Archive for October, 2010

 

Allison Hecht

Stock Up on Some Gluten-free Snacks From Glutino

October 31st, 2010 by Allison Hecht


 
It’s not easy to always find a gluten-free snack on the go, and when you aren’t the mood for the standard piece of fruit or crudite, Glutino offers a variety of nutritious snacks that are sure to leave you feeling satisfied.
 
One of my favorite’s from Glutino is the breakfast bars.  They are perfect for a quick meal on the go, and I’ve taken them as a handy snack when traveling.  They come in yummy flavors such as (more…)


John Libonati

5 Ingredients for a Healthy Gluten-free Diet

October 28th, 2010 by John Libonati

 

Be sure those breads & grains are gluten-free!

How do you choose the foods you eat?  If you are like most people, taste, price, ease of   preparation and nutrition play a major role.

But, chances are, eating nutritious foods is the one thing you care about most. You know making the right food choices can help prevent many health problems, including obesity, heart disease, diabetes and cancer. But you hear so much confusing information, how do you know if you are choosing the right foods? (more…)

Jennifer Harris

Brand New Gluten-free Finds at Expo East

October 28th, 2010 by Jennifer Harris

This was my first trip to Expo East and it was like being a kid in a gluten-free candy store.  Since there is such a focus on  gluten-free products, we were literally tripping over the many vendors who had just launched a gluten-free product or had added one to their existing line.

Some of my greatest gluten-free finds are listed below in no particular order:

Bars

  • Pamela’s Products is set to launch their Whenever Bars in three flavors: Oat Raisin Walnut Spice, Oat blueberry Lemon and Oat Cranberry Almond.  These bars are made with certified gluten-free (more…)

 

Editor’s note:

In the following medical research study, healthy participants were enrolled to examine the effects of vitamin D on insulin production and use in the body. This research shows that:

1) Vitamin D plays an important role in insulin sensitivity in the body, and deficiency of vitamin D hampers production of insulin hormone by beta cells in the pancreas.

2) People with vitamin D deficiency are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes mellitus. Type 2 diabetes mellitus is characterized by lack of insulin sensitivity in body tissues and inadequate production of insulin hormone in the pancreas. (more…)

Marissa Carter

Recipe for Gluten Free Cream of Chicken Soup

October 25th, 2010 by Marissa Carter

There are a lot of recipes out there that call for cream of chicken soup. This is not a happy thing for people who cannot have this creamy delight due to Celiac Disease or gluten intolerance. Here is a great recipe for Gluten Free Cream of Chicken Soup. Hopefully this will take a little of the stress out of weeding through the cans and cannots in your recipe box.

Cream of Chicken Soup. Source: kconnors/morguefile

Gluten Free Cream of Chicken Soup

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 Tbs. butter or margarine
  • 2 Tbs. cornstarch
  • 1 cube chicken bullion (gluten-free!) (more…)

Easy Allergen-free Gluten-free Pumpkin Pie Recipe

October 25th, 2010 by Liz Schau

This recipe is taken from The Heart Of Cooking — a wonderful resource for all things allergen-free.  The blog is loaded with recipes that are “legal” on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet or G.A.P.S. Diet, are gluten-free, casein-free (or, dairy-free), soy-free, and nut-free.

Allergen-free pumpkin pie with a coconut crust. Photo: HeartofCooking.com

Coconut shreds are used in place of white flour and a traditional crust.  It’s a great gluten-free/grain-free alternative to rice flours or other starches (tapioca, potato, etc.) that are often called for in gluten-free baking. (more…)

John Libonati

Allergies Lead Churches to New Practices

October 25th, 2010 by John Libonati

By Jill Rosen, Sun reporter

The Rev. Bill Miller-Zurell was recently presiding at Communion, moving from congregant to congregant, offering the body, offering the blood, until he got to a little boy who, seeing the piece of bread, stopped the pastor short.

“He asked me if there were any nuts in it,” said Miller-Zurell, who leads New Hope Lutheran Church in Columbia. “His mom, who was standing behind him, made him. And he only took it after I assured him that there were no nuts.” (more…)

It’s been awhile since there has been a gluten-free item of the week but the Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Butter is just too good to go unnoticed.
 
October and November are known for many delicious pumpkin treats: pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, and pumpkin cookies which all normally contain wheat gluten.  But thanks to Trader Joe’s, you can get into the festive spirit by spreading a little pumpkin butter on your favorite gluten-free items – from gluten-free (more…)

Amy Fothergill

Fall Recipes: Gluten Free Carrot Muffin Recipe

October 21st, 2010 by Amy Fothergill

In the fall, it’s easy to get fresh, local carrots in the San Franciso area from the grocery store and farmer’s markets. There seems to be something very comforting about muffins and breads flavored with cinnamon. But on a gluten free diet, one is often denied these flavors.

GF Carrot Muffins, by A. Fothergill

Try this recipe which gives you the full flavor and texture of a traditional carrot muffin. Once cooled, top it with a little cream cheese frosting. As a muffin or dessert, this little wonder is sure to please. (more…)

Chef Michael Chiarello's grilled radicchio version

What you will need:
• An outdoor grill or cast-iron skillet.
• 2 heads of radicchio
• 1 tablespoon minced garlic 
• 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil (Macadamia Nut Oil is also tasty with this recipe)
• ¼ C white balsamic vinegar
• Salt and pepper, to taste
• Goat cheese
• Basil, ripped apart into small pieces.

Cut radicchio in quarters; keep some of the stem. By keeping the stem, the radicchio is more (more…)