Archive for August, 2010

 

Marissa Carter

Gluten-Free Kids Interview Profile: Cassie Age 16

August 30th, 2010 by Marissa Carter


 

Name: Cassie* Age: 16

Q: How long have you been gluten free?  A: Almost one year, and my stomach-aches are very rare now!

Q: Why are you on a gluten free diet?  A: I was diagnosed with celiac last October using the blood test - I didn't (more…)


Jen Cafferty

Gluten-free Recipe: Chickpea and Tomato Salad

August 30th, 2010 by Jen Cafferty

This is a very simple salad to prepare.  Make it in advance and allow the flavors to come together in the refrigerator before serving.  Perfect to take for a summer picnic or dinner party or to serve after a long day at work.  And the colors are beautiful!

Salad Ingredients: 2 12oz. cans chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained 1 large tomato, chopped 1 shallot, chopped (more…)

Trader Joe’s Gluten-free Macaroni & Cheese a Hit

August 30th, 2010 by Kimberly Bouldin

Trader Joe's has a nice variety of gluten-free products available.  These products range from frozen waffles, to granola, Lara bars, brownie mix and bread.  One of the favorites for kids is the boxed macaroni & cheese. 

Trader Joe's gluten-free macaroni & cheese is very easy to make.  Similar to the Kraft macaroni & cheese, the pasta is added to boiling water and cooked for 10 - 12 minutes.  While the pasta is cooking, the cheese mix is mixed with 1/4 cup of low-fat milk and stirred.  Once the pasta (more…)

Suffolk County Celiacs Organization proudly presents their 4th Gluten Free Vendor Fair and Fundraiser - the largest gluten-free consumer event in North America!

It will take place rain or shine August 28 & 29th, 2010, Saturday & Sunday from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 25 (IBEW), 370 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, NY. 

Admission is $10. per person and $15. per family (max 4)

Come tastes samples from 60 gluten free vendors at the largest gluten free (more…)

 

Editor’s note: Promising research published January 8, 2007 shows that adequate levels of vitamin D in the elderly are important to maintain cognitive function or thinking skills that include use of language, awareness, social skills, math ability, memory, reasoning, judgment, intellect, learning, and imagination. This study is called a retrospective review because the researchers did not actually examine anyone. Instead they reviewed data from records of 32 older adults who had been examined for memory (more…)

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August 25th, 2010 by tom.admin

 

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Breakfast is one of the easiest meals to make at home, but it also the one this Examiner used to enjoy ordering out.  It seems now that breakfast is the one meal with limited gluten-free choices, so we tend to eat this meal at home.  Who can afford to spend more than $10 for eggs, bacon and potatoes when they can be prepared at home for a fraction of the cost. 

Brunch menus tend to vary, but when we go out to brunch we are looking for more than just egg dishes, meat, potatoes and fruit.  A traditional brunch menu should offer a gluten-free version of what you would normally expect: pancakes, toast, French toast, eggs Benedict, (more…)

Kaitlin Fleming

First Steps in Creating a Gluten-free Kitchen

August 23rd, 2010 by Kaitlin Fleming

Going gluten free isn’t the easiest task in the world but with some research and a variety of stores to go to, it can be an exciting adventure.

Stock it so its ready to go when you are! Photo: Decoratorchoice.net

Delicious food doesn’t always have to contain gluten—I swear! First, it is important to decide what is most important to you. If baked goods are your thing then you need to stock your pantry with all the essentials to make what you want. Here is a great gluten free pantry list I was given by a Certified Nutritionist:

Gluten Free Must Haves

Pantry:

Broths/stocks Beans and lentils (more…)

Jen Cafferty

Grilled Pineapple with Gluten-free Rum Sauce

August 23rd, 2010 by Jen Cafferty

Looking for a decadent dessert for a hot summer night?  Make this quick and easy grilled pineapple with gluten-free rum sauce.  It is delicious and very easy to make.

Grilled Pineapple with Rum Sauce

Ingredients (more…)

 

Editor’s note: In this case report of infants with severe malabsorption from celiac disease, the treating physicians found copper deficiencies based on blood studies that showed severe low copper levels and white blood cell count.  Treatment required copper supplementation in addition to the gluten-free diet.  Normally, in the last few months of gestation, an infant  stores a large amount of copper in their liver.  This storage must last about 6 months because infants must derive their nourishment from copper-poor milk.  This case report shows dramatically the terrible effect of malabsorption coupled with a naturally occurring huge demand for copper that could not be satisfied through digestion. (more…)