together water and tapioca

Gluten Free Product of the Day

Cascadian Farm Premium Organic Edamame.

Recipes using Chex Mix

Corn Chex Mix and Rice Chex Mix is Gluten-Free!! Ginger Rice Crunch Mix Honey and Ginger add and Asian Twist to a fruit and nut rice cereal snack. Prep Time: 10min Start t0 Finish: 1 hr 15 min Makes: 24 (1/2 cup each) Ingredients: 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup butter or margarine 1/4 cup honey 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger or cardamom 6 cups Rice Chex® cereal (gluten free) 1 cup dried banana chips 1 cup unblanched whole almonds 1 cup flaked coconut 1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries or dried pineapple Preparation Directions: 1.Heat oven to 250°F. Spray large roasting pan with cooking spray. 2.In 1-quart saucepan, heat brown sugar, butter, honey and ginger to boiling. Remove from heat; cool slightly. Into roasting pan, measure cereal, banana chips, almonds and coconut. Stir in brown sugar mixture until evenly coated. 3. Bake 50 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on waxed paper or foil; cool about 15 minutes. Place in serving bowl; stir in cranberries. Store in airtight co

Regular Cereal Time!!

Rice Chex is now Gluten Free!! Yaaah!!!

Workout Time

It is summer time and now lets get out and do some workouts. I was reading an article and it told how much calories you burn every 30 minutes: Walking: 95.87 Running 290.52 Running in Place: 232 Swimming: 203.37 Bicycling 232 stationary bike 203 Hiking 174 Backpacking 203 Tennis 232 Golf, Cart 101 Carry clubs 130 Elliptical Trainer 188 Circuit Training 232 Aerobics 145 Water Aerobics 116 Weight Training 87 Jumping Rope 290 Yoga 72 Pilates 142 Common Activites Burned in 30 minutes of moderate effort Clean House 87 Play w/ Children or pets 116 Mopping floors 101 Dancing 130 I thought this was very interesting.

Grilled Portabello Burgers

Easy Recipe. Ingredients: 2 portobello's, stemmed & rubbed clean 3 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar 3 Tablespoons olive oil Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped 1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped 1-1/2 Tablespoons fresh Italian parsley, chopped 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1 teaspoon lemon juice 2 slices red onion 2 slices beef steak tomato 1/2 cup mixed greens 1 ounce gf feta cheese Balsamic varnish Directions: Place portobello mushrooms in a baking dish, gills up. Drizzle each equally with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Allow mushrooms to marinate, at room temperature, for 20 minutes. In a small bowl, combine thyme, rosemary, parsley, mayonnaise and lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Preheat grill. Place mushrooms on grill, gills up, for 5 minutes. Flip and continue to grill for 5 more minutes. Remove from grill and transfer to

Gluten Free Food Fair

I just wanted to tell you all that Grand Rapids, MI 49508 is having their annual Gluten Free Food Fair. It is at the Kyuper College on the Beltline. It is free to attend. The fair has lots of information on Celiac Disease and lots of free food. I say that it is wonderful to go to, so you can try things with out purcasing. I always hate when I spend $7.00 or more dollars on something I find I don't like. The Date is Saturday May 17 at 10:00am to 2:00pm

Book Reading/ Update on my Health!

I checked out a book about a girl who suffered from Celiac Disease. In her book she said that that day she went gluten free, by night she saw results and felt better. But I don't know about you, it never was that quick in feeling better. The said part I have been on the diet now for 8 years and have not had any result, but my blood tests look alot better now. Also in her book she didn't indicate that Celiac Disease is an Auto Immune Disease. She says that she is an expert of knowing alot of about Celiac Disease, but after starting to read her book, I really don't believe it. This summer I am starting to write a book about my suffering with Celiac and it has been hard suffering for me. I should get you all up to date. In the Fall I weighed 54 pounds and went to Mayo with no help. All they wanted to say was that I had an eating disorder. So all fall I was in and out of the hospital. I had a pick line. In September they told me I only had two weeks to live. My mom wanted