Monthly Archives: June 2011

Aireater Day Off! Happy Canada Day!

Hey Aireaters! It’s my birthday today and I think I will go to Bunners for a great gluten free vegan cupcake. Whee!

Hope everyone has a great Canada Day and Independence Day!

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On another note, thank you to all my international visitors! I’m always amazed that people from Scotland, Ukrane, India, Japan, Mexico, and Iceland are constant visitors. Thank you everyone!

As always, I love hearing from everyone, please keep the emails coming. Lidia [@] aireater.com

Happy eating!

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Living Gluten and Dairy-Free with French Gourmet Food by: Alain Braux

I know it’s not easy to find tasty gluten free recipes, but I have found a recipe book that is really impressive. If you’ve ever wanted to live Gluten Free AND be fancy about it I highly suggest you pick up this book on Amazon. The recipes can be converted for vegans and I didn’t find it hard at all to adapt recipes.

 

Living Gluten and Dairy-Free with French Gourmet Food

What I really enjoy about Chef Alain Braux‘s book is that he has a very simple approach to making gluten free food and that his heart is really in the right place. Even before the recipes start Chef Braux explains his own journey of his gluten intolerance and discovery about what made him feel ill. As well, he goes into great detail to explain how to maintain being gluten free. It’s amazing how many different words there are for gluten.

Here’s just an excerpt from his table of contents: Continue reading

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Aireater Contest No.7! Free Tea Emporium Samples!

Hello Aireaters! I’ve a nice surprise for any of you living in Etobicoke! There’s a new Tea Emporium location that opened up and I have two coupons for a free $5 tea sample. Ten dollars worth of tea for free isn’t bad!

What’s the sample?
- Kombucha Lime Loose Leaf Tea
- Package size enough to brew 15 mugs or a few pitchers of iced tea

Details:
- Use ONLY at location below
- Valid for 1 loose leaf tea Package
- Expires July 20, 2011

Here’s the location to redeem the coupon:
The Tea Emporium – Kingsway
http://www.theteaemporium.com
270 The Kingsway,
Toronto
Ontario
M9A 3T7

I’d love to give this away – comment below and the first person to comment receives it!

Good luck!

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King Arthur Gluten Free Muffin Mix

It’s funny where a gluten free mix will show up, of all places, I found King Arthur Gluten Free mix in Winners. This particular mix is vanilla and requires add-ins.

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I added a few things to mine:
-  1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup chopped chopped unsalted peanuts
- 1/2 cup Enjoy Life! chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup  Gluten Free Rice Chex
- 1 serving of President’s Choice Organic Unsweetened Apple Sauce

I followed the mix directions and used Canola oil instead of butter and added Almond milk instead of cow’s milk. I don’t have a muffin tin, instead, I have muffin cups. I made two batched of muffin and the first one I scooped 3/4 worth of batter into the cup and the muffin came out relatively flat.

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The second batch, I tried to use all the batter and this resulted in oversized muffins, which, I think look much nicer than these flat tops.

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I would definitely use this mix again! I really enjoyed the texture of the Gluten Free Rice Chex, a bit crunchy and the peanuts were tasty as well, not to mention the chocolate chips. I wish I had added more cinnamon.

What’s your favourite add in?

Email me! or follow me on Twitter @LidiaLF.

Happy eating!

Disclosure: I am participating in the Chex Gluten Free program by Mom Central Canada on behalf of General Mills.  I received a Chex gift pack and a gift card as a thank you for my participation.  The opinions on this blog are my own.

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Gluten Free Chex in Canada! #ChexGF

Hurray! My days of border crossing just for this cereal are over! Gluten free Chex are here and I’ve been buying up a storm. What a relief to be able to go to a mainstream store and pick up a few boxes of Chex. I do find the act of going to Buffalo just for cereal a bit silly, but it’s amazing what one will do when a product is not available, but now we can rejoice!

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There are a few varieties of gluten free Chex in the US, but only two are available in Canada right now, the Rice and Honey nut. @MathieuLF has been eating his cereal with Silk True Almond Dark Chocolate, I’m a fan of Vanilla Unsweetened Almond Breeze. I have been too excited to have this cereal to even start playing around with it, but the fine people of General Mills have come up with a few recipes on their website here: Continue reading

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Air Eater out of the office

Hi guys! I’m actually out of town and I’ll write up more reviews etc. when I get back. Have an awesome day!

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Organic Gluten Free Nachos with Flax

I am a self admitted nacho-a-holic, I love nachos for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I take nachos very seriously and when it is nacho time, it’s time to do some serious eating. Neal Brothers have come up with a fantastic new item that is Organic, Gluten Free and has the benefit of flax.


They’re not even on the website, so I imagine they’re very new, which is always exciting. I found this particular bag in Metro, there were two other flavours, regular blue chip and original yellow corn, but the idea of having a blue chip with flax really is exciting. The packaging for sure caught my attention, organic blue chips with flax, no trans fat and gluten free. Fantastic!

The thing about flax is Continue reading

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L-cysteine/cysteine/cystine?

Prepare to be semi grossed and weirded out. As a gluten free vegan I read the label on every item I consume and these days I’m trying to eat more raw to eliminate anything not made by my own little hands.  I had no idea human hair or duck feathers were used in making commercial bread. GROSS factor of 10!

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According to Vrg.org (Vegetarian Resource Group) this is what goes on with L-cysteine/cysteine/cystine:  Continue reading

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Cooking with Dog: Agedashi Tofu & Vegetable Tofu Nimono

I love Japanese culture and hot dang if I don’t love Francis, the star of Youtube’s Cooking with Dog. Though the majority of the recipes are with meat and gluten, I do find some that aren’t.

Here’s a video of his owner making Agedashi Tofu: Continue reading

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Raw Vegan Chips and Salsa

I am a fan of Dan McDonald. How can you not enjoy a guy who has so much positive energy and has such an evident passion for being a raw foodist.

I love his dancing and his enthusiasm for food and general high for life.

Here’s a video of Dan making raw vegan chip and salsa (with guac and corn).  Continue reading

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