5 Reasons Being A Celiac Is Awesome by Alicia

We all know that Celiac disease has its downsides. I don’t think I need to articulate them for you. And, to be honest, sometimes we allow ourselves to wallow in the negative a little too much.

”Whatever a person’s mind dwells on intensely and with firm resolve, that is exactly what he [or she] becomes”     Shankaracharya.

I’m not interested in becoming a dreary, negative person and I’m sure you’re not either. So, let’s think about a few advantages to having Celiac disease. Advantages to having Celiac disease… I bet you thought you’d never hear that statement. Here are five reasons why having Celiac disease can be awesome. Continue reading

Bamboozled by Biaggi’s| A Cautionary Tale by Doris

Life as a Celiac is hard enough giving up food you love, not being able to be spontaneous when it comes to meals, scouring labels and calling companies to ensure what you are eating is safe. And that’s if you are just at home, in your insulated world. It’s when you step outside that things really get tough. Going to restaurants when you have Celiac disease is scary and nerve-wracking.  Unfortunately, my daughter and I learned this the hard way. Continue reading

Classic Double Chocolate Cake|Love Letter Cake Shop

In all the gluten free cakes I’ve tasted (and as a bakery owner, that’s a lot), there’s just one reaction I’m looking for when I bite into a slice of cake: “I can’t tell this is gluten free.” As simple as this, you’d be surprised how rarely it’s achieved.

Folks, the cake below can be served to a party of 200 guests and no one will ever suspect it’s gluten free. Just ask me how I know. 😉

It’s everything you want a chocolate cake to be: rich, decadent, and intensely chocolatey. And it’s the most popular gluten free cake we serve at Loveletter Cakeshop in NYC.

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by the owner of Love Letter Cake Shop in New York, NY. 

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Twelve Days of Gluten Free Cookies: Pumpkin Cheesecake + Shortbread Bars (Day 8))

It wasn’t until this year working in my bakery and (awesome) business partner that I started loving pumpkin flavored desserts. These quick shortbread cheesecake bars combine the best features of cheesecake atop a soft buttery shortbread cookie crust. The pumpkin flavor is an added bonus as is the nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice oh my. I think I’m making myself drool all over again just writing this post. Get into these cheesecake bars before the pumpkin season unofficially come to an end. Continue reading

Gluten Free Product Review: BLAKE’S Gluten Free Chicken Pot Pie

I’ve been sitting on this review for quite awhile now so I am happy to finally get it out to you. I purchased Blake’s Gluten Free Chicken Pot Pie on a whim a couple of months ago. It was one of those spur of the moment in need of a quick dinner to get back to work type of nights. The unfamiliar box jumped out at me and upon closer inspection I took mental note of all the “trendy” buzz words: organic, natural, cage free, hormone free …the list goes on and on but would the most important factor “taste” live up to the lofty food labeling? Continue reading

Twelve Days of Gluten Free Cookies: Cranberry-Orange Pecan Tea Cookies (Day 7) + Review

The fine folks over at Glutino sent me a slew of baking mixes that I am just now working my way through. Their classic Sugar Cookie baking mix is a fan favorite so I was more than happy to break open the box and create something yummy. Deviating from the standard recipe found on the package (of course) I thought of this A+mazing soft, chewy, thick and biscuit like tea cookie. What better way to celebrate winter then with the flavor combination of cranberries and orange? Continue reading

Gluten Free Menu Plan: December 14-20, 2014

Finally a gluten free menu plan for all my loyal readers. We’ve just about made it the the finish line of this year’s end. It seems like only yesterday that I was welcoming summer and in the blink of an eye winter has arrived with a vengeance. The first snow storm of the season arrived this week much to my chagrin. Still I’m trying to be positive , focus on this little space in the blogosphere, and continue to bring you the best gluten free recipes my little brain can cook up. With that said below is this week’s menu suggestions. Filled with enough cold weather comfort foods to keep you busy enough to take your mind off of the snow, cold, and grey skies. What’s your favorite winter comfort food. Let me know in the comments and have an awesome week!

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