Gluten free

Irish Recipe: Gluten-Free Fadge

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. ...

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

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. ...

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Recipe: Gluten-Free Irish Barm Brack Bread

     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 ...

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Calling All Volunteers…Gluten-free Camps Need You

This 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 ...

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Overcoming Gluten Free Social Isolation: Part I Communication

The 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 ...

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Why “Real Food” Is Important to the Gluten-free Community

“Real Food” can be defined as natural, unprocessed, traditional and nourishing foods that human have always eaten. This includes things like whole fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds, herbs and spices, fish and seafood, and animal protein. These lie in stark contrast to our modern foods which have been grown with the use of pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, have very often been genetically ...

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Gluten Free Certification – What Does It Mean to You?

Currently we have a proposed government definition of the term “gluten-free” for food labeling purposes but no final rule. Under the proposed rule, a labeled gluten-free food has to contain less than 20 parts per million of gluten. When the final rule is released this number could stay the same, go up, or go down—a little or a lot. The ...

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Agave Nectar Pros and Cons

  We have been asked about the safety of using agave syrup as low glycemic substitute for cane sugar.  Here is some useful information. Of the several hundreds species of agave, commercial agave syrup is produced from Agave Americana, a desert succulent plant. The syrup, or nectar, is obtained from the sap.  The sweet sticky sap is extracted from the ...

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