Archive for the ‘Gluten free’ Category

 


Jen Cafferty Gluten Free Works Author

Cooking classes, kids area and samples galore; Sessions for professionals, too 

Gluten Free & Allergen Free ExpoCHICAGO, Apr. 8, 2011 – To spare those on special diets another day of hockey-puck provisions, the Gluten & Allergen Free Expo (www.gfafexpo.com), April 29 through May 1, is bringing the nation’s leading chefs, best-selling cookbook authors, and highly regarded nutrition and health experts to Chicagoland to help people learn how to prepare healthy, tasty meals and baked goods without gluten and some of the most common allergens. 

Open to the general public, the event features separate full-day sessions of (more…)


Gluten Free Works Jennifer Harris

Gluten free soft pretzelsThere is just something about a warm, soft pretzel that reminds me of my youth.  Watching the Cubs play at Wrigley Field, enjoying the circus, or attending an amusement park just seemed better when you munched on a pretzel. Thanks to the good folks at Kim and Scott’s Gourmet Pretzels now there is a frozen gluten-free pretzel to fill the void. (more…)

Teri Gruss, MS

Gluten-Free Spinach Quiche Recipe

April 14th, 2011 by Teri Gruss, MS

Gluten Free Works Author Teri Gruss

Gluten free spinach quiche

Gluten-free Spinach Quiche Photo- istockphots

Savory Gluten-Free Spinach Quiche is made with a delicious Savory Gluten-Free Shortcrust recipe, adapted from a recipe by Master Baker Avner Laskin. This is a terrific, and, believe it or not, easy gluten-free recipe for special occasion brunches.

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour (more…)
Gluten free tuna casserole

Gluten-Free Classic Tuna Casserole Image 2011 © Teri Lee Gruss

Was tuna casserole one of your favorite childhood meals? I just learned that my husband is wild for this classic comfort food. You know the one — made with lots and lots of macaroni, canned tuna, mushroom soup, cheese, onions, peas and whatever else your mom might have had in the fridge that she wanted to get rid of.  The classic tuna casserole was topped with crispy bread or cracker crumbs and no one ever seemed to complain about having to eat it. Yeah, that casserole.

I’ve been wanting to try a new gluten-free pasta I recently found (more…)

John Libonati Gluten Free Works

Mrs. Alaska Brandy Wendler Celiac Disease

Brandy Wendler, the new Mrs. Alaska, has celiac disease.

April 8, 2011, Anchorage, Alaska: Brandy Wendler, wife of JohnRoss Wendler, pilot officer of Elmendorf Air Force Base who is serving in Japan’s relief effort, was crowned Mrs. Alaska United States 2011 in front of a packed auditorium at the Wilda Marston Theatre in Anchorage on Saturday, April 2nd, 2011.  

Although the Mrs. Alaska pageant was Mrs. Wendler’s first time competing in a pageant, her passion for speaking about Celiac disease, a disease Mrs. Wendler was diagnosed with 3 years ago, stole the hearts of the judges and the entire audience. 

Mrs. Alaska United States is a prestigious and elite title, which requires each contestant to choose a (more…)

Recall: Jennie-O Recalls Ground Turkey Breast

April 7th, 2011 by Kimberly Bouldin

Gluten Free Works Author Kimberly Bouldin

jennie-o turkey burgersJennie-O Turkey Store is recalling close to 55,000 pounds of frozen ground turkey breast that was sold exclussively at Sam’s Clubs.  The ground turkey may be contaminated with salmonella.  Salmonella can cause diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever and is extremely dangerous for those with compromised immune systems.   (more…)

Gluten Free Works Jennifer Harris

Gluten-free tacosWe shop at Trader Joe’s at the Forum about once a week and we are always scanning the aisles to see what gluten-free products we can find.  On a recent trip we discovered their taco seasoning mix.  It has a ‘g’ on the front of the package and it is only .79 cents a pack, so we decided to give it a try. (more…)

Gluten Free Works Jennifer Harris

Gluten Free Allergy Free ExpoThe Gluten Free/Allergy Free Expo is taking place in Lisle, IL April 29th – May 1st.  Jen Cafferty is the founder and director of this event that is the Midwest’s largest gluten-free vendor fair.   More than 70 vendors will be on hand to sample their products.  The vendor fair also features a designated nut-free area, kids’ activities and performers.

An event this large needs a little help, so they are now accepting applications for volunteers.
 Volunteers are needed for many positions including: (more…)

Kaitlin Fleming

A Gluten Free Energy Bar Worth Trying

March 28th, 2011 by Kaitlin Fleming

Kaitlin Fleming Gluten Free Works

Wild Alice Gluten Free BarsI was recently sent a sample of Wild Alice Bars, which are gluten free and vegan. I was sent the apricot cashew and cranberry walnut flavors, the latter being my favorite. 

I took the cranberry walnut bar with me while snowboarding in Tahoe last weekend and it was a lifesaver. The snow was perfect so I didn’t want to waste time going inside to eat and, (more…)

irritable bowel glutenIn the first double blind randomized placebo-controlled study of gluten and symptoms in people without celiac disease, researchers from Australia have confirmed that gluten is a trigger of digestive symptoms and fatigue. They concede that “non-celiac gluten intolerance” may exist.

 

The researchers challenged and re-challenged people with IBS in whom celiac disease had been excluded whose symptoms were controlled on a gluten-free diet. These individuals were randomized to gluten-free diet with daily supplements of muffins and bread with a standard amount of gluten added or not added. Both the patients and the (more…)