Monthly Archives: July 2014

Pressure Canning Introduction and Tools

This past Monday I posted a recipe and video for home made gluten free chicken stock.  Tomorrow we are going to share the pressure canning process.  Today I am thrilled to announce Handsome Hubby’s debut on Connect gluten free.  Darryl was kind enough to do a video for me explaining the details of the needed tools for the pressure canning process.  He is so much more technical than I am and I know that his attention to detail and eye for safety will lend perfectly to sharing about the tools and safety issues of the canning process.

Without further adu I encourage your to meet Handsome Husband, Darryl, and watch our latest video!!

Happy Canning!!

In this first video, my husband provides an overview of the pressure canning process including information about the pressure canner, jars, rings, seals, and some handy tools to have nearby when pressure canning. We’ve created a YouTube channel to provide one more way to share gluten free information to the celiac and gluten sensitive community.

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Product Review Ancient Harvest Quinoa Gluten Free Mac & Cheese 

Ancient Harvest Quinoa Gluten Free Mac & Cheese 

Ancient Harvest Quinoa Gluten Free Mac & Cheese

Mac & Cheese is such a staple in most households in our country.  It is one of our favorite comfort foods.  Finding Gluten Free Mac & Cheese options is becoming easier as they  become more readily available.  However, I am a true fan of make it yourself Macaroni and Cheese!!  But let’s face it… with the busy lives we lead, long hours we work, the mass amounts of extra circular activities kids are in, and just the basic damns of our lives these days, making it from scratch is not always an option and a quick box mix is needed.

 

Quinoa has been around for a long time.  The beauty of quinoa is that it is gluten free and pretty dang tasty!!  Ancient Harvest quinoa is Gluten Free and has some amazing pasta products.  They are also organic, non- GMO and a good sourced of protein and are considered a superfood.  I really enjoy cooking with their pastas!!  However, the Mac & Cheese fell short.  To be honest with you, it just wasn’t cheesy enough.  The cheese sauce needs to be doubled if not quadrupled.  The pasta was firm and not mushy like I find some gluten free pastas to be so it boiled down to just the sauce.  However they still have other fantastic products I encourage you to buy.

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This product is a good recipe for people with Celiac Disease, Gluten Sensitivity, Gluten intolerance or on a gluten free diet because none of the ingredients contain gluten.

I was NOT provided with product or financial support for this product review.  The opinions stated here are simply my own.

Homemade Chicken Stock – Video

I use a lot of chicken stock.  I mean a LOT!!  When you take into consideration that gluten free stock is more expensive and harder to find, it can be very expensive to keep your pantry stocked.

I have found that nothing taste better than homemade chicken stock.  The golden color and the rich flavor can not be purchased from your grocery store shelves.  We do nothing that makes this a gluten free recipe except that we do not add whatever it is that manufacturers add to make their broth contain gluten.  I believe they add gluten as a stabilizer or maybe a preservative.  Either way I don’t want it so why not just make your own!!


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Connect Gluten Free YouTube Channel – Welcome Message

We added a YouTube channel to provide video content to our visitors. The video in this post is a message from MJ, one of the founders of connectglutenfree.com. We hope this new feature expands reach to share how-to videos, tasty, gluten free recipes, along with product and dining reviews.

Click to visit our YouTube Connect Gluten Free channel.