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Sweet Pot-Souffle Recipe

- This is a great way to start the day on a sweeter note, without the sugars found in more traditional sweet morning fare—something that works great for those following a gluten-free–and even grain-free–lifestyle. It is packed with fiber, Vitamin A, protein and healthy fat. Use sweet potatoes or winter squash that has been pre-cooked to make preparation fast and ...

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Testing for Nutrient Deficiencies: My Results

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 ...

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Thanksgiving Gluten-free Stuffing Recipe, Gobble Gobble…

 I can’t believe that it is almost Thanksgiving! Where has this year gone to, or this month further more lol The fall is flying by, and I must say I’m loving it since I love the holidays. This is the first year that I will not be participating in the traditional Thanksgiving meal with family, as my Mother and ...

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The Best 5 Kitchen Utensils for Parents

Ok, I will admit. I’m a gadget girl. My kitchen is fairly well stocked but I don’t have everything. A few years ago, a good friend said I had to have a crock pot. I remember fighting it…until I used it. Bought one a week later. I’m doing my best to not feel the need for a dehydrator or the ...

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The Best of G-Free Grab & Go

I’m a huge fan of naturally gluten-free food. It’s usually healthier, usually cheaper, and IMHO, usually tastier, too. There are so many ways to go g-free quick and easy, and I highlighted a bunch in last month’s newsletter, with tips from a variety of gluten-free bloggers. And yet…there are so many reasons packaged foods do come in handy from time ...

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The Fabulous 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: Lemon Bean “Cheesecake” with Fruit Sauce Cauliflower Bean Bake with Cheese, Dill, and Olive Banana-Coconut Bean Bake   The taste of each isn’t like anything I’ve ...

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The First Step in Accepting a Gluten-free Diet

Finding out that you have to eat differently than you have your entire life can come as a complete shock. Receiving a diagnosis of Celiac disease, gluten intolerance, or sensitivity and being told that you can no longer eat gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley, may seem overwhelming, confusing, frustrating, and impossible at first. This can especially ...

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The Gluten-Free Game of Clue

In the Game of Clue, players must solve the mystery of who killed Mr. Boddy, what they used to commit the crime, and where this occurred. A similar version of these three questions is something that gluten-free folks are used to finding out. Who prepared the food? What utensils did they use? Where did they prepare it? When I dine out, I’m always sure to remind the ...

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Tips For Dining Out On The Gluten-Free Diet

By Melinda Dennis, MS, RD, LDN Nutrition Coordinator, Celiac Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Avoid ordering fried foods, such as French fries or taco “basket” shells at a Mexican restaurant, which are fried in the same oil as battered foods or coated fries. Check to make sure that liquid eggs held in a buffet line for eggs-to-order are not ...

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