Showing posts from October, 2013

How to buy safe Gluten Free Food in Supermarkets and Gourmet Stores?

When buying a product labelled Gluten-free, check for the certification. This ensures that it has been tested for gluten and was given the seal of approval. These are the major Gluten Free Certifications from the Celiac Sprue Association, Gluten Intolerance Group, Canadian Celiac Association, National Foundation for Celiac Awareness,.Quality Assurance International. Most of the imported gluten free products in Trinidad and Tobago are from North America. The maximum amount of gluten allowed in products certified by CSA is 5ppm while GIG, CCA and QAI allow 10ppm. The FDA considers 20ppm safe so CSA, GIG, CCA and QAI have really high standards. Read more about the testing methods in this chart by Tricia Thompson, MS, RD. According to Anderson, gluten free does not mean it is totally free of gluten, there could be some traces. There are people who are very sensitive and could react to this. USA, Canada and some EU countries consider products with 20ppm or less gluten as gluten free. Clic…

Double Chocolate Chip Banana Popsicles (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free)

Personally, these are the best popsicles or frozen dessert that I’ve made so far. I think I’ll be making these more often. Next time, I’ll use the recipe with an ice cream maker and see if the texture would become more like ice-cream. I got the chocolate chips from Be Free Foods and the Vanilla extract from Live Green.