Sunday, June 9, 2013

June recipe of the month

Did I ever tell you that it wasn't until I was almost 20 that I had my first salad? Easing into to eating them was the key, I suppose, and by easing into eating them I mean making sure they had enough dressing on them. Besides Italian dressing, Caesar dressing was my favorite. It has taken me multiple attempts but, I finally perfected my Caesar dressing. I feel it has the right amount of tang yet enough creaminess to make it smooth and satisfying. The key is making sure you have a high quality olive oil. A cheap one will ruin it so look for a brand in a dark green glass bottle.

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves of fresh garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 ounces of Parmesan cheese (I use aged Manchego because I am allergic to dairy)
  • 1 teaspoon of anchovy paste
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon mayo (Spectrum makes a good canola Mayo)
  • ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt (can be omitted for those with blood pressure issues)
In a food processor or blender, whisk the olive oil and garlic together. Let it sit for 30 minutes to an hour to let the garlic permeate the oil.
Add anchovies and eggs to the oil-garlic mixture and blend until creamy. Add the lemon juice and pepper (and salt if you chose) then blend and add cheese (Parmesan or Manchego, etc.). You may want to taste it to see how you like it so far. Then add the mayo and mustard and blend once more.
Spoon over romaine lettuce with croutons and chicken and top with more cheese if you choose!


p.s.- want to know a fast way to make croutons? Toast gluten-free piece of toast and shred it into bite sized pieces!

Friday, June 7, 2013

G-Free Foodie Launches Box club!

June 6, 2013
For Immediate Release
Press Contact: KC Pomering
G-Free Foodie logoG-Free Foodie Box Club Launches for Gluten Free Consumers
 Monthly Shipments Will Contain Artisan Food Products Safe For Those Living Gluten Free. Gluten Free +  Dairy Free Box Also Available 
Madera, CA - 6/6/2013 - G-Free Foodie, an online resource for those living deliciously Gluten Free, has launched it's G-Free Foodie Box Club this week. Members will receive monthly shipments of artisan and gourmet food products that are entirely Gluten Free. The program also has an option for those on a Gluten and Dairy Free diet, with more options available soon. The G-Free Foodie Boxes will also contain recipes, serving suggestions and a gift. The cost for membership is $29 per month.  

"We're Foodies first, and we happen to be Gluten Free," said KC Pomering, Founder of G-Free Foodie. "We choose products for our G-Free Foodie Box Club because we think they are remarkable, different, and delicious. This is a monthly treat for people who love great food, whether they are Gluten Free or not. The products we're shipping are incredibly tasty." Pomering said the first shipment will arrive at member's doors in Mid-July. Those who join the club in time to receive the first shipment will be considered Charter Members, and will receive a special gift from the G-Free Foodie crew. The last day to join as a Charter Member is July 5th.

Products selected for the G-Free Foodie Box Club will come from small, artisan producers and national brands. "There will definitely be some Gluten Free pastas or mixes, but they'll be the best ones we've ever tried, and they'll be packed next to bacon jam, blended heirloom tomatoes or sea salt caramels," Pomering stated. "They only products going in our shipments will be ones we absolutely love," she continued. Each shipment is curated by the G-Free Foodie team, with input from some of the 20+ contributors that write for the G-Free Foodie website.  Future shipments may feature selections made by noteworthy Gluten Free chefs or foodies. For more Information or to Join the G-Free Foodie Box Club, visit


The Founder of G-Free FoodieKC Pomering, found herself at a turning point after being diagnosed with Celiac Disease.  A self-proclaimed "Foodie" from a Central California farming family, KC developed G-Free Foodie as a resource for flavorful Gluten Free living.
The G-Free Foodie website ( includes a national database of Gluten Free restaurants, plus recipes, blogs,  and reviews of Gluten Free foods by over 20 contributors. The site is home to G-Free Foodie Guides, with topics ranging from fast food and replacing eggs in recipes to making tax deductions for the Gluten Free diet. G-Free Foodie also provides free conversions of conventional recipes to Gluten Free, allowing G-Free Foodies to enjoy favorite meals or continue family traditions safely.Visit our blogFind us on PinterestFollow us on TwitterView our videos on YouTubeFind us on Facebook

Thursday, June 6, 2013

FREE NFCA Webinar- Celiac Disease: Immunology 101 and the Drug Development Process

Announcing NFCA's Webinar, "Celiac Disease: Immunology 101 and the Drug Development Process" on Tuesday, June 11 at 8:30 p.m. EDT/5:30
p.m. PDT.

Reserve your webinar seat at:

This webinar is free of charge and the only requirement is a working
Internet connection!

With their only treatment found in the grocery aisle and not behind
the pharmacist's counter, celiac disease patients have relied upon
delicious gluten-free recipes and cooking tips to navigate their
medically necessary diet. As research continues to prove the need for
a non-dietary therapy and scientists move closer to developing a
pharmaceutical treatment, it is important for patients to learn more
about the field of immunology, a critical piece to the celiac disease
puzzle but one that is often left out of the patient education, as
well as understand the basics about the drug development and approval

Join NFCA as Francisco Leon, MD, PhD, Vice President of Immunology
Translational Medicine at Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson
and Johnson; and Ken Kilgore, MS, PhD, Director of ImmunoPharmacology
in the Immunology Therapeutic Area at Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies
of Johnson and Johnson explain the basics of immunology and outline
the drug development and approval process.

RDs and DTRs who participate in this live 60-minute webinar will be
eligible to receive continuing education credit. See for more details.

Can’t attend? A recording of each webinar will be posted along with
the webinar slides within 72 hours after the live event ends. Download
recorded webinars and slides at

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

June Product of the Month

Summer is a time when things start to get hot and what better (and tastier way) way to cool down than ice cream? I've already told you about my favorite ice cream, So Delicious Almond Milk Vanilla, which is not only gluten-free but dairy and soy free as well. However, does anybody else miss having ice cream in an actual ice cream cone? Me too.
I recently discovered Goldbaum's Gluten-free Ice Cream Cones and I was elated. Goldbaum's is a company out of New York and you can find more info on them here.

The taste kind of reminds me of the cheapy cones you get at Jason's Deli or McDonald's but that makes me like them even more. It reminds me of my childhood. :) They melt in your mouth and are crunchy with a good amount of air fluff like an ice cream cone should. If you get a chance to try them let me know your thoughts.