Archive for December 7th, 2009

 


[Editor's Note: The following is a post I recently submitted to a listserv concerning attitude and nutritional deficiencies in celiac disease. I posted it in response to a heated exchange folks were having on the topic.]

Hi there,

The “rage” we see in posts from time to time is part and parcel with celiac disease. My business is celiac disease. I own Glutenfreeworks.com and edited the book, Recognizing Celiac Disease.

I frequently see abnormal personalities in my travels, presentations, discussions and on listservs. I meet people with anxiety, depression, irritability, distrust and other unexplained “attitudes.” There is an explanation -¬†and no they aren’t jerks, as much as people might want to call them that. Whether they are gluten-free or not, they are sick – malnourished in fact.

Nutrients play a huge part in our attitude.

Here is an example. While dropping off a shipment of Recognizing Celiac Disease books at the post office on Friday, a woman in line with thinning hair and poor skin color noticed my Gluten Free Works label. She asked what the packages were and I told her the packages contained books I was sending to customers.

She immediately launched into a tirade about how only biopsy-proven people have celiac disease and people are making money off celiac disease and how she should write a book because her daughters have celiac disease and she has read all the research and knows everything… (more…)


Amy Fothergill

Top Gluten Free Destination Contest – Contest is ENDED

December 7th, 2009 by Amy Fothergill

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Have you traveled somewhere recently and found great options for gluten free eating? Was it a restaurant, hotel or maybe a bakery? Well, if you have, please submit that location so others will know about it as well.

gftravelGlutenFreeTravelSite.com is hosting its second annual contest to find the “World’s Most Celiac-Friendly Destination.” The geographic location that receives the most review submissions on their site by December 31 will be declared the winner. (Last year it was New York; could it be San Francisco this year?!!.) (more…)

Jen Cafferty

Recipe: Gluten Free Peppermint Patty Brownies

December 7th, 2009 by Jen Cafferty

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There is something magical about combining the taste of a favorite holiday candy with an already perfect dessert. Try this combination of brownies with York Peppermint Patties for the holiday season.

YorkpeppermintpattiesTo prepare the brownies, use your favorite brownie mix or try my very easy Cocoa Brownie Recipe. This works well with Bob’s Red Mill Brownie Mix.

Prepare the batter as directed on the package and add 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract to the mix. (more…)

Gluten-Free Recipe: Catholic Potatoes

December 7th, 2009 by Kimberly Bouldin

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Catholic Potatoes are these amazingly cheesy & creamy potatoes that my Grandmother has been serving for years. The recipe is super simple to prepare in advance & is sure to please any crowd.

Ingredients:

    5 lbs potatoes8 oz pkg. light cream cheese, softened

    8 oz container light sour cream

    1/4 cup butter, melted

    8 oz. shredded 2% cheddar cheese

    1/4 to 1/2 cup skim milk

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