Destination: Charleston

Yes, the region’s unofficial trademark dish, shrimp and grits, is gluten-free. But it’s the natural Lowcountry beauty, distinctive architecture, and burgeoning (and GF-friendly) dining scene that make South Carolina’s historic city one of our favorite places for a hearty helping of Southern hospitality. By M. Linda Lee / Photography Christopher Shane DO THIS: Farmers Market Stalls overflowing with artisanal foods, crafts, and the bounty of the area’s fields, farms, and waters […]

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Brewing Controversy: The Progress with Today’s Gluten-Free Beer and the Problems with Current Labeling Laws

By Amy Copperman SEVEN YEARS AGO, DANE BREIMHORST WAS ABOUT TO FULFILL HIS LIFELONG DREAM OF OPENING A CRAFT BREWERY when he was diagnosed with celiac disease. Forced to put the project on hold, the Minnesota home brewer and professionally trained chef turned to his newly GF pantry to homebrew what he couldn’t readily find in stores—an ale that tasted as good as what he used to drink but wouldn’t […]

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GFF Spring Launch Giveaway

Our Spring 2016 issue launches April 19 nationwide with larger distribution than ever before, and were celebrating with a tasty GF giveaway just for you! Between April 1 and May 15, enter to win $250 worth of products and swag from Schar Gluten Free or Pamela’s Products, plus a year of GFF Magazine! Enter now by clicking below and enter often! You can also tweet to win every day through May 15th!   […]

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Charred Carrot Hummus

SERVES 2 TO 4 Get ready for your next food crush. Seriously. This velvety, crazy-good sweet and savory blend of charred carrots, tahini (sesame paste), lemon, and spice by our culinary muse Niki Ford is lighter and more nuanced than chickpea hummus, and it goes great with crudités or crackers or on a sandwich.   2 cups carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch lengths 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus […]

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Shiitake Mushroom, Bacon, and Gruyère Frittata Recipe

SERVES 10 to 12 There may be no easier way to please a breakfast crowd than with this fluffy, decadent frittata by one of our favorite food friends Olivia Mack Anderson. The full recipe calls for a half-size sheet pan (i.e. a rimmed, 13 by 18-inch baking sheet), but you can easily halve the recipe and use a 9 by 13-inch pan or baking dish. Make this vegetarian by omitting […]

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Larb Moo aka Ground Pork Salad

SERVES 4 AS AN APPETIZER This traditional Thai dish served at Luang Say Residence in Luang Prabang, Laos, calls for rice powder, which is easily made by roasting 1/8 cup raw sticky rice in a preheated skillet over medium-low heat until golden brown while stirring constantly, about 12 minutes, then grinding it into a powder with a mortar and a pestle or a clean coffee grinder. Skip the powder and […]

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Warning: This Story is Inflammatory: the Relationship Between Diet, Inflammation, and Overall Health

by Amy Copperman If you could substantially reduce your chances of getting heart disease, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases, a stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, and diabetes with one simple life choice, would you opt in? This is the question we all should ask ourselves every time we put a forkful of food in our mouths, because, according to reports by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, these leading causes of death in […]

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Deals We Dig: The Holiday 2015 Edition

We love a good deal as much as anyone–even more so given the expensive prices of GF extravagances. So we figured you might like to know how to get the good stuff for less, too. Behold some delicious discounts from our sponsors: FoodyDirect This online food emporium curates the tastiest regional foods from around the country, including GF bundts, the above macarons, and dairy-free push pops. Save $10 off orders of […]

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Kyra’s Bake Shop Smoky Turtle Bars

MAKES 1 (8-INCH SQUARE) PAN OR 16 (2 BY 2-INCH) BARS At “Cupcake Awards”-winner Kyra Bussanich’s bakery and cafe, Kyra’s Bake Shop, these sweet ’n’ salty, egg-free addictions are made with rendered bacon drippings rather than butter. To make it extra smoky and dairy-free, you can do the same. Regardless, they’ll keep covered at room temperature for three days, a week in the fridge, or a month in an airtight […]

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Beautiful Beet Hummus

We’re a small startup so we also often shoot at people’s houses–and eat the proceeds as we go. Along the way, we find wonderful new foods, including this gorgeous gluten-free, dairy-free beet hummus, which photographer and food stylist, Zoe Armbruster made for us while shooting at her bright, comfy San Francisco flat. Zoe is a breath of fresh air–easy going, naturally chic, and a joy to be around. Not surprisingly, her recipe, is too. […]

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SPONSORED: Holiday 2015 New Products Alert

Each issue we feature a page showcasing sponsors introducing new products. In case you missed it, here’s the scoop from our Holiday 2015 issue, including discount codes!   La Rosa Gluten-Free Pasta—From Italy to your table Made with a blend of all-natural, GMO-free corn and rice flours, La Rosa gluten-free pasta is imported from the northern region of Emilia Romagna by Italian Harvest. Visit the Italian Harvest website to see […]

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The Ultimate Gluten-Free Gingerbread House (and Cookies) Recipe

MAKES 2 (8 BY 3 BY 3_½-INCH) HOUSES AND MANY GINGERBREAD PEOPLE TOO! Introducing the only GF version of the season’s iconic cookie that you’ll ever need. Straight from our talented pal, pastry chef Cindy Falatic McIntosh of The San Francisco Ritz-Carlton, comes four-star flavor. Craft the dough into a midcentury-modern house (designed by retrorenovation.com), or make a gingerbread gang. Regardless, these cookies will spice up any holiday scene. 1 […]

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GFF Midcentury Modern Gluten-Free Gingerbread House Pattern

This year, why not deck the halls with a fabulous midcentury-modern GF gingerbread house? We’ve got the pattern right here. Download the gingerbread house pattern here. Get the best gluten-free gingerbread cookie recipe and Royal Icing recipes in our holiday issue, right here. By the way, our house pattern is an adaptation from one we found on supercool home site, retrorenovations.com. Check out more of Retro Renovation’s chic house shapes. Photography: Chelsea McNamara […]

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Recipe: Chocolate Ganache, a Fabulous Gluten-Free Cookie Filling

MAKES ABOUT 3 CUPS This luscious chocolatey spread makes a great filling for sandwich cookies. 3 cups bittersweet chocolate chips or 1 pound bittersweet chocolate, cut into chunks  1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups heavy whipping cream 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon kosher salt Place the chocolate and vanilla in a medium bowl. In a small saucepan, combine the cream, sugar,, cinnamon, and salt and heat at […]

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Sponsored Recipe: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Roasted Chicken Thighs with Onion, Thyme, and D’Noir Prunes

[Recipe sponsored by Sunsweet D’Noir prunes] SERVES 4 If you want to wow on a weeknight, make this simply divine recipe and serve it with rice, soft polenta, or even crusty gluten-free bread to sop up the sauce.   4 large skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 1 tablespoon olive oil 1⁄2 yellow onion, thinly sliced 3 sprigs thyme 12 Sunsweet D’Noir prunes 1⁄4 cup dry white wine 1⁄2 cup gluten-free chicken broth […]

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Sponsored Recipe: Bacon-Wrapped D’Noir Prunes with Pistachios and Manchego

[Recipe sponsored by Sunsweet D’Noir prunes] MAKES 15 The ever-tasty combination of salty and sweet makes these easy appetizers show-stoppers. You’ll need toothpicks for wrapping the prunes in the bacon.   15 Sunsweet D’Noir prunes 3 ounces Manchego cheese, cut into 15 small rectangles 30 pistachios, roughly chopped 5 slices gluten-free bacon, cut crosswise into thirds   Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Cut a slit […]

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Recipe: Bowl’d Over’s Awesome Acai Bowl

Açai Bowl SERVES 1 A riff on the açai bowls at San Francisco’s Bowl’d Acai, this ice cream–like treat is loaded with antioxidants and can be adorned with a variety of toppings for a healthful, refreshing breakfast, snack, or dessert. Before blending, run the açai packet under warm water for five seconds to soften. If you don’t have a high-speed blender, let the packet sit at room temperature to further […]

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