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Join me and Udi’s Gluten-Free for a Movie Awards chat this Tuesday at 8 PM EST

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Are you throwing a party for the big Movie Awards Ceremony? If so, join me and the Udi’s Gluten Free Community tomorrow at 8 PM EST for a chat about the best gluten free appetizers and drinks to serve your gluten sensitivite guests while you watch the celebrities walk down the red carpet. We’ll also be chatting about gluten free celebrities, movie themed foods, and more.

We’ll also be announcing our own winners – by giving away some Udi’s Gluten Free goodies that is! We’ll be giving the following Udi’s Gluten Free Prize Pack to FIVE lucky winners:

  • 1 package of Udi’s Gluten Free Pizza Crust
  • 1 package of Udi’s Gluten Free Classic Hamburger Buns
  • 1 package of Udi’s Gluten Free chocolate chip cookies
  • 1 package of Udi’s Gluten Free Dark Chocolate Brownie bites
  • 1 package of Udi’s Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins
  • 1 Udi’s Gluten Free dry erase board

You can follow the chat here or in the embedded discussion box below. Hope you can join us!

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Disclosure: As an Udi's Gluten Free Community Leader I'm compensated for my time and efforts on their behalf.

Are you ready for some football…chat that is? Join us at the Udi’s Gluten Free Community on 1/23 at 8 pm ET! #gfcommunity

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Will you be throwing a party for the Big Game and wondering what you’ll make for your gluten free guests – or yourself? If so, join me, Wendy at La Phemme Phoodie, Alta at Tasty Eats at Home, Sommer at A Spicy Perspective, and Toni at Boulder Locavore on the Udi’s Gluten Free Community website on Wednesday, January 23 at 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT to discuss gluten free entertaining and cooking for the Big Game!

We'll be sharing our favorite appetizer, drink and party dish recipes along with tips on how to entertain gluten free. In addition, we'll be giving away Udi’s Gluten Free prize packs! And if all you want to discuss is who you think will win or what Beyonce will wear, we’re happy to chat about that, too!

You can join the conversation here on the Udi’s Gluten Free Community or in the widget below. Hope to chat with you then!

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Disclosure: As an Udi's Gluten Free Community Leader I'm compensated for my time and efforts on their behalf.

Wine and Rosemary Quinoa

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Chicken and Sausage Paella from Allergy-Free and Easy Cooking

Chicken and Sausage Paella from Allergy-Free and Easy Cooking at This Mama Cooks! On a Diet - thismamacooks.com
As a community leader for Udi’s Gluten Free, I’m always on the lookout for new cookbooks written for people who are gluten free. That’s why I’m excited to share with you Cybele Pascal’s new cookbook, Allergy-Free and Easy Cooking: 30-Minute Meals Without Gluten, Wheat, Dairy, Eggs, Soy, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Fish, Shellfish, and Sesame. As you can tell by the title, it’s also for people with food allergies and food sensitivities, and is a follow up to her book The Allergen-Free Baker’s Handbook.

I met Cybele at a blogger event in Los Angeles over a year ago. She knows all about dealing with food allergies having cooked that way since 2001 after her son, Lennon, was as diagnosed with severe dairy and soy allergies. She obviously knows her stuff, which is why she’s an Ambassador Who Cares for Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network. You can find more about her on her website cybelepascal.com.

Allergy-Free and Easy Cooking: 30-Minute Meals Without Gluten, Wheat, Dairy, Eggs, Soy, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Fish, Shellfish, and Sesame

Cybele also has great taste and style, which is why I fell in love with her new cookbook and love dipping into it to find ideas for what to make for dinner. I’ve already made her Garam Masala Lamb Chops with Cumin Quinoa, which was fantastic and a huge hit with my family. To quote my daughter, Lucie, “I really don’t like quinoa, Mom. But this is so good!” She even got her brother to eat it!

The recipes in Allergy-Free and Easy Cooking are similar to the way I like to cook – healthy, delicious and can quickly be put together on a weekday night. Cybele’s recipes aren’t complicated and fussy, and don’t contain a zillion hard-to-find ingredients. Like me, she loves ethnic foods, such as Sopa de Lima, as well as classic family favorites like Chicken Noodle Casserole. In addition, she has a lot of great tips for those new to allergy-free cooking, like how to stock your pantry and what kitchen equipment you’ll need. It’s a great book for beginners as well as seasoned cooks who need to eliminate allergens in their kitchens.

Chicken and Sausage Paella from Allergy-Free and Easy Cooking at This Mama Cooks! On a Diet - thismamacooks.com

Chicken and Sausage Paella

Reprinted with permission from Allergy-Free and Easy Cooking: 30-Minute Meals Without Gluten, Wheat, Dairy, Eggs, Soy, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Fish, Shellfish, and Sesame by Cybele Pascal, copyright © 2012. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group. Photo credit: Chugrad McAndrews.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup long grain basmati rice
  • 2 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 pound chicken tenders, cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces
  • 3/8 teaspoon smoked Spanish paprika
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 8 ounces chorizo, andouille, linguica, or kielbasa, cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1/4 teaspoon saffron, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup frozen peas
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, plus more for garnish

Directions

  1. Combine the rice with 1 1/4 cups of the chicken broth in a microwave-safe container. Cover and microwave for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, sprinkle the chicken tenders with the paprika and some salt and pepper. Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a large heavy pan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat until starting to shimmer. Add the chicken and cook for 2 minutes per side, until lightly browned. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  3. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil to the pan. Add the onion and sausage and cook for 5 minutes, stirring often. Add the bell pepper, garlic, saffron, oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes more. Add the remaining 1 cup chicken broth, bring to a boil, and deglaze the pan by scraping up any browned bits along the bottom, 1 minute or so. Stir in the tomatoes, partly cooked rice, and chicken, bring to a simmer, reduce the heat to medium, and cook, loosely covered, for 8 minutes more or until the liquid is absorbed. Add the peas and heat through for 2 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste, toss with the parsley, and serve hot, sprinkled with a little more parsley
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Total Time: 30 Minutes
Servings: Serves 6
  • Serving size: 1/6 of recipe

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Disclosure: I was provided with a sample copy of Allergy-Free and Easy Cooking: 30-Minute Meals Without Gluten, Wheat, Dairy, Eggs, Soy, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Fish, Shellfish, and Sesame to facilitate this review. All opinions and experiences are my own.

As an Udi's Gluten Free Community Leader I'm compensated for my time and efforts on their behalf.  Amazon links are affiliate links. A commission may be earned from a referred sale to their website.

Join us on January 9 for a chat on New Year’s Resolutions and Fitness and Health Goals #gfcommunity

What are your health and fitness goals?Please join me and the rest of the Udi’s Gluten Free Community Leaders next week on Wednesday, January 9th at 9 pm ET for a live chat about our New Year's Resolutions and Fitness and Health Goals! We hope this will motive and provide support as you start on your resolutions for 2013.

Also, we’ll be giving away the following Udi’s Gluten Free prize packs of Udi’s Gluten Free products to help motivate your to eat healthy and gluten free resolutions:

PRIZE PACK #1

  • 1 bag cranberry granola
  • 1 bag original granola
  • 1 loaf whole grain bread
  • 1 pack pizza crust

PRIZE PACK #2

  • 1 bag cranberry granola
  • 1 bag orginal granola
  • 1 loaf whole grain bread
  • 1 bag mighty bagels

PRIZE PACK #3

  • 1 bag cranberry granola
  • 1 bag orginal granola
  • 1 loaf omega flax & fiber
  • 1 loaf millet chia

PRIZE PACK #4

  • 1 loaf omega flax & fiber
  • 1 loaf millet chia
  • 1 pack pizza crust
  • 1 bag mighty bagels

You can join us here or via the widget below!

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Disclosure: As an Udi's Gluten Free Community Leader I'm compensated for my time and efforts on their behalf.

Gluten Free Mango Coconut Macaroons

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Join us for a live chat on holiday traditions and win prizes from Ud’s Gluten Free! #gfcommunity

holidayJoin me and my fellow Udi’s Gluten Free Community Leaders Toni, Penelope, Jo-Lynne and Sommer for a festive holiday chat on Tuesday, November 27 at 8 pm EST at the Udi’s Gluten Free Community website. We’ll be chatting about holiday traditions and covering topics like:

  • Gluten free holiday recipes
  • Gluten free gift ideas including recipes for edible gluten free gifts
  • Travel tips
  • And more!

Also, we'll be giving away PRIZES of Udi’s Gluten Free goodies throughout the chat!

You could win:

  • New bagels: Mighty Bagels and Everything Inside Bagels
  • New muffins: Double Vanilla and Harvest Crunch Muffins
  • Cinnamon Rolls
  • Brownie Bites
  • Amazing Udi's Breads

You can join the chat here or in the discussion widget below. Hope to see you there!

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Disclosure: As a Udi's Gluten Free Community Leader I'm compensated for my time and efforts on their behalf.

Join us for a Gluten Free Thanksgiving Chat on November 7 at 8 pm ET/ 5 pm PT #gfcommunity

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I adore Thanksgiving, but it’s a challenging time of year for anyone who’s gluten free or has food sensitivities or allergies to things likes nuts or dairy. First, you don’ t know what to make to fit everyone’s dietary needs. Second, you have to deal with those relatives who just don’t “get it” and tell you that eating gluten free is a fad or that there are no such things as food allergies!

To help you cope, several of the Udi’s Gluten Free Community Leaders  and I are holding a chat on the Udi’s Gluten Free dkafdkja;sdlkj community website this Wednesday, November 7 at 8 pm EST | 5 pm PST to discuss how to cope with Thanksgiving. We’ll be sharing recipes, cooking tips, and how to deal with Aunt Mary’s pumpkin pie. We’ll also be giving away lots of Udi’s Gluten Free goodies to serve at Thanksgiving or with leftovers.

You can join us here or below in the embedded discussion area. Hope you can join us!

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Join us for a Udi’s Gluten Free chat on October 9th and win some prizes! #gfcommunity

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Join us on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 8 pm ET to discuss what is a fact and what is fiction comes to living gluten free. We’ll also be giving away the following Udi's products:

  • Muffin Prize Pack (assortment of a few different muffins)
  • Bagel Prize Pack (assortment of a few different bagels)
  • Sweet Tooth Prize pack (combination of cookies, brownies, cinnamon rolls)
  • Bunch o’ Buns (hamburger and hotdog buns)

Official rules for the giveaway here.

The chat will take place here in the Udi's Gluten Free Community or below in the chat widget. Hope to see you on Tuesday!

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Why is gluten sensitivity on the rise? #gfcommunity

wheatThere's a fascinating story about gluten sensitivity in the September 2012 issue of Whole Living magazine called, Our Daily Bread. The article says that, “...there are indications that a good portion of today’s gluten sensitivities come from two big changes in the past half century: first, in how we grow and process wheat; and second, in how we turn its flour into dough.”

It points to the studies that found that some people with gluten intolerance issues can consume intensely fermented wheat. In addition, a 209 Norwegian study published in the Journal of Agricultural Chemistry found that many wheat proteins were significantly transformed by the nitrogen and sulfur in chemical fertilizers. Others theorize that people can tolerate wheat that is over milled and over processed. Finally, others think that switching to heirloom wheat strains may solve many people’s gluten issues.

Whatever the case may be, the article gives a lot of food for thought – quite literally. Check out the article and let me know what you think HERE Udi’s Gluten Free Community website or below in the discussion box.

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Disclosure: As a Udi's Gluten Free Community Leader I'm compensated for my time and efforts on their behalf.