Simply Gluten-Free Magazine

by Jeanne on September 10, 2013

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI’d like to introduce you to one of my favorite gluten-free magazines, Simply Gluten-Free Magazine. You probably already know about it, but if you don’t I would encourage you to check it out. I’ve had the honor of writing some articles for it since it began last fall (2012). I’m actually a little bit embarrassed that I haven’t written about it here before. Last autumn, I was so wrapped up in my book launch whirlwind that I dropped the ball on other things. I’d like to rectify that now.

It was created and is edited by my pal Carol, of the Simply Gluten-Free blog. Carol and I met several years ago at a food conference and I have come to consider Carol one of my mentors. I have turned to her for advice on various aspects of being a gluten-free writer and flour-mix maker, and she is always open and generous with her time and advice. If you haven’t, I recommend that you check out her blog, as well as her amazing books, Simply…Gluten-Free Quick Meals , Simply…Gluten-Free Desserts, and Simply Gluten-Free Salads.

One of the many things I love about the magazine is that it celebrates the gluten-free lifestyle versus being resigned to it. And it has articles from all sorts of angles (baking with gums vs. baking without gums; conventional gluten-free diet as well as paleo diet, etc.). And it is also other allergen friendly. As we all know, being gluten-free often comes with being intolerant to other foods–and this magazine addresses those issues as well. On top of everything else, the writing is stellar and I see all of my favorite gluten-free pals in there, in addition to “meeting” new folks via their articles.

I have an article in the most recent issue (September/October 2013) on “The Joy of Canning.” As you know, I’m the editor of the website, Canning Across America, and canning is another passion of mine. In the article I explain the basic process of canning, list the basic equipment and procedures for canning, and include one of my very favorite jam canning recipes, Honey Lemon Apple Jam, from the excellent Food in Jars: Preserving in Small Batches Year-Round book by my canning pal, Marisa McClellan.  I highly recommend this book if you like to can!  I have been using it all summer.  One of the beauties of her recipes is that they are small-batch oriented.  So you don’t have to commit to canning a ton of stuff at a time.  3 or 4 jars at a time is what she concentrates on–and it’s so fun to have a few jars of many recipes on the shelf.  If you’ve never canned before, I hope my article will inspire you to start!

Check out Simply Gluten-Free Magazine if you already haven’t!  I’ve seen it on the shelves of my favorite grocery stores.  And you can order it from its website.

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