Monthly Archives: November 2010

Step by Step Guide: Beginning the Gluten-Free Lifestyle

- FOR THE NEWLY-DIAGNOSED CELIAC AND DH’er STEP-BY-STEP:  BEGINNING THE GLUTEN-FREE LIFESTYLE© by Janet Y. Rinehart, Houston,  and Lynn Rainwater, San Antonio BEGIN A definite diagnosis of Celiac Disease (screening blood tests plus endoscopic biopsies) and/or Dermatitis Herpetiformis (skin biopsy) means a lifetime commitment to a gluten-free diet. Take full advantage of your local chapter membership.  Our group leaders and ...

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The History of Celiac Disease

The earliest description of celiac disease was recorded in the second century A.D. In 1888 Samuel Gee published a monograph on celiac disease that “to regulate the food is the main part of treatment … The allowance of farinaceous foods must be small … but if the patient can be cured at all, it must be by means of diet.” ...

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Gluten Free Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

If you think being on a gluten free diet means never eating some of your favorite foods, think again. There has been an explosion of gluten free products over the past few years so become familiar with the brands that work for you. Bionaturae has many options for pasta like elbows, spaghetti and penne rigate. Here are important tips to cooking ...

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Gluten Free Soapbox: We Are Not Crazy!

This week’s gluten free soapbox comes from the personal archives. I’m absolutely certain that I’m not the only one who has encountered this, but it doesn’t seem to get talked about much… Often times, it seems that people who are on strict gluten free diets get viewed as high maintenance, or picky. The constant need to check and double check ...

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Staying Focused on Thanks!

As we approach Thanksgiving, I encourage you to spend a little time each day reflecting on what you are thankful for.  It’s easy to get caught up in our life challenges and to start focusing on unfairness and negativity.  We often discount the positive and over analyze and give importance to the negative.  Even when struggling with life’s challenges, if ...

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Gluten-free Thanksgiving Recipe Round Up

Are you looking for gluten-free recipes for Thanksgiving?  If so, then we’ve got you covered.  The number of gluten-free recipes on blogs and websites are plentiful and offer a unique twist on traditional favorites.  Thanksgiving should not be a time of stress, but one where you enjoy gluten-free cooking/baking and sharing good food and conversation with the ones you love. ...

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Gluten-Free Traditional Crockpot Stuffing Recipe

Prepare this traditional gluten-free stuffing recipe in a slow cooker (crockpot) and you free up valuable shelf space in your oven for roasting turkey and baking pies! This recipe is adapted to gluten-free diets from a recipe by Linda Larsen,About.com Guide to Busy Cooks. Prep Time: 25 minutes Cook Time: 6 hours Total Time: 6 hours, 25 minutes

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Gluten-free Rolled Sugar Cookie Recipe

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For kids and adults, a rolled sugar cookie in a fun shape with colored sprinkles always produces a smile. Rolled sugar cookies can be made any time during the year but why not get ready now with the Holidays approaching? Don’t be discouraged when you see pre-made cookies in the store; this recipe is easy and delicious (and tastes even better!). This ...

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Gluten Free Turkey List for Thanksgiving 2010

It is almost Thanksgiving and time for another holiday that centers around food.  This can be a time of stress for some on the gluten-free diet, but with a little research it is easy to determine which turkeys are gluten free.  It is important to note that fresh, plain unstuffed turkeys are naturally gluten free.  All regular stuffed turkeys contain ...

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So You Want to Start a Celiac Support Group?

I was diagnosed in 1996 when “celiac” and “gluten free” were still foreign words.  I remember the first conversation I had with a fellow Celiac.  I sat on the floor in my bedroom, confused and overwhelmed, listening to the kind voice on the other end of the telephone talking me through gluten free condiment options.  She introduced me to our ...

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