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My Food Philosophy – Finding My Inner Foodie

November 21st, 2012 by Candice Rose Clifford


Yummy snacks can be simple and easy to make!

With all the working out I do it still surprises me how most days I honestly don’t get hungry. It’s something that confuses me, but something I’ve just accepted as a “normal” part of my life.

What helps me cope with this is focusing on how food is nourishing and will help me continue to be healthy. I continually look for ways to make my diet more “nutrient dense.” I’m happy to report that I have been increasing the amount of veggies I’m eating and have found more that I am enjoying! However the child in me is coming out because I have to hide them in my foods….whatever way works right?

Last night I made a delicious bowl of pasta with pesto, eggplant, and peppers. I added kale as well but I think it would of been better if I steamed the kale. Sorry for the absence of a picture, but I must say it was a beautiful {and colorful} creation! (more…)


We all know what it's like to be in a non-gluten-free kitchen: whether it's you or someone you know that is on a gluten-free diet, being in a kitchen that is not gluten free can be an uneasy experience. Maybe you share a kitchen with someone who does not eat gluten free. Maybe you're having non-gluten-free friends over or going to a party at a non-gluten-free house. Just in time for the holidays, here's a video from Marie Fang about staying gluten free in a shared kitchen.

Whether it's the coming holidays or daily life, this video can help you or someone you know avoid cross-contamination in a shared kitchen!

 

Here are some helpful ideas for the holidays!


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Thanksgiving is this week and for some that can mean their first holiday on the gluten-free diet, or their first time cooking for a family member/friend who needs to eat gluten free. No need to worry because Atlanta has a number of gluten-free bakeries that are offering special Thanksgiving items to enhance your holiday feast.

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie is one of the many gluten-free offerings from local bakeries in Georgia this Thanksgiving

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Giving Thanks for Balsamic Glazed Roasted Vegetables

November 20th, 2012 by Chrissy and Lauren

To take a load off of your plate for the upcoming Thanksgiving preparation, here is a game plan for a quick and easy side-dish that will absolutely delight the palates of your family and friends.

Balsamic Glazed Roasted Vegetables

Balsamic Glazed Roasted Vegetables

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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!

One Dish, Three Meals – Mexican Style!

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…)

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Chuck E Cheese to Offer Gluten Free Options

November 13th, 2012 by Natalie Pronio

Effective today, over 500 locations of Chuck E Cheese restaurants will begin offering two GFCO certified gluten-free options for those visitors following a gluten-free diet. An individual cheese pizza and an individual chocolate fudge cupcake are the two certified gluten free options now available to children and parents visiting the establishment.

Chuck E Cheese to offer gluten free options

Chuck E Cheese to offer gluten free options

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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…)

gluten overweight weight gainLately, 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 so many doctors and specialists will dismiss a diagnosis of celiac disease in a patient simply because the patient is not underweight?

In a recent article by Sonia Kupfer, MD, the belief that people with un-diagnosed celiac disease are all underweight is revealed to  (more…)