Gluten Free Living

Our Favorite Gluten Free Products of 2017

The count down to 2018 is steadily ticking away. You know what that means?! It’s that time of year best spent holed up at home, protected from the cold, snuggled up with your loved ones and reflecting on the past 12 months. If you’re anything like us, then it’s also that last few glorious days where you can get away with eating the rest of your Holiday junk food guilt-free before committing to a New Year and a “New You.” It’s also that time of year to reflect on all of the amazing gluten free products we discovered and just can’t live without in the year to come!  In no particular order, here are our 10 favorite gluten free finds of 2017: Sweet Loren’s Chocolate Chunk Cookies (pre-made refrigerated gluten free cookie dough) BFree gluten free products Gee Free gluten free pastry dough Simple Mills Almond Flour Crackers Gratify Gluten…

Tips for Hosting Gluten Free Guests

This post is for all the non-glutards out there that are either related to, friends with or dating someone that is gluten challenged. Whether its an upcoming holiday party, an intimate dinner or a casual hang out session, playing host can turn into a major head ache when you have to cater to guests that have dietary restrictions. Even more so when a breach of those restrictions can pose a real threat to the health and safety of said guests. But don’t worry friends and lovers of glutards, we’ve take the liberty of putting together a list of helpful tips for hosting any get-together that includes gluten free guests… or guests with any type of dietary restriction for that matter. Determine how many gluten free guests you will be hosting – this will help dictate how many gluten free menu options you may need for drinks, apps, sides, mains and…

5 Ways to Make Sure Your Gluten Free Sushi is Really Gluten Free

At the end of a long week, one of my favorite weekend fun activities involves a glass of chilled white wine and sushi from one my favorite sushi bars. You might be thinking what I’ve always thought, “Raw fish, rice and seaweed…its so very simple and delicious, what could possibly go wrong?!” Isn’t the how most gluten horror stories start out?  The bastardized American version of sushi with it’s fancy sauces and deep fried wonder creates a ton of hiding places for gluten. That’s right my friends, gluten has found a way to ruin yet another good thing for us glutards, that is if you don’t know what to avoid. But you can all consider yourselves saved, my gluten free sushi lovers, because I’ve put together a quick list of 5 major gluten containing sushi accoutrements to avoid on your next sushi date! Tempura. Fancy word for battered and deep fried.…

10 Ways to Celebrate National Celiac Disease Awareness Day!

Happy National Celiac Disease Awareness Day! It might not the most glamorous name for our special gluten free day but its legit baby!  In honor of this special day we’ve thrown together a top ten list of things us glutards can do to celebrate this extraordinary gluten free life we share: Show TDK How You Get Down on Celiac Awareness Day. Be sure to follow TDK then tag us on Instagram and get freatured! @thededicatedkitchen Throw a Gluten Free Pizza Party! Call up your closest gluten free friends and chow down for Celiac Disease Awareness. For one of our fav gluten free pizza recipes click here. Have a Gluten Free Recipe Swap. Share your favorite gluten free recipes with other glutards and get some yummy new ones for yourself. Show Us Your Green. Green is the official color of Celiac Awareness so show your support by wearing green today. Subscribe to the TDK Newsletter.…

6 Tips for Staying Gluten Free On-The-Go

When you have a food allergy you know first hand that food prep is much more than just a means for saving time or ensuring portion control. One of the biggest challenges on any given day, particularly for those who have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, is making ensure that you have something safe to eat whether you are: at school, work, an event or running errands. Here are some useful tips for making delicious and nutritious gluten free meals ahead of time. Pick a Day. To save time making meals, choose a day to perform all your shopping and food prep for the week. We recommend sticking to a Sunday schedule. Make a Plan. Make a list of your go-to meals and snacks choosing simple recipes that can be made quickly or in bulk. Then plan out what you’ll eat for every snack and meal. As you start to stockpile recipes this step…

Top 8 Tips for Detoxing After Ingesting Gluten

Ok, so you just accidentally ingested gluten (or intentionally, no judgements passed), now what? Recovery from gluten ingestion varies by the amount ingested as well as by each individual’s reaction. We’ve talked to gluten free friends that have suffered from things like hives, rashes, diarrhea, constipation, lethargy, sore joints, heavy limbs, exhaustion, bloating, brain fog, anxiety, and depression. But no matter the reaction, it seems like the general consensus is the same, all we want to do is curl up into a ball and disappear until its over. Its like a hangover but without all the fun leading up to the hangover. Luckily, The Dedicated Kitchen has thrown together some of our favorite detoxing tips to help nurse your gluten hangover. Morning Cleanse. We recommend starting your day with an 8oz glass of room temperature lemon water to help cleanse your system. Hydration. You need to flush your system so keep that water…

If Pizza is Life, Then this New York Style Gluten Free Pizza Recipe is Heaven

Pizza has got me so thirsty I will legit take it anyway I can get it: fresh, frozen, even cold and leftover from the night before. It’s just one of these things I can’t live without. My love affair with pizza has spanned several decades. Sure we’ve had our ups and downs from a lactose intolerance to a Celiac diagnosis, but some how we’ve always managed to make things work.

Lately though, things were starting to get a little old. That is until one of my besties, who also happens to share my gluten affliction and a love for pizza, told me about this gluten free and paleo New York style cassava flour based pizza dough recipe. I think she put it best when she called it a “Total Game Changer”.

Gluten Free Vegetarian Taco Bowls

Nothing brings me greater joy than discovering new gluten free products. In fact, last week when I randomly found gluten free corn tortilla bowls at my local grocery store 5 things happened:

1) I took a picture for posterity.

2) I did a little happy dance.

3) Call it divine intervention but this gluten free Mexican recipe for vegetarian taco bowls materialized in my head.

4) I ate gluten free taco bowls for dinner.

5) Now all I want to do is taco-bout this delicious gluten free vegetarian taco bowl recipe!