Monthly Archives: October 2012

How to Cut Your Gluten-Free Food Costs

We are all feeling the effects of rising food costs. A recently published study appearing in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, “Limited availability and higher cost of gluten-free foods,” found that gluten-free versions of wheat-based foods cost, on average from 76% to a whopping 518% more. Ouch! The good news is that there are lots of ways you ...

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Gluten-Free Sunflower Seed and Kale Pesto Recipe

  I ate a lot this weekend. Way too much actually…in a good way. For my Dad’s birthday dinner, my mom and I made Ina Garten’s God-sent Truffled Macaroni & Cheese. Despite the loan she had to take out to buy the truffle butter and exotic mushrooms, it was by far the best mac n’ cheese ever. Let’s just say, ...

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Sign the Petition and Help Finalize Standards for Gluten-Free Labeling

The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act passed in 2004 and it required the FDA to set gluten-free labeling legislation by 2008, but here we are in October 2012 with no finalized gluten-free labeling legislation. There is now an open petition on the White House website asking the Obama administration to finalize gluten-free labeling now.

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New Study Finds Link between Celiac Disease and Obesity in Patients

Lately, it seems like more and more celebrities and professional athletes are openly talking about going gluten free. Whether it’s due to a diagnosis of celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity, or simply because they want to get healthy, many of them have noted a weight loss as part of the benefits they’ve been seeing. Then why is it, that ...

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I Got Glutened and It’s My Own Fault!

I sit here writing this post from my bed. It’s 9:39pm and I have been in bed since 4:30pm. My tonsils are so big it hurts to swallow and I feel like I have been in a boxing match where I lost, severely. I used to get sick like this all the time before I was diagnosed with coeliac disease ...

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Chapstick Giveaway!

If you are new to the gluten-free diet, you are probably just figuring out that it isn’t just food that you need to check the gluten-free status of, but anything that could potentially end up in your mouth.  Some people have a skin condition associated with Celiac Disease called Dermatitis Herpetiformis and those people must avoid skin contact with gluten regardless if ...

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Gluten-Free Recipe: Stuffed Acorn Squash

I have this strange habit.  I sign up for a challenge, accomplish it, and then stop. Cold turkey. On Memorial Day weekend, I ran a marathon.  A FULL marathon.  My FIRST marathon.  That was FOUR months ago.  I haven’t run outside since crossing that finish line…well, except to see who just fell off the monkey bars at recess.  Three years ago, ...

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