Score a Gluten Free Goal! Hold The Gluten Podcast Episode 45

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Episode 45 “Hut Hut Hike! Score a Gluten Free Goal!” Features:hold the gluten podcast

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Give Your Heart a Gluten Free Hug!

February is American Heart Month.  There’s no time like the present to take care of yourself and your body!


Kick Start Your Day and Heart
General Mills shares with us that “Cereal eaters  consume less fat, less cholesterol and more fiber than noncereal eaters.”

Start your day with a bowl of cereal with sliced fruit.  My favorite cereal topper is a handful of nutrient-rich frozen blueberries. There are SO many amazing wholesome gluten-free cereal options. Serve up a bowl of Orgran’s  Multi-grain O’s with Quinoa or Honey Nut Chex.  Looking for a warm and hearty breakfast?  Glutenfreeda’s Banana Maple with Flax Instant Oatmeal is a perfect choice.

The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

According to the Mayo Clinic, “The healthiest kinds of grains are whole grains. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that at least half of all the grains you eat are whole grains.”

Change out your gluten-free white sandwich bread with these whole grain and multi-grain options.  Your heart will thank you!  Gluten Freely’s Sandwich Bread recipe uses sorghum and garbanzo bean flour.  No time to bake homemade bread?  No worries, there are plenty of whole grain bread options including Udi’s Whole Grain Bread, Glutino Multi-Grain Bagels, and Schar Multi-Grain Sandwich Bread.

Eat Your Fruits and Veggies!

This Homemade Guacamole is not only delicious but avocados can help you meet the American Heart Association’s dietary guidelines because they have both monosaturated and polyunsaturated fat and contain potassium.  Your body will thank you for eating the “rainbow”… Mix up your servings of all types of fruits & vegetables throughout the day.

Lean Protein

Halibut is truly a nutrient-dense food.  Get your fill of omega-3 essential fatty acids with this fabulous recipe for Mediterranean Halibut.

Changing your eating habits can be daunting.  Take baby steps and continue making those important changes!  Your heart will thank you!

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Happy Gluten-Free 2012! Hold The Gluten Podcast Episode 44

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Episode 44 “Happy Gluten-Free 2012!” Features:

  • Happy New Year!  Gluten-free resolutions
  • hold the gluten podcastVanessa’s trip to Breezes Bahamas – gluten free food galore
  • Maureen’s Philly gluten free dining experience
  • You voted!  Winners of the GFreek Awards are announced
  • Maureen’s Beer Battered Onion Ring Recipe
  • Vanessa head to the Fancy Foods Show in San Francisco, CA January 15 – 17th
  • 14 Colleges that Cater to Gluten-Free Students
  • Maureen’s schooling of Vanessa on all things 80’s
  • What do YOU think of the HTG Podcast? Leave your feedback wherever you download this podcast!

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You Asked and We Answered! Hold The Gluten Podcast Episode 43

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GFreek Gluten Free Awards & Delight Magazine Giveaway – Hold The Gluten Podcast Episode 42

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Episode 42 “GFreek Gluten Free Awards & Delight Magazine Giveaway ” Features:

delight gluten-free magazineGiveaway!  Enter to win one FREE download of the Winter/Holiday 2011 digital issue of Delight Gluten-Free Magazine.  Delight Gluten-Free Magazine is a quarterly international food and lifestyle publication for people living with food allergies and sensitivities.  This issue is full of tips for a perfect gluten-free holiday season.  Deadline to enter is December 21st .  Winner will be chosen on December 22nd, just in time for a holiday download!

Here’s how to enter:
1. Leave a comment here with your favorite gluten-free cookie for the holidays.
2. Include your email address and whether you want the Apple or Android download.

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Holiday Peppermint Bark Trees, Stockings, and Gingerbread Men

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I’ve been racking my tinsel-filled brain trying to come up some little holiday gifts for teachers, friends, and that random aunt who only likes cats and QVC.  Since I didn’t want to give my gluten-free cookies away, the kids and I decided to make peppermint bark.  Traditional peppermint bark is made in sheets and broken up to resemble bark (clever, huh?).  However, being the crazy family that we are, we decided to go off the grid.  I have a slight addiction to Michael’s Craft Store, Joann Fabrics, and AC Moore (I’m like the Norm of Cheers but with a glue gun).  I found these cute silicone molds that we could use for our peppermint bark.  Truth be told, I’d never used silicone baking stuff before as it sort of creeped me out.  But I have to tell you, these molds worked perfectly.  The peppermint bark popped right out (and into our mouths).  One tip – you need helpers to successfully make this recipe.  I made a batch by myself (kids were bored at that point) and the chocolate hardened before I could sprinkle the crushed candy canes on top.

Happy Holidays to my Hold The Gluten family!

Holiday Peppermint Bark

1 bag of Wilton’s white chocolate melts (12 ounces)
1 bag of Wilton’s dark chocolate melts (12 ounces)
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
2 teaspoons canola oil
crushed candy canes

Place molds on a cutting board or cookie tray (since they are rubbery, it will be tough to pick them up on their own).  Lightly mist the silicone molds with canola or olive oil spray.  Put the dark chocolate melts, 1/4 teaspoon of peppermint extract, and 1 teaspoon canola oil in a microwave safe bowl.  Microwave for 45 second intervals at 50 percent.  Stir and continue microwaving until the chocolate is melted.  Evenly distribute melted dark chocolate in molds – filling approximately 1/3 of the way.  Transfer to the refrigerator and let harden for 30 minutes.  While the molds are chilling in the refrigerator, begin crushing the candy canes.  Put candy canes in a large  zip top bag and seal.  Using the smooth side of a meat mallet, gently break the candy canes in to small/medium pieces.  Don’t let your frustrations out on the candy canes or you’ll end up with candy cane powder.  Put crushed candy canes in a bowl and set aside.  Once the dark chocolate has chilled for 30 minutes, melt the white chocolate using the above directions and begin filling molds 1/3 of the way.  Immediately top with crushed candy cane pieces and return to the refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes.  One chilled, remove from refrigerator and pop the bark out of the molds.  Refrigerate in a container.  Makes approximately 40 small molds or 24 large molds.

These sweet treats would be perfect in a candy gift bag, tin, or holiday themed “take out” box.

 

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NOT So Gluten Free Primetime – Hold The Gluten Podcast Episode 41

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Episode 41 “NOT So Gluten Free Primetime ” Features:

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Infertility and Undiagnosed Celiac Disease – Hold The Gluten Podcast Episode 40

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Episode 40 “Infertility and Undiagnosed Celiac Disease ” Features:

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Cup For Cup Gluten Free Flour Launch at Per Se – Hold The Gluten Podcast Episode 39

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Episode 39 “Cup For Cup Gluten Free Flour Launch at Per Se” Features:

  • Maureen and Vanessa attend the Thomas Keller & Lena Kwak Cup For Cup Gluten Free Flour Launch
  • Chef Keller and Chef Kwak speak about what makes C4C so remarkable
  • Find C4C at Williams Sonoma and Bouchon Bakery
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Cup For Cup Gluten Free Flour

Devil’s Food Cupcakes, Lemon Cupcakes, and Raspberry Cupcakes

“TKO’s” (Thomas Keller Oreos), Chocolate Chunk Cookies, and “Nutter Butters”

Gluten Free Crackers

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Gluten Free Groceries – Hold The Gluten Podcast Episode 38

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Episode 38 “Gluten Free Groceries ” Features:

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