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12 Best Gluten-Free Snack Recipes

If you’re on a strict gluten-free diet, you can’t let your guard down even when you need a boost from a mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack. No problem: Your fellow readers rank these dozen recipes as ideal go-to sources of energy. Read on to discover the 12 best gluten-free snack recipes....   More...

Awesome Gluten-Free Appetizers & Sides: 12 Best Gluten-Free Recipes

Stuck for an idea on how to start off and/or complement tonight’s main course? Check out our readers’ favorite appetizers and side dishes, all of them versatile, tasty, gluten-free, and allergy-friendly. Start our countdown of the best appetizers and side dishes at No. 12 with an all-purpose pasta salad that works at lunch or dinner. As you go through our list, you'll find recipes that go with everything from Asian dishes and light soup-and-salad lunches to steak-and-potato dinners to chicken and turkey menus. At the end, you’ll wind up at what might be a surprising choice for No. 1.   More...

Breakfast Dishes We Love:
12 Best Gluten-Free Recipes

Anyone on a special diet may find it challenging to conjure up a healthy and tasty breakfast, but it doesn’t have to be. Consider the 12 easy-to-prepare gluten-free recipes that our readers rank as their favorite breakfast dishes. Mix and match per your taste.   More...

Gluten-Free at Walmart!

Retail giant Walmart is now selling gluten-free products with its usual price savings, a huge win for our community.   More...

The 12 Best Gluten-Free Breads to Bake

If you’re on a gluten-free diet, including bread in your meals can be a bit more challenging than picking up a traditional loaf at a local bakery. But with just a little extra time—and the right recipe—you’ll be enjoying gluten-free bread whenever you want. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of the 12 best gluten-free bread recipes, as ranked by our readers. To give you some variety, we’ve included related items like tortillas, rolls, and baguettes.   More...

Soup's Up!
12 Best Gluten-Free Soups, Stews, Chowders, & Chili

From the healing power of chicken or vegetable soup to a filling portion of corn or clam chowder to a spicy chili or a hearty beef stew, there’s nothing like a piping hot (gluten-free) bowl of comfort food to complement a meal or to serve as the main course. Here, we present the 12 best recipes for soups and stew, chowders and chili.   More...

Let's Do Lunch:
12 Best Gluten-Free Lunch Recipes

For those of us on a gluten-free or allergy-sensitive diet, lunch takes planning and preparation. But ultimately, a "DIY" lunch prepared in your own safe kitchen is a great way to go, whether you have time to eat it at home or pack it for tomorrow's lunch on the run. As always, it helps to have creative ideas in preparing your lunch. Here, we present our 12 best gluten-free lunch recipes, ranked per reader feedback. Over the course of a couple of weeks, you can give ’em all a shot.   More...

Gluten-Free Asian Noodles:
Which Ones Are Safe?

Our excerpt from Laura B. Russell's The Gluten-Free Asian Kitchen provides must-know advice for anyone buying gluten-free noodles before preparing a favorite Asian dish.     [IMGCAP[1]) If you’ve ever stood in the noodle aisle of an Asian market, the selection seems staggering, but once you become familiar with each noodle and its characteristics, the job becomes much more manageable.   Lucky for you, being gluten-free means you can eliminate half the choices right off the bat! Cross those wheat noodles and egg noodles (including ramen, udon, and somen) straight from the list. The…   More...

Dinner Is Served:
12 Best Gluten-Free Dinner Recipes

A December 2014 study shows that 88 percent of Americans still eat dinner with other members of their household quite frequently (“basically every day” or “a few times a week”). With that in mind, let’s look at 12 stellar dinner recipes—our readers’ highest-ranked gluten-free suppertime dishes.   More...

Reader Recipe Favorites:
12 Best Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes

Anyone who manages a gluten-free diet likely has go-to recipes, including dessert selections. But there’s always room for more, right? With that in mind, we have compiled a list of 12 reader favorites: the best gluten-free dessert recipes. This page is your directory to those recipes. Enjoy!   More...

Is There Gluten in Your Probiotics?
(Part 3)

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been digging into the issue of gluten contamination in probiotics. Concerns were first raised after a small study presented at the annual Digestive Diseases Week meeting in May 2015 reported that there could be trace amounts of gluten in some probiotics. In this study, researchers sampled 22 popular probiotic brands, including 15 that were labeled gluten-free. Half of them contained detectable amounts of gluten, with two brands containing more than 20 ppm of gluten, the threshold set by FDA for gluten-free labeling.   More...

Call in the Substitutes: Tips for the Gluten-Free Chef

Cornstarch Fix Q: I am allergic to corn. Which starch is the best substitution for cornstarch in the recipes in your magazine? Beth Hillson:?Each starch has slightly different properties, with cornstarch and arrowroot powder producing the lightest baked goods and tapioca starch/flour and potato starch producing a slightly denser texture. Nevertheless, as part of a flour blend, you can replace one starch with another on a one-to-one basis with excellent results. “Coco-Whip”? …   More...

Peanuts and Allergies

Peanut proteins in household dust may trigger peanut allergy, according to a study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Consumption of peanut-based food can leave peanut proteins behind in household dust, even after regular cleaning, according to the November 2014 report. In the study, researchers vacuumed the living room floors of infants and toddlers who had other food allergies or eczema (i.e., children at higher risk of developing peanut allergy). They found that…   More...