Gluten Free Homemade Popsicles!

Homemade Fruit Popsicles

A great way to cool off on a Gluten-Free diet is to create fun fruit Popsicles! Moms, this is a fun project for you and your kids! You can avoid too much high fructose corn syrup of store-bought ones and make sure you only have fresh fruit in there (no extenders, and no risk for gluten contamination ;-). And it’s super easy! You can even let them do it and simply lend a hand when they need it.

Ingredients and Materials:

3 Cups Pureed Fresh Fruit or Ready Made Fruit Puree

Popsicle Molds

Popsicle Sticks

Pure milk (optional)

Steps:

Choose from a variety availabe at GERALD.ph’s
Fruit Puree’s section
, or create your own fruit puree by blending fresh fruit. I find naturally sweet and colorful fruits are the best: strawberries, mangoes, cherries and bananas.

Position the sticks in the mold. If using a makeshift mold such as plastic cups or silicone trays, cover the container with aluminum foil or cling wrap and poke through the center with the popsicle stick to help keep it in place.

Pour fruit puree into the molds. To make fun patterns, add 2 tablespoons of pure milk in between the same amount of fruit puree. Dip a spoon in and lightly swirl it around to make swirly patterns.

Place in freezer for at least 5 hours. When ready, take molds out and run the outside under warm water for 10 to 15 seconds and pop the popsicles out. Enjoy! This recipe makes around 10 popsicles, depending on the size of your molds.

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Where to Get Gluten Free Ice Cream?

Let’s face it! It’s always HOT in the Philippines no matter the rain or typhoons. Even if we’re gluten intolerant, we need to keep cool, eh? Ice creams are one if not the best and most delicious way. It’s tough that gluten can sneak up at us in processed food and can be stealthily there even in frozen treats that we buy. It’s not so easy to spot that chocolate chip cookie dough or brownie chunks are gluten laced, when they are lumped into delicious creamy goodness.

Again, as gluten free stamps are not ubiquitous in groceries locally, you need to be smarter in identifying the gluten ingredients in ice cream. All natural fruit ice creams are a safe bet, or go one better with purely fruit cold treats like sorbet as they would be naturally gluten free. But if you are craving for the creamy and the chunk packed, there are options. GERALD.ph offers gluten free ice cream among its list of gluten-free items that are sure to satisfy.

Here are some new Gluten-Free Ice creams and cool treats you can enjoy!

Click here to see all products.

     

     

Try them out and let us know your experience in the comments! 🙂

Gluten Free Mixed Mushroom Carbonara


Edamame Mixed Mushroom Carbonara
Edamame Mixed Mushroom Carbonara
For a delicious creamy and gluten-free pasta recipe that has less carbs but high protein and fiber, try this quick and easy recipe. Notice that this would no longer need additional meat like the typical Carbonara with bacon or chicken, since you can already enjoy nice protein from the pasta that you use.
It saves you cooking time and would also be very well within your weekly meal budget planning. Try this for your family this weekend. Enjoy!
Recipe adapted from 7 grains.
Ingredients:

1 pack 200 grams Edamame Beans Pasta


2 cups sliced Mixed Forest Mushrooms
1 medium onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup grated parmesan cheese

1 cup milk

2 tsp chopped fresh thyme

2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley

3 tbsp fresh parsley leaves, chopped

Directions
Boil one 200 gram pack of Edamame Beans Protein Pasta until al dente. In a separate pan, sauté garlic and onions for 3-5 minutes or until soft. Add mixed forest mushrooms and sauté for another 5 minutes. Stir in soup, milk and thyme. Bring to simmer. Reduce heat and simmer for 4-5 minutes to bring the flavors together.
Remove from heat. Stir through parsley. Serve sauce over cooked Edamame Beans Pasta and top it with Parmesan cheese, if desired.

A Gluten-Free Valentine’s Celebration!

Visit GERALD.ph to get your Cocolatto Ice Cream and make it a special Gluten-Free Valentine’s celebration!

Get to say “Happy Valentine’s Day” or “I Love You” in personalized Cocolatto ice cream cups when you order 3 cups!

Get your orders in by February 12 on GERALD.ph, to have it delivered this February 14!

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You can also visit http://shop.gerald.ph/gluten-free for more gluten-free treats!

Gluten-Free Jams now available on GERALD.ph!

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These All-Natural and Gluten-Free fruit jams are made the traditional French way, cooked slowly and evenly in copper jam pans caramelizing the natural fruit sugars to bring out all the flavors.

Try luscious whole strawberries of our Strawberry Preserves.

Refreshing tangy sweetness of juicy oranges of our Orange Marmalades.

Our lovely Mirabelle Jams,  like the specialty of the French region, Lorraine.

And also enjoy the bright taste of the best Philippine Mangoes in chunks in our Mango Preserves, Mango Cinnamon Preserves.

For a 100% gluten-free breakfast or snacks try GERALD.ph jams with our gluten-free breads.

Visit GERALD.ph now to order some for yourself. 🙂

Guiltless Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Ice Cream now on GERALD.ph!

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With 10+ years of expertise in handling frozen goods and a growing demand in guiltless ice cream deliveries, Gerald.ph is very pleased to let you know the newest addition to our gourmet store – Cocolatto!

Cocolatto ice cream is the latest addition to our Gluten-Free shop, as it is dairy-free, diabetic friendly, plant-based/vegan, soy-free, gluten-free, and all-natural, made from real fruit and premium ingredients.

Cocolatto has the widest range of exciting flavors from the classic Chocolate Cake to a sweet rosy Indian flavor called Om-My-Kulfi

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Visit our Gluten-Free shop at GERALD.ph now to try them for yourself! 🙂

Gluten-Free Breads and Treats You’ll Love! Available in the Philippines

Many of you know us at GERALD.ph for our freshly baked breads and pastries. But I have also heard from some customers  to make some gluten-free options options for them. That’s why this year, we also started introducing gluten-free food items so that these customers can also enjoy bread, cookies, muffins, pizza, and more.

In simple terms, gluten constitutes about 80% of the protein in common grains such as wheat, rye, barley and oats. Some people can have an allergy or intolerance towards gluten, so they must follow a gluten-free diet for medical reasons.

Our gluten-free items are prepared in a separate facility from our regular breads and pastries, so there is no fear of cross contamination. Most of our gluten-free items are also vegan (except the gluten-free salami pizza) and dairy-free!

To give you an idea of the substitutes for flour in our gluten-free products, here’s the list for our top 5 best-selling gluten-free items:

Gluten-free chocolate chip cookies (vegan)  All-purpose gluten-free flour, baking soda, xanthan gum, flaxseed, coconut oil, coco sugar, vanilla extract, salt, cocoa nibs or dairy free chocolate chips

Gluten-free banana carrot loaf Brown rice flour, sorghum flour, white rice flour, cassava starch, carrots, banana, eggs, brown sugar, coconut oil, cinnamon, baking soda

Gluten-free bread (round) (vegan) brown rice flour, sorghum flour, cassava starch, flax seeds, (with sesame seeds sprinkled on top)

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Gluten-free baguette (vegan) All-purpose gluten-free flour, coconut oil, flaxseeds, yeast, xanthan gum, sugar, salt

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Gluten-free vegan pizza (vegan)   All-purpose gluten-free flour, coconut oil, flaxseeds, yeast, xanthan gum, sugar, salt, tomato sauce, vegetables

It’s part of our commitment towards offering better and healthier food choices to people in Manila. We soon hope as well to serve everyone in the Philippines!

Order your gluten-free food for delivery in Metro Manila today.