Archive for November, 2011

 

Making Thanksgiving a Welcoming Meal for a Celiac Guest

November 20th, 2011 by Stephanie Diamond


Stephanie Diamond Gluten Free Works

gluten free thanksgiving partyThanksgiving can be the most depressing holiday for a celiac. It's a whole day that centers around food. And no one wants to feel left out of the festivities. Part of being a celiac isn't just the food, it's the psychology of standing out in a crowd. I've found that I hate being pegged with the "special meal." I want to fit in and eat the same food as everyone else. Thus, the most comforting thing for me is being invited to the home of someone who is aware of the simple steps that can be taken to make a gluten-free Thanksgiving that's delicious for everyone.

It’s not necessarily about making gluten-free alternatives of “regular” food. It’s about finding regular food that happens to be gluten-free. You don’t need to spend a fortune at a specialty grocery store; most of (more…)


Gluten Free Recipe: Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Sandwich

November 19th, 2011 by Kimberly Bouldin

 

gluten-free thanksgiving leftover turkey sandwich

Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Sandwich (c) 2011 Kimberly Bouldin

With the Thanksgiving holiday quickly approaching,I have been itching to find ways to eat the leftover turkey. I know this may seem odd,as there is no leftover turkey yet,but I am anticipating leftovers,as we have never not had them. I wanted to get creative this year and mix things up. Yeah,turkey soup and mashed potato bowls are great,but I wanted to create a unique turkey sandwich. I didn’t want anything complicated,just a different way to enjoy the (more…)

Celiac Disease and Gluten Free Diet Educational Videos

November 18th, 2011 by Cheryl Harris, MPH, RD, LD

Cheryl Harris Gluten Free Works

Finding out you have Celiac Disease is a big transition. Often it's a good one that leads to feeling great, yet initially it's a lot of information to take in at once to understand what you need to do for your health. Much of it is because we're been eating one way for 15, 30, 50 or more years and it can be overwhelming to to instantly unlearn everything we've done and change overnight. Wouldn't life be easier if you could take a doctor or dietitian home as a portable reminder of the basics? And so the Celiac Disease Video Project was born.

See below for videos of Dr. John Snyder, Chief of the Department of Gastroenterology at CNMC in DC, Dr. Gary Kaplan, Medical Director of Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine and Cheryl Harris, MPH, RD Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist discussing testing, diagnosis and follow-up, eating a gluten-free diet and a short segment on when it's not Celiac. Though there are an increasing number of videos out there on people's stories of diagnosis and ways to make a gluten-free pie, this is the first of its kind to do a run-down of the medical and diet basics by healthcare professionals. The Celiac Sprue Association has been kind enough to support the project. (more…)

Gluten-Free Mango Cashew Cornbread Stuffing

November 17th, 2011 by Cristi Comes

We discovered during the past year that my 4-year-old son Ronin and my 21-month-old daughter Ellie are both gluten and dairy intolerant. My husband John is gluten-free too. The good news is that changing Ronin’s diet has helped his anxiety-related sleep issues decrease immensely. He used to have night terrors every night, but now only has them on the rare occasions we miss cutting out the gluten.

Since John has been gluten free for a while, I came up with this stuffing recipe a few years ago for Thanksgiving. And its always been a huge hit. This year I’ve modified it to also remove the dairy for the kiddos.

It. is. SO. Yum. If I do say so myself!

MANGO CASHEW CORNBREAD STUFFING (Modified Gluten & Dairy Free)

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John Libonati

Gluten Free Stuffing Recipe Video

November 16th, 2011 by John Libonati

John Libonati Gluten Free Works

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Dan Kohler from Renegade Kitchen and Rudi's Gluten Free Bakery bring you this super quick and easy gluten-free stuffing recipe.

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Gluten-free and Vegan Gingersnap Cookies

November 15th, 2011 by Leanne Vogel

Healthful Pursuit - Leanne Vogel

I loved the idea of gifting my homemade cake stands to friends and families for the holidays. (Thanks everyone!)

Thing is – you can’t really give a cake stand to someone without having treats on it, especially if they know that you love to bake.

So I tried to figure out what seasonal recipe I could make for the stands that I could prepare ahead of time, freeze, would appeal to everyone I know (gluten-free, vegan, egg allergies, potato allergies etc), and will stay on the stand with little concern of things breaking.

Tall order, right? (more…)

Teri Gruss, MS

Gluten-Free Holiday Snack Mix Recipe

November 14th, 2011 by Teri Gruss, MS

Gluten Free Works Author Teri Gruss

gluten free holiday snack mix recipe

Gluten-free holiday snack mix recipe 2011 (c) Teri Gruss

 

Everyone loves Chex-style snack mixes. Our holiday blend is a twist on the original recipe. Poultry seasoning, dried cranberries and crisp gluten-free crackers add just the right holiday flavor in this fast and easy gluten-free snack mix recipe.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes Yield: About 12 cups snack mix

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Gluten-Free Turkey List 2011

November 10th, 2011 by Cheryl Harris, MPH, RD, LD

Cheryl Harris Gluten Free Works

gluten free turkeyIt's about that time of year! I always get so many questions from clients about which brands of what are safe, and so for the past 5 years I've put it all together to save you all the work!

Wishing you all a happy and healthy Thanksgiving,

Cheryl

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This list was last updated on Nov 3rd, 2011. Please let me know if there are any broken links!

General turkey tips:

  • Fresh, plain turkeys that are not stuffed are naturally gluten free
  • All regular stuffed turkeys contain gluten, even if you don't eat the (more…)

polenta and tomatoes mascarponeWhen Sarah Henkin and I were trying to come up with a menu item for samples at the Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market FoodWise booth, we decided to make delicious, late summer tomatoes the centerpiece. We needed to keep the dish simple since there were some other events happening that day. Roasted tomatoes on top of something seemed like a good option to me.

Since we eat gluten-free, I tend to not think about using bread with tomatoes (although the thought does leave me with pangs of longing for Acme). My standard fallback is usually polenta. I made a similar dish last year with roasted veggies and gorgonzola (see that post here) so this needed to be different. (more…)

gluten free kelly nolan

anti ppm changes australia new zealandIssues of Concern with the undermining of Coeliac Disease care in Australia and New Zealand, the current Trade Practices Act stipulates that only products with no detectable levels of gluten are permitted to be labelled gluten free.

It has recently come to my attention that the Coeliac Society of Australia has not that long ago asked the ACCC to raise the allowable detection limit of gluten laws for a food to be labelled gluten free in Australia. They plan to change it from 'no detectable gluten' (currently <3ppm (parts per million) of gluten) to 20 ppm gluten. This will allow foods with small traces of gluten to be labelled 'gluten free' and meet world labelling definitions as up until this time Australia and New Zealand are of few countries with such strict gluten free labelling laws. In turn, this supposed to make our diets less (more…)