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P.F. Chang’s Offering Free Lettuce Wraps in July

July 13th, 2011 by Kimberly Bouldin


Kim Bouldin Gluten Free Works

Pf Changs Lettuce Wraps Gluten Free WorksP.F. Chang's has one of the largest gluten-free menu around and is constantly offering fun reasons to dine in their restaurants.  July is no different.  During the month of July, they are offering free lettuce wraps and special prices on bottles of wine on Mondays & Tuesdays.  Both of these specials are being offered to help celebrate 18 years!!  

P.F. Chang's has something for everyone. In addition to various gluten-free menu choices, they also offer (more…)


Gluten-Free on the Go

July 11th, 2011 by Cheryl Harris, MPH, RD, LD

Cheryl Harris Gluten Free Works

It's that time of year when we're ready to get out and hit the road for fun adventures! No matter whether you're headed near or far, it's a great idea to be prepared to make gluten-free munching easy and safe.

Gluten free TravelFor out of town travel, it helps to plan ahead. Pack a few meals in a carry on bag, just in case your luggage gets lost or your flight gets delayed. Good options can include gluten-free energy bars (Larabars, Purebars, Prana Bars and Boomi Bars, etc.) , tuna with a pull top, dry cereal, dried fruit and nuts, baby carrots, rice cake "sandwiches", apples, crackers (I like Mary's Gone Crackers) all-fruit leather, a hard boiled egg, "just add water" gluten-free meals, or even some kinds of beef and turkey jerky. Remember, things with liquid aren't a good idea because (more…)

John Libonati Gluten Free Works

Crunchmaster Gluten Free

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LOVES PARK, Ill., July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Crunchmaster®, the fastest growing brand of certified gluten free crackers in the U.S., has announced its new 7 Ancient Grains product line is now available in supermarkets nationwide. The crackers are available in two flavors – Hint of Sea Salt and Cracked Pepper & Herb – and will be showcased at the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade (NASFT) Fancy Food Show July 10-12 in Washington, DC.

Crunchmaster 7 Ancient Grains crackers are made with 100% whole grains including brown rice, sorghum, quinoa, sesame, millet, flax and amaranth. The crackers are also oven-baked and contain low sodium, making them an ideal snack option for (more…)

Ilise Ratner Gluten Free Works

I love to do research!  And in the gluten free industry that means sampling gluten free food.  

Today I am particularly happy to be sampling Joan’s GF Great Bakes products recently introduced to the market; specifically the multi-grain English muffins.  She is updating her delicious line, which includes bialy’s, Italian bread, bagels, English muffins, Scicilian pizza, corn toaster muffins, chocolate chip cookies and calzone, by adding double chocolate muffins, crumb cake, and multi-grain English muffins.

And Joan has really has done it again.  I am a proponent of healthy gluten free living and in large part those of us that are gluten intolerant (Celiac Disease, gluten sensitivity) have taken whole wheat out of our diets and are left with low-fiber, low-nutrient, dense food.  Joan’s multi-grain English muffins are made with 3 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber (amaranth, flax seed meal, organic buckwheat, and fortified with iron, vitamins A, B2, B6, B12, and D3, Calcium, Folic Acid) and (more…)

Jenny Manseau Gluten Free Works

[Editor's Note: September 26, 2011. California Pizza Kitchen has suspended its gluten-free pizza crusts.]

Hello All,

I wanted to share with you a press release that I received today about California Pizza Kitchen:

Hi!

California Pizza Kitchen Gluten-freeThe wait is over! Today California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) has launched gluten free pizza crust, making 29 of their original pizzas available gluten free.

CPK has taken notice of the increased demand with more than 3 million Americans affected by Celiac Disease and created a specialty menu with various gluten free items. Among the 29 different gluten free pizzas available is America’s favorite, The Original BBQ Chicken pizza, the Pear & Gorgonzola pizza and the Wild Mushroom pizza. CPK also offers other gluten free appetizers, soups, salads, specialties, kids items and desserts to choose from on their current menu.

CPK is thrilled to offer those that require gluten free items a menu with the same delicious offering that they’ve always had, now gluten free.

I also saw this on their website: (more…)

Pamela's Products gluten free

Pamela’s Products, an award-winning leader in the gluten-free foods arena, is now accepting entries for its 6th Annual Gluten-Free Recipe Contest! 

Pamela's Products Gluten Free Recipe ContestThis year’s contest theme, "Convenience," focuses on highlighting recipes that are short on time, but big on taste, using any Pamela’s Products brand products to make life easier.

"Convenience." Easy & delicious recipes that offer convenient ‘shortcuts’ or useful time-saving applications in preparation, storage or lifestyle without compromising flavor, have become a staple of home chefs.  Whether preparing a complicated recipe that can be easily reheated with full flavor and freshness, creating an unbaked/uncooked meal that can be stored and frozen or whipping up a quick and simple grab-n-go snack, there are many ways to make recipes delicious, healthful, gluten-free and convenient.

Pamela’s Gluten-Free Recipe Contest offers home cooks the opportunity to (more…)

Gluten-Free Vegetarian or Vegan

June 27th, 2011 by Cheryl Harris, MPH, RD, LD

Cheryl Harris Gluten Free Works

Gluten free vegetarian diet

Photo: Whole Foods, http://wholefoods.com

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 gluten-free vegetarian diet is possible.

The good news is that many vegetarian staples, like beans, lentils, tofu, dairy, nuts, seeds and eggs are already naturally gluten-free.  And some of the best sources of vegetarian and vegan protein are gluten-free pseudo-grains, such as quinoa, buckwheat and amaranth. Also, grains, such as millet, teff and sorghum are very nutritious.  In addition to protein and fiber, they all have other vital nutrients, like (more…)

Cleo Libonati, RN, BSN

Why Oats Should Be Excluded from the Gluten-Free Diet

June 20th, 2011 by Cleo Libonati, RN, BSN

oats glutenThe suitability of oats as part of the gluten-free diet has been a source of controversy, with some groups pointing to research suggesting oats are safe and others pointing to other research demonstrating oats are dangerous to those with celiac disease. Close inspection of available medical research clearly shows that oats, even “gluten-free” oats, should not be included in the gluten-free diet at this time.

Until the early 1990’s, oats were excluded from the gluten-free diet, along with wheat, barley and rye. Then, a few pilot studies suggested oats may not cause the harm previously thought. The idea was proposed that people with celiac disease would find their diet more palatable, and would benefit nutritionally, if they were allowed to eat oats.

Heavy contamination of many oat products with wheat, rye, and particularly barley, was a concern. Companies began to produce so-called “gluten-free oats.” These oats were tested for the presence of wheat, barley and rye. They are vigorously marketed as “safe” for celiacs. However, studies show that even “uncontaminated oats” (oats not containing wheat, barley or rye) are toxic to an unknown number of people with celiac disease.

Early studies proclaimed oats to be safe, but they have since been judged faulty with poor validity. Nevertheless, they opened the floodgates to (more…)

Gluten Free Almond Butter Alternative to Peanut Butter

June 17th, 2011 by Kimberly Bouldin

Gluten Free Works Author Kimberly Bouldin

gluten-free almond butterJune 29th is National Almond Butter Crunch Day. Almond butter is a great way to get that good, healthy fat.  There are many varieties of almond butter on the market and most of them are gluten-free.  

 

All of the above listed almond butters are very good, but if I had to choose my favorite, I would have to go with (more…)

John Libonati Gluten Free Works

Dietz & Watson Gluten FreePHILADELPHIA (June 14, 2011) - Dietz & Watson Premium Deli Meats & Artisan Cheeses and ACME Markets, part of the nationwide SUPERVALU® family of grocery stores, will debut the first-ever dedicated Dietz & Watson gluten-free deli in the Philadelphia suburb of Paoli. Dietz & Watson offers more than 400 gluten-free choices, and more than 20 of them will be available at this one-of-a-kind deli case starting Wednesday, June 15.

Dietz & Watson and ACME are taking every step possible to prevent gluten from touching any product in the special deli case by adhering to strict guidelines to maintain the gluten-free integrity of the products. Shoppers will see items in a special eight-foot segregated section of the deli. The gluten-free products will have dedicated slicers separate from the other deli slicers, and deli associates will wear special blue gloves when handling gluten-free products. Shoppers can still purchase items at the regular deli cases with a full array of all traditional offerings available. (more…)