• Gluten-Free Product Reviews

    Gluten-Free Pasta from Brands You Know

    Gluten-free pasta is becoming more easily available, both at restaurants and in grocery stores. I’ve recently seen gluten-free varieties from major brands like PC Organics, Barilla and Catelli. Not only that, but grocery stores are even stocking gluten-free pastas – from these mainstream brands and long time gluten-free brands – in the regular pasta aisle. While it’s great to see such progress in the market, I actually missed the launch of these new products because I’ve stopped going down those aisles in the grocery store! PC Organics Brown Rice Pasta The PC Organics label is on everything from baby food to crackers, and now they have gluten-free spaghetti and fusilli.…

  • Gluten-Free Product Reviews

    Irresistibles Gluten Free Macaroni & Cheese

    I recently discovered that Irresistibles, one of the private brands sold in Metro and Food Basics stores, has a gluten-free, boxed macaroni and cheese – yes, a gluten-free “kraft dinner”. Obviously, with being totally in love with all things mac & cheese, I had to try it out. Sadly, it didn’t live up to my memories of actual Kraft Dinner. The white rice pasta had a strong flavour, and the powdered cheese sauce had barely any flavour at all. I was left eating a bowl of rice pasta that was orange. I was quite disappointed, as this would have made a great convenience food to keep in my pantry for…

  • Gluten-Free Recipes

    Gluten-Free Mac ‘n Cheese

    I love macaroni and cheese. I love pasta, I love cheese, you put the two together and I’m in heaven. I’d always made mac & cheese the traditional way, starting with a roux, adding milk, then cheese, then baking it. But once I stopped eating gluten, I had to modify that basic recipe. Which meant playing with flours. Which I don’t like to do. I tried cornstarch, and it just didn’t work. I tried brown rice flour, which worked but tasted too nutty. I tried 17 million combinations of brown rice flour and various starches. They all tasted too nutty. It was about time to find a new flour, when…