Celiac disease

Gluten-Free Oz

-As you may know, Oz the Great and Powerful has made a cinematic comeback with the help of the dashing James Franco. In the strangest of ways, this movie’s plot relates directly to the gluten-free diet. This version of the classic Wizard of Oz does not include Dorothy or Toto, but it does include three types of witches and one great man that ...

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Gluten-Free Pesto Fettuccine with Chicken

Since I received the world’s greatest fettuccine noodles in the mail (thank you Cappello’s Gluten-Free), I was determined to make nothing but the classiest sauce to go with them. But, the problem is…I’m not a classy cook. I’m a “that’s too many steps, I’ll probably mess something up” type of cook, which is why this recipe for Pesto Cream Sauce screamed, “I’M YOUR ...

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Gluten-free Pizza Coming to California Pizza Kitchen

[Editor’s Note: California Pizza Kitchen introduced gluten-free crusts but pulled the product due to cross contamination.  Updated August 3, 2012] Yes, you read that title right.  California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) will add gluten-free crust to its June 29th new menu roll out. The chain already has a gluten-free menu, but it has not included pizza until now. “The new menu will ...

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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Party Cake Recipe

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 ...

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Gluten-Free Shamrock Sugar Cookie Recipe

Gluten-free shamrock sugar cookies are buttery good, easy to make and a charmin’ St. Patrick’s Day cookie. You will need a small (about 3/4-inch diameter) shamrock cookie cutter to use as a stencil on your cookies. If you can’t find this type of cookie cutter you can make your own stencil by tracing and cutting a shamrock shape on a ...

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Gluten-Free Thai Chicken Pot Stickers Recipe

If you have ever enjoyed the experience of eating “pot stickers” before going gluten-free, you know how delicious and fun these savory Asian pan-fried dumplings are. They’re fun to make too! Traditionally pot sticker wrappers – similar to wonton wrappers, are made with wheat flour. While I’ve thought about attempting to make a gluten-free wonton for some time, it wasn’t ...

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Gluten-Free Vegetarian or Vegan

It can be challenging enough on gluten-free diet, but what if you eat a vegetarian or vegan diet?  It’s well established that there are health benefits to reducing the amount of meat in the diets of most Americans, and the lifestyle has appeal for some people based on ethical and/or environmental reasons.  Fortunately, with extra planning, a well-rounded and delicious ...

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Good Nutrition: It’s What You Eat AND Absorb

“You are what you eat.” We teach children this common thinking almost from the time they can speak. It makes sense. The food that you put in your mouth, chew and swallow becomes the person you are. Most people believe it. So do most doctors. Well, it may sound logical but it is only partially correct and based on a ...

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Gut Microflora Associated Characteristics in Children with Celiac Disease

Editor’s note: This important study demonstrated that short chain fatty acid (SCFA) levels in stool samples were abnormal in participating children with celiac disease, with and without treatment with gluten-free diet. SCFAs are healthy energy byproducts produced by microflora (beneficial organisms) in the colon during fermentation of undigested carbohydrates arriving from the small intestine. SCFAs nourish the colonocytes, cells that ...

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Have a Gluten-Free Valentine’s Day!

Have you checked out Gluten Free Works yet?  You really should.  Founded by Cleo and John Libonati, it is  dedicated to “helping people get well, look good and stay healthy living gluten free.”  And right now, they’ve got some very sweet Valentine’s info posted. There’s a gluten-free brownie recipe, gluten-free strawberry heart rice crispie bar recipe and even a heart-shaped pizza recipe from ...

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