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National Experts Will Teach at Gluten & Allergen Free Expo, April 29 – May 1

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

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Product Review: Kim & Scott’s Gluten-free Bavarian Soft Pretzels

There 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 ...

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Gluten-Free Spinach Quiche Recipe

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

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Newly Crowned Mrs. Alaska Raises Awareness of 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 ...

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Recall: Jennie-O Recalls Ground Turkey Breast

Jennie-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.  

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Volunteers Needed for Gluten Free Allergy Free Expo in Illinois

The 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 ...

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A Gluten Free Energy Bar Worth Trying

I 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 ...

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Study Finds Gluten Causes Digestive Symptoms and Fatigue in People Without Celiac Disease

In 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 ...

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