November 19th, 2012 by Amy Fothergill
November 19th, 2012 by Natalie Pronio
The holiday season is upon us! Celebrations all around, and parties abound, but regardless of your reason to have a gathering, if you or one of your party guests is gluten free, make sure you have plenty of beverages available that are not only safe to drink, but are as delicious as the rest of your drink options.
November 18th, 2012 by Teri Gruss, MS
This recipe is an out-of-the-ordinary, hearty alternative for those avoiding not only gluten but all grain.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Yield: Serves 4 to 6 (more…)
November 16th, 2012 by Natalie Pronio
In this video, Marie Fang shares 5 awesome tips for dealing with a recent diagnosis of Celiac Disease or gluten intolerance. From keeping it simple to expanding your gluten-free circle, Fang describes what worked best for her when she was first diagnosed.
Share this video with a friend who has recently been diagnosed, or use it yourself. Fang reminds us all that a gluten-free diagnosis is not a death sentence - it can be a new lease on life!
November 15th, 2012 by Natalie Pronio
This video provides an interview with Shannon Ford, winner of the 2011 Mrs. United States pageant. An advocate for the Celiac Disease Foundation, Ford adopted a gluten-free diet after first being diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2009.
Ford's story is similar to many others' who are now gluten free, and she hopes to broaden the knowledge of Celiac Disease and gluten sensitivity. Ford has used her celebrity platform to help support causes like gluten-free labeling and fitness.
November 14th, 2012 by Candice Rose Clifford
I have never viewed being on a gluten and dairy-free diet as restrictive. Of course there are many foods I can’t have, but there are many more foods I can enjoy. However, more so than I did before I went gluten-free I get in phases where I feel like I’m eating the same foods. This is especially true since I have had to restrict my diet even more due to acid reflux.
When my parents came up last time my mom brought me two 1lb containers of ground turkey. I had made a meatloaf with one and had been enjoying the frozen turkey burgers my mom had made, but with my last (more…)
November 13th, 2012 by Candice Rose Clifford
Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Kick off the holiday season by making a special gluten free dish. This Pumpkin Party Cake would be a great addition to your menu!
1 tbsp of Cinnamon Sugar (1/4 c. Evaporated Cane Juice, 1TBSP cinnamon)
1 package (15 oz) yellow gluten-free cake mix ( I used Betty Crocker GF)
1/4 c. Evaporated Cane Juice
1c. Canned pumpkin
1/2c. vegetable oil
3 TBSP orange juice (more…)
November 12th, 2012 by Cheryl Harris, MPH, RD, LD
It takes a little planning ahead to guarantee a great Thanksgiving. In many ways, it’s easier if you’re hosting, because you know what you can and can’t have. Most people hate to impose on their hosts, but it’s easier on you AND your host to ask beforehand than sit through a four-hour meal and watch others eat. Remember, nothing is more important that staying safe!
Turkey: Though it’s always good to check, the good news is that all plain fresh turkey is naturally gluten free. However, self-basting turkeys usually contain gluten. Most gravy packets are a problem, too. As of 2011, ALL of the companies I called did have gluten-free turkeys, except Tofurky, which has gluten. Check out my gluten-free turkey list for 2011, which has manufacturer contact info.
If you’re not hosting Thanksgiving at your house, talk to your host as soon as you can. You’ll need to talk about:
* Broth used for basting * Seasonings * Stuffing in the (more…)
November 9th, 2012 by CC Bonaduce
When I was little I loved American Girl dolls. It seems like yesterday that I was picking out my first doll, after my “Twin Doll” sadly lost her head four times. I can remember my mom suggesting I get Samantha because she was the one that looked closest to me. However, the doll I chose was Molly because she had glasses just like me. I loved that doll, I read all the books which went along with her; even dressed up as Molly for Halloween one year.
One year we threw a birthday party for Molly. My mom being the creative person she is went all out! We made homemade headbands; an idea from one of my American Girl Magazines and ate dishes of food that Molly would have enjoy during the era in which she lived. It’s one of those childhood memories I won’t forget.
Over break I received eggs from Pete & Gerry’s Organic Eggs; a company I met at this year’s summer Food Fete. My brother laughed when he asked what was in the package and I excitedly responded (more…)