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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!


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A G-Free Thanksgiving

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…)

Gluten-Free Sunflower Seed and Kale Pesto Recipe

October 16th, 2012 by Chrissy and Lauren

 

Chrissy and Lauren Gluten Free Works Authors

Sunflower Seed and Kale Pesto

Sunflower Seed and Kale Pesto

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, it’s going to be rough getting used to plain ‘ol mac n’ cheese after that eye opening experience.

Now, I’m not advocating going into debt over truffle butter, but if anything is worth over spending, this recipe is it.

We also had some extremely gourmet rib eye. Coated with McCormicks grill seasoning, seared on the charcoal barbeque, and finished off with (more…)

Cake Darla Gluten Free Works

Banana Ganache Tart with Peanut Butter Cookie Crust

Banana Ganache Tart with Peanut Butter Cookie Crust

Whew, that’s a mouthful, isn’t it? You guys remember the peanut butter cookie recipe I posted not too long ago? Well, what I didn’t tell you then was that I only baked half the recipe as cookies.  (more…)

Gluten-Free Mini Caprese Frittatas Recipe

September 18th, 2012 by Chrissy and Lauren

 

As we’ve discussed, everything is better in mini form.

Except portions of gourmet mac n cheese. Always take the big dish of that stuff. It’s not everyday that you will come across a heaping portion of creamy, cheesy, black truffle-y, mac n cheese.

Gluten-Free Mini Caprese Frittatas

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Gluten-Free Turnip & Potato Hashbrowns Recipe

September 13th, 2012 by Chrissy and Lauren

Chrissy and Lauren Gluten Free Works Authors

Turnip and Potato Hash Browns

Turnips–definitely not a vegetable I grew up munching on. They are never featured on veggie platters, and definitely do not have shelf space at my local Trader Joe’s. I would be so curious to know if anybody ate turnips, on the regular!?

When Jacque brought me a bag full of fresh dill from her garden, she also threw in some turnips.... (more…)

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Pumpkin cheesecake with gingersnap crust. Photo: Finecooking.com

With a season-change on its way, I'm reminded of one of the best things about fall...pumpkin! People will try anything to make their favorite desserts, appetizers, snacks and meals with pumpkin during the fall, but with a gluten allergy or Celiac Disease, enjoying pumpkin pies (more…)

gluten free chocolate coconut ice cream recipe

Photo: Jenny Manseau

 

I really wanted to try my hand at making homemade ice cream so I asked my stepmummy if I could borrow her ice cream maker…thankfully she said yes! Keeping Bryan in mind (even though he was gone all summer) I thought I would try making some coconut milk ice cream, I figured I should (more…)

Teri Gruss, MS

Gluten Free Pesto Pasta with Toasted Pine Nuts Recipe

August 24th, 2012 by Teri Gruss, MS

Gluten Free Works Author Teri Gruss

 

This gluten free pasta recipe, full of fresh basil pesto flavor and nutty, high energy toasted pine nuts is delicious. Gluten free pasta products have come a long way- no longer do gluten free cooks have to deal with mushy, flavorless products.... (more…)
Teri Gruss, MS

Gluten-Free School Lunch Recipes and Tips

August 17th, 2012 by Teri Gruss, MS

Here are a week's worth of gluten-free school lunch recipes that add variety, kid-friendly flavors and nutrition to school lunchboxes. High protein sandwiches, pizza, warm comfort foods including convenient leftover entrees and veggie-rich soups and salads will keep even picky eaters and those with multiple food intolerances happy and healthy all through the school day.

Be sure to read Lunchbox and Lunch Bag Safety from Kevin Weeks, our About.com Guide to Culinary Arts.

1. Sandwiches, Wraps and Pizza!

Gluten Free Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Recipe Image

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Gluten-free sandwiches, wraps and pizza slices are easy to make and to pack in school lunchboxes and bags. Use your favorite gluten-free breads to make sandwiches with gluten-free deli meats, nut butters and delicious chicken and turkey salad sandwiches. It's amazing just how many (more…)