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Gluten Free Recipes & Reviews

Paleo Brussels Sprouts Veggie Chips

Gluten Free Healthy Brussels Sprouts Chips

Recently I picked up a huge pile of brussels sprouts on the cheap.  I have been seeing recipes for kale chips posted everywhere and wondered if the tough outer brussels sprout leaves that would normally go to waste would lend themselves well to becoming a crispy snack. I quickly tossed them in some bacon grease and liberally coated them in kosher salt.

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No Bake Cheesecake With Mrs. Glee’s Gluten Free Graham Cracker Crust

Cheesecake with Mrs. Glee's Graham Cracker Mix Crust

As you all may know I love coconut flour for its high protein content and fiber content. In looking for other protein and fiber rich gluten free flours, I came across Mrs. Glee’s Gluten Free Navy Bean Flour. Mrs. Glee’s whole bean flour is milled from the best Michigan grown beans sourced from a facility that only processes dry beans (i.e. no soybeans) They are milled using a unique process to minimize the bean flavor and effects. You can find out more about Mrs. Glee’s products on their site on Amazon.

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Mellow Mushroom Richmond Va Gluten Free Review

Mellow Mushroom Gluten Free Review Richmond Va

Mellow Mushroom Richmond Va Gluten Free Review

3012 W. Cary St.
Richmond, VA
23221
804-370-8210

http://mellowmushroom.com/store/richmond-carytown

Update: Scott at Mellow Mushroom contacted me today. “As for the gluten free pizza, it sounds like the pizza wasn’t fully cooked.  Every shift over the next couple of days will be making two gluten free pizza’s, one under cooked and one cooked properly, and will have the staff sample and see for themselves the difference.  Hopefully this will stress the importance of properly cooking gluten free pizzas.”  I have been offered a gift certificate to try again. In fairness to the company, my family will be revisiting the location soon using the certificate. I will post an update to this review at that point based on the quality of food and service.Update 7/29/2013:

My family revisited Mellow Mushroom around 5 pm on a Monday evening. I was given a gift card by the management that paid for this meal. The staff was very pleasant and accommodating and our meal was well prepared and tasty. The gluten free pizza was cooked correctly this time and it made a huge difference in the texture and flavor. Like I said in my original review, I had eaten at the Raleigh NC location and had a great meal. I expected that the underdone pizzas, order mix ups, and hurried staff at the Richmond location during our first visit was due to the time of day and day of the week we came as well as the newness of the location. If you would like to enjoy a gluten free pizza with your buddies the pizza at Mellow Mushroom is good. The toppings are fun and flavorful, and the crust when properly cooked is a crispy, thin, and tasty. The regular pizzas were a hit with my parents both times as well.

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Homemade Southwest Quinoa Meatless Meatballs – Gluten Free And Vegetarian

Southwest Quinoa Meatless Meatballs

I attended the G+ Bloggers Conference on Saturday morning. In talking about how topics trend on twitter the host used an example of #meatballmondays . We all thought it was pretty funny since #meatlessmondays usually trends weekly. I decided to turn this into an opportunity to create a new recipe and test out a social media theory as well.

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Homemade Gluten Free Baking Powder Without Cornstarch

Homemade Baking Powder

As many of you already know I have developed a sensitivity to corn. Corn hides in many more foods than even gluten does. After many unexplained stomach aches and some research on the Facebook Corn Intolerance Group I realized that cornstarch was in my baking powder. I had never looked at the label assuming it was safe and duh there it was right on my Clabber Girl Baking Soda container.

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Easy Low Sugar Peanut Butter Cookies Gluten Free

Easy Low Sugar Peanut Butter Cookie Gluten Free

What does this girl do when asked invited to a last minute gathering? She makes these super quick cookies.

I love my friends. This fourth of July Alan was scheduled to work leaving me with nothing to do until fireworks time. I asked around on Facebook and my friend Emily invited me to spend the day with her, her husband, and her five children. I had not been grocery shopping in a while and did not have mayo for potato salad, slaw, or any other quick fourth of July favorites. That’s when my mind turned to cookies.

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