Author Archives: Frank Baldassare

99 Bank a 100% Gluten- free restaurant

After a long pause on social media, I’m pleased to announce the opening of 99 BANK. An eclectic restaurant located in New York city’s West Village offering an entirely gluten-free menu. My business partner Michelle and I would like to … Continue reading

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The Missing Ingredient® Pear, Burrata & Walnut Salad

The star of this salad is the Anjou pear. These pears are extremely juicy, with a hint of citrus, perfect for salads. Ingredients. 1/2 a peeled  Anjou  Pear thinly sliced 2 cups wild baby arugula 1/2 a ball of burrata … Continue reading

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The Missing Ingredient ® Saffron, Shrimp Risotto

Ingredients 1 cup Arborio rice ( I use Lundbergs. Always check to see where the Arborio is manufactured to ensure no cross contamination has occurred during packaging. ) 4-5 cups homemade chicken stock ½ cup dry white wine 2 shallots … Continue reading

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The Missing Ingredient® Homemade gluten-free gnocchi

  You’ll be shocked how easy it is to make homemade gluten -free gnocchi. Gnocchi is traditionally made with potatoes, eggs, salt and semolina flour. With just a few substitutions you can transform this normally glutenous dumpling into a delicious … Continue reading

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The Missing Ingredient® Easy side dish- Roasted baby sweet potatoes

          I am always looking for foods containing  high levels of vitamins A,D,E and K which are fat soluble vitamins to include in my diet. Fat soluble vitamins are those vitamins that require a good source … Continue reading

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The Missing Ingredient® Keeping your kids safe this Halloween 2014

Halloween is a very exciting time to be a kid and a very scary time to be a parent of a child with Celiac or food allergies.  I have fond memories from my childhood of going trick or treating until … Continue reading

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The Missing Ingredient® Gluten-free,Grain-free Turkey Meatloaf

Ingredients: 1 1/4 lbs. Chopped dark meat turkey 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons homemade chicken stock 1/2 cup finely chopped onion 1 1/2 cup finely chopped broccoli florets 2 cups chopped baby spinach leaves ( remove stems) … Continue reading

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The Missing Ingredient® power breakfast, Poached eggs & bacon in an avocado boat.

A grain-free breakfast is a great way to start your day. Replacing your toast with an avocado gives your body a healthy source of fat to help it absorb fat soluble vitamins A,D,E and K from the foods we eat. … Continue reading

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The Missing Ingredient® Gluten-free recipes Turkey Chili.

Great Chili is a must have at any Super Bowl party. This is a delicious recipe that goes perfectly with BARD’S Sorghum malt gluten-free beer!  Your gluten-free guests will love you for serving this winning combination.     Ingredients: 1- … Continue reading

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The Missing Ingredient® Gluten-free Lentil Soup Recipe

    Homemade soups made with fresh stock are highly nutritious and a great way to stretch your food dollar. This is a simple inexpensive and delicious lentil soup recipe. Enjoy! Ingredients: 1- 1 cup of uncooked organic lentils ( … Continue reading

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