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Farewell GF Blogging!

May 4, 2011

After much thought I have decided to stop blogging. I am determined to get my PhD and I am working a lot, so I just don’t have the time for it anymore. I will leave this site up so people can search for information they are looking for, but I will not be adding to it anymore. I wish you all the best of health!🙂

The Cake Mix Doctor Bakes Gluten-Free

February 21, 2011

I am sent a couple of different cookbooks and products to review from time to time, and most are ok, and I write a nice post if I like them…But I must say, I really love this book!

1) The author, Anne Byrn, takes gluten-free mixes and makes additions to “doctor” them in too much better dishes. By starting with a mix, I am able to cut out half of the work! I can just add the mix-ins that I want and wah-la😉 ! I love it!

2) The pictures! There are fantastic pictures at the beginning of the cookbook with rows and rows of cakes, with each named and the page number listed below! Now you can choose by the beautiful picture instead of trying to imagine the final product as with some cookbooks.

3) She also includes dairy-free versions! I am not dairy-free, but I know many people who are, and this is a really nice touch and attention to detail.

4) Lots of information about the gluten-free diet, how to safely (within reason) make a GF cake in a non-GF kitchen, etc. I appreciate the information included for those who are baking for a GF family member or friend!

5) Easy to follow recipes!

6) Room to write notes next to recipes, such as what worked and what didn’t. I hate when cookbooks are printed on a glossy type of paper and I can’t make notes. These pages are more like your average printer paper, a little thicker, and are great for jotting down notes.

7) Variety! There are recipes for cakes, cookies, brownies, and more. Lots of yummy treats for everyone. I like cake, but not all the time (and not enough to have a cake cookbook) but I will use the other recipes for desserts for group events, meetings, etc, where a cake isn’t always the easiest thing to transport and share.

8) The price is perfect! Amazon.com is selling it for under $9.00. I am shocked.

http://www.amazon.com/Cake-Mix-Doctor-Bakes-Gluten-Free/dp/0761160981 

Enjoy!!

EVOL Bowls

February 18, 2011

I just got the following email from EVOL and I am very excited to share the news! I eat frozen meals a lot because of my work schedule. I can’t wait to try these!

EVOL has just announced the launch of new gourmet single-serving gluten-free Bowls. They took all the yummy goodness of their chef-created burritos and are now serving them up sans tortillas.

The bowls come packaged in a 100 percent compostable bowl naturally made from sugar cane (a natural waste product of sugar production) and a 100 percent recycled paper board box (with a minimum 35 percent post consumer recycled content).

Each bowl is made using premium ingredients and unique recipes like homemade green enchilada sauce, cilantro lime pesto and a savory teriyaki sauce. Microwavable and ready to enjoy in under four minutes, the four gluten-free varieties include:

Chicken Enchilada
Bean and Cheese Enchilada
Teriyaki Chicken
Fire Grilled Steak

“Here at EVOL, we believe frozen food doesn’t have to taste frozen which is why taste rules in all of our chef-created recipes. From our Classic Burritos to the new gluten-free Bowls, the passion involved in every aspect of EVOL is apparent from the first bite.”

Anne Byrn comes to Denver 3/10

February 11, 2011

I hate to cook, so anything that make it easier makes me a very happy woman. I just heard about a cookbook author that takes boxed mixes and makes them better. I love this because I do not keep jars and bags of various flour blends around the house just waiting to make the next great meal. If I can start with something that is already half way there, it makes the second half of the journey that much easier! Anne Byrn, Cake Mix Doctor, has written THE CAKE MIX DOCTOR BAKES GLUTEN FREE. Want to know why? Here is her blog http://www.cakemixdoctor.com/books/the-cake-mix-doctor-bakes-gluten-free/

Anne will be in Denver on March 10th on tour with her new book.
7:30pm – 9:00pm
Tattered Cover Highlands Ranch
Book Signing
9315 Dorchester Street
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

Check her website for more info!

New GIG group in Denver!

January 9, 2011

Deanna Olson recently started a GIG group in Colorado. Inspired by her bold move to start a chapter from scratch I asked her what prompted her decision. The following is from and email she sent me:

Just over a year ago, I started a gluten-free social group. As our group grew and became more diverse, my dream of becoming a support group with a national organization grew as well. My work with iamgf gave me an opportunity to learn about each of the groups, and I quickly found that GIG (Gluten Intolerance Group) of North America was the right group for me.

Although becoming a non-profit support group means more work, I feel very strongly that this move is in the best interest of the gluten-free community and our members. Non-profit status has a list of advantages, like access to free meeting space, but working with GIG is the greatest advantage.

One of our major initiatives will be to build awareness among food companies and in the food service industry. Because the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO), Gluten-Free Restaurant Awareness Program (GFRAP), and Gluten-Free Food Service Accreditation are all GIG programs, our branch can jump into our major initiatives right away.

Having the most current, science based information is of critical importance, and knowing that GIG has my back when I need advice is very comforting.
GIG of Greater Denver we will be serving the greater Denver area and the suburbs. You can join us today and learn more by going to our event page http://www.meetup.com/GIGofgreaterDenver/

Mini Gluten Free Soy Sauce Packets

December 27, 2010

These great little packets are portable for travel and taste great. I love that I can take them with me out to eat and use the soy sauce I have instead of worrying about CC or gluten in regular soy sauce. I just get white rice and make my own special dishes🙂 I have even used these at PF Changs, where they have GF soy sauce, so I know there is no mix-up. I know you can get them at King Soopers, but check online too. Yay!

Mini Gluten Free Soy Sauce Packets

December 27, 2010

These great little packets are portable for travel and taste great. I love that I can take them with me out to eat and use the soy sauce I have instead of worrying about CC or gluten in regular soy sauce. I just get white rice and make my own special dishes🙂 I have even used these at PF Changs, where they have GF soy sauce, so I know there is no mix-up. I know you can get them at King Soopers, but check online too. Yay!

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