Category: Holistic Cooking

Gluten-Free, Xanthan Gum and Chocolates?

Just as I was ready to voice my concern about the extensive use of xanthan gum in gluten-free product, a study reported by the International Journal of Food Science and Technology informed me about the beneficial effects of the gum in baked products. Food scientists tested xanthan gum by adding various concentrations of it to…


…And the “Gluten-Free Made Simple” Cookbook Winners are…

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS! 1. Lisa from http://www.lisasglutenfree.com – whose readers will be excited to receive all the updated information Lisa will offer them from the book 2. dj6ual at http://dj6ual.jigsy.com – I am really happy that “dj6ual” (DJ Harris ) won this book. She is an MS survivor, that does not allows her illness to take over,…


Easy gluten-free pumpkin cake

WOW! I cannot believe it is October already. September is always such a busy month for me that it disappears without me noticing. I am always hoping that next year I will be more organized; meaning I will have less stressful September days. Oh well, one can always hope. But finally I have a few…


GIVEAWAY – Gluten-Free Made Simple Cookbook

I’ve been looking for an opportunity to give back to all my loyal readers. A few days back, we reviewed a cookbook, titled: Gluten-Free Made Simple,written by the women of the Dahlstrom family. Since then I became friends with Marcia Dahlstrom, co-author of the book, exchanged ideas and I even baked a blondie from the…


Gluten-Free Made Simple

I don’t like Labor Day, because it represents the end of summer. But the long weekend offered plenty of time to combine business with pleasure, by finding a couple of new baking books at my local Barnes & Noble. Full reviews will wait upon recipe performance, but in the meantime I thought I’d share what…