Showing posts from March, 2010

Guido's Premium Pizza's Working on Gluten Free Pizza

The owner, Steven Pollard, from Guido's Premuim Pizza are working on making the best gluten-free pizza in all of Michigan. He owns the franchise location in Okemos/Haslett, MI.  He has a personal connection to this cause. Steven is very passionate and committed to provideing safe and exceptional dining experience for people with Celiac Disease, gluten intolerence, and food allergies. He wants to make sure that the gluten-free community can have wonderful tasty pizzas.            “I started my gluten free business by making a gluten-free pizza for my mom. After a year of failed        attempts and hundreds of hours of research, I finally created the best gluten-free pizza that I sell to the public.” Guido’s Pizza of Okemos/Haslett, MI a gluten-free menu that features pizzas, pastas, salads, and even gluten-free garlic breadsticks! Guido’s Pizza also completed NFCA’s GREAT training in an effort to safeguard their gluten-free options by adopting safe serving practices. By the man

Decadent Gluten Free Brownies

Image Ingredients 3 sticks butter, sliced 24 ounces semisweet gf chocolate 6 eggs 2-1/4 cups sugar 1 Tablespoon gf vanilla 3/4 cup gf flour 3 cups walnuts, roasted & chopped Powdered sugar as needed Directions: Preheat oven to 400ºF. Bring a large pan of water to boil and reduce heat to low. Place butter in a large bowl. Put the bowl over the hot water but do not allow it to touch the water. Add the chocolate chips to the butter. Heat the chocolate until it begins to look glossy. Work the mixture with a rubber spatula. Remove the bowl from the hot water when the mixture is about half-way melted. Continue to work the chocolate while off the heat until smooth and glossy. In the large bowl, beat the eggs at high speed until slightly thickened. Gradually add the sugar to the eggs and beat until mixture is pale and thick, about 5 minutes. On medium speed, add the cooled chocolate and vanilla to the eggs. Reduce mixture speed to low and g

Gluten Free Baking Tips

Baking with gluten-free flours is another matter – a bit more complicated. There are some good basic gluten-free flour mixes on the market (Bob’s Red Mill, Hodson Mills,). In order to substitute gluten-free flours for the wheat flour, you will need to have a good mix or variety of flours, such as Bette Hagman’s flour mix or any premixed Gluten Free All Purpose Mixes. This would be a mix consisting of perhaps rice flour, tapioca flour, potato starch flour as a basic mix. Then you can expand on that depending on what type of item you are making. Millet flour: can make breads lighter, sorghum flour: can add a bit of sweetness, amaranth: holds moisture – which is good for quick breads like date bread. Bean flours: add protein. You can purchase Rice flour at your local Oriental Food Market. Orenital Flour is much finer, which makes it better for recipes. It is also a lot cheaper. When you bake (cookies, breads, cakes, etc...) you will always need to put Xanthan Gu

O'Charleys Restaurant

O’Charley’s now has a gluten-free menu also, and you can check out their website at They do show their allergen information on their website. O’Charley’s is located at 1600 E. Beltline, N.E. Hungry? Good Food and Good Times. Whether you live in, or are just passing through, one of the twenty states with O'Charley's fun restaurants, your fantastic dining adventure awaits. The steaks that we grill to perfection, seafood, chicken, salads, desserts and more. And on Sundays, O'Charley's is the brunch restaurant that starts your day full of flavor and lets you linger as long as you please. In a hurry? Enjoy brunch, lunch or dinner to-go. Don’t pass by without stopping in, even if it’s just for a few minutes.

New Facebook Site, but for Celiac

This is a new fun site that is like Facebook, but for people who are suffering from Celiac Disease, Gluten Allergy or have just decided to stay away from gluten. Sign up, start your profile on Join and have fun. I love it.