Archive for the ‘Gluten free’ Category

 

4th of July gluten-free recipe round-up

June 28th, 2010 by Liz Schau


Think you can't stay gluten-free during the holidays?  Truth be told, 4th of July can be particularly challenging, considering some of America's favorite dishes are full of gluten: pasta salad, hot dogs, bread, cakes and cookies.   But the goods news is, there are a ton of recipes available for those of us who eat allergen-free -- both foods that are inherently gluten-free, as well as quick and easy grain substitutions.  Just keep in mind that eating whole foods that are naturally free of gluten are easiest to prepare, usually most affordable, and also healthier than pre-packaged and processed GF foods.  (more…)


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The Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University is starting a research study to assess the knowledge of chefs and the general public about celiac disease. They are also looking at people who follow the gluten-free diet (because of celiac disease or gluten sensitivity) and whether their quality of life with respect to restaurant eating is affected because of the diet.

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Barbeque and outdoor party season has arrived.  It is the time of year when we want to relax and enjoy time with friends.  But having food allergies and issues can put a damper on your party plans.  Here are ten ways to dine safely at an outdoor party.

Outdoor Gluten-free Grilling Courtesy: dreamstime.com

1. Never show-up without something safe to eat Always make sure there is something safe for you to eat at any event. offer to bring a salad or side dish. Make a quinoa salad that everyone will love.   That way you know there is something with protein to eat that will keep you full.  If you bring a dish that is just carbohydrates, you'll be hungry before the party is over. (more…)

Redbridge gluten-free beer has been reformulated

June 21st, 2010 by Kimberly Bouldin

Redbridge gluten-free beer seemed to be a thing of the past earlier this year.  All of a sudden it disappeared from grocery stores shelves.  Tiffany Janes at Celiac-Disease.com reported that after speaking with a representative from Anheuser-Busch, she confirmed that the beer was being reformulated, not discontinued.

It seems the beer was too high in alcohol to be sold in every state.  The beer was reformulated to contain only 4% alcohol instead of 4.7%.  This now allows the beer to be sold in all 50 states. 

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Are you craving something delicious and gluten free, but you’re fed up with putting down hard earned money for disappointing products that are tasteless and sometimes even contaminated? Are you wishing you could actually enjoy eating something gourmet…and worry free? Yet, you haven’t got the time, energy or ingredients in your pantry?

Well, look no further and despair no more. Turns out your crazy cravings aren’t really crazy after all! The truth is, what you’ve been dreaming of is actually perfectly understood in Vineland, New Jersey!

Introducing Mike Conte and Conte’s Pasta Company! They’ve just set a wonderful new standard for gluten-free dining. (more…)

General Mills will be debuting gluten-free Bisquick and 3 flavors of gluten-free Hamburger Helper at this year's Celiac Disease Foundation Annual Education Conference & Food Faire, which will be held in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 15th.

Once again General Mills steps up and provides the gluten-free community with a mainstream product that is gluten-free and readily available. (more…)

Allison Hecht

Enjoy Gluten-Free Dining at Macaroni Grill

May 13th, 2010 by Allison Hecht

Most Italian restaurants are a minefield for gluten-free diners, but now you can add Macaroni Grill to the list of Italian restaurants that are more than accomodating to gluten allergies. Not only does Macaroni Grill offer a gluten-free menu, they also have special menus for those who have Shellfish, Tree Nut, Soy, Egg, and Peanut allergies.

So what can you get at Macaroni Grill? (more…)

Trish Deitemeyer

Uno Chicago Grill Makes Gluten Free Eaters Happy

May 13th, 2010 by Trish Deitemeyer

 I've been gluten free since 2002, and I'm embarrassed to say that up until a few weeks ago, I hadn't tried Uno Chicago Grill's Gluten Free menu, which they've been offering for almost 2 years. Actually, the last time I was there, it was still called "Pizzeria Uno". But recently, a bunch of us were stuck at Washington, DC's Union Station for a couple of hours, and there just happened to be a Uno's there, which seemed to be the only restaurant in the station offering gluten free foods.

I was pleasantly surprised. No - really, I was GIDDY! There was pizza! There was beer (Redbridge)! There was dessert! (more…)

It seems the new gluten-free products keep rolling into the marketplace at full steam! Some products are more anticipated that others, but one thing is true that options for those on the gluten-free diet keep expanding to meet customer's needs.

Listed below are the products that this Examiner feels are the most noteworthy: (more…)

Gluten-free snack foods are often lamented to be nutritionally lacking as many are packed with sugar and empty starches. One company has consistently bucked the trend by providing tasty, healthy, nutrient-rich snack foods and cereals that are also low fat and high in fiber.

Kay’s Naturals has built their reputation on providing all natural, nutritionally balanced snacks that are also gluten-free.

Now the company is adding Kay’s Cookie Bites to its best-selling lines of gluten-free snack foods and cereals. The Cookie Bites come in two flavors, Cinnamon Almond Cookie Bites and Honey Almond Cookie Bites, and are available in 5 oz. boxes or 1.75 oz. snack bags.

Kay’s describes their Cookie Bites as ultra nutritious, totally delicious and absolutely satisfying.

We agree.

When we tasted them, we found them to be sweet, flavorful and crispy. Gluten-free, casein-free, protein rich, fiber rich and made from natural ingredients makes them a good (and worry-free) snack during work or travel and perfect for those times when you’re running late and need something more filling than crackers or carrot sticks. (more…)