Monthly Archives: April 2011

San Francisco Giants Tickets on Sale for Celiac Disease Awareness Night at AT&T Park, June 6

Amy Fothergill Gluten Free Works

San Francisco Giants Gluten-free

Gluten-free goodies at last year's event. Photo: A. Fothergill

Take me out to the (gluten-free) ball game, again!  If you were one of the lucky people to attend last year’s Celiac Disease Awareness Night at AT&T park, you know that a good time was had by all. Karen Friis has once again joined up with the San Francisco Giants to organize the second annual Celiac Disease Awareness Night on Monday, June 6, 2011 at 7:15pm.

You can now order your Giant’s ticket’s for the 2nd annual Celiac Disease Awareness Night at AT&T with World Series Champions, the San Francisco Giants. To purchase tickets, Read More »

Rudi’s Announces Unbelievably Good Gluten-Free Recipe Contest

Gluten Free Works Author Kimberly Bouldin

Rudi's Gluten-free BakeryRudi’s Gluten-Free just announced a great contest called the “Unbelievably Good Gluten-Free Recipe Contest”.  What is this all about?  Rudi’s wants their fans to share their masterpieces for a chance to win a free trip to Boulder, Colorado.  What does the trip entail?  Staring in your very own online cooking show and being featured in a national media advertisement for Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery.

Talk about exciting, right?  Here are the specific details straight from Rudi’s: Read More »

National Experts Will Teach at Gluten & Allergen Free Expo, April 29 – May 1

Jen Cafferty Gluten Free Works Author

Cooking classes, kids area and samples galore; Sessions for professionals, too 

Gluten Free & Allergen Free ExpoCHICAGO, Apr. 8, 2011 – To spare those on special diets another day of hockey-puck provisions, the Gluten & Allergen Free Expo (www.gfafexpo.com), April 29 through May 1, is bringing the nation’s leading chefs, best-selling cookbook authors, and highly regarded nutrition and health experts to Chicagoland to help people learn how to prepare healthy, tasty meals and baked goods without gluten and some of the most common allergens. 

Open to the general public, the event features separate full-day sessions of Read More »

Classic Gluten-Free Fruit Salad

Gluten Free Works Author Teri Gruss   

Gluten Free Fruit Salad
Gluten-Free Classic Fruit Salad 2011 (c) Teri Lee Gruss

This colorful fruit salad is a gluten-free version of the classic fruit salad recipe based on cooked pineapple juice dressing.

This is the recipe that we all loved as kids. It’s sweet, creamy and the tangy pineapple dressing is delicious.

The recipe serves a crowd of 12 (or Read More »

Research Study on Genetic Testing Looking for Survey Participants

Gluten Free Works Jennifer Harris

Columbia University Celiac Disease Center

The Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University invites you to participate in a research study looking at individuals’ knowledge of genetic testing of celiac disease and their potential concerns with such testing.  The goal of this study is to increase understanding of the factors associated with making an informed decision regarding such testing and to better provide the necessary information to make such a decision.

A brief survey has been developed to address some of these factors.  The survey only takes five minutes to complete, it is anonymous, and no identifying information is collected. 
 
If you or a family member has celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, Read More »

Gluten-Free Tuna Casserole – Economical and Wildly Popular at My House

Gluten free tuna casserole

Gluten-Free Classic Tuna Casserole Image 2011 © Teri Lee Gruss

Was tuna casserole one of your favorite childhood meals? I just learned that my husband is wild for this classic comfort food. You know the one — made with lots and lots of macaroni, canned tuna, mushroom soup, cheese, onions, peas and whatever else your mom might have had in the fridge that she wanted to get rid of.  The classic tuna casserole was topped with crispy bread or cracker crumbs and no one ever seemed to complain about having to eat it. Yeah, that casserole.

I’ve been wanting to try a new gluten-free pasta I recently found Read More »

Newly Crowned Mrs. Alaska Raises Awareness of Celiac Disease

John Libonati Gluten Free Works

Mrs. Alaska Brandy Wendler Celiac Disease

Brandy Wendler, the new Mrs. Alaska, has celiac disease.

April 8, 2011, Anchorage, Alaska: Brandy Wendler, wife of JohnRoss Wendler, pilot officer of Elmendorf Air Force Base who is serving in Japan’s relief effort, was crowned Mrs. Alaska United States 2011 in front of a packed auditorium at the Wilda Marston Theatre in Anchorage on Saturday, April 2nd, 2011.  

Although the Mrs. Alaska pageant was Mrs. Wendler’s first time competing in a pageant, her passion for speaking about Celiac disease, a disease Mrs. Wendler was diagnosed with 3 years ago, stole the hearts of the judges and the entire audience. 

Mrs. Alaska United States is a prestigious and elite title, which requires each contestant to choose a Read More »

Researchers Develop A Faster Way To Diagnose Celiac Disease

John Libonati Gluten Free Works

The following article was written by Erika Gebel and reprinted by permision from Chemical and Engineering News.

Celiac Disease Gluten Sensitivity Test

Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity Often Go Undiagnosed

Judging by their symptoms, people with celiac disease could have food poisoning, depression, or iron deficiency. As a result, doctors often have trouble diagnosing the serious immune disorder. To develop a better test for the disease, researchers have made a device that can detect nanograms of gluten antibodies, the hallmarks of celiac disease, in human Read More »

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