Archive for September 22nd, 2009

 

Trish Deitemeyer

The Olive Garden Offers Gluten Free Options

September 22nd, 2009 by Trish Deitemeyer


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For better or worse, the Gluten Free lifestyle is gaining in popularity. While some in the community may bicker over its trendiness, one thing is for certain: bringing GF food into the mainstream is causing more and more restaurants and stores and manufacturers to sit up and take notice. There are more GF offerings at more locations than ever before.

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One surprising addition has been The Olive Garden’s Gluten Free menu. Who would have thought that an almost strictly pasta restaurant would have GF offerings? Of course, you can always get their salad sans croutons, but now they have a GF pasta on their Garden Fare options menu. Pennine Rigate with Marinara is a hearty marinara sauce made from tomatoes, bell peppers, onions and herbs served over gluten free penne pasta. (more…)


John Libonati

Celiac Disease Conference in New England October 3rd

September 22nd, 2009 by John Libonati

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The Healthy Villi Celiac Support Group, the Beth Israel Deaconess Celiac Center and 24 other support groups in New England are partnering together to offer an all-day New England Celiac Conference.

The day-long forum (8:00 am to 4:00 pm) will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2009 at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel in Marlboro, MA.

The forum will include experts speaking on celiac disease, afternoon workshops, product sampling and product sales and a continental breakfast and buffet lunch. In attendance will be individuals with celiac disease (or gluten intolerance) and dietitians who are eager to learn about the gluten-free diet and the selection of food and beverages available to them. Approximately 600 attendees are expected.

The day-long conference

  • Features nationally known and respected speakers in the field of celiac disease.
  • Offers over 27,000 square feet of presentations, workshops, product sampling, and gluten free food.
  • Provides a working knowledge on how to live gluten free and learn the latest trends in celiac research and nutrition.
  • Offers 5 CEUS for Registered Dietitians.
  • Serves a full gluten free breakfast, lunch and snack to all attendees.To register: contact info@healthyvilli.org
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    Author Information: John Libonati, Philadelphia, PA
    President-elect, Celiac Sprue Association (CSA).
    Publisher, Glutenfreeworks.com.
    Editor & Publisher, Recognizing Celiac Disease.
    John can be reached at john.libonati@glutenfreeworks.com.

  • Marissa Carter

    Watch Your Waistline While on a Gluten Free Diet: Part Two

    September 22nd, 2009 by Marissa Carter

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    Keeping a slim and trim waistline seems to be an important topic lately. Members of the gluten free elite are trying to find ways to counter-act the effects of a gluten free diet on their weight.Carter_foodcart

    In part one, the subject of will power was broached. Now that we have established that you have such a powerful tool at your disposal, let’s work on how to use it.

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    Since the problem lies with the super-carbs, that is where you need to start. Put your powers to good use by having three days a week with no gluten free substitutes. Stick to lean meats, fruits and veggies on these days. This is a budget friendly idea as well. Put the savings towards buying that new smaller wardrobe. (more…)

    Marissa Carter

    Watch Your Waistline While on a Gluten Free Diet: Part One

    September 22nd, 2009 by Marissa Carter

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    When cruising the gluten free forums, it is not hard to notice that there are a few issues associated with a gluten free diet that come up a lot. One of these issues is a rapidly expanding waistline.

    The problem of gluten free weight gain comes from the higher concentration of carbohydrates and sugars found in gluten free foods. One serving of gluten free corn spaghetti has 7 more grams of carbs than the “regular” counterpart. That may not seem like much in terms of numbers, but your thighs can tell the difference.

    With the holiday season quickly approaching, many people are beginning to search for a sure fire way to beat the bulge. This is even more challenging when you are already searching to find the gluten free jewels in every party menu. (more…)