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Holy Popping Cranberries (Batman) Just in Time for the Holidays by Chickpea

Holy Popping Cranberries (Batman) Just in Time for the Holidays by Chickpea

Making cranberry sauce from scratch is quite possibly the most enjoyable - and exciting - dish you’ll create in your kitchen this holiday season. If you’ve never been a fan of cranberry relish from a can, never fear and be free from that ban by creating fresh sauce with a plan and get cranberries popping...
Gluten Bootin’ Bakery: Uncompromisingly Delicious Gluten Free Food By Chickpea

Gluten Bootin’ Bakery: Uncompromisingly Delicious Gluten Free Food By Chickpea

Chickpea interviews the mother-daughter founders of the Gluten Bootin’ Bakery AND gets a take-home treat that was divinely delicious… When I went gluten free almost 2 years ago, I thought I’d never have one of those gigantic super-tasty muffins again. Well, I was happily proven wrong and found a great mondo muffin available from Fort...
Xanthan Gum Adventures… And what is it, really?! By Chickpea

Xanthan Gum Adventures… And what is it, really?! By Chickpea

Having been gluten and wheat free since February 2010, I’ve had to learn Gluten Free baking basics, including using new ingredients that replace the binding ability of gluten. Most GF baking mixes rely on either Xanthan Gum or Guar gum to replace the wheat gluten. Xanthan Gum is also a thickener and used in both...