Living Without Favorites: Try a Bite

Here's crispy satisfaction for your next snack attack. With an eye toward balanced nutrition, TH Foods offers a gluten-free assortment of Crunchmaster Multi-Seed Crackers and Mr. Krispers Baked Rice Krisps. Just in time for holiday entertaining, these crackers and chips are made with delicious blends of good-for-you grains and seeds, like sesame and quinoa, flax and amaranth.

Living Without Favorites: Don’t Do It Yourself

Why would you when you can enjoy made-from-scratch gourmet cookies and never turn on the oven? Want white chocolate macadamia nut cookies? Or molasses and spice gems? Explore the flavorful options at Apple's Bakery's online gluten-free kitchen.

Living Without Books: Chew on This

Craving a cookie? Now satisfaction is sweet—and safe. The recipes in Enjoy Life's Cookies for Everyone by Leslie Hammond and Betsy Laakso (Fair Winds Press) don’t contain any gluten, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs or soy. But they do contain lots of choices. Seasonal goodies like Ginger Spice Mini Scones and Pumpkin Bars will warm up your autumn. Fresh Take Fruitcake Bars and Making Like Mince Cookies will carry you into the holidays. Sweet treats for kids, delicate delights for grown-ups.

Trick and Treats – Allergy-Friendly Candy

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. While my sweet tooth is as strong as the next person’s, for me Halloween has always been as much about the costumes as the candy. My most memorable childhood ensembles were hand-sewn variations of Raggedy Ann, Cinderella and the wicked witch. After I grew up but before I had my own children, I used to sew elaborate costumes for my niece and nephews. I’m still haunted by the recollection of working until the wee hours of Halloween morning, finishing up the see-through eyes on Casper the Friendly Ghost.

Homemade Dairy Free Yogurt

My husband, a man who dearly loves dairy, recently developed a milk intolerance. His sensitive stomach reacts to lactose, forcing him to cut back on his favorite foods—milk, cream, cheese, and most difficult for him, yogurt at breakfast. He didn’t give them up without a fight. Attempting to satisfy his dairy craving one day, he guzzled down some lactose-free milk and happily discovered he could drink it without the usual ill effects. Good news for him, which got me to wondering: Could I make a tasty yogurt from lactose-free milk? What about coconut milk, goat's milk or soy milk? With my husband’s encouragement, I decided to give it a try. The results were delicious. The fresh yogurt I produced was on par with flavorful Greek and Turkish varieties. My better half was delighted.

Living Without Favorites: Bake Me a Gluten-Free Cake

Blackbird Bakery is a gluten-free bakery in Texas that sells fabulous baked goods made with the finest ingredients.



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