Category: Guest blog

You can call me Al(fredo)

  Gluten-Free Spinach and Bacon Spaghetti Alfredo Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 20 minutes | Makes: 6 servings Ingredients 1 pkg (340 g) Italpasta Gluten-Free Spaghetti 4 slices bacon, chopped 1 cup (250 mL) whipping cream (35%) 3 tbsp (45 mL) butter 1/3 cup (75 mL) grated Parmesan cheese (approx.) 4 cups (1 L) fresh baby spinach 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt 1/4 tsp (1 mL) freshly ground black pepper Instructions Cook spaghetti…
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the art of cooking gluten-free pasta

  If you’ve ever cooked gluten-free pasta, you know about its tendency to end up a mushy, sticky mess. We’ve been there, done that. So we turned to the pros—Italpasta—for some advice on how to cook gluten-free pasta. 5 tips for cooking gluten-free pasta #1: Always cook gluten-free pasta in lots of water, preferably 5 to 6 quarts per pound of pasta. #2: Season your pasta water with one tablespoon of salt per pound of…
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guest blog: the Mother of all Mavens

    Guest blog by the Mother of All Mavens (aka Carolyn Drebin) I recently had the pleasure of participating in a Delicious Dish cooking class with occupational-therapist-turned-self-taught-chef Carolyn Cohen. I’d heard about her classes for years. The menus were hoarded secrets. Sharing recipes was considered to be horribly bad form. Verboten? Forbidden fruit? I wanted in!  After managing to coax a few tidbits from some willing rule-benders, I tried a couple of recipes. They…
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a pain in the gluten-free butt

Yes, this blog post is about poo…and prunes. Our daughter Lily, who has celiac, has been dealing with constipation problems on and off since switching to a gluten-free diet. Sometimes she doesn’t have a bowel movement for a couple of days and her tummy gets big and round and she complains about stomach pain. We’ve been trying to get to the bottom of this (pardon the pun) for quite some time. Yes, she loves rice…
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guest blog: The Healthy Butcher

  It’s that time of year again. The beautiful colours of autumn have vanished, leaving us with brisk temperatures and the craving for good ol’ comfort food. The delicate flavours we enjoy during the summer lack the oomph that our palates (and padding) require during winter. Enter the magical cooking technique called braising, the technique behind France’s famous coq au vin and boeuf borguignonne and Italy’s osso buco—chef talk for the slow cooking of cheap…
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she’s got the beat: Arvinda’s

  Arvinda’s Indian Spice Blends is an all-natural line of cooking masalas and unique spice blends derived from family recipes. Arvinda Chauhan developed these spice blends to help time-pressed home cooks prepare quick and easy authentic Indian meals. She initially sold her curry masala to her cooking school students in small pouches and jars, and soon her unique blends gathered a loyal following. Arvinda’s blends are all gluten free and contain no oils, additives, preservatives,…
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