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Gluten-Free Almond Spice Banana Cake Recipe

Chef Renee had a group of gluten-intolerant friends come for dinner a couple of weeks ago. “I’m not really a gluten-free baker,” she told me, but being the professional that she is, she set to work to create this banana bread for her friends.  Everyone loved it, she reports. “There were also some folks there [...]

Upper West Side: Gluten-Free Store, G-Free NYC, to Open April 20

Celiacs and gluten-intolerant folks rejoice! G-Free NYC, a shop selling gluten free products, will open April 20, according to the company’s web site and reports by DNA Info and My Upperwest. The shop will be located on 85th Street between Columbus and Central Park West. Featured will be products ranging from pasta and chips to frozen [...]

Recipe: Dairy- and Gluten-Free Oyster and Bacon Chowder

It’s the new year, and instead of some bland diet recipe, here’s a luscious dairy-free (and gluten-free) chowder from Chef Renee. Bacon boosts the flavor profile. And lots of veggies make you feel virtuous for the new year. Rather than milk or even cream, which is traditional in most chowder recipes, this one  is thickened [...]

Thanksgiving: Gluten Free Baking

The NY Daily News ran a story Friday on a gluten-free baking class that’s given at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park. Yes, it’s a schlep, but if you have someone in your family with a gluten allergy or celiac disease, learning how to make goodies that won’t make them ill may make [...]

Thanksgiving Recipe: Dairy Free & Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie

Despite the fact that this recipe for pumpkin pie lacks the usual cream or evaporated milk to impart richness, or wheat flour to construct the crust (in fact, it’s crustless), this dairy free and gluten free pumpkin pie is totally luscious. My daughter, who has celiac disease, makes one every Thanksgiving. Even those of us [...]