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Top 10 foods to pack for gluten-free travel

February 15th, 2010 by Tiffany Janes


Almost everyone who plans a trip the first time after they start living gluten-free has the same question - "how am I going to eat safely away from home?" The answer is simply - by doing some gluten-free home work. They need to do research about gluten-free dining options where they're headed, and they need to pack some food for the trip. Here is a list of things that are easy to find and are not likely to be confiscated by airport security. Most of these item can be used for a plane ride and upon arrival to your destination. Brands listed are not the only gluten-free options. (more…)


Most members of the gluten free elite are aware of how tasty (and gluten free) Betty Crocker fruit snacks are. Now, here’s a chance to find out how generous they can be! With the introduction of the Win One Give One contest, gluten free eaters in Kansas City have the opportunity to show their generosity as well. (more…)

I have tasted some of Joan's GF Great Bakes products and reviewed them a while back, but I hadn't had the chance to sample the English muffin. I was tweeting last week with another gluten-free friend, Jen, & she mentioned how much she loved Joan's English muffins. She went on to say that they were her favorite gluten-free English muffin. That was all I needed to hear. I usually buy Trader Joe's French rolls or Kinnikinnick's English Muffins, as they are much less expensive. (more…)

Connie Sarros

Penny Pinching on The Gluten-free Diet

February 9th, 2010 by Connie Sarros

Current economic conditions have challenged many people to look for ways to cut expenses. This problem is compounded when you’re a celiac because gluten-free foods can be expensive. Still, there are ways to trim the budget without sacrificing the foods you need and love.

1. Making a weekly menu plan reduces trips to the grocery store, saving both fuel and impulse spending. Check your pantry, refrigerator, and freezer to see what foods you can use that you already have on hand (cutting food cost for the week). (more…)

John Libonati

Whole Foods 365 Brand Gluten-Free Mixes 86′d

February 9th, 2010 by John Libonati

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Whole Foods 365 Brand Gluten-Free Mixes 86'd

Whole Foods Market has decided to discontinue its branded gluten-free baking mixes due to "lack of interest." Back in 2007, the market introduced their own line of mixes - not to be confused with the Gluten Free Bakehouse ready-made baked goods. The mixes for pizzas, breads, cakes, brownies and the like were part of the store's 365 Everyday Value line. The products initially were priced slightly less than the comparable Gluten-Free Pantry mixes the house brand largely replaced. The ingredient labels for the Whole Foods products mimicked those of Gluten-Free Pantry's, although the actual manufacturer of the store-labeled versions was never confirmed by either company.

According to a statement from Whole Foods:

The 365 Gluten Free Baking Mixes have been discontinued and are no longer available through any other outlets. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. There are many reasons that go into the decision to discontinue a product. Hundreds of new products are presented to us every day; therefore, the mix of products in each category is continually evolving. We evaluate attributes like value, quality, taste and convenience when we make the decision to accept or discontinue a product. Most often a product is discontinued to make room for a new product that offers a better combination of these attributes, or because there is a lack of interest in the product.

A Whole Foods customer service representative confirmed in an e-mail that customers' lack of interest in the products led to the decision to end distribution. Interestingly, stores are being encouraged to stock Gluten-Free Pantry mixes as a replacement when the existing inventory of store-brand products runs out.

———————— Author Information: John Libonati, Philadelphia, PA Publisher, Glutenfreeworks.com. Editor & Publisher, Recognizing Celiac Disease. John can be reached by e-mail here.

Paul Seelig, owner of the Great Specialty Products bread company in Durham, NC, has been jailed, his business closed, his website pulled and he is facing six felony counts for obtaining property by false pretense for selling bread he claimed was gluten free, when in fact it contained high amounts (>5,000 ppm) of gluten.

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Multiple food sensitivities? Try Living Harvest

February 8th, 2010 by Liz Schau

The reality for many people with gluten allergies is that they may also be allergic to other common foods. Those living with multiple food sensitivities often cannot tolerate allergens such as soy, corn, dairy, certain grains, tomatoes (or, nightshades), nuts, fish, eggs, and even chemicals or flavorings like MSG. (more…)

Jen Cafferty

Gluten-free Valentine Candy to Make at Home

February 8th, 2010 by Jen Cafferty

For many people the highlight of Valentine's Day is eating chocolate. Making chocolate Valentine's Day candy at home is both fun, easy and can be gluten-free. This is a great activity for both adults and children and a wonderful gift giving idea.

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Kaitlin Fleming

To go gluten free or not?

February 8th, 2010 by Kaitlin Fleming

I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, digestive problems can be really detrimental to your well-being. Whatever your symptoms might be, digestive health is vital to the body’s overall well-being.

Make it your new year goal to figure out the cause of your discomfort and to find a solution that works for you. (more…)

Jen Cafferty

Gluten-free Valentine’s chocolate cakes

February 8th, 2010 by Jen Cafferty

No need to fuss this Valentine's Day. There are many delicious gluten-free chocolate cake mixes available for you to create a Valentine's masterpiece. (more…)