Archive for January, 2012

 

Jennifer Harris

Gluten-free Foods Used as a Category on Jeopardy

January 18th, 2012 by Jennifer Harris


Gluten Free Works Jennifer Harris

jeopardy gluten freeA couple of my Twitter friends let me know that on Friday the 13th Jeopardy used Gluten-Free Foods as a category. Has gluten free made the big time finally by landing on America’s Favorite Quiz Show?  Based on the comments regarding the category I think not.

After doing a little research I learned that it was the last category chosen by the contestants and that the answers to the questions were brand specific.  Most of the answers were companies whose product can be bought on any grocery store shelf, such as Yoplait Yogurt, Spam, V-8, and Coke Zero to name some.

It is truly disappointing that the researchers who work for Jeopardy didn’t do a little more research into the exponentially expanding gluten-free products market.  If they had they would have discovered that some companies don’t use safe manufacturing practices, but still label their products (more…)


The Fabulous Gluten-Free Bean Bake

January 17th, 2012 by Claire Harrison

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gluten free bean bake

Bean bakes are the best thing to come my way, foodwise, since I learned that I was not only lactose intolerant and needed to diet but also gluten-sensitive. Seriously.

I’ve now made three versions:

 

The taste of each isn’t like anything I’ve had before, but is delicious and (more…)

Christie Bessinger

Testing for Nutrient Deficiencies: My Results

January 16th, 2012 by Christie Bessinger

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There are a number of nutrient deficiencies associated with Celiac and other autoimmune disorders. These occur not only BEFORE diagnosis, due to flattened villi and malabsorption, but AFTER diagnosis as well.  It’s up to us to choose healthy, naturally gluten-free foods (like fruits, veggies, lean protein and brown rice) in order to feel the best we can. Even then, we may still have deficiencies.

I was diagnosed about 5 years ago. Although I have experienced dramatic improvements in my health, sleep quality, and energy level, I have still been dealing with some “weird” symptoms that I wasn’t sure were going to go away. These include eye floaters (which I’ve noticed for about 2 years now), shakiness and rapid pulse especially during the first half of the day, and carbohydrate intolerance. (Eating high carb meals have been giving me headaches). So…. I was VERY excited when I heard that Gluten Free Works was going to be offering NUTRITION TESTING. I couldn’t wait to try it out.

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When I got my results back, I was AMAZED at how many nutrient deficiencies I still had after being Gluten-Free for this many years. I came up deficient in:

VITAMIN A (this explained the eye floaters)
CHROMIUM (I had never heard of chromium before now, but this explained my problem with carbs. I have since read that a deficiency in Chromium leads to DIABETES… so I’m glad I figured this out now, rather than later ;)
SELENIUM (had never heard of that one either) (more…)

Gluten – What It Is And How To Find It In Your Food

January 14th, 2012 by Erika Krull

Erika Krull Gluten Free Works

Gluten is the trouble-making ingredient you’re supposed to avoid when going on a gluten free diet.  But how do you avoid something if you aren’t sure what it is or where to find it?  I’ll admit, this can be a challenge.  It’s just not as obvious I’d like it to be, but once you learn how to spot it you’ll feel more confident about grocery shopping.  Also, knowing what gluten is and how it works in food can help you understand how to cook with gluten free ingredients.

What Is This Gluten Stuff?

Gluten is the stretchy glue that helps bread, pizza crust, and other baked goods get nice puffy air pockets.  It creates a flexible structure that helps each baked good hang together without necessarily being tough or chewy.  When a baker knows how to properly activate the gluten protein, it will start doing its thing. The presence of gluten has influenced baking techniques for decades, even centuries.   Sorry, I’m not trying to build up gluten as some kind of magical essence that turns good food into great food.  It’s just one of many ingredients with useful properties out there in the world.  It happens that wheat is commonly grown and used across the world, and it affects a lot of food in Western cultures.

Ready for a little science?  Gluten is made up of two types of proteins – one is the (more…)

John Libonati Gluten Free Works

 

gluten free breadJoin the CSA Cleveland Celiac Association for Their Annual Bread Making Contest!

When: Sunday – January 15th 2:00- 4:30 pm

Where: Mustard Seed Market 6025 Kruse Drive Solon, Ohio

Please note this is a new location for this special meeting.

We will be meeting upstairs in the banquet room.

Click here for directions

RSVP to Cindy: glutenfree1@yahoo.com


Annual Gluten-free Bread Baking Contest Meeting

Most people agree that good bread is the one thing they miss after being diagnosed with celiac disease. The Greater Cleveland Celiac Association would like to make that a thing of the (more…)

Gluten Free Glazed Orange Almond Cake Recipe

January 11th, 2012 by Cinde Shields


My super-moist Gluten Free Glazed Orange Almond Cake recipe will have your family lining up for seconds. This cake tastes as good as it looks. The orange flavor really comes through and works well with the subtle almond undertones. This has none of the stereotypical gluten free cake issues… it is as delicious (if not more delicious) than most cakes containing gluten. It may very well be the moistest cake you have ever had! It’s texture is wonderful and very similar to banana bread. (more…)

Kaitlin Fleming

Gluten Free Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

January 10th, 2012 by Kaitlin Fleming

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Green Veggies Kaitlin Fleming

Tonight I made an all-organic gluten free chicken noodle soup and it hit the spot. It is a seasonal staple and it does not have to contain gluten to warm your belly.

I’ve made chicken noodle soup before so I just used what I knew I wanted in the soup as a guide.

The great thing about this recipe is that you can add any veggies you want, replace noodles with rice and potatoes, whatever you are craving.

I chose to go with all green veggies tonight: asparagus, broccoli and green beans (fresh or frozen).

If your pantry is stocked you’ll have all of this already! (more…)

John Libonati

Gluten Free January Advertising Promos

January 9th, 2012 by John Libonati

FIVE AWESOME promotions to put YOU and YOUR PRODUCTS in front of the gluten-free market!

 

Here are the Details:

Deal 1: Gigantic Gluten Free Gazette Savings!!!

 

Save $450 When You Advertise 3 months in the Gluten Free Gazette!!!

 

Over 14,000 subscribers! 3,000 dietitians! 350+ gluten-free support group leaders!

 

(Respond by January 20th to get into the February issue!!)
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Glutenfreeworks.com banner ads are seen by tens of thousands of people each month. Put YOUR company and products in front of the gluten-free market and SAVE MONEY!!

 

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Stop spending thousands on print ads and conventions! Build your own social media community on YOUR Twitter page. We generate 1,000s of followers to your Twitter account. We manage your account to target followers, follow them and unfollow those who do not follow back. We send thank you messages to your new followers. We do the hard work, allowing you to develop relationships with your new followers and sell, sell, sell!!!

 

Just $250/ month when you sign up for six months. Free Set Up If
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“We’ve found Gluten Free Works to be a professional, friendly company that really delivers on its promises.”
-Naomi Poe, Better Batter

 

“John and his team did a wonderful job helping us build a Twitter community.  They were collaborative, targeted, and creative.  We are now reaping the rewards of his work by leveraging the community to increase traffic to our client’s website.”
-Cassandra M. Oryl, Slice Communications, 202-309-2263

 

“We were pleased with the results of our project with John and his team at Gluten Free Works.  Our Twitter presence has increased dramatically with the community we were trying to reach.”
-Brian Kovalchuk, Bard’s Tale Beer Company

Deal 4: NEW!!! Gluten Free Works Social Media Public Relations!

We do the work? YOU get the results!!

 

Do you want EVERYONE talking about your gluten-free products???

 

Gluten Free Works will post YOUR messages & link to Twitter, Facebook, Gluten-free Websites, Gluten-free Blogs, Listservs and other high traffic gluten-free locations for 5 hours per week.

 

Just $250 per week for your own gluten-free public relations firm!!

 

We make the messages. We publish them across the internet. YOU get RESULTS!!
(Note: 8 week minimum.)

Deal 5: Gluten-Free Listserv Promotions: Reach Over 25,000 Gluten-Free Consumers!

 

Put YOUR products in front of thousands of gluten-free consumers.

 

Gluten Free Works will create and distribute your message to over 26 national and regional gluten-free listservs. That means every one of their members will receive YOUR message in their e-mail inbox.

 

People across the country could be saying this about YOUR products…

 

DcCeliacs Listserv

 

“I’m a huge fan of these! And the owners are super nice. My non-celiac friends love them. I usually put them out at dinner parties.”
~Jessica

 

Re: [DCCeliac] Gluten-free Product of the Week: Kitchen Table Bakers’ Gourmet Cheese Crisps

 

Love these!!! I have only tried the parmesan and they are delish!

~Pamela

 

RE:[DCCeliac] Gluten-free Product of the Week: Kitchen Table Bakers’ Gourmet Cheese Crisps

 

Ditto they’re great!

~Karen

 

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Gluten free works author Petra Aitken

gluten free quinoa porridge with berries

Gluten Free Quinoa Porridge

A little while ago I did a post on quinoa porridge with banana, however I thought that I would revisit the concept of quinoa porridge for two reasons: 1) it is definitely feeling like porridge weather and 2) I have come across a bit of debate recently about whether oats are in fact gluten free or not. (more…)

Teri Gruss, MS

Gluten-Free Beef Burgundy Recipe

January 6th, 2012 by Teri Gruss, MS

Gluten Free Works Author Teri Gruss

gluten free beef burgundy recipe

Gluten Free Beef Burgundy 2012 © Teri Lee Grus

According to our About.com Guide to French Foodbeef burgundy, or boeuf Bourguignon, is the ultimate slow-cooked comfort food. It is!

The earthy flavors in this simple dish transform run-of-the-mill beef stew into something truly special to be enjoyed with a warm slice of gluten-free bread and a glass of wine.

Our easy version of gluten-free beef burgundy is adapted from a recipe for “Burgundy Beef’ which appears in The Fannie Farmer Cookbook. (more…)