Living Gluten Free in New Brunswick

I just ate the best gluten free pizza that I have had in a long time.  It is made with quinoa and very simple to make.  The recipe calls for goat cheese but I used cheddar which was all I had in the house.  I definitely will be making it again.  Here is the link to the recipe.  Thanks to my good friend Sue for trying it and letting me know how good it is.  😀

The Ultimate Quinoa Pizza Crust



                              Gluten Free Candy for Easter 2015



I watched a show recently about how popular a Gluten-Free diet is now and all the products that are available, I believe it was Marketplace.  They mentioned shampoo and that it shouldn’t cause a problem for those who are gluten-free.  Well, I disagree with that remark.  Not long after I became gluten-free, I was feeling very good, no nausea, diarrhea, etc.  All of a sudden I started feeling a lot of nausea again.  I was puzzled because I knew I had not eaten any gluten.  I started checking and rechecking labels on everything I ate.  I started thinking about any new products I had started using lately.  Having just changed my shampoo, I decided to check the label … sure enough, it had WHEAT.  I stopped using it right away and in a couple days I was again nausea-free.  That, for me, was a confirmation that gluten in shampoo can affect a Celiac.  I don’t know how it does, but it does and no one can convince me that it doesn’t because I experienced it.  Heck, just breathing in flour when baking something for my husband caused me to be sick and I was very careful to not let the flour fly around, I believe I had even used a mask.  So, my advice, don’t take a chance on using shampoo with gluten.  😀


Super Easy Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies

(from Kraft Peanut Butter)

Prep Time: 10 min

Total Time: 30 min

Makes: 12

1 cup KRAFT Peanut Butter

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg

PREHEAT oven to 325º F. Mix peanut butter, sugar and egg.

ROLL into 1-inch balls. Place, 2 inches apart, on baking sheets. Flatten with fork.

BAKE 15 min (Do not overbake.)

Let stand on baking sheets 5 min. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.

Jazz It Up … Personalize the dough by adding 1/2 cup raisins or chopped, dried cranberries or apricots to the dough before rolling into balls.

peanut butter cookie



Here is a recipe that I found online when I first went gluten-free.  It was developed by Jules Shepard a gluten-free cookbook author.  She now sells a version of this flour on her website … Jules Gluten-Free.

Here also is a video of Jules making a larger batch of this recipe … Create A Gluten-free Flour Mixture by Jules Shepard.

This flour has worked in every normal recipe I have tried so far.  Enjoy!  ㋡


1 cup rice flour

1 cup potato starch (not potato flour)

1 cup cornstarch

1/2 cup corn flour

1/2 cup tapioca flour (or tapioca starch)

4 teaspoons xanthan gum


Mix all ingredients together; store in an airtight container. Use, cup for cup, in recipes that call for normal all-purpose flour (except for bread unfortunately).

NOTE:  I usually make a double batch of the flour.



Gluten-Free Candy 2014

Click on the link above to see a list of gluten-free candy options for 2014.  Remember to check the labels for ingredients.

Happy Halloween!



Have you checked out Jane’s GlutenFree Facebook page?  You just may find a great gluten free recipe.  I just saw one for rolls that I am going to try.  If you don’t already know, Jane’s GlutenFree is a great gluten free store in Moncton.


I went to Pizza Delight for my birthday this evening and discovered that they now have a gluten free dessert … a Peanut Butter Fudge Brownie Cheesecake.  It was delicious!!  The waitress even put a candle on it for me.  😀



“The Gluten Free Diet” blog is great for those Celiacs or Gluten Intolerants who live in Quebec.  Check it out.  It has information, recipes, and a list of gluten free restaurants in Quebec … also good for those of us travelling in Quebec.  Click on the link below to check out the site.

Gluten free – Product list – Foods – Recipes – RestaurantsThe Gluten Free Diet.


Congratulations Jane’s Gluten-Free Foods upon being chosen as a finalist in The Canadian Independent Grocer of the Year and/or Canadian Master Merchandiser Award.  Good Luck at The Award of Merit Reception in Toronto on October 1, 2013.  Just being choosen as one of the finalists, out of 32 stores, is a great accomplisment.  So happy for you.  😀

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