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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…)

Tastiest Gluten-Free–Do you agree?

March 22nd, 2011 by Kimberly Bouldin

Gluten Free Works Author Kimberly Bouldin

Gluten free snacksHa ha….do you like my fancy rhyme?  That isn’t why I am writing this post.  I saw an article on Glutenfreeville that linked over to an iVillage article on some gluten-free foods that they (Sloane Miller aka Allergic Girl) found the tastiest. 

Here are the 12 products that Miller/iVillage has listed as “The Tastiest Gluten-Free Foods”

1.  Kinnikinnick KinniToo’s

2.  Udi’s Gluten-free White Sandwich Bread

3.  La Veneziane Corn Pasta (more…)

Teri Gruss, MS

Irish Recipe: Gluten-Free Fadge

March 17th, 2011 by Teri Gruss, MS

Gluten Free Fadge

Gluten-Free Fadge Photo © 2009 Teri Lee Gruss

Our Guide to British and Irish Cooking, Elaine Lemm has great names for this easy potato cake recipe. Elaine says that in Scotland the recipe is called “Tattie Scones or Potato Scones” and in Ireland “Fadge or Potato Bread.” Whatever you call them, these little potato cakes are easy to make, economical and a good use for leftover mashed potatoes. Fadge can be baked or pan-fried. The fadge pictured here was baked.

This recipe is adapted to gluten-free cooking from Elaine Lemm’s recipe for “Tattie Scones.” (more…)

Jennifer Harris

Gluten-free St. Patrick’s Day Recipe Round Up

March 17th, 2011 by Jennifer Harris

Gluten-Free Shamrock Sugar Cookies Photo: istockphoto

Today is St. Patrick’s Day and for me that means wear something green or you are going to be pinched.

For others that means preparing traditional Irish dishes to celebrate the holiday.  Every year when this holiday arrives this Examiner is always thankful that corned beef and cabbage and potatoes and carrots are all naturally gluten free and easy to prepare.

Listed below are some of the great gluten-free St. Patrick’s Day recipes we have found: (more…)

Gluten-free Flour Option – Peanut Flour

March 15th, 2011 by Kimberly Bouldin

Gluten Free Works Author Kimberly Bouldin
Gluten Free Peanut Flour

Peanut Flour - Gluten Free and Healthy

Peanut flour is gluten-free.  It is simply roasted peanuts ground up into a flour.  No other ingredients are added.

Since peanuts are gluten-free, peanut flour is a great choice to use for baking.

Peanut flour can also (more…)

Teri Gruss, MS

Recipe: Gluten-Free Irish Barm Brack Bread

March 15th, 2011 by Teri Gruss, MS

Gluten Free Works Author Teri Gruss  

 

Gluten free Irish Barm Brack Bread

Gluten-Free Irish Barm Brack. © 2010 Teri Lee Gruss

According to Elaine Lemm, About.com Guide to British and Irish Food, “Brack is one of Ireland’s most famous bakery products.” 

Gluten-Free Irish Barm Brack is adapted to gluten-free diets from a recipe by Bernard Clayton, Jr., “Barm Brack” which appears in Bernard Clayton’s New Complete Book of Breads.

This recipe is laced with fragrant fresh lemon peel, plump raisins and chopped candied ginger. (more…)

Jennifer Harris

Calling All Volunteers…Gluten-free Camps Need You

March 7th, 2011 by Jennifer Harris

Gluten Free Works Jennifer Harris

Gluten Free CampsThis is the time of year when parents are planning their summer activities and for those kids on the gluten-free diet those plans include attending a gluten-free camp.  There are a number of gluten-free camps out there who are in need of volunteers to perform a variety of tasks.  

They camps lists below are looking for volunteers to work six hour shifts in the kitchen.  If you are interested in helping make this a (more…)

Jennifer Leeson Gluten Free Works

gluten free cooking friendsThe phone rings…it’s my friend calling to see if I would like to come over to dinner.  Little does she know that I have just been diagnosed with Celiac disease and I’m now nervous about eating at other people’s homes… 

I’m still learning what to eat and how to read labels.  I feel my heart beat increase, and my palms start to sweat.  “What is this weird feeling,” I ask myself.  I feel like I’m going to panic…and all over a social invitation.  “What’s wrong with me, this shouldn’t be a big deal.  It never was before, I’ve always just done what I wanted.”  Oh yeah, I remind myself, it’s because I don’t know if I will be able to eat if I go over.  Maybe I just shouldn’t (more…)