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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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3rd Annual Greater Phoenix Gluten-free Expo – April 16, 2011

The Celiac Disease Foundation: Greater Phoenix Chapter will host its 3rd Annual Greater Phoenix Gluten-Free Expo on Saturday, April 16, 2011.   This event is open to the public and gives people challenged with Celiac Disease, or those interested in transitioning to a gluten-free lifestyle, an opportunity to learn more about gluten-free products and where to purchase those products, as ...

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Have a Gluten-Free Valentine’s Day!

Have you checked out Gluten Free Works yet?  You really should.  Founded by Cleo and John Libonati, it is  dedicated to “helping people get well, look good and stay healthy living gluten free.”  And right now, they’ve got some very sweet Valentine’s info posted. There’s a gluten-free brownie recipe, gluten-free strawberry heart rice crispie bar recipe and even a heart-shaped pizza recipe from ...

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Gluten-Free Valentine’s Day Brownie Hearts

Use this delicious recipe for homemade gluten-free brownies to make special heart-shaped brownies for a Valentine’s Day treat. If you’re short on time, use one of the great gluten-free brownie mixes on the market, like Gluten-Free Pantry® Chocolate Truffle Brownies.  Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 50 minutes

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Knoxville Gluten Free Vendor Fair: March 12, 2011

Knoxville support group for children and adults with celiac disease to host 3rd annual Gluten Free Vendor Fair  Celi-ACT, a support group for families with one or more members affected by gluten intolerance, is hosting its 3rd annual Gluten Free Vendor Fair on Saturday, March 12, 2011 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m at a new location in the Jacobs Building ...

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Gluten-Free Strawberry Heart Rice Crispie Bar Recipe

Heart-shaped gluten-free strawberry rice crispie bars make a lovable Valentine’s Day treat! I used freeze-dried unsweetened strawberries (purchased at Costco) but if you can’t locate this ingredient, substitute with your favorite dried fruit. Dried cherries or cranberries would look equally great in this Valentine’s Day-inspired recipe. Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes

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Gluten Free Valentine’s Day Candy List

Here is a starter list of the gluten free Valentine’s Day candy you and your loved ones can share this year: (As always, check all ingredient labels.) Necco Valentine Conversation Hearts Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups  M&Ms (plain and peanut)  Hershey’s Milk Chocolate (NOT crisp or cookie flavored)

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Gluten-Free Valentine’s Day Heart-Shaped Pizza Recipe

 Prepare a batch of Gluten-Free Pizza Crusts ahead of time and making homemade gluten-free pizza becomes the ultimate gluten-free fast food. Kids will love this recipe for heart-shaped Gluten-Free Pepperoni Pizza. Pepperoni “hugs and kisses” spread delicious gluten-free love! Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 12 minutes Total Time: 42 minutes

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Gluten Free Valentine’s Day Recipe Round Up

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching.  It is a day of flowers, candy, chocolate desserts, sugar cookies and of course dinner.  If you are on the gluten-free diet it can seem daunting to bake a gluten-free dessert that is a crowd pleaser, purchase a pre-made dessert, or determine which chocolates are gluten free, so read on and revel in the amount ...

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Update on FDA’s Gluten-Free Food Labeling Rule

Rhonda Kane, MS, RD, Consumer Safety Officer at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), provided us with the following status report on FDA’s gluten-free food labeling rulemaking: “FDA published a proposed rule to define the food labeling term “gluten-free” on January 23, 2007, which had a 90-day public comment period that closed on April 23, 2007.  As discussed on page ...

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