About Me

Angela’s Kitchen was one of the very first gfcf blogs and has the longest running offering of gluten free dairy free freezer recipes (since 2006!) and freezer cooking plans and menu plans on the net.  
Angela has had vast experience cooking dairy free (since 1994) and gluten free (since 2001) for her family and herself.  She understands first hand the frustrations and joy that comes with a gluten and dairy free diet.  Her cooking goals after diagnosis were to develop recipes and menu plans to not just taste as good at the “pre-gluten-free” days, but ones that would fit the needs of a growing, busy family who loves to eat.
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An expert in gluten and dairy free recipe  development and living, Angela teaches gluten and dairy free cooking classes, contributes articles and recipes to numerous publications, speaks at local and national organizations, ran a GFCF support group,  and works as a consultant with local stores and restaurants about gluten and dairy free options along with implementing staff training and education on celiac and the gluten free diet.  She is also a speaker for FAAN, talking with schools, restaurants, bakeries and stores on important allergy issues.  Whether you have a dairy and gluten allergy or are the designated cook for a household with a celiac, Angela Litzinger combines an extensive knowledge-base and teaching background to guide you though gluten free and dairy free cooking, so that cooking can be a joy again.
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As a Master Food Preserver, Angela also enjoys combining a love of gardening and locally grown produce into delicious fermented, dried, and canned goods for the pantry for her family and in the food preserving classes she teaches.
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e-mail:  angela(at)angelaskitchen(dot)com

The above picture is from when my oldest daughter (at the age of 9) had her very first gluten and dairy free pizza out at a restaurant.  It was so exciting for her (and me)!  Things sure have changed from when we first started eating gluten free!  If you are in the food industry, never underestimate the impact you make when you provide a safe and delicious experience for a food allergic patron.   :)

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crockpot lady November 10, 2008 at 5:19 pm

Hi Angela,

I couldn’t find a direct email for you. I wanted to thank you so much for your kind words. They really mean a lot, and you have completely made my day.
xxox
steph

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Kathleen Reale November 13, 2008 at 8:01 pm

Angela-
Keep up the great work and yummy recipes! Your site is fantastic!

Be Free!
Kathleen Reale
http://BeFreeForMe.com

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Barbara Adams January 8, 2009 at 3:34 pm

Hi Angela, I was just referred to your website from Lakewinds Minnetonka…Leslie. I have a 3 year old son that I think may be gluten intolerant. He looks very healthy, not malnourished. However about 3 months ago he started with the stomach pains and constipation. he has also been very irritable and moody. The doctors have had him on Miralx for a long time….but it doesn’t work for him. So enemas clean him out but the pains are still there. I’m planning on putting him on a gluten-free diet to see if this is the root cause of his symptoms. Any advice? Thanks. Barbara

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angelaskitchen January 26, 2009 at 8:27 pm

I think the easiest way to start is to stick with really simple veggies & fruit, meat (protein) meals, especially when you don’t know what the culprit is. Kind of an elimination diet… Eat simple whole foods until the problems go way, then add one thing at a time that you eliminated, wait a couple days to see if any problems return, then add in another thing, and so on. If the problems come back with a food, then you know the culprit. Fortunately, there are a lot of kid friendly allergen free foods available now. Good luck!

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Ivy January 11, 2009 at 3:06 pm

Hi Angela. I just found your web-site and I am SO excited. I am 6 months gluten and dairy free… and still struggling with learning and re-organizing my life. I am looking forward to spending more time on your site. I saw the list of restaurants in Providence and that made my day. I struggle a lot around here during our dinner outings. Any general guidance or suggestions would be appreciated. Also, any comprehensive books or web-sites to help with shopping or going out to dinner would be excellent. Thanks so much…
Ivy

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angelaskitchen January 26, 2009 at 8:18 pm

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I have some links to sites on the right that I find really helpful. I am hoping to have some book and shopping site reviews soon within the next couple of months that I hope you will find helpful.

It does take a little re-organization, but then before you know it, you will have it figured out! I hope you find some good things to eat here and some information to make it all easier.

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Sue August 29, 2009 at 7:00 pm

I was recently at your baking class and love the Noah’s Rolls. When I TRIED making the french bread the dough was so stiff I couldn’t even finish mixing it. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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angelaskitchen September 1, 2009 at 12:48 pm

The biggest thing to check is to be sure your measurements are correct for your dry and wet ingredients. Also, you will want to use a stand mixer for mixing as the gluten free doughs are so heavy and wet. You could increase the liquid slightly (only 1 Tablespoon at a time) until you have a workable dough. sometimes the air is much dryer (or wetter) from one time to the next when you make a recipe and you may need to adjust the liquid slightly in a recipe. I hope that helps. Let me know is you have any more questions and I will see what we can figure out together!

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Ruthie September 21, 2009 at 7:39 pm

Hi Angela,

Just a huge thanks for your comments on my blog. Love all your recipes and blog. Take Care, chat soon
Ruthie

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Jessie October 6, 2009 at 9:49 pm

Hi Angela!

It’s me Jessie from Juut Salon! Your website is great! I am going to have to find a recipe here and make it for my family. I was telling you about my son who might having food allergies and with all the testing everything came back “normal” which I am very happy about. Thanks for sharing your website with me!

Jessie

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Rebecca October 21, 2009 at 8:52 am

Angela, God Bless you! Your website a divine gift. How can I ever thank you for documenting your daily inspirations. The school lunch pictures are amazing. Especially for a visual learner like me. We have been going through the food allergy life for 3 years with my daughter who is allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, eggs, and soy. She was allergic to citrus, tomatoes, and strawberries and outgrew them. Talk about rocking my world. My son was 4 at the time and struggling with asthma. We found out he was allergic to dairy and wheat. So he is in school and I have been sending his lunch everyday since then.

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angelaskitchen October 22, 2009 at 5:17 pm

You are so sweet! Thank you so much! I am so glad that you are finding some helpful things here. I sometimes wonder, so thanks for letting me know. :o )

Wow, so many things… I bet dinner time can seem tricky at your house, but I think in the long run our allergies expands our choices as we try things we may never have tasted. The experimenting can be fun! I will put some more lunch ideas up when I have another collection of them – I am thinking fall/holiday themed fun maybe… thanks for the feedback!

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Malori October 23, 2009 at 1:50 pm

Hello Angela,

I am so excited to have found your site! I am lactose intolerant and allergic to milk protein, so I’ve been trying to avoid dairy since the beginning of this year. I miss things like yogurt and cheese, and when I did a Google search for “how to make coconut yogurt,” your site was the first one to pop up! I’m also going to try making the coconut cream cheese…mmm! That will be such a treat. :)

Keep up the great work, and I will definitely be a regular visitor to your blog!

Malori

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Linda DeFever December 8, 2009 at 10:56 am

where do u get the coconut yogurt starter???
thaks

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angelaskitchen January 8, 2010 at 4:06 pm

If you go to the entry http://angelaskitchen.wordpress.com/2008/04/05/coconut-yogurt/ where I make the coconut yogurt, there are a couple of links to dairy free cultures, though I just used a soy yogurt to start my first batch, so the new coconut yogurt on the market may work if it is a live culture yogurt. Good luck!

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Dean January 14, 2010 at 4:51 pm

Angela-
This is a great blog. I presented at the summit last year at the Biltmore in Providence. did you make it to the summit this year??
Dean

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angelaskitchen January 18, 2010 at 2:27 pm

Thanks! Your presentation last year was WONDERFUL!

I did get to the summit this year. I went to the Colorado one. With it split up, I keep feeling like I missed out on the other presenters in New York. Did you go at all? I really need to get my notes together and do a recap of the summit for the blog…

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Jonell Loeffler January 23, 2010 at 12:57 pm

Hi Angela. I am a friend of your father-in-law, Tim Litzinger so came across your site on his Facebook page. I am very glad to see a website like this as I have fibromyalgia and they think a lot of us are glutin and yeast intolerant. I am also lactose intolerant so finding recipes that I can have is very hard. I’ll become of fan of your Facebook for sure. Hope you have a great day!
Jonell

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angelaskitchen January 23, 2010 at 2:31 pm

It’s nice to “meet” you. I hope you can find some things to use here. Thanks for stopping by!

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Mary Zaffke November 21, 2010 at 9:54 pm

Thanks Angela for the gluten free lefsa recipe. My son and his friends from college met for 4 years at our home and made lefsa before their Christmas break. The group graduated a couple years ago. Tonight, I received a call from one of the young men, who has been diagnosed with a gluten allergy. He misses his lefsa and he wondered if I knew how to make it without the wheat flour. In my google search, I find you and your recipe. He is also allergic to eggs, but it looks like what you have put together might work. Thanks so much!

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Mary Ann Dunn May 4, 2011 at 5:16 pm

I would like to subscribe to an RSS feed. Do you have that available? I didn’t see a way to do that on this site. My granddaughter is on gluten free diet now.

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Barrie Silberberg March 3, 2012 at 12:02 am

HI>>I just posted your GFCF Girl Scout cookie recipes on my FB book page…check out my web site and join my FB page…I’m excited to try your Samoa recipe!! Check out my book via my web site…all about GFCF foods!! http://www.puttingyourkidsfirst.com

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frugalhayman March 28, 2012 at 1:35 pm

I have always talked about my cooking/baking from Angela’s Kitchen to my friends, family, & on my blog on occasion! I had no idea you titled your blog with the same name! lol I just found your site browsing myo Italian dressing on Google.

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angelaskitchen March 30, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Too funny! Thanks for stopping by. :)

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Margaret Douville May 4, 2012 at 8:19 am

The Anoka County Celiac Support Group has changed the meeting location.
We meet at the Grace Lutheran Church, 13655 Round Lake Blvd, Andover, MN
The meetings are still on the 2nd Saturday of every month at 10:00

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angelaskitchen May 4, 2012 at 9:03 am

Thanks for the heads up! I will update the info. :)

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Kathleen March 12, 2013 at 9:09 am

Hi, I’m Kathleen from Canada. I have a 1 year old son who has a milk, soy and fish allergy. He is starting to eat table food now and I have been searching the internet for recipes that he can have with us and taste good. I stumble upon your website and really like the recipes you have. I have one question for you. Can i use rice milk or almond milk in the recipes for substitute?

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angelaskitchen March 14, 2013 at 10:04 pm

Yes, I use both rice milk and almond milk all the time interchangeably depending on what I have on hand. Thanks for stopping by! Let me know if you have any questions or if there is a specific recipe you are looking for. Welcome!

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jaquy July 2, 2013 at 2:49 pm

Hello!!

I love what your recipes and blogging, you are an inspiration!! I too have a passion for GF, Vegan cooking and have a cooking show and Gluten Free Living Docu-Series. Feel free to check it out and share : )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4HkAh7Fsm8

Thanks!!

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Lara Holland, Food Allergy Gal September 26, 2013 at 1:49 pm

Hello. I am so glad I finally ran into your blog. I would love to spend some more time talking to you. I’ve really been looking for the perfect person to partner with and refer individuals to. I mostly work with commercial kitchens. ilaraholland.com (if you want more info on the business).

I have a blog and would love to find a way to tie you into that as well as the business website- foodallergygal.blogspot.com

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Erin October 14, 2013 at 11:55 am

I came across your site while, over my lunch break at work, trying to plan meals around my newly-revealed gluten-sensitive daughter (3yo) and a dairy-sensitive (to what I eat) nursing son. I breathed a huge sigh of relief when I came across the weekly meal planning AND shopping lists! You’ve helped me preserve the time I have to play with my kids, rather than pouring over a billion sites and cookbooks! A big, smiley, happy THANK YOU for this wonderful site!!!

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angelaskitchen October 14, 2013 at 5:34 pm

You are so sweet and very welcome! I am thrilled that this site has helped you and your family. :)

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