Archive for February, 2010

 


According to the Centers for Disease Control, as of 2006, 33.1% of women were choosing to exclusively breastfeed their newborn from 0-3 months of age. At the one-year mark, only 22.7% of women were still breastfeeding their baby (non-exclusively).

The American Academy of Pediatrics Committee, the World Health Organization (WHO), the Canadian Pediatric Society, the Pediatric Society of New Zealand, and other similar organizations in various countries worldwide have all made statements on infant feeding and the appropriate time to introduce solid foods into a baby’s diet. The current consensus is that solid food should not be introduced until at least the age of 4-6 months, if not later. (more…)


Kaitlin Fleming

Katz’s Gluten Free Masters Gluten Free Treats

February 22nd, 2010 by Kaitlin Fleming

 

Finding great tasting gluten free foods can be a struggle. More and more places are popping up all over that are mastering the skill of baking without gluten.

Katz’s Gluten Free from Monroe, NY recently sent me a box full of samples to review. Everything was simply delicious. I tried the chocolate chip cookies, samples of various breads, and their chocolate and cinnamon rugelech. All were beyond my expectations. (more…)

Anne Steib

Gluten-free Tiramisu Recipe with Shabtai Lady Fingers

February 22nd, 2010 by Anne Steib

Tiramisu has always been one of my favorite indulgences since my first trip to Italy, in the late 80s, and trying the real thing. The key is having the right cream, because without that, it just tastes like something mass produced you would expect to find in a grocery store.

Of course the lady fingers are a main ingredient as well, and being gluten-free, that become a new challenge. Luckily, I had a box of Shabtai Lady Fingers on hand, so I was good to go! I decided to forgo the usual raw egg in the cream, because that just doesn’t sound appetizing the more I learn about food. The whipped heavy cream takes the place of the raw eggs in this recipe. I never said it was healthy! (more…)

Jen Cafferty

General Mills Offers Pocket Guide of Gluten-free Products

February 22nd, 2010 by Jen Cafferty

Shopping at the mainstream grocery store has just become a little easier with the publication of the General Mills Gluten-Free Pocket Guide. This guide lists all of the current General Mills gluten-free products.

General Mills gluten-free offerings include over 50 products in the following brand lines: Click here to see a complete product list. (more…)

P.F Chang’s to Debut New Gluten-free Menu in March

February 22nd, 2010 by Kimberly Bouldin

P.F. Chang’s is getting ready to debut their newly revised gluten-free menu on March 8, 2010. P.F. Chang’s has added a number of menu items to the gluten-free menu. Some of those items include:

    Fried Rice. with beef, pork, chicken or shrimp. (added a few months back) (more…)

A new documentary produced by Gary Null, a natural health advocate and activist, takes aim at our modern medical establishment and the various ways it could possibly be contributing to chronic illness, neurological phenomenon and conditions, and specifically, Autism.

Null delves into the relationship between vaccines, food, environmental pollutants, the childhood Autism pandemic in America and what can be done about the increasing numbers. According to the Center for Disease Control, as of 2010, 1 in every 110 children will be diagnosed with Autism. (more…)

Top 10 foods to pack for gluten-free travel

February 15th, 2010 by Tiffany Janes

Almost everyone who plans a trip the first time after they start living gluten-free has the same question – “how am I going to eat safely away from home?” The answer is simply – by doing some gluten-free home work. They need to do research about gluten-free dining options where they’re headed, and they need to pack some food for the trip.
Here is a list of things that are easy to find and are not likely to be confiscated by airport security. Most of these item can be used for a plane ride and upon arrival to your destination. Brands listed are not the only gluten-free options. (more…)

Most members of the gluten free elite are aware of how tasty (and gluten free) Betty Crocker fruit snacks are. Now, here’s a chance to find out how generous they can be! With the introduction of the Win One Give One contest, gluten free eaters in Kansas City have the opportunity to show their generosity as well. (more…)

From quick and easy meal preparation to bread baking, the professional chefs, restaurant owners, cookbook authors, nutritionists and vendors participating in Chicagoland’s premier Gluten Free Cooking Expo plan to “show and tell” attendees that satisfying their taste buds is entirely possible without wheat, barley and rye. This year the event will also feature a children’s area and the vendor fair will be open to the public. Discount rates are available for registrations received before February 15, 2010.

Choosing gluten-free foods and learning to implement a gluten-free diet can be tricky for those on a gluten-free diet. To ease the process, the Gluten Free Cooking Expo, held April 17-18 at the Wyndham Hotel in Lisle, IL, will be jam-packed with experts, information, demos and samples. (more…)

I have tasted some of Joan’s GF Great Bakes products and reviewed them a while back, but I hadn’t had the chance to sample the English muffin. I was tweeting last week with another gluten-free friend, Jen, & she mentioned how much she loved Joan’s English muffins. She went on to say that they were her favorite gluten-free English muffin. That was all I needed to hear. I usually buy Trader Joe’s French rolls or Kinnikinnick’s English Muffins, as they are much less expensive. (more…)