Monthly Archives: August 2010

Gluten-free Recipe: Chickpea and Tomato Salad

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 Read More »

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

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 Read More »

New York Gluten-free Vendor Fair Largest in North America – August 28 & 29

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 Read More »

MEDICAL RESEARCH: Vitamin D Necessary for Preserving Cognitive Function

 

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 Read More »

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Top 10 Gluten-free Baked Goods a Restaurant Brunch Menu Should Offer

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, Read More »

First Steps in Creating a Gluten-free Kitchen

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 Read More »

MEDICAL RESEARCH: “Pediatric case series evaluating a standardized Candida albicans skin test prod

 

 Editors’ note: This study investigating the value and safety of Candin for clinical use in children demonstrated effectiveness and safety.  Candin is a reagent or skin test for sensitivity to Candida albicans, a yeast microorganism that can cause infection.  The study recommends using Candin in combination with other reagents in infants with anergy to see if they react to antigens other than Candida albicans.  Anergy is described in Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary as the impaired or absent ability to react to common antigens administered through skin testing. Antigens are markers on the surface of cells that stimulate production of antibodies.  In this study, Candin was tested at the same time as a skin test for tuberculosis (purified protein derivative tuberculosis) for comparison of results. Read More »

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