Guest Blog Post {and a Giveaway}: Silvana Nardone from Silvana’s Kitchen

Even before I wrote my first book, Cooking for Isaiah: Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Recipes for Easy, Delicious Meals, I had fallen in love with Shiloh Farms. At the time, I owned a gluten-full Italian bakery and I was looking for the best, most flavorful cocoa powder I could find. After an extensive taste test, I had a winner—Shiloh Farms Organic Cocoa Powder. From then on, I always looked at Shiloh Farms products when I was in search of high-quality ingredients for my bakery and my home kitchen.

Then Isaiah was diagnosed with gluten and dairy intolerance. The flavor and performance of every ingredient I used became even more critical. Again, I turned to my trusted Shiloh Farms and discovered their Tapioca Flour. I never looked back.

Now, I’m happy to share that Shiloh Farms has introduced a new line of certified gluten-free products, including my favorites, like Almond Flour, Allergen-Free Dark Chocolate Chips and of course, Tapioca Flour. What this means is that there are no worries about cross-contamination—a wonderful relief for gluten-free eaters everywhere.

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Strawberry-and-Oat Nut Bars SK Staw Oat Bars
From Silvana’s Kitchen
Makes: 9 large or 16 small squares

1¼ cups gluten-free old-fashioned oats
½ cup Shiloh Farms gluten-free almond flour
¼ cup gluten-free oat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 cup salted peanuts or almonds, coarsely chopped, plus more for topping
1½ sticks unsalted butter, vegan buttery sticks or shortening, at room temperature
½ cup sugar
½ cup creamy peanut butter or almond butter
1 egg, at room temperature
One 12-ounce jar strawberry jam or your favorite flavor

1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray. In a medium bowl, whisk together the oats, flour blend, almond flour, oat flour, baking powder, baking soda and peanuts.

2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, sugar and nut butter. Blend in the egg. Add the oat mixture; stir to combine. In an even layer, press 2/3 of the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Spread over the jam and scatter over the remaining oat mixture. Scatter over some peanuts and bake until golden, about 35 minutes. Let cool for at least 1 hour on a wire rack; cut into squares.


SK Book Cover 2

Thank you for sharing, Silvana!  Do you want to win a copy of Silvana’s book? Post a comment below about your favorite Shiloh Farms product and you will be entered for your chance to win Cooking for Isaiah: Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Recipes for Easy, Delicious Meals

We will randomly select a winner at this time next Monday! Come back to see if you won.  Good Luck!

UPDATE! Congratulations to Nancy Sattler! You were selected as our winner.  Please email us at with your contact information. We hope you enjoy the book!


16 thoughts on “Guest Blog Post {and a Giveaway}: Silvana Nardone from Silvana’s Kitchen

  1. Never had shiloh farms product. I am interested in gluten free products. My son is autistic and i have started the gluten free lifestyle, it is challenging and hard to find great glten free foods. Im a newbie in finding great recipes and products and trying to learn more.

  2. I want to try the allergen free dark chocolate chips! Shiloh Farms is a recent discovery for me, so I haven’t had a chance to try their products, but it looks like I need to try them very soon!

  3. Oh, how I would love to win the cookbook…it looks like a whole lot of love was put into it. As far as Shiloh Farms, I wish I could say which is my favorite but I don’t seem to see it in my grocery stores….how unfortunate for me!

  4. I have never seen shiloh farms gluten free line and thank you for the introduction. The bars look amazing, thanks for sharing your recipe! I am now going to search for the shiloh farms gluten free line of products, hope they are available in NJ? Can these bars be made without the almond flour, no tree nuts in my diet?

  5. I love her theory–don’t accept missing out or finding an okay substitute. Instead, make it better than “regular” food. We live by the chocolate chip cookies (tripled) and the banana pancakes (cooked on the waffle iron and eaten plain because they are just. that.divine!) A FABULOUS book that is used every single week!

  6. I like all the companies that make organic and gluten free products.
    I just recently wasss introduced thru Facebook about
    Shiloh Farm products. I don’t think they have a store in my area, but would order by mail. Judy

  7. I have not yet seen this brand in the stores I have to shop in. I live in a smaller town so I will check your online site. I am always looking for new & delicious GF products. Is it pre-made foods or flours? I am not much of a cook to begin with and it is even harder with celiac!

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