Tag Archives: Gluten Free

10 Healthy Smoothies for People On-the-Go

While you can enjoy smoothies all year-round, there is nothing like the warmer weather of Spring that gets us craving these cold beverages! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite smoothie recipes for you to make and enjoy!

1. Raspberry-Rhubarb Bellini Smoothie with Blueberries


Enjoy this delicious smoothie as a healthy treat or as a cocktail – it’s delicious both ways! Learn how to make it here from Half Baked Harvest. Continue reading

Indulge Local: Mia’s Kitchen & the Sebastiani Family

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Mia and her mother Nancy developed the Mia’s Kitchen brand in local Sonoma, CA for those with an appreciation of fine epicurean experiences with a casual twist and who enjoy “eating gourmet everyday.” From traditional Bistro Marinara to Garlic and Onion, their sauces are gluten-free and made with the finest natural ingredients!
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Indulge Local: Bob’s Red Mill

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Bob’s passion for health & belief in taking care of one another shows in the quality of one of the largest lines of organic, whole grain foods in the country.

Bob’s Red Mill believes in the power of whole grains & manufactures their products using time-honored techniques, like grinding whole grains at cool temperatures with a traditional stone mill. Unlike high-speed steel rollers, their stone mills ensure the most nutritious parts of the whole grain remain, so they can pack all-natural goodness right into your bag.

For Bob’s 81st birthday, rather than receiving gifts, he decided to give his greatest gift away — his business. Bob surprised all his employees by giving them total ownership of Bob’s Red Mill through an Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP).
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Visiting two exemplary Mollie Stone’s Markets recently reminded me why my wife Charlee and I started Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods 38 years ago.  The minute I walked into each store it was obvious that caring for the customer was part of the DNA of quality in each employee and in the beautiful selection of natural, organics and conventional necessities. Continue reading

Gluten-free Baking Made Easy with Cup4Cup


Our friends at Cup4Cup are helping us make your gluten-free Holiday baking
a piece of cake. First time baking gluten-free? No worries tough cookie, you’ve got this! Did you know you can use Cup4Cup flour to replace all-purpose flour cup for cup (1:1) in most traditional recipes for cookies, cake, biscuits, muffins and more? Cup4Cup makes changing your favorite recipes to gluten free versions as easy as possible.

Tips & Tricks
Because the holidays are really all about the cookies, Cup4Cup’s Chef Allie shared with us her tips for baking the very best gluten-free cookies:

  1. For chewier, tastier cookies, refrigerate your cookie dough before baking for a minimum of 30 minutes and up to overnight. Chilling the dough solidifies the fat which prevents spreading during baking, creating a chewier texture.  It also makes the dough easier to handle and brings out the butterscotch & toffee notes in the cookie dough.

  2. It’s important to bake on cooled and clean baking pans; that means allowing time for the pans to cool in between batches. If you don’t, you may end up with unevenly shaped cookies. Wipe your sheet pans in between batches to remove residual grease or fat from the last batch of cookies. Or to save time by using parchment paper for each batch. Continue reading

Kale Clementine Carrot Juice


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Ever bought one of those big bag of clementines and can’t finish the whole thing? A great alternative use for them is juicing. This green juice is the perfect thing to get you going in the morning. The sweetness of the clementines helps cut the bitterness of the kale, and the carrots add even more nutrients! If you don’t have clementines, this recipe tastes just as delicious with oranges. Let’s get juicing! Continue reading

The Inspirational Story behind Wonderfully Raw

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At age sixty, Sequoia Cheney is embarking on a completely unplanned new adventure, that is Wonderfully Raw. One thing led to the other and before she knew it, she’s became proud founder of a raw foods company—“I never imagined myself at this time in my life creating a new company, new products and doing it with the people I love most, my family.”  Here’s here truly inspiring story: Continue reading

California Avocado Roll

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It’s California avocado season, so we have to eat ALL THE AVOCADOS, right?

But seriously, we could eat this avocado roll everyday. The sticky tangy rice brings out umami flavors of the avocado we never knew existed. If you haven’t tried avocado rolls, you should immediately! They’re fun and easy, making them the perfect economical, on-demand fix for your sushi craving. Continue reading

Creamy Vegan Vietnamese Avocado Shake

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The idea of a sweet dessert smoothie made from avocados may seem a bit strange at first, but it’s delicious – we promise! In fact, most Asian cultures only eat avocados in sweet preparations rather than savoury recipes. The avocado creams perfectly, which gives the shake a texture similar to a reallllyyy smooth frozen yogurt. Continue reading

“Deliciously Made From Leftovers” Salad

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The “Deliciously Made from Leftovers” aka Broccoli/Quinoa Salad

Don’t feel like having the same thing twice? Spice up your leftovers with some new flavors and turn it into a salad! We love to get creative with leftovers—it’s more exciting to eat something “different” even if it’s using the same ingredients as last night’s dinner. Continue reading