Archive for January, 2011

 

Jennifer Harris

Subway’s Foray Into Gluten-free Makes It on CNN.com

January 20th, 2011 by Jennifer Harris


Source: CNN.com

As most of you have heard by now, Subway began testing out a gluten-free bun and brownie in Dallas-Fort Worth and Tyler/Longview, TX on January 10th. This development at Subway warranted an article on CNN Health where you can see photos of both the bun and the brownie.  

According to celiac.com, the gluten-free rolls and brownies made by (more…)


So yummy, and healthy too!

Despite the name, buckwheat is not wheat, it is actually  a pseudocereal, in the same category as amaranth and quinoa, and a great way for non-gluten eaters to get fiber and whole grain into our diet.

Buckwheat is commonly used as a staple in the cuisines of Japan (soba noodles), Korea, Northern Italy, Eastern Europe (kasha), and Western France (savory crepes)*.

This recipe is a great alternative to regular buttermilk pancakes and gives it a healthy spin and an earthy flavor. (more…)

Allison Hecht

Recipe: Whip Up Some Gluten-free Goat Cheese Ravioli

January 17th, 2011 by Allison Hecht

 

When looking for a new gluten-free recipe, I stumbled across this one for Goat Cheese and Arugula Ravioli on the Whole Foods website, I knew this was a must.  Not only is goat cheese one of my favorite cheeses, I love ravioli (the gluten free kind of course).

Follow this basic recipe for a delicious gluten-free dinner that will make you feel as if you have been transported back to Italy (playing Italian music and drinking a glass of Chianti while dining will also help to set the mood). (more…)

Amy Fothergill

Gluten Free Mushroom Marsala Sauce Recipe

January 13th, 2011 by Amy Fothergill

I recently received a request for this delicious sauce. It is excellent with meatloaf and happens to be naturally gluten-free. See below for the version made with butter and flour.

This is one of my favorites and my gift to you! Please leave a comment if you like it. (more…)

Jennifer Slack

Helping Kids With Food Allergies Overcome Anxiety

January 13th, 2011 by Jennifer Slack

When you have a child diagnosed with a severe food allergy it can be extremely challenging to help them feel comfortable and safe in social situations.  While living with food allergies may always present challenges there are a few things you can do as a parent to help your child manage their fears and anxieties. 

First and foremost…you must try and remain as calm as you can, while still watching out for them.  When you get very worked up  and anxious in front of your child, they feel this and it passes on to them.  Teach them to be cautious and what to watch out for, but (more…)

Mrs. Richardson’s Dessert Toppings Are Gluten-free

January 13th, 2011 by Kimberly Bouldin

Mrs. Richardson’s dessert toppings make a fantastic gluten-free addition to any bowl of ice cream.  Top with some Cool Whip, nuts and a cherry and you have yourself a sundae.  Ice cream in the winter?  Of course!  

Mrs. Richardson’s, manufactured by Baldwin Richardson Foods Co., has several different varieties of dessert toppings. They include:  (more…)

John Libonati

GIG of Atlanta

January 11th, 2011 by John Libonati

GIG of Atlanta is a support group, serving Atlanta, its suburbs and North Georgia. The group is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Its members pay a small fee to belong. Members typically are people with Celiac Disease , Gluten Intolerance and/or Dermatitis Herpetiformis, their families and those exploring a gluten free lifestyle. The primary objective of the group is to offer support and information to those dealing with these chronic illnesses and/or the gluten free diet. The group is also committed to furthering the awareness of celiac disease, gluten intolerance and gluten free needs and meetings are open to the public. The group and its Board of Directors (more…)

John Libonati

The Atlanta Gluten-Free Dinner Club

January 11th, 2011 by John Libonati

We currently have 338 members and have held 84 meetups since October 2003

The purpose of this group is to share experience, strength, and laughter with other Celiacs while enjoying gluten free meals at area restaurants. Our dinners are lots of fun & a great way to learn tips and information about living gluten free! Sometimes our best resources are each other!

If you enjoy dining out and meeting new friends, then this group is for you! We are always looking for the best places to eat gluten free in the Atlanta area. We have more options now than ever before as restaurants learn how to accommodate a gluten free diet. The options for us grow every year! Things we thought we couldn’t have anymore (pizza, pasta, Asian cuisine, even fried food!) have once again become part of our diets.

A great resource is our Message Board where you can join in a discussion on a gluten free topic or ask a question.

Website: http://www.meetup.com/atlantagfdinnerclub/

Contact: 2011 Organizer - Andrea Harrison, 404-403-3307, atlgfdinnerclub@comcast.net

The Gluten-free Diet Saved Me from Crohn’s Disease

January 10th, 2011 by Jen Hadley

Photo: Sheknows.com

I have always had a funky stomach. As a very young child I recall laying on my stomach on the living room floor trying to alleviate the horrible cramps and pains I used to get on a regular basis. Coming from a family full of tummy trouble, I thought it was normal and never complained. As a teenager the pains became worse and my Mom and I took a trip to the pediatrician to find out what was wrong. He said I had a spastic colon and that I needed to eat healthier and (more…)

Don't let this happen to you this flu season!!

Last week, the flu stole my will to live. I spent the entire week in a fog and barely ate anything but gluten free crackers and orange juice.  Oh, how I look back now and long for that simplicity!  I didn’t know then how easy I had it, and I didn’t know until now the consequences of the fact that no grocery shopping has been done.

Yes, I am still out of the things I was out of when I took to my bed last week.  Now I’m out of gluten free crackers and orange juice too!  I am continually amazed that the gluten free grocery fairies have not graced me with their presence.

At some point, my body decided it would be funny to heal just enough to be starving, but not (more…)