Archive for September 20th, 2010

 


CHARLOTTE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tropical Foods, a food manufacturer that specializes in raw and roasted nuts, dried fruit and snack mixes, has launched a new addition to their My Salad Bar line with gluten free, all natural croutons.

“Gluten causes some people serious health problems. Our new gluten free croutons will help these people enjoy the flavor without the gluten health hazards”

Tropical’s new Gluten Free, All Natural Croutons are bursting with the flavors of Honey Mustard or Italian. The croutons are low calorie, fat free, cholesterol free and have very low sodium. (more…)


So excited to report that the upcoming Gluten Free Vendor Fair and Fundraiser in Norcross on September 25th is officially sold out at 70 vendors.  This is the fourth gluten-free vendor fair sponsored by the Atlanta Metro Celiacs and coordinated by this Examiner. 

Even though there is no more room for vendors to demo their products, the Atlanta Metro Celiacs are happy to accept donations for their raffle.  Raffle tickets are sold for $1 each and are a widely popular purchase at the fair.

Some of this year’s raffle donations include cook books from: The Gluten Free Girl and the Chef (new one and it is signed), Elana Amsterdam (The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook), Dr. Stephen Wangen (Healthier without the Wheat), Jacqueline Mallorca (Gluten-Free Italian), Kelli Bronski and Peter Bronski (Artisanal Gluten-Free Cooking), Annalise G. Roberts and Claudia Pillow, PhD (The Gluten-Free Good Health Cookbook) and Elisabeth Hasselbeck (signed). (more…)

[Editor's Note: Reprinted from 7 09 08 - and still very important.]

antibody and antigen gluten sensitivity

Author: Fvasconcellos Source: Wikimedia Commons

The news release below is timely because anti-gliadin antibody blood tests are losing ground while the reality of gluten sensitivity looms far larger than is now appreciated by many doctors!  These blood tests are absolutely necessary to investigate health problems caused by gluten itself, yet they are being dismissed by doctors who look only to diagnosing celiac disease.

Positive anti-gliadin antibody tests show undigested gluten peptides in the bloodstream.  This abnormal finding tells the story that gluten has passed through the tight barrier defenses of the small intestinal lining into the body where it can wreak havoc, with or without celiac disease.  Gluten is a food protein in wheat, barley, rye and oats. (more…)

Jen Cafferty

Easy Gluten Free Meal Recipe: Picadillo

September 20th, 2010 by Jen Cafferty

Fall is the time of year when we need quick and easy, nutritious comfort foods to get us through our hectic lives.  Picadillo is a traditional Cuban chili.  You can make it with less spice (cut back on the cumin, chili powder and garlic) and the children will love it.

Picadillos have some spice but also sweetness.    This can be served over (more…)

Smoothie King Offers Gluten-free Choices

September 20th, 2010 by Kimberly Bouldin

The idea for Smoothie King started back in the late 1960′s in the home of Steve Kuhnau.  Kuhnau was trying to remedy his allergies and low blood sugar and began to experiment with blending fruits, nutrients and proteins in a blender.  In 1973, Kuhnau opened a health food store selling his smoothies & vitamins and Smoothie King was born.  Smoothie King has grown to over 600 locations in the US and Seoul, Korea.  Smoothie King’s mission is “To relentlessly influence and help more & more people achieve a healthier lifestyle.”   (more…)