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    • Interests Author of the Allergy-Free Cook Bakes Bread, a gluten-free, vegan, and most allergen-free cookbook, the first in a three-part series!
    • Location Ontario, Canada

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    1. lorka150 added a post in a topic Gluten Free, Meat Free, Soy Free, Dairy Free.   

      I'm gluten-free and vegan (so no meat or dairy, in your case), and a family member is soy-free, so other than eating the odd tofu, I don't eat any soy, really. Maybe you can tell me the kinds of things you are looking for, and I can offer a whole whack of budget-friendly suggestions
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    2. lorka150 added a post in a topic Westbrae Naturals Miso   

      I had called them and their reply was about. The actual ingredients are here:
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    3. lorka150 added a post in a topic Westbrae Naturals Miso   

      How do I find this out for this one? I tried it anyway and am not 100% sure how I felt.
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    4. lorka150 added a topic in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & Medications   

      Westbrae Naturals Miso
      Hi everyone,
      I bought some Westbrae Naturals Miso ( when I was travelling because I was craving some miso. Anyway, I figured bcasue it was Hains Celestial it would be okay, because I thought that they note everything.

      This company has a line of items that ARE labelled as gluten-free (like Imagine soups). Westbrae Naturals isn't a part of that. I called the company and she basically gave me the "we aren't sure of our suppliers" spiel. Normally I would never buy the item based on this, but I did already buy it because I was away (and it cost $8 so I don't want to toss it or give it away yet!)

      I had also emailed the company before calling because it was a weekend. This (below) is what they wrote (note that the link they provide for their gluten-free items does not include the miso).

      Looking at the ingredients of the miso, it doesn't include natural flavors. What would you do? Has anyone tried this before? I don't want to take a risk if I don't have to, but I do know I run a tight ship with my celiac.

      Thank you for taking the time to contact us regarding our Westbrae Miso Red (4X8) (K) (Wb). We strive to maintain the highest quality products and your satisfaction is very important to us.

      We consider gluten to be in the following, barley, bulgur, couscous, durum, graham flour, kamut, malt , rye, semolina, spelt, triticale and any other types of wheat. We do not consider oat products to be gluten free due to the fact that studies are needed to determine the long- term safety of oat consumption. The issue of cross contamination with oat and wheat remains a concern in North America.

      Consumer health and safety is our number one concern. We do not have lists of products that are specifically considered to be gluten free. Reading the label is the best way to check for the presence of ingredients which contain gluten. If gluten is a major ingredient, it will be specified in the ingredient list. For consumers concerned about the presence of trace amounts of gluten, we suggest avoiding products that include natural flavors or spices.

      Hain Celestial Group products that make a gluten-free claim will carry the triangular Gluten-Free symbol, be labeled gluten-free, or specify Gluten Free certification by GFCO. To learn more about the wide variety of gluten free foods we offer please visit We hope you find the information, recipes and articles to be a useful resource.

      Both major and minor ingredients of all products, as well as all processing procedures and equipment, are closely scrutinized and all potential allergen issues as determined by the Hain Celestial Group are declared on our labeling.

      We assure you that strict manufacturing processes and procedures are in place and that all of our manufacturing facilities follow rigid allergen control programs that include staff training, segregation of allergen ingredients, production scheduling, and thorough cleaning and sanitation.

      Thank you for your continued support. If we can be of further assistance, please feel free to contact us at 1-800-434-4246, Monday through Friday from 7AM - 5PM Mountain Time.

      Consumer Relations Representative
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    5. lorka150 added a post in a topic Recipe Testers Wanted   

      Thanks for letting them know, kareng. I didn't receive alerts to this thread, but did message you both back since then!
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    6. lorka150 added a post in a topic Recipe Testers Wanted   

      Thanks for more PMs!

      Is anyone else interested?
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    7. lorka150 added a post in a topic Anyone Have A Favorite gluten-free Vegan Dessert?   

      I have a series of gluten-free vegan, most allergen-free cookbooks coming out. They are all baked goods. The first is due out in a couple weeks, and I'm currently finishing up the second one. If you're interested in testing recipes for the second one (it is all cakes, cookies, bars, squares, cupcakes), let me know! Send me a PM and I'll send you more info!
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    8. lorka150 added a post in a topic Recipe Testers Wanted   

      You are welcome to test, but you cannot share the recipes - so it is up to you. If you're interested, though, let me know!
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    9. lorka150 added a post in a topic Recipe Testers Wanted   

      Thanks to everyone who has PMed so far!

      I am still looking for more testers if anyone is keen!
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    10. lorka150 added a post in a topic Recipe Testers Wanted   

      There are a handful of recipes without baking powder or xanthan gum, which would be the corn-free options. If you can handle those in small amounts, then everything is corn-free except for about 2 recipes. Let me know!

      Thanks for everyone so far, and those who have PMed me. If anyone else is interested, please let me know!
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    11. lorka150 added a post in a topic Recipe Testers Wanted   

      Great, thanks! PLease send me a PM with your contact info, either email or Facebook. Looking forward to it!
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    12. lorka150 added a topic in Gluten-Free Recipes - Baking & Cooking Tips   

      Recipe Testers Wanted
      Hey guys,
      If you want to do some recipe testing, please PM me and I'll give you more information! The recipes include cakes, cookies, bars, and cupcakes, and are free of most other allergens.

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    13. lorka150 added a post in a topic Vegan gluten-free Pumpkin Pie?   

      I have one in my upcoming gluten-free, vegan baking book. I can't post the recipe online (copyright issues), but can send you a PM if you are interested.
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    14. lorka150 added a post in a topic The Most Delicious Home-made Gluten Free Bread I've Ever Tasted...   

      I haven't considered it but that is a good idea! Let me get my head around it and I will let you know!!!

      If anyone wants to do any testing for this new book, please send me a PM asap! (Yeast breads, especially!)
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    15. lorka150 added a post in a topic The Most Delicious Home-made Gluten Free Bread I've Ever Tasted...   

      Hello everyone! Glad to see this thread is still kicking. This is my bread recipe, and to answer the question about the flax, it's a must for this specific recipe.

      If anyone ever has troubleshooting, feel free to shoot me an email (send me a PM first). I don't come to the boards too often as I'm pretty busy but will help anyone via email no problem! My all bread book will be out in 2011; we're just going through the editing process right now.

      Speaking of which... If you have requests, let me know. I can still add a few in there!
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