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One important part of going gluten free is realizing that the more control you have over your food, the better your life can be. There are many great gluten free recipes around the web and in books and we have started to try some of them in our kitchen. In addition to showing you the results of our own cooking, Gluten Free City will share recipes from other sites as well GF cooking tips and tricks.

This is a good looking pizza

The gluten free pizza mentioned (From

As frequent readers of this site know (yes, all six of you!), I love me some pizza. I have had mixed results from several gluten free pizza mixes and my last attempt did everything but explode. This review of a pizza made with Bob’s Red Mill GF Pizza Crust Mix from Alissa at “Breaking Up with Captain Crunch” has made me want to give it another shot.

I will go grab a bag this weekend and go once again unto the cheese filled breach.

Thanks for the inspiration and, quite probably, the best name for a gluten free blog!

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Let’s Dish (Gluten Free)

Let’s Dish is a cooking show on the Live Well Network, a “lifestyle” channel. It is only available in about 60% of the U.S., but most of the shows appear to be on the website. Some good stuff there.

This episode, Gluten Free Recipes, has four segments. The embedded episode above is the full show.

Here are links to the individual segments and recipes.

Segment 1
Gluten-Free Mushroom Crepe Tortes

Segment 2
Gluten-Free Asian Noodle Salad with Sauteed Shrimp

UPDATE: In the video, he simply says “Soy Sauce” and, as you might already know, Soy Sauce is made with gluten. The recipe on the page, however, indicated that a gluten-free soy sauce should be used. Sorry I didn’t notice that sooner.

Segment 3
Gluten-Free Chicken Tortilla Soup

Segment 4
Gluten-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Can’t wait to try out the Mushroom Crepe Torte. That just looks tasty!

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Namaste Foods Gluten Free Spice Cake Mix Review

Visiting relatives brought the Namaste Foods Gluten Free Spice Cake Mix to our house and baked it for us. It serves as a great distraction for me against the piles of cookies and gingerbread house I can’t eat.

This product is made in a dedicated facility and contains no wheat, gluten, soy, corn, potato, dairy, casein, peanuts or tree nuts.

Eating something where the chances of cross contamination are virtually non-existent is always comforting.

My sister-in-law used applesauce instead of oil, but otherwise followed the directions on the bag. This is a very tasty cake. It is very dense and holds together really well. The only warning I can give is that I ate 1/3 of the entire cake last night. This was a lot more sugar than I usually eat, so it was good while eating it, but I learned that I shouldn’t eat that much in one sitting. This mornings “dose” of spice cake was a bit smaller. After microwaving for about 15 seconds, it tasted great. I would rate this as dangerously good.

If you are looking for a good and easy cake mix, try this. This mix was purchased at Henry’s, but is also available at Whole Foods and many other natural food stores across the country.

Other GF bloggers who reviewed Namaste Foods Gluten Free Spice Cake Mix:

Gluten Free Driggs/Teton Valleyan amazingly fluffy, moist spice cake, that has great flavor and texture.

Digestible Diaries – adds carrots to the mix for carrot cake!

D’s Gluten Free With Me – made a birthday cake with this mix.

Wheatless Foodie – documented the entire cooking process.

Grrlbake – would make it again.

Note: We are trying out this format to allow you to see other reviews to help inform your decision. If you don’t want your review linked here, please let us know and it will be removed.

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Essential Root Vegetable Cookbook

Essential Root Vegetable Cookbook (front)

Essential Root Vegetable Cookbook (back)

For some, eating gluten free can mean eating a lot more root vegetables than you could have ever imagined. Many of our home cooked meals come with a side of sweet potatoes/potatoes/carrots/parsnips/etc. I found this in a used bookstore last week and it looks like Kim may give some of these recipes a try. They aren’t designed as GF recipes, so if you find a copy of this book, read the ingredients carefully. We will keep you posted if we end up making anything from here.

Have you had any great used cookbook finds?

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Gluten-Free Banana Nut Bread Recipe

Gluten-Free Banana Nut Bread Recipe and a very spirited and personal note about being gluten free at Gluten Free Goddess. One commenter called it “stunning.” I have to agree.

I have read the post several times. I can’t say that I only read Gluten Free Goddess for the articles, though. There are some gorgeous food pictures, too.

Thanks for your perspective on being GF.

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Emeril Makes Gluten Free Pizza Dough

Emeril makes Gluten Free Pizza Dough on Planet Green. I haven’t tried this yet, but it looks like it might be good.

More Emeril Gluten Free Videos at How Stuff Works.

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