Articles Tagged with: gluten-free
Gluten-Free Jamaican Swizzle Cocktail Recipe


Super approachable and refreshing, with the tropical funkiness we love about Jamaican rums.
Servings 1


  • 1 1⁄2 ounces dark Jamaican rum preferably Appleton Estate Reserve Jamaican Rum
  • 4 ounces coconut water
  • 3⁄4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1⁄2 ounce Rich Simple Syrup (below)
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 long strip lime peel for garnish (optional)


  1. In a highball glass filled with crushed ice, add the rum, coconut water, lime juice, and simple syrup and stir to combine. Add a mound of crushed ice, drizzle the bitters over the top, garnish with the lime peel, and serve with a swizzle stick.


Rich Simple Syrup


  1. This syrup is more concentrated than regular simple syrup, so it allows you to add more sweetness and mouthfeel to your drink without watering it down: Combine 2⁄3 cup unrefined cane sugar and 1⁄4 cup water in a small pot over low heat, stir until the sugar dissolves, then cool.

Photo: Maren Caruso

Gluten-Free Smoked Chicken Baby Bell Bites with Chipotle Mayonnaise Recipe


Get everything you love about nachos in one glorious bite.

Servings 16 bites


  • 1 8-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breast or thigh
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1⁄2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon canned chipotle peppers in gluten-free adobo sauce chopped (find in the international foods aisle of well-stocked grocery stores)
  • 8 baby bell peppers halved lengthwise, seeds and ribs removed
  • 2⁄3 cup shredded Jack cheese
  • 2 tablespoons Quick-Pickled Onions (below; optional)
  • 1⁄3 cup cilantro leaves torn


  1. Place the chicken, paprika, cumin, and salt in a small saucepan. Add 1⁄2 cup water, cover, and cook on low heat until cooked through, 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a plate, let cool, and shred.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise with the chopped chipotle.
  3. Preheat the broiler. Fill each pepper half with chicken and a sprinkle of cheese. Arrange the peppers on a baking sheet, cut sides up, and broil 12 inches from the heat source until the peppers soften, 4 to 5 minutes. Top with a dollop of the chipotle mayonnaise and a sprinkle of the pickled onions and cilantro and serve.



  1. In a small bowl, stir together 3⁄4 cup chopped red onion, 1⁄4 cup white vinegar, 1⁄4 teaspoon salt, and 1⁄2 teaspoon sugar and let sit for at least 15 minutes. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Recipe Victoria Granof
Photography Chelsea Cavanaugh

Introducing GFF Magazine’s 2018 Dream Dining Series: LA, NYC, Austin, and Chicago

Imagine going into a destination restaurant and not even having to mention you’re GF to your waiter—and being surrounded by other GF diners AND having an awesome, over-the-top 100-percent gluten-free, safe dining experience filled with fun, deliciousness, and surprises.

Introducing GFF Magazine’s Dream Dining Series, which debuts in LA, NYC, Austin, and Chicago this summer and fall in partnership with Schär and Nima Sensor. Our goal is simple: to provide you with an unforgettable, wildly enjoyable, unabashed GF dining experience to remember.

Each uniquely fabulous event includes:
*an amazing 100% GF dinner feast to remember
*schmoozing with GFF editors and other GF luminaries
*fun twists on how to cook with Schär products
*a bodacious swag bag
*a chance to try a gluten-detecting Nima Sensor
* an editorial feature in an upcoming issue of GFF Magazine

We’ll share more details here as they emerge. But we know this for sure: they’ll all be unforgettable experiences with GFF because we’ll stop at nothing to show you the best time ever.



August 11: Los Angeles, California


WHERE: Barton G. (861 North La Cienega Blvd., L.A. CA 90069), the culinary wonderland in Los Angeles!

WHAT: An afternoon of deliciously outrageous, 100-percent gluten-free food, fun, and Instagram-worthy surprises. Barton G. defines the dining “experience,” with food as creatively styled as it is delicious. Expect the unexpected, including a cotton candy wig!

WHEN: Saturday, August 11, 2018, noon to 3pm

HOW: Just buy a ticket: $129 (includes 3-course meal, non-alcoholic beverages, tax, tip, and awesome swag bag); complete menu is TBD, but will include GF Lobster Mac & Cheese, Strikeout Sliders, and their famed Marie Antoinette finale

There are only 60 seats for this intimate event.


September 11: Austin, Texas

WHERE: Holy Roller (509 Rio Grande St. Austin, Texas, 78701)

WHAT: An incredible dinner feast with Holy Roller’s beloved nod to punk rock, religious kitsch, and all things cool, plus incredibly delicious GF foods that you’ll have a hard time believing are GF. 

WHEN: Tuesday, September 11, 6-9pm

HOW: Buy a ticket: $98 (includes 3-course meal, non-alcoholic beverages, tax, tip, and awesome swag bag); complete menu is TBD, but we will try to accommodate additional diet restrictions with advance notice

There are limited seats for this intimate event.




***Coming Soon***

Details for our Dream Dining Series NYC and Chicago; get more information here. 

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Savory Black Beans Recipe


Garlic, onion, cumin, and slow simmering in chicken broth results in black beans that are so luscious and delicious, they’re good enough to eat solo. But serve them over rice and top with avocado and cilantro and you’ve got a wholesome dream dish. Bonus: you don’t have to soak the beans overnight!


  • 2 cups dried black beans
  • Kosher salt
  • About 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 yellow onion diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 cloves garlic smashed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 cup olive oil


  1. In a pot, combine the black beans, 5 cups water, and 2 teaspoons salt. Bring to a boil and boil for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain.
  2. Return the beans to the pot. Add 31/2 cups of the broth, the onion, cumin, garlic, bay leaf, and olive oil. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to a simmer, and cook, stirring occasionally and adding more broth if the broth reduces too quickly, until the beans are soft but not falling apart and the broth has reduced almost entirely, about 70 minutes. Remove and discard the bay leaf, season to taste with salt, and serve.

Photography Dane Tashima / Styling Jeanne Kelley

Sunset Margarita Recipe


The addition of cranberry juice to this party favorite emphasizes the bitter-and-sweet yin-yang of the margarita and makes for a gorgeous two-tone presentation.

Servings 1 margarita


  • Margarita salt or kosher salt optional
  • Ice
  • About 4 ounces limeade from frozen concentrate mixed with water
  • 2 ounces good-quality tequila
  • 1/2 ounce triple sec or Grand Marnier
  • 1/2 ounce cranberry juice
  • 2 lime wedges


  1. Sprinkle a layer of salt onto a small plate, moisten the rim of a cocktail glass, and dip the rim into the salt.

  2. In a cocktail shaker or large glass, combine the limeade, tequila, triple sec, and the juice of 1 of the lime wedges and stir to combine.

  3. Fill the salt-rimmed glass with ice. Add the tequila mixture. Gently pour the cranberry juice on top to keep the juice separate from the rest of the margarita. Garnish with a lime wedge and serve. 


Photography Dane Tashima / Styling Jeanne Kelley

Chili-Spiced Jicama


Crisp, refreshing, light, and riotously flavorful, this silly-simple snack could easily become a habit.
Servings 4 as an appetizer


  • 1 teaspoon gluten-free chili powder
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1 or 2 jicama peeled and sliced into French-fry-like sticks


  1. In a ramekin or small bowl, mix together the chili powder, cayenne, and salt. In a bowl, toss together the lime juice and jicama sticks to coat.
  2. To serve, sprinkle one end of each jicama stick with the spice and serve, spice-side up, in a shallow glass or dish garnished with a lime wedge.

Photography Dane Tashima / Styling Jeanne Kelley

Home Run Eats: The Best Gluten-Free Food Options at Major League Baseball Stadiums

Some stadium concession stands are hitting it out of the park for gluten-free fans. Baseball lover and G-Free Foodie K.C. Cornwell shares where to find major league eats at our nation’s most GF-friendly ballparks.

ATTENDING A BASEBALL GAME ISN’T JUST ABOUT THE SPORT, it’s about the experience. From the moment you pass the scalpers outside and wade into the sea of fans swathed in home-team colors, you’re a part of something bigger. A ballpark is one of the few places where it’s still socially acceptable to scream in unison while waving a giant foam finger and high-fiving folks you’ve never met. It’s also where ballpark food plays such an integral role—the song everyone sings at the seventh inning stretch references peanuts (usually safe) and Cracker Jack (made on shared equipment, no gluten ingredients).

Of course, there’s more to ballpark food than that, especially nowadays. Along with the requisite hot dogs, popcorn, and beer, most stadiums now offer a few favorite regional specialties, and many fans plan their visit around what they’re going to eat. It’s as much a ritual as the rally cap (a baseball cap worn in an unconventional way to will the team to a last-minute comeback).

While sitting in a plastic seat for many hours surrounded by people devouring giant sausages with grilled peppers and three-cheese nachos served in plastic batting helmets is part of the ritual, subsisting solely on bottled water and sunflower seeds shouldn’t be. Fortunately, the following baseball parks are bringing their A game so when it’s time for that beloved mid-game stretch, gluten-free fans have much more to sing about than roasted in-shell nuts and caramel-coated popcorn.

Photo credit: San Francisco Giants

AT&T Park: Home of the San Francisco Giants
Located along the eastern edge of San Francisco, with a glistening blue bay backdrop complete with kayakers bobbing in wait for water-bound homers, this ballpark celebrates the city’s love for food—and gluten-free options.

Check out The Garden, a section located behind the centerfield wall that houses two restaurants and a bar surrounded by garden beds and aeroponic towers: Hearth Table’s menu is entirely gluten-free, offering an all-beef hot dog and bun with housemade relish, seasonal salads, and flatbreads topped with ingredients grown right there (don’t miss the housemade fennel sausage with roasted eggplant, caramelized leeks, and goat cheese). Garden Table offers vegetarian and vegan items like smoothies, soups, and salads, some of which are also gluten-free. The Garden’s bar has GF cider on tap.

GF hot dogs and buns can also be purchased at the Budweiser Brew Pub in section 112, and fresh fruit, seafood salads, and more can be found at the Farmer’s Market Cart on the Club Level. Redbridge gluten-free beer, Ghirardelli ice cream, hot chocolate, and hand-tossed caramel corn are available throughout the park.

Note: You can bring your own food inside the park, no questions asked.

Photo credit: Colorado Rockies

Coors Field: Home of the Colorado Rockies
Located in the heart of Denver’s LoDo neighborhood and surrounded by shops, restaurants, brewpubs, and mountain and city skyline views, Coors Field was the first ballpark to put in an exclusive gluten-free stand, still located in section 147. It offers hamburgers, hot dogs, and chicken sandwiches on gluten-free buns, and cookies, plus grilled-to-order vegetarian quesadillas. You’ll find gluten-free beer here, too. Look for fresh salads at multiple locations.

Photo credit: Philadelphia Phillies

Citizens Bank Park: Home of the Philadelphia Phillies
Also home to the Philadelphia Flyers hockey team, Philadelphia 76ers basketball team, and Philadelphia Eagles football, the Phillies’ ballpark, in South Philadelphia, is one of the most hitter-friendly in baseball.

Here, gluten-free regulars go straight to the gluten-free concession stand in section 122 for real-deal GF cheesesteak, hot dogs, pizza, cookies, brownies, and soft pretzels. Legendary Chickie’s & Pete’s, at several ballpark locations, offers crab fries, cooked in separate fryers, that come with the requisite cheese sauce. Redbridge beer, Angry Orchard Cider, and local favorite Hardball Cider (try the Splitter!) are available throughout the park. Look for Caesar salad sans croutons and three-bean chili at Harry the K’s Broadcast Bar & Grille, Rita’s Water Ice throughout the park, and locations offering Redbridge beer and Stella Artois Cidre.

Note: The Phillies partner with the NFCA to host an annual Celiac Awareness Night at the ballpark

Photo credit: Washington Nationals

Nationals Park: Home of the Washington Nationals
Surrounded by parks, restaurants, museums, a trapeze school, and the Anacostia River in Southeast Washington, DC’s ballpark is known for its comfortable seating, river views, easy access from public transportation, and twenty-two price levels for seats, including a $5 grandstand option.

For a menu packed with safe ballpark favorites, visit the Gluten-Free Grill (yes, really!), just left of the main gates, for Italian sausages, hot dogs, and pulled pork served on GF buns, as well as pizza, nachos, and GF beer. You can also score white cheddar popcorn and bagged Clean Snax from Melissa’s Produce.

Note: You can bring in your own food, as long as it is packed in single serving–size bags and stored in a soft-sided cooler or container.

Doger Stadium / Photo credit: John SooHoo

Dodger Stadium: Home of the Los Angeles Dodgers
The oldest Major League ballpark west of the Mississippi River, “Dodgertown” (seriously, it has its own zip code) is located in central Los Angeles. The 56,000-seat stadium may have been built in 1962, but it’s consistently upgraded, so there’s new lighting, scoreboards, and restaurants, and club areas recently got new seats with USB charging stations.

Visit the gluten-free cart in section 137 for a Dodger Dog on a gluten-free bun, along with an assortment of snacks, sandwiches, salads, and fruit or veggie cups and gluten-free beer (also offered at locations throughout the park). If you’re looking for a that’s-so-L.A. moment, you can order sushi at multiple locations, but you’ll have to bring your own GF soy sauce to stay GF. Also look for Healthy Carts offering fruit, salads, and snacks.

Photo credit: Minnesota Twins

Target Field: Home of the Minnesota Twins
The heart of downtown Minneapolis is known as Twins Territory, where the team plays on a field with city views, pitchers warm up in a double-decker bullpen, and fans have several GF options.

Minnie & Paul’s in section 234 serves up gluten-free pizza from Pizza Lucé, and the Hot Indian Foods cart in section 120 has a chicken tikka rice bowl or salad, and a GF tofu vindaloo bowl. The Grab-n-Go stand in section 112 has gluten-free sandwiches, salads, fresh fruit, and veggies with dipping sauce. For a sweet treat, look for Izzabella Gelato stands in sections 119 and 302 and the Delta SKY Club. Also, there’s Twins Dogs (skip the bun) and soft-serve ice cream throughout the park.

Photo credit: San Diego Padres

Petco Park: Home of the San Diego Padres
Bordered by the local trolley line and within walking distance of dozens of restaurants, bars, shops, and pubs, this park, in downtown San Diego’s East Village, offers tons of gluten-free dining options.

Visit the Seaside Market in section 107 for GF hot dogs, pizza, beer, seasonal salads (ask which are GF), and look for burgundy-pepper tri-tip nachos throughout the park. At Board & Brew Specialty Sandwiches in section 205, every sandwich can be made in a GF wrap. The park’s various taco stands offer an option or two, and Redbridge GF beer is available at all Budweiser stands. Also look for ceviche and lettuce-wrapped burgers at Wonderland Ocean Pub (section 307), oysters Rockefeller at Brigantine Seafood & Oyster Bar (section 208), baby back ribs at Phil’s BBQ (section 113), and Mister Softee Soft Serve.

Photo credit: Ben VanHouten, Seattle Mariners

Safeco Field: Home of the Seattle Mariners
In addition to the amazing Seattle skyline views, an umbrella-style retractable roof, and an abundance of public artwork (including a chandelier made of 1,000 resin baseball bats above the home plate entry), Safeco Field is known for great game views and GF options from all locations.

Gluten-free Mariners fans can enjoy Poquitos Mexican favorites at Edgar’s Cantina, located at The ‘Pen and at Edgar’s Tacos in sections 151 and 212. Both serve tacos or nachos with carne asada, carnitas, grilled chicken, or mahi mahi. Poquitos is home to another safe local favorite: toasted grasshoppers (chapulines) coated in chili-lime seasoning. But you’d better be quick if you want to get your hands on those crunchy critters—only 312 orders are available per game, and they sell out fast! Also, look for a hummus plate and salads at The Natural (section 133) and ice cream floats at Frozen Rope (section 132).

Photo credit: Alex Bierens de Haan, Houston Astros

Minute Maid Park: Home of the Houston Astros
The Astros, the current World Series Champions, play on a natural-grass field protected by a retractable roof in downtown Houston, where the fans are serious about baseball and food.

Gluten-free fans can enjoy carved BBQ brisket, smoked turkey, and a BBQ baked potato bar at The Butcher (section 224) and at Texas Smoke (sections 125 and 306). Also, look for fresh salads and frozen yogurt at FiveSeven Market in centerfield (section 156) and bunless hot dogs, hamburgers, and sausages and crudité cups and fruit cups throughout the park.

Great American Ball Park: Home of the Cincinnati Reds
Located in the heart of Cincinnati and promising incredible views of the Ohio River, downtown Cincy, and Mt. Adams, the home of baseball’s first professional franchise has lots to offer GF fans.

The hometown-famous Montgomery Inn BBQ has an outpost in section 137 and offers BBQ favorites including pulled pork sandwiches, which can also be found at Porkopolis stands in sections 112, 131, and 419. Purchase a GF chicken sandwich at the stands in sections 112 and 419 and hot dogs or nachos in sections 118, 131, and 417. Visit any of the park’s United Dairy Farmers Market stands for fresh salads and fruit. Also look for soft serve ice cream, popcorn, and kettle corn throughout the park.

Photo credit: Kansas City Royals

Kauffman Stadium: Home of the Kansas City Royals
Along with all-blue seats, a “Water Spectacular”—the largest privately funded water display in the world—kids’ zone, high-def scoreboards, and Royals Hall of Fame, “The K” has endless GF options.

The Rivals Sports Bar in the Outfield Experience’s section 250 offers nachos, plus GF options for their smoked pepper jack sausage, cheeseburger, and hot dog. In left field in the Outfield Experience, the Price Chopper Marketplace has GF wraps and turkey burgers. Craft & Draft in section 301 serves signature C&D Nuts, smokehouse fries, housemade potato chips, salads, and GF versions of their steak sandwiches and Kobe beef burger. Custom Crust Pizza locations have an optional GF crust, and KC Baking Co. offers gluten-free baked goods and nitrogen ice cream. In the Konica Minolta Diamond Club section behind home plate, fans can enjoy slow-roasted meats, a selection of seasonal sides (there’s always a GF option), and rotisserie chicken from the Diamond Club Rotisserie. Hot dogs, burgers, pizza, tacos, and nachos can be ordered from the Diamond Club Pub or in-seat service. The Bats Crown Club and in-seat service also has GF burgers and nachos, plus daily specials that always feature GF and vegetarian options. Gluten-free beer, cider, and Brisketacho (helmet of brisket nachos) can be found throughout the park.

Also look for Exceptional Concession Stands where staff are trained in Autism Awareness and GF options (sections 116, 203, 323).

Sponsored Recipe: Gluten-Free Tuna Nicoise Sandwich


Gluten-Free Tuna Nicoise Sandwich

Confession: we're tuna sandwich addicts. We like Salad Niçoise a lot, too. So, we partnered with one of our favorite gluten-free bread makers, Canyon Bakehouse, to present this light, satisfying sandwich. Loaded with flavor (and protein) and bolstered by delicious, fluffy and moist gluten-free sandwich bread, it's the perfect grab-and-go meal. If you feel like adding a glass of rosé, we won't blame you. 

Servings 1 sandwich


  • 1 can tuna in oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 5 Kalamata olives chopped
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 hard-boiled egg chopped
  • 3 leaves butter or romaine lettuce
  • 2 slices 7-Grain Canyon Bakehouse Sandwich Bread
  • 2 slices tomato


  1. In a bowl, combine the tuna and its oil and the red wine vinegar. Mix to combine. Add more oil, if desired. Fold in the olives. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Fold in the egg. 

  2. Place the lettuce on one of the bread slices. Top with the tomato, then some of the tuna and the final bread slice. 

  3. Devour!

Tamarind Margarita Recipe


Tamarind Margarita

Tamarind is a sour tropical fruit frequently used in Southeast Asian cooking. When made into a paste (available in Asian markets), it’s an outstanding addition to margaritas. We came upon this cocktail that proved the point at the Marriott Cancun Resort and developed a crush on it. Try it and see if you feel the same.

Servings 4 cocktails


  • 1 tablespoon tamarind pulp available at Asian markets
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup silver tequila
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup Cointreau or triple sec
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons equal parts sugar mixed with chili powder for rimming the glass


  1. In a saucepan over low heat, simmer the tamarind, 3 tablespoons water, and the sugar stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Using a fine-mesh sieve, strain the mixture into a shaker. Add 1/2 cup of the tequila and shake vigorously. Add about 1 cup ice and 1/2 cup of the lime juice, the Cointreau, the orange juice, and the remaining 1/2 cup of tequila; shake well. 

  2. Pour the remaining 2 tablespoons lime juice into a small, rimmed plate. Place the chili-sugar mixture onto another small plate. Dip the rims of 4 martini glasses first in the plate of lime juice and then chili mixture. Carefully strain the margaritas into the glasses and serve.

Gluten-Free Seared Honey-Chili Ahi Tuna Salad with Oriental Dressing, Avocado, and Mango Recipe


Seared Honey-Chili Ahi Tuna Salad with Oriental Dressing, Avocado, and Mango

A quick sear of good-quality tuna steak and a coating of honey and chili powder results in ahi with mild, “blackened” flavors that mimics the tasty poolside dish we enjoyed at Cancun's Marriott Cancun Resort. (They coat their tuna with a vibrant-colored chili candy powder called Miguelito chamoy powder.) Add a lettuce, avocado, mango, and tangy-sweet ginger dressing, and you’ve got one heck of a fast and fancy lunch or dinner! BTW, you can use gluten-free store-bought oriental dressing, if desired.

Servings 2 people


For the Dressing:

  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon peeled and finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds optional
  • 2 teaspoons tamari

For the tuna:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pound sashimi-grade ahi tuna skinless steak, cut into 2 pieces
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

For the Salad:

  • 1 head butter lettuce or 4 cups mixed lettuces of choice
  • 1 ripe but firm avocado
  • 1/2 mango peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot


  1. Combine all the dressing ingredients in a bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside.
  2. Make the tuna: Place a skillet over medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon olive oil, and heat until hot but not smoking. Generously season the tuna with salt and pepper, then sear the tuna in the oil for 1 minute per side. Remove from the heat and let cool.
  3. Place the remaining 1 tablespoon honey on one small, rimmed plate and the chili powder in another. Gently dip the tuna pieces with the honey, then dredge them in the chili powder. Season generously with salt, slice each tuna into strips using a very sharp knife.

  4. Divide the tuna among 2 dinner plates. Divide the lettuce between the two plates, arranging it next to the tuna. Top with the avocado, mango, and shredded carrot and serve with the dressing.

Gluten Free Chicken Enchilada Pie with Salsa Verde Recipe


Chicken Enchilada Pie with Salsa Verde

There is no resisting this cheesy-pleasey gluten-free chicken enchilada pie recipe, which is simple to make and even easier to devour. This recipe calls for cooked chicken, preferably rotisserie, so plan accordingly.

Servings 4 servings


  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded jack cheese
  • 3 cups cooked shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 recipe Salsa Verde below, or 1 (15-ounce) can green enchilada sauce
  • 4 gluten-free corn tortillas
  • 1 tablespoon sliced black olives optional
  • 1 tomatillo thinly sliced (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Set aside ¼ cup each of the cheddar and jack cheeses. In a bowl, mix together the chicken, the remaining cheddar and jack cheeses, and sour cream. Season to taste with salt and pepper. 

  2. Pour 1/3 cup of the salsa into the bottom of an 8-inch ovenproof skillet or baking dish. Cover with 1 tortilla, one-third of the chicken mixture, and 1/3 cup salsa. Repeat layers of tortilla, chicken mixture, and salsa until there are three layers. Top with the remaining tortilla, 1/3 cup salsa, the reserved cheeses, and the sliced olives and tomatillo. 

  3. Cover with aluminum foil and bake until bubbling, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove the foil and bake 5 minutes longer. Serve with more salsa verde.


Store airtight in the fridge for up to 2 days.
Servings 2 cups


  • 2 pounds tomatillos available at Mexican markets, husked
  • 1 small jalapeño or serrano chile seeded
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt


  1. Bring a large pot of well-salted water to a boil. Add the tomatillos, cover, and boil until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain.
  2. In a blender, combine the tomatillos, chile, and garlic and blend until smooth.
  3. Strain the puree through a sieve to remove skins and seeds.
  4. In a large pan over medium heat, warm the oil. Add the puree and simmer for 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt.

Photography Craig Lee

The Best Gluten-Free Dining in New Orleans According to Jilly Lagasse (Emeril’s daughter)

Don’t think for a second that you can’t live it up like the locals in The Big Easy. We asked GF cookbook author and NOLA native Jilly Lagasse (who has celiac disease) to show how easy it is to sidestep the po’boys, beignets, and étouffée and still get an authentic taste of one of America’s most colorful cities—including at her Food Network—star dad’s restaurant, Emeril’s. All you need now is an airline ticket and some beads.

While none of the following restaurants is 100 percent gluten-free, they are well-versed in accommodating GF and other special diets.

Tan Dinh
Proof that New Orleans has one of the nation’s biggest Vietnamese expat communities and some of the best Vietnamese cuisine, this restaurant, located ten minutes outside of town in the Westbank city of Gretna, is nothing fancy, but the food is outstanding. Must-tries: Spring rolls and egg rolls (fried in a separate fryer!), pho, and their insane, addicting fried lemongrass and chile tofu bun bowl. No website; 1705 Lafayette Street, Gretna.


Photo courtesy of Borgne

Located on the edge of the up-and-coming South Market District near the Superdome, chef Brian Landry’s coastal Louisiana restaurant features some of the best gluten-free choices in the city. Expect inspired GF desserts, too, thanks to chef Kelly Fields. Must-tries: GF fried chicken or grilled peaches with arugula, pumpkin-seed pesto, and whipped Mahón cheese.

Its almost creepy entrance down a small, secret alleyway makes this French Quarter spot one of those “if you don’t know about it, you don’t know about it” places. With historic environs, a courtyard, a menu of American classics, and a bar that feels like a European time warp, Sylvain embodies everything I love about New Orleans. Must-tries: Shaved brussels sprouts salad or braised beef cheeks with potato puree, sweet onions, field peas, and jus.

Bacchanal Another favorite if-you-know-you-know destination, this Bywater oasis is a “Mediterranean minimalist” wine bar with spectacular GF-friendly snacks thanks to chef Joaquin Rodas. You can buy wine from the wine store downstairs and enjoy it outside with live music every night. What more could you want? Must-tries: Staff-selected bottle of wine and nibbles like bacon-wrapped dates, marinated olives, grilled halloumi, the shishito peppers, or the cheese plate (sans bread).


Photo courtesy of Emeril’s

My family’s first restaurant and truly the place I was raised, our flagship Warehouse District dining room treats everyone like family, and the energy is always as vibrant as its contemporary New Orleans cuisine. Our staff is also very knowledgeable about catering to food allergies. Must-try: Peanut butter pie.

This ever-buzzing restaurant in downtown’s Roosevelt hotel is where James Beard Award—winning chef Alon Shaya honed his craft under famed local restaurateur John Besh. Now that he’s opened Pizza Domenica and Shaya, also with Besh, it’s hard to choose just one of his places to recommend, but Domenica is always one of my first stops. Must-tries: Octopus carpaccio, wood-fire-roasted cauliflower with whipped feta cheese mousse.

Coquette photo by Josh Brasted

Very GF-friendly with one of the prettiest bars in the city, exquisite locally sourced New American food by chef Michael Stoltzfus, and some of the best desserts I have ever had, this upscale Uptown gem is the place to go for a special dining experience. Must-tries: Five-course blind tasting and wine pairing or cornmeal fried oysters, charred okra, or red snapper with roasted garlic.

Johnny’s Po-Boys
No, the po’boys aren’t gluten-free, but the red beans and rice and jambalaya are at this culinary landmark. Expect counter service, old-school environs, and a line to get in. Must-tries: Red beans and rice or the jambalaya platter—minus the French bread they will otherwise pile on top.

Taqueria Sanchez
For a real cheap-eats treat, my friends and I absolutely love going to this little, off-the-beaten-track, by-the-road taco shack ten minutes outside of the city. It looks gritty, but the food is legit, totally GF, and incredible! Must-tries: Pork (pastor) tacos and the pupusas. No website; 46 Westbank Expressway, Gretna.


Want more New Orleans recommendations? Check out this map of NOLA for restaurants tested by Nima, the portable gluten sensor, to see which are really gluten-free! See the map here.


The Best Gluten Free Restaurants & Food in US Airports

The growing popularity of gluten-free foods has made it somewhat easier to find something safe to eat once you’re through airport security and heading to our nation’s gates. But we aspire to more than the packaged snacks like GF-labeled trail mix, chips, candy, and the occasional baked good at newsstands and national café chains. If you do, too, and find yourself at one of the following airport terminals, track down one of our recommended spots for some seriously satisfying gluten-free deliciousness. And if you don’t see your favorite gluten free airport finds here, please email us at and let us know. We’ll keep adding to this list!–K.C. Cornwell

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Atlanta, GA: Hartsfield- Jackson Int. Airport
P.F. Chang’s
Terminal: Concourse A
Recommendations: The extensive GF menu includes chicken lettuce wraps, Mongolian beef, and other Asian dishes prepared in a segregated kitchen space. 

Five Guys
Terminal: Concourses C & D
Recommendations: Freshly made lettuce-wrapped burgers, Cajun- seasoned fries, and superthick shakes await; be sure to say you have a “gluten allergy.”

Other Options
Chipotle, Pei Wei, Chick-fil-A, and Cat Cora’s Kitchen


Boston, MA: Logan Int. Airport


Legal Sea Foods
Legal Sea Foods: Terminals B, C & E Legal Test Kitchen: Terminal A
Legal C Bar: Terminal B Recommendations: All five Logan locations offer GF fresh seafood, clam chowder, and fried items like fish and chips and fried New England clams. Everything that goes in the fryer at all locations is gluten free.

Other Options
Vino Volo and Wolfgang Puck Gourmet Express


Chicago, IL: O’Hare Int. Airport
Tortas Frontera by Rick Bayless
Terminal: Concourses 1, 3 & 5
Recommendations: Chef Bayless’s daughter has celiac disease, so they take GF safety seriously here. Try the guacamole, salads, tortas (sans bun), or Cazuelas (scrambled eggs with roasted sweet potatoes and lots of other tasty toppings).

Garrett Popcorn
Terminals: Concourses 1 & 3 Recommendations: All the freshly made popcorn from this Windy City staple since 1949 is GF, including the “Chicago Mix” cheese and caramel blend.


Dallas, TX: Dallas/Fort Worth Int. Airport
Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen
Terminal: Terminal A
Recommendations: The GF menu features fresh salads and seafood like lobster and shrimp salad, fresh oysters, and pan-seared tilapia.

Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
Terminal: Terminal D
Recommendations: The fun airport outpost of the wild BBQ restaurant by the Fast & Loud car-makeover show crew offers carnitas tacos and the GMBG Quesadilla loaded with cheese, bacon, onions and “Monkey Sauce.”

Other Options
Genghis Grill, TGI Fridays, Cantina Laredo (terminals B & D), Blue Mesa Taco Bar, Chik-fil-A, and Garrett Popcorn


Denver, CO: Denver Int. Airport
Etai’s Bakery Cafe
Terminal: B Gates
Recommendations: Along with breakfast, burgers, and salads, we like the sandwiches on GF bread, including the French Dip and Chicken Basil Club. Vegetarian options available. 

Root Down
Terminal: C Gates
Recommendations: The huge locally sourced GF menu includes a Banh Mi Turkey burger, sweet potato waffle fries, a to-go Traveler’s Bento Box, and wicked banana cream pie with chocolate peanut butter crust and sweet whipped sour cream.


Las Vegas, NV: McCarran Int. Airport
Brookwood Farms BBQ
Terminal: Terminal 1
Recommendations: Real low-and-slow pit barbecue among the slot machines includes Low & Slow Beef Brisket Platter, BBQ Chicken Platter, and Aunt Bee’s Veggie Platter.

Las Vegas ChopHouse & Brewery
Terminal: Terminal 3
Recommendations: Fresh salads, aged steaks, and seafood offerings include a delish Chophouse Chicken Salad, Citrus Salmon, and cut-with-a-fork filet mignon.

Other Options
Chili’s, California Pizza Kitchen, Pei Wei, Wolfgang Puck Express, Burke in the Box (Terminal 1), and Great Steak & Potato


Los Angeles, CA: Los Angeles Int. Airport
Rock & Brews
Terminals: Terminals 1 & 5
Along with a wide selection of GF breakfast options, get burgers, sandwiches, and pizzas with a side of rock ‘n’ roll–themed decor.

Loteria! Grill
Terminals: Terminals 5 & 7
The Mexican menu includes GF breakfast, fresh salads, tacos, and ceviche.

Other Options
California Pizza Kitchen, Shake Shack, Blue Window, Real Food Daily, Lemonade, Ford’s Filling Station, and Earthbar


Phoenix, AZ: Phoenix Sky Harbor Int. Airport
Chelsea’s Kitchen
Terminal: Terminal 4, pre-security
Recommendations: The GF menu includes salads, burgers, shrimp ceviche, Smoked Idaho Trout Dip, and Wood-Fired Rotisserie Chicken.

La Grande Orange
Terminal: Terminal 4
All pizzas can be made gluten-free and GF salads include Thai chicken salad and tuna Niçoise.

Other Options
Sir Veza’s Taco Garage, Pei Wei, Humble Pie, and Blanco Tacos & Tequila


Portland OR: Portland Int. Airport
Café Yumm!
Terminal: Concourse C
Recommendations: The signature sauce at Café Yumm! is GF, making almost all of their bowls and soups safe. You’ll find great vegetarian and vegan options, too.

Terminal: Concourse D
Recommendations: Burgers, like the Tillamook Cheeseburger, come with soft GF buns (upon request). Get an Oregon Raspberry Milkshake, too, before snapping a photo of the famous PDX carpet.

Other Options
MOD, Stanford’s Restaurant & Bar, and Bambuza Vietnam Kitchen


Sacramento, CA: Sacramento Int. Airport
Vino Volo
Terminals: Terminals A & B
Recommendations: You can pair California wines with the large GF menu’s pork tacos, Beef & Bison Chili, Burrata & Roasted Pepper Salad, or Charcuterie & Cheese plate (request sans crostini).

Terminal: Terminal A Recommendations: Soups and most of the salads are GF, and there are several vegetarian and vegan options, too. Try the quinoa-and- greens-based Mediterranean Bowl with red pepper sauce.


Salt Lake City, UT: Salt Lake City Int. Airport
Pei Wei
Terminal: Terminal 1
Recommendations: Asian cuisine from fresh ingredients includes GF Asian Chopped Chicken Salad, Spicy Shrimp, and Sweet & Sour Chicken

UFood Grill
Terminal: Terminal 2 (two locations)
Recommendations: Burgers, fries, wraps, and salads are prepared in UFood’s healthier, never-fried style.

Boar’s Head Deli (contribution by reader Jane B., of Saint Louis, MO)
Terminal: Terminal 1
“All their meats and cheeses are GF. We got sandwiches to eat once we were on the plane (so nice if you don’t have time to sit and dine) with individual packets of GF condiments. The bread was so good I called the next day to find out what it was. Unfortunately it is not available in St. Louis where I live!”



San Francisco, CA: San Francisco Int. Airport
Napa Farms Market
Terminals: Terminal 2 &
International Terminal
Recommendations: Wood-fired GF pizza, roasted pork shoulder, grab- and-go salads, and rotisserie chicken are just a few of the offerings at this expansive gourmet marketplace.

Three Twins Ice Cream
Terminal: Terminal 1 Recommendations: Chocolate Orange Confetti, Land of Milk and Honey, or other GF Three Twins flavors come on a GF cone by request.

Other Options
San Francisco Soup Company, Vino Volo, and Joe & The Juice


Washington D.C.: Dulles Int. Airport
Carrabba’s Italian Grill
Terminal: Concourse B
Recommendations: Italian-inspired favorites like Chicken Marsala, Chicken Bryan, and Prosciutto-Wrapped 
Pork Tenderloin accompany shrimp and scallop linguine or spaghetti pomodoro made with gluten-free pasta (upon request).

Chef Geoff’s
Terminal: Concourse C
Recommendations: Beloved D.C. chef Geoff Tracy offers casual American fare, including GF chicken tortilla soup, honey-Sriracha wings, sweet potato fries, and salads.

Other Options
Five Guys, Bistro Atelier, Capitol Grounds Coffee, Pei Wei, Bar Symon, and Vino Volo


Washington D.C.: Reagan National Airport
Legal Sea Foods
Terminal: Terminal A Recommendations: All the fried items here are gluten-free, including fried oysters, buffalo popcorn shrimp, fried New England clams, and fish and chips. You can also get a lobster roll on GF bread.

Lebanese Taverna
Terminal: Terminal B
Everything on the menu—other than pita bread—is GF at this family-run spot, including vertically roasted chicken and beef shawarma, hummus, and salads loaded with fresh vegetables and your choice of protein.

Other Options
Five Guys, Sam & Harry’s, &pizza, and Taylor Gourmet

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Where to Eat Gluten Free in San Francisco: Restaurants and Shops Worth Seeking

Here’s the real local deal–San Francisco’s must-eat neighborhood restaurants and culinary destinations that make dining gluten-free extra delicious. While only a few of these restaurants are 100-percent gluten-free, all of them know how to accommodate GF (and DF and vegan) guests.

Hog Island Oyster Company

Hog Island Oyster Co.
Raw and cooked seafood with wines to match are paired with a prime location, indoor and outdoor seating (no reservations), and bay views. FYI, the oyster happy hour, every Monday and Thursday from 5 to 6 p.m., gets a little crazy. Must-try: oysters from Hog Island’s nearby farm. san-francisco

House of Prime Rib
This temple for carnivores is a revered institution, complete with vest-wearing servers wheeling an enormous, zeppelin-shaped metal cart from which they slice your cut of beef table-side. Must-try: prime rib (skip the creamed spinach and the jus, both of which contain gluten).

Nopalito taco

Casual, kid-friendly, and known for authentic, homey dishes from different regions in Mexico, Nopalito sources top-notch ingredients for their mostly gluten-free menu. Call ahead to get your name on the waitlist. Must-tries: pozole, tacos.

Kin Khao
This restaurant’s authentic, lesser-known, and very handcrafted Thai dishes, made with stellar ingredients, are mostly gluten-free. There’s also a full bar with innovative cocktails, lunch, and late hours. Must-try: kua kling ribs, “pretty hot wings,” yum yai salad.

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
You won’t find a more robust selection of produce, prepared foods, foraging chefs and residents, and food-loving fun than at this thrice-weekly bayfront market. Inside the adjoining Ferry Building Marketplace is GF bakery Mariposa Baking Company. (Try their pinguinos!)

Bi-Rite Creamery

Whether it’s a typical blustery, sixty-two-degree summer day or a rare scorcher, you’ll see a line out the door of the Mission District ice cream shop that makes everything in small batches with organic milk, eggs, and cream and offers gluten-free ice cream cones. A second location takes you to Lower Haight’s gritty-cool Divisadero Street. Must-try: salted caramel ice cream, balsamic strawberry, honey lavender, and GF cones!

Turtle Tower
Pretty much everyone comes to this no-frills Vietnamese restau- rant for a bowl of restorative pho soup. There are two other loca- tions in the City, but this is the mother ship. They close at 5 p.m., so come for lunch or breakfast, and bring cash. Must-try: chicken pho ga.

Little Gem (photo Erin Ng)

Little Gem
Alums of the famed Thomas Keller Retaurant group brought top-quality cooking and ingredients to gluten-free, dairy-free, refined-sugar-free fast-casual dining with this Hayes Valley restaurant. Order at the counter and watch the world go by from inside the modern, sleek, windowed dining room. Must-tries: braised short ribs, Valhrona chocolate pudding.

Out the Door
This clandestine offshoot of downtown’s famous Slanted Door is less crowded, but has more local charm and noise and equally delicious Vietnamese food. Must-try: Dungeness crab cellophane noodles (request a gluten-free preparation).

Swan Oyster Depot
The City’s preferred seafood counter since 1912, with a mere eighteen seats, slings some of the freshest oysters, smoked trout, and shrimp cocktail, plus a side of salty banter from its owners, the Sancimino family. Expect long lines and ask for GF bread; Steve Sancimino’s son has celiac disease, so he’s sensitive to the plight. Must-tries: oysters, crab Louie. no website

Tony’s Pizza Napoletana
It’s anything but GF—or off the tourist track—but this crazy-popular North Beach pizza joint is well known for its carefully made gluten-free pizza. You can order GF breadsticks and pasta here too. Must-try: pizza with your choice of toppings.


A poster child for the Northern California food scene since 1979, with an always-perfect industrial- chic atmosphere, Zuni is ideal for a long lunch with a friend or a birthday dinner party. Must-tries: the famed roast chicken for two (sub a vegetable side for the accompanying bread salad), Caesar salad (hold the croutons), house-cured anchovies, and raw oysters.

Pica Pica Arepa Kitchen
One of the City’s 100% GF restaurants (except they serve beer(, located in the Mission District, Pica Pica features Venezuelan handmade corn arepas stuffed with everything from slow- cooked pulled pork to shredded beef, plus appetizers, salads, and desserts.



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December 1: Enjoy Life Foods Extravaganza!

Savor how good the GF/DF life can be with this generous gift basket filled with Enjoy Life Food’s most popular products. Three lucky winners will be treated a tasty selection, such as Enjoy Life’s Mini Chocolate Chips, Dark Morsels Baking Chocolate Snack Packs, Lemon Blueberry Poppyseed Chewy Bars, Cocoa Loco Chewy Bars, Ricemilk Crunch Chocolate Bars, Ricemilk Chocolate Bars, Snickerdoodle Soft Baked Mini Cookies, Chocolate Chip Crunchy Cookies, Soft Baked Gingerbread Spice Cookies, Mountain Mambo Seed & Fruit Mix, Beach Bash Seed & Fruit Mix, and Sea Salt Plentils.
Prize Value: $150
Learn more about Enjoy Life Foods


December 2: 6 Month Supply of Canyon Bakehouse Bread! 

Get 30 luscious loaves of Canyon Bakehouse bread delivered to your door or 30 free bread vouchers to redeem at your local store. Either way, three lucky winners will score their fill of great GF bread.
Prize Value: $150
Learn more about Canyon Bakehouse


December 3: Schär Variety Pack Spectacular! Load up the cupboard with an astounding variety of delicious GF crackers, cookies, breads, pizza, and treats from Europe’s #1 gluten-free brand! Three lucky winners will get all that and more with this prize pack of $150 worth of Schär goodies.
Prize Value: $150 
Learn more about Schär 


December 4: Local Oven Breads & Treats Bonanza!
Enjoy the fluffy hamburger buns served at Disney and more from Local Oven, which magically makes GF pitas, flour-style tortillas, and more as they should be. Three lucky winners will receive 2 loaves Sliced Bread, 2 packages of Hamburger Buns, 1 package of 6-inch Tortillas, 1 package of 10-inch Wraps, 2 packages of Onion Dinner Rolls, 1 package of Pita Pockets, 2 packages of Chocolate Chunk Brownie, and 2 packages of Chocolate Chip Cookies. Prize Value: $120 
Learn more about Local Oven


December 5: The Great NoGii Nosh!
Have your treats and get protein, too, with delicious bars for the whole family created by Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Three lucky winners will get 1 box of NoGii High Protein Peanut Butter & Chocolate Bars plus 1 Bag each of NoGii Chocolate Caramel Bliss D’Lites, NoGii Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt Caramel D’Lites, NoGii Cookies & Crème Dream D’Lites, and NoGii High Protein Chocolate Mint Bars, plus 1 jug of NoGii Vanilla Bean Whey & Quinoa Protein Powder.
Prize Value: $189.25  
Learn more about NoGii


December 6: Elmhurst Milked Super Deluxe Full-Size Tasting Flight! 
Enjoy the rich, luscious flavor of Elmhurst’s vegan milk products. Three lucky winners will receive 1-quart containers of their entire family of Elmhurst Milked products, including new milks that you’ll be among the very first to try as the hit the marketplace: Milked Almonds, Milked Cashews, Milked Hazelnuts, Milked Walnuts, Milked Peanuts– Chocolate Milked Peanuts, Milked Almond Unsweetened, Milked Hazelnut Unsweetened, Milked Oats, and Milked Brown Rice! Note: Winners will receive 2 deliveries: a December delivery featuring current products and a January delivery featuring new products.
Prize Value: $125 
Learn more about Elmhurst Milked


December 7: Sensational Nima Sensor Starter Kit!  Eat without fear of being “glutened” with Nima’s nifty, portable sensor, which quickly tests your food and tells you whether it’s gluten-free or glutened. Three lucky winners will receive a Nima Sensor Starter Kit, which includes a gluten sensor, three test capsules, a charging cable, and a carrying pouch).
Prize Value: $279
Learn more about Nima

December 8: Magnificent Baskets from Mariposa Baking!
Get amazing goodies from one of Northern California’s premier gluten-free bakeries delivered to your door. Three lucky winners will receive the following baskets: Coffee Break Gift Set (1 sour cream coffeecake, a 4-pack of cinnamon rolls, and a campfire mug) and Snack Time Sampler (1 box of ginger spice biscotti, a 16-pack of graham crackers, 1 triple chocolate brownie, 1 coconut lemon square, and 1 California Lemon cake, plus a new Mariposa reusable bag).
Prize Value: $90 
Learn more about Mariposa Baking

December 9: A Year of Delicious Crunchmaster Crackers!

Break out the cheese because today’s awesome prize is a year of Crunchmaster’s supertasty crackers. Three lucky prize winners will receive 4 packages of Crunchmaster Crackers every month for a full year (that’s 48 bags of crackers!). With surprise flavors showing up on your doorstep all year, it’s a gift that keeps giving!
Prize Value: $150 
Learn more about Crunchmaster


December 10: Luna & Larry’s Coconut Bliss Bundle of Dairy-Free Goodness!

Enjoy the lusciousness of silky, rich ice cream without the dairy with this generous scoop of gluten-free, dairy-free deliciousness from Coconut Bliss. Three lucky winners will have their share and then some with a prize of ~$100 worth of Coconut Bliss coupons, redeemable at your local store and 1 Coconut Bliss gift pack, including a branded ChicobagLove Bottle, and smoothie recipe book.
Prize Value: $160 
Learn more about Coconut Bliss


December 11: The Big Box of Jovial Foods Favorites!





Get your fill of fantastic GF pastas, splurge on spectacular olive oils, jarred beans or tomatoes, flours, or cookies. The choice is yours with this $150 gift card from Jovial Foods, awarded to three lucky winners!
Prize Value: $150
Learn more about Jovial Foods


December 12: Pamela’s Gift Box Perfection!

Perk up your palate with an array of scrumptious products from Pamela’s! Three lucky winners will score a big box of Pamela’s goodness, including 4-pound bag of one of GFF’s favorite pancake/baking mixes, a cookie mix, a cake mix, pumpkin bread mix, baking powder, boxes of ready-to-eat cookies, bars (including their new Big Fig bars!), their new pasta, plus a tote, spatula, and more!
Prize Value: $150 
Learn more about Pamela’s


December 13: Whole Foods Market Shopping Spree!

Shop and splurge at Whole Foods Market without paying the tab! Three lucky winners will score a $150 gift card to Whole Foods, which can be spent at any location on anything you wish! Bonus: they carry most of our favorite GF/DF products!
Prize Value: $150 
Learn more about Whole Foods Market


December 14: Food Lovers’ Book & Magazine Bounty!

Follow the leaders to GF deliciousness with a gluten-free cookbook collection and a print subscription to GFF: Gluten-Free Forever Magazine. Three lucky winners will receive 4 cookbooks, like those featured here and 1  subscription.
Learn more about GFF Magazine subscriptions and gift subscriptions

Gluten Free Chocolate-Coconut Truffles Recipe

MAKES ABOUT 20 TRUFFLES Without gluten, dairy, or refined sugar, these luscious little balls are pure in flavor and downright delicious. They’re also heat-sensitive, so keep them in the ‘fridge until you’re ready to eat them. 

1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, plus more for rolling
2 cups shredded, unsweetened coconut, plus more for rolling
1/3 cup melted coconut oil
1/3 cup honey 
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Matcha green tea powder (optional, for rolling)

In a bowl, mix together the unsweetened cocoa powder, shredded unsweetened coconut, melted coconut oil, honey, and

1⁄2 teaspoon salt. Knead the mixture with your hands until fully combined, then shape into heaping tablespoonful balls and roll in cocoa powder, matcha (green tea powder), or shredded unsweetened coconut.

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Photography Zoe Armbruster

The Best Gluten Free Crackers to Buy: Our 2017 Picks

We crunched and munched more than thirty kinds of gluten-free crackers to bring you the very best gluten-free crackers to buy. Pair them with your favorite cheeses, add them to your appetizer tray or holiday spread, or eat them straight from the box. Whatever the case, these gluten-free crackers are worth every crumb.

Buttery, flaky, and cheese-tray- worthy with classic appeal. $28.07/6 ($4.78/ounce) at

Non-GMO, Saltine-like, light, flaky, lactose- and preservative-free, and perfect for crumbling over soup. $48.99/3 at

Ultra thin, light, and crisp with mild nutty-salty flavor; contains milk. $15.54/6 ($2.59/4.25-ounce) at

Whole-grain, vegan, thin, crispy, light, and salty; a fine snack or cheese partner. $3.19/4.5-ounce box at

Made from certified gluten-free oats and oat flour; elegant, mildly flavored, organic, and artisanal. $6/5-ounce bag at

Superthick, bite-size, dairy-free, perfect for cheese platters, and sturdy enough to stand up to brie. $25.32/6 ($0.70-ounce) at

Organic, non-GMO, whole-grain, vegan, and kosher with rich, earthy flavor and notable crunch. $45.48/12 ($60.58-ounce) at

Paleo, vegan, non-GMO, and organic; thin, crisp, with sesame-stick flavor and subtle black-pepper kick. $19.99/10 ($2.00-ounce) at

Photography Erin Ng

Better Royal Icing Recipe

MAKES ABOUT 1 CUP This recipe hails from Geoffrey Humphrys, who uses it for his company Baked@3Fifty‘s stunning gluten-free, dairy-free sugar cookies. For better icing, use more or less water depending on your desired consistency, mix the icing on low speed only (medium or high speed will result in air bubbles in the frosting while piping), and drape a wet kitchen towel over the mixing bowl of icing to prevent drying out. Note: meringue powder is vegetarian, but not vegan.

1 pound powdered sugar
5 tablespoons meringue powder (available at gourmet baking stores)
6 to 7 tablespoons cold water
Food coloring of choice

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the sugar and meringue powder. Mix on low for 1 minute, then add 6 tablespoons of the cold water. Mix on low speed for 7 minutes or until the icing is smooth and a bit fluffy, adding a little more water if needed to get your desired consistency. Divide the icing into small bowls and mix in different food coloring in each.

Styling Victoria Granof / Photography Shay Harrington