Virago is happy to announce that we are a Chef partner with Real Food Works; a program of healthy restaurant made meals delivered to your home.
We are developing some new exciting additions to our Gluten Free Menu that are low sodium and low fat options. We are offering the option to use a collard green wrap instead of our usual rice wrap.
The Power Green Salad with Super Sorghum Salad on top is just one of the new items.
Currently we are offering the new items as specials at the Cafe so check often to see what we’re up to!
For those interested in the home delivery please check out the Real Food Works website and
Save 20% on your first week by using the promo code VB313 in checkout to save!
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Wow! Chef Alain Braux’s new book “Living Gluten and Dairy Free with French Gourmet Food” is so much more than a cookbook. Anyone trying to navigate their way through this dramatic lifestyle change will find a plethora of information within these pages. You don’t even get to the recipes until page 193!
Chef Alain shares the ins and outs of what you go through with testing and what food substitutes are best for replacing items containing gluten or dairy and so much more. I know from talking to my customers that is one of the most overwhelming parts about changing to this kind of lifestyle but once you are armed with information, it becomes much easier over time. Chef Alain gives you a pretty extensive list.
The idea that you can actually eat French food, which is typically laden with dairy and wheat, and maintain a Gluten Free Dairy Free diet is very exciting for a foodie! The recipes are easy to follow and the results are delicious!
I appreciate that Chef Alain uses weights for his baking recipes (being a baker) as that will provide the most accurate results, so please don’t let that stop you from making them, just get a scale, you’ll be glad you did. The bread recipes all sound great and I look forward to making them, nothing is better than fresh bread!!!
This book has so many great food recipes; I can’t wait to make the Riz Sauvage au Romarin et Baies de Goji et Noix. Rosemary Wild Rice with Goji Berries and Walnuts it sounds wonderful!
So let Chef Alain take you by the hand walk you through the world of Gluten and Dairy Free French Gourmet Food, you will surely have a delicious experience; I know I did!
So check out his website for more information: http://www.alainbraux.com/