Resources

EasyGlutenFreeEntertaining.com – This web site is our companion web site for the Easy Gluten-Free Entertaining cookbook. Here you’ll find additional FREE recipes to help make your next party or special event gluten-free and extraordinary.

GlutenSmart.com – our main web site. Here you’ll find the latest news and information to help you live a gluten-free lifestyle. You’ll also find product reviews, recipes, and other resources to keep you gluten-free and healthy.

CarbSmart.com – if you have friends or relatives that live a low carbohydrate, diabetic or Paleo lifestyle, you’ll want to introduce them to our sister web site. CarbSmart.com is your trusted guide to the low carb lifestyle and includes thousands of articles and product reviews to help people lower their blood sugar, control their weight, and possibly reduce or eliminate pre-diabetes or diabetes. This is mostly done by choosing a healthy lifestyle without sugar, wheat or most unnecessary carbs.

Ingredients

South River Organic Sweet White Miso – Popular for its gentle flavor and smooth, creamy texture. It can be used to create delicious spreads and dips, sauces and dressings, or for seasoning light soups. Each teaspoon contains millions of active probiotic microorganisms and enzymes which unlock the nutrition and full flavor of all foods.

Nagano White Miso Paste – Miso is normally salty. White Miso Paste is made from organic rice and soybeans. White Miso Paste is not too salty because it naturally has less sodium. It has a milder taste and is high in protein and rich in vitamins and minerals.

Food Merchants Organic Traditional Polenta – Polenta is a traditional Italian ingredient made from ground corn. It is a versatile ingredient and can be eaten as a porridge as well as baked, fried or grilled. Polenta can be bought as a grain or pre-cooked for ease of use and time. The recipe for Polenta Cakes in this book calls for the pre-cooked version that you can easily cut and cook in mere minutes.

Coconut Secret Raw Coconut Nectar – Coconut nectar is a sweetener made from the coconut tree and is low glycemic (GI of 35). Use in place of other liquid sweeteners in a 1:1 ratio. The Coconut Secret Coconut Nectar is not only gluten-free, it is GMO-free, 100% organic and is raw, meaning it is loaded with natural enzymes your body craves.

Coconut Secret Raw Coconut Crystals – Coconut crystals are the dry alternative to coconut nectar. Can be used in place of cane sugar in a 1:1 ratio. Coconut Secret brand is unrefined, unbleached, and GMO-free.

Kelp Noodles by Sea Tangle Noodle Company – Kelp noodles are a gluten-free alternative to traditional pasta and are low in carbohydrates and calories, full of enzymes and fat-free. Made only from kelp (a sea vegetable). No cooking is necessary. Simply open the bag, rinse and massage to create a delicious gluten-free pasta dish.

San-J Wheat Free Tamari Soy Sauce – Organic Wheat Free Tamari is certified by Quality Assurance International (QAI). It is made with 100% soybeans and no wheat. It is naturally fermented for up to 6 months. San-J does not add MSG or any artificial preservatives. Their fermentation process is different than ordinary soy sauce, giving it unique flavor enhancing properties.

Three Ladies Spring Roll Rice Paper Wrappers – Perfect for fresh spring rolls. Soften rice paper by quickly dipping in cold or warm water for 2-3 seconds, lay flat on a plate and add your favorite fillings like vegetables, herbs, meat, shrimp, rice stick noodle, etc. The rice paper can also be use like eggroll wrappers to make fried spring rolls.

Thai Kitchen Rice Noodles – These versatile and healthy gluten-free noodles are easy to cook and delicious with any sauce. Authentic rice noodles add that memorable Thai touch to any meal. With Thai Kitchen Rice Noodles, you can now make authentic restaurant- style Thai dishes quickly and easily.

Huy Fong Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce is made from sun ripen chilies and garlic which are ground into a smooth paste and packaged in a convenient squeeze bottle. It is excellent in soups, sauces, pastas, pizzas, hot dogs, hamburgers, chow mien or on anything else to give it a delicious, spicy taste.

La Tourangelle Infused White Truffle Oil begins with expeller-pressed Organic Sunflower Oil, which is slowly infused with white truffle flavor following a150-year-old French tradition.

RiceSelect Arborio Rice – a short grain rice with a high starch content which yields the distinctive, creamy texture of risotto.

Lundberg Organic Sweet Dreams Brown Rice Syrup – Lightly sweet, honey-colored and smooth, Lundberg Sweet Dreams Brown Rice Syrup is a gluten-free sweetener about one half as sweet as sugar. Brown rice syrup is a healthful, tasty alternative for those who watch their sugar intake. Bake with it, pour it over ice cream or pancakes, or stir it into your favorite recipes.

Equipment

Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite 1000-Watt Juice Extractor – The fastest way to see results in your body and mind is to get juicing! Add delicious fruit and vegetable juices (I recommend higher percentage of vegetable juices) to your daily routine and watch your energy soar while excess weight melts away.

Juicers range from $40 to $4000 and everything in between. If budget is a concern, the less expensive juicers will get the job done. Once you experience the benefits and juicing becomes a daily part of your routine, you may consider upgrading your juicer.

My personal favorite is the Breville juicer. It is easy to use, sturdy and clean up is quick. There are a variety of Breville juicers to choose from and, in my experience, all of high quality. I am currently using the Juice Fountain Elite 800 class juicer. See my links page to find out where to purchase your own juicer.

Vitamix TurboBlend Two Speed Blender – A high-speed blender is a valuable tool and I highly recommend purchasing one for ease and variety of use. Smoothies, soups, ice creams, and more can be made with this one machine and clean up is super quick! Vitamix is an industry leader in high-performance blending technology, providing the highest-quality blending equipment to consumers and the foodservice industry in more than 80 countries throughout the world. Every Vitamix product is built by at our world headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio using a strategic selection of only the finest premium materials. As a result, Vitamix is continually recognized by leading consumer magazines and award organizations for its cutting-edge product innovation.

MAC Knife Dimpled Santoku – A lot of people are apprehensive around knives and unaware of how to use them properly. Sharp knives are essential and much less dangerous than dull knives, although you may be surprised to learn that fact. I use a MAC chef’s knife and personally find Japanese knives the most effective.

KitchenAid Stand Mixer – KitchenAid’s Artisan stand mixer is a substantial piece of equipment: 325 watts of mixing power make child’s play of creaming butter, kneading dough, and whipping cream. The kid in you will appreciate how quick and easy it is to mix up a batch of cookie dough. This model comes with three attachments: a flat beater for making batter, meat loaf, and all textures in-between; a wire whip for egg whites, mayonnaise, and more air-infused creations; and a hook for mixing and kneading yeast doughs.

Cuisinart DLC-2A Mini Prep Plus 3-Cup 250-Watt Food Processor – A small or large food processor will make pates and chunky sauces (like marinara and pesto, for example) a LOT easier and clean up is quick. Cuisinart machines are durable and offer a range of sizes to suit your needs. The Cuisinart Mini-Prep Plus Processor handles a variety of food preparation tasks including chopping, grinding, puréeing, emulsifying and blending. The patented auto-reversing SmartPower blade provides a super-sharp edge for the delicate chopping of herbs and for blending and puréeing other soft foods. The blunt edge offers a powerful cutting surface to grind through spices and other hard foods. Pulse activation gives maximum control for precision processing, whether chopping or grinding.

Cuisinart FP-14 Elite Collection 14-Cup Food Processor – Equipped with a 1000-watt peak-power induction motor, this convenient food processor quickly and easily slices, dices, chops, and purees, helping to reduce prep time in the kitchen. It supplies a 4-1/2-cup small work bowl and an 11-cup medium work bowl that nest inside a 14-cup large work bowl–a versatile three-in-one design that can handle multiple-size batches. All the bowls feature durable polycarbonate construction, measurement marks up the side, and drip-free pour spouts. An exclusive SealTight Advantage System seals the bowls and locks the blades for clean, safe processing and pouring.

Zyliss Julienne Peeler – This tool enables you to make perfect julienne cuts for vegetables and gluten-free pasta alternative quickly and easily. Zyliss Julienne Peeler’s serrated blade teeth cut thin, elegant strips for all manner of food presentation and extra flair. Carrots, potatoes and fruits look delicious, ensuring kudos for the cook for the art of presentation and skill.

Paderno World Cuisine Plastic Spiral Vegetable Slicer – If you fancy getting more creative with your veggie pasta, invest in this tool for quick, easy and fun pasta making (p.s. kids love it as much as adults!).

Excalibur Dehydrators – When you decide to take your new healthy lifestyle to a new dimension, a dehydrator allows you to make cookies, crackers, chips and other warmed options a cinch while keeping all those nutrients in tact! My favorite brand is the Excalibur.

Excalibur 3500B 5 Tray Deluxe Dehydrator – The Excalibur 5-Tray Small Garden dehydrator provides 8 square feet of drying space, and is perfect for families with small gardens. Includes flexible polyscreen tray inserts to prevent foods from sticking to trays, 5-Inch fan, built in on/off switch, and adjustable thermostat.

Excalibur 3900B 9 Tray Deluxe Dehydrator – The 3900B Deluxe Dehydrator by Excalibur comes with 9 trays and a total of 15 square feet of drying space. The adjustable thermostat temperature control ranges from 95º to 155º Fahrenheit, making it safe to dehydrate meat for jerky. The fan, heating element and thermostat are in the back of the unit, so cool air is drawn in, heated and then distributed evenly over each tray.

Party Supplies

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