Archive for the ‘Gluten free’ Category

 

Jen Cafferty

New Year’s Gluten Free Recipes and Links

December 21st, 2010 by Jen Cafferty


Meatballs

Spice up your New Year’s Eve party with these appetizers, beverages, and hangover cures (hopefully you won’t need the last one):

Appetizers

1) Gluten Free Goddess has a great list of appetizer ideas, some of which are also vegan and vegetarian friendly.
2) My Crockpot Cranberry Glazed Meatballs are so easy to prepare.  Just let the meatballs simmer in the crock pot, and they will be ready just in time for your guests to arrive!
3) For a little kick, try this Gluten Free Black Bean Salsa and serve with corn or rice chips.

Beverages

1) This Blood Orange Champagne Cocktail from Epicurious.com will liven up (more…)


It is so fun to pass on all the new information learned about gluten-free products, shopping and dining.  The list below reflects what this Examiner learned over the last week.

  • Thanks go out to The Crispy Cook for compiling a list of gluten-free blogs with links to each one.  After reviewing the list, this Examiner discovered a number of blogs to check out and is excited to see what they have to offer.
  • Artisan gluten-free breads are now available from A Bountiful Harvest in a number of flavors.  Their breads are baked one loaf at a time naturally without artificial flavors, colorants, preservatives or additives and they are fresh baked to order for each (more…)
Teri Gruss, MS

20 Gift Ideas for Gluten-free Cooks, All Under $20

December 15th, 2010 by Teri Gruss, MS

Here are 20 gift ideas for gluten-free cooks including useful and unusual kitchen gadgets, fun gifts for gluten-free kids in the kitchen, high-quality gluten-free ingredients and new gluten-free cookbooks for the cookbook addicts on your list. And all the gift ideas cost less than $20!

Kitchen Gadgets for Gluten-Free Cooks

  1. Pizza Pan Set
    Make thin and crispy or deep dish gluten-free pizza with this 3-piece pan set which includes a pizza wheel for cutting your delicious homemade gluten-free pizza.Recipe for Gluten-Free Pepperoni Pizza
  2. Holiday Pancake Molds
    Gluten-free kids love eating reindeer, snowman and elf shaped pancakes during the holidays. (more…)
Jennifer Harris

10 Terrific Gift Ideas for People on the Gluten-free Diet

December 14th, 2010 by Jennifer Harris

Tis the season for gift giving and for those of you not familiar with the gluten-free diet this can be a time of confusion.  It can be difficult to give someone on the gluten-free diet food because some of us avoid additional allergens and not all gluten-free food is created equal.

This Examiner has created the list below as an aide for gluten-free gift giving.  This Examiner would be happy to get any of these items as a gift!

1. Subscription(s)

  • To Clan Thompson’s Celiac SmartLists, which are a series of programs that make it easy to find VERIFIED gluten information on thousands of items,
  • Zeer Select – for $4.95 monthly subscription fee, you can search to find products by category, brand, product name or UPC code.   (more…)
Amy Fothergill

Christmas Gluten-free Lemon Almond Cookie Recipe

December 14th, 2010 by Amy Fothergill

I tend to over think blogging so my intent is to be short and sweet (good luck to me). Many years ago, I had a recipe for Lemon Almond Cookies. I had copied it from a magazine (specifically from Gourmet, Feb 1990) and kept it all of these years. It is hand written on a recipe card; I added my own interpretation and instructions. At Christmas, I always made these delicious, sweet and crisp cookies.

I’m not sure of the last time I made them but in recent years, with a gluten-free diet, I haven’t even attempted them. This year, I just couldn’t take it and decided to (more…)

The holidays are here. The family is over. There’s food on the table.

Photo: http://www.zumaorganic.com

One bite of REAL stuffing won’t hurt you, right? Wrong!

Announcing NFCA’s Webinar


“Temptation Island: 
Maintaining a Gluten-Free Diet During the Holidays”

Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 1 p.m. ET/ 10 a.m. PT (more…)

Christie Bessinger

Giving Thanks for Health…My Story :)

December 8th, 2010 by Christie Bessinger

 
 

Here's me at 1 year gluten-free

 This Holiday Season I am especially thankful for the health I now enjoy… it’s been a long journey these past 10 years or so…but I am so thankful for the knowledge I’ve gained about living a Gluten-Free lifestyle…the benefits that have come from it, and that after 10 years, I can finally say that I feel like “me” again. :) 
 
I’ve never really shared my entire experience, and normally don’t write posts that are too personal… but perhaps this can help someone out there who is wondering if they might have Gluten Intolerance or Celiac Disease… or someone who has been diagnosed  and wonders if it is really a “big deal” if they HAVE to go gluten-free or not. I can tell you from personal experience that it WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE!!! It changed mine… and here’s how: 

It all started back in junior high and high school. I just felt “tired” all the time. I can’t even tell you how many times a day someone would come up to me and say, “What’s wrong? You look tired.” I even remember someone saying to me once, “You look dead.” (ouch!) It seemed like maybe I was just depressed or (more…)

Jennifer Harris

Enter the NFCA’s Holiday Dips & Dishes Recipe Contest

December 7th, 2010 by Jennifer Harris

PHOTOGRAPH BY A. ENRIQUE VALENTIN/SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL

The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness is hosting the “Holiday Dips & Dishes” Recipe Contest now through Dec. 31, 2010. Sponsored by Crunchmaster, the contest will award $500 cash to the Grand Prize winner, and four First Place winners will get $50 worth of free Crunchmaster crackers.

To enter, submit your original recipe for a gluten-free dish that incorporates a Crunchmaster product or a gluten-free dip that pairs well with gluten-free crackers like Crunchmaster. Recipes can be submitted using the Holiday Dips & Dishes Submission Form atwww.CeliacCentral.org/Contest or by emailing the recipe toRecipeContest@CeliacCentral.org. Make sure to include your name and address, especially if you want the free coupon (see below). If you have a photo of the dish or dip, attach that along with your email, too!  Click here to read the contest  (more…)

Jennifer Harris

Gluten-free Holiday Giveaway Galore Ends December 15th

December 2nd, 2010 by Jennifer Harris

Katie Chalmers, author and illustrator of the new children’s book, Mommy, What is Celiac Disease? is offering the “Gluten-Free Holiday Giveaway Galore x10!” to 10 lucky winners.

You can enter to win 1 of 10 holiday gift bags loaded with gluten-free goodies and treats for children on the gluten-free diet by visting the sites of the 10 blogger chosen to host the giveaways. 

The contest runs from Wednesday, December 1st – Wednesday December 15th and each gift bag contains:

(more…)

Janet Rinehart

Step by Step Guide: Beginning the Gluten-Free Lifestyle

November 29th, 2010 by Janet Rinehart

FOR THE NEWLY-DIAGNOSED CELIAC AND DH’er STEP-BY-STEP:  BEGINNING THE GLUTEN-FREE LIFESTYLE©

by Janet Y. Rinehart, Houston,  and Lynn Rainwater, San Antonio

BEGIN

A definite diagnosis of Celiac Disease (screening blood tests plus endoscopic biopsies) and/or Dermatitis Herpetiformis (skin biopsy) means a lifetime commitment to a gluten-free diet.

  • Take full advantage of your local chapter membership.  Our group leaders and contacts have experience with the gluten-free diet.  We can help you acclimate to the changes in your lifestyle. We welcome your questions.
  • Join national celiac support groups, for example: (more…)