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Gluten free works author Petra Aitken

Gluten Free Thai Rice Paper Vegetable Roll Recipe

Rice paper rolls with carrot, coriander, cucumber and sweet chilli sauce. Photo: Petra Aitken

I love rice paper rolls and it’s disappointing how many thai places don’t have them on the menu opting for gluteneous deep fried spring rolls instead. However they are very simple and cheap to make so I often make them at home as a dinner entree or snack.

You can buy the rice paper sheets from most supermarkets and then you just need to decide what you want to fill them with. I usually make vegetarian versions using coriander, carrot and cucumber but go ahead and experiment with chicken, beef and different types of vegetables. You can also add rice noodles.

If your rice paper rolls always seem to fall apart when you dip them in (more…)


Teri Gruss, MS

Gluten-Free Shamrock Sugar Cookie Recipe

March 15th, 2012 by Teri Gruss, MS

Gluten-free shamrock sugar cookies are buttery good, easy to make and a charmin’ St. Patrick’s Day cookie.

You will need a small (about 3/4-inch diameter) shamrock cookie cutter to use as a stencil on your cookies. If you can’t find this type of cookie cutter you can make your own stencil by tracing and cutting a shamrock shape on a plastic kitchen mat (available at most stores in housewares.)

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

For this recipe, you will need:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract (more…)
John Libonati

Ice Creams, Sorbets, Puddings and Sauces

December 31st, 2011 by John Libonati

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Ice Cream & Sorbets

Recipe: Crème Brulee Ice Cream (Gluten Free, Egg Free, with Dairy-Free, Vegan Option)

Gluten-free Luscious Berry Slush or Sorbet

Banana ‘Scream with a Kick Recipe


Puddings

Gluten-free Tiramisu Recipe with Shabtai Lady Fingers

Classic Gluten-Free Fruit Salad

 

Sauces

Grilled Pineapple with Gluten-free Rum Sauce

John Libonati

Pancakes and Waffle Recipes

December 30th, 2011 by John Libonati

Gluten Free King Arthur Pancakeapple waffle recipe gluten free

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Pancakes

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pancakes 3 Ways – Plain, with Apples or with Pecans!

Gluten-Free Round Up…Seasonal Pumpkin Recipes

Gluten Free Recipe: Cousin Dee’s Sweet Potato Pancakes!

Buckwheat Pancakes with Banana and Date Butter

Gluten-free Buckwheat Buttermilk Blueberry Pancakes Recipe

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pancake Recipe Your Family Will Love!

Gluten-Free Nutty Buckwheat Pancakes

Gluten-Free Upside Down Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

Gluten-Free Apple Amaranth Pancakes

Gluten-Free Coconut Flour Pancakes

 

Waffles

Gluten Free Eggnog Waffle Recipe

Whip Up Some Gluten-free Waffles for Breakfast

Gluten Free Whole Grain Apple Waffle Recipe

 

Vanessa Hill Gluten Free Works

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Gluten-Free Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

I look forward to the holiday season – visiting family, friends, the exchanging of gifts. And of course there’s the food. When you aren’t hosting your own thanksgiving, it can be stressful to make sure you aren’t getting any gluten in your diet.

I had to call my boyfriend’s aunt to make sure that the turkey was okay for me to eat, and ask about other side dishes being made. But when it comes to dessert, I don’t expect everyone to cater to me, so I will be bringing my own this year.  Normally I make a pie or cake or some sort.  This year, I’m making a simple but delicious favorite: chocolate chip cookies.

These cookies are good for those who are on a gluten free diet or even those following a paleo lifestyle. Most paleo peeps don’t eat grains or (more…)

Squash and Turkey Bacon Hash Recipe

November 20th, 2011 by Sarica Cernohous

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Squash and Turkey Bacon Hash on Arugula and Mixed Greens

 

Squash and turkey bacon hash takes a savory-sweet spin on many of the usual Thanksgiving ingredients – a spin that is tasty and very nutritious! The secret to the development of the flavors is being patient and allowing the ingredie (more…)

Making Thanksgiving a Welcoming Meal for a Celiac Guest

November 20th, 2011 by Stephanie Diamond

Stephanie Diamond Gluten Free Works

gluten free thanksgiving partyThanksgiving can be the most depressing holiday for a celiac. It’s a whole day that centers around food. And no one wants to feel left out of the festivities. Part of being a celiac isn’t just the food, it’s the psychology of standing out in a crowd. I’ve found that I hate being pegged with the “special meal.” I want to fit in and eat the same food as everyone else. Thus, the most comforting thing for me is being invited to the home of someone who is aware of the simple steps that can be taken to make a gluten-free Thanksgiving that’s delicious for everyone.

It’s not necessarily about making gluten-free alternatives of “regular” food. It’s about finding regular food that happens to be gluten-free. You don’t need to spend a fortune at a specialty grocery store; most of (more…)

gluten free kelly nolan

anti ppm changes australia new zealandIssues of Concern with the undermining of Coeliac Disease care in Australia and New Zealand, the current Trade Practices Act stipulates that only products with no detectable levels of gluten are permitted to be labelled gluten free.

It has recently come to my attention that the Coeliac Society of Australia has not that long ago asked the ACCC to raise the allowable detection limit of gluten laws for a food to be labelled gluten free in Australia. They plan to change it from ‘no detectable gluten’ (currently <3ppm (parts per million) of gluten) to 20 ppm gluten. This will allow foods with small traces of gluten to be labelled ‘gluten free’ and meet world labelling definitions as up until this time Australia and New Zealand are of few countries with such strict gluten free labelling laws. In turn, this supposed to make our diets less (more…)

In  Part 1 of this article about nutrient deficiencies in the gluten-free population, I posed four critiques and questions that I promised to answer in today’s part 2. Without further ado, here we go…

Critique #1 questioned the small sample size of the research. I can’t do anything about that, and there’s not much to be said about it, so let’s move on.

Next, I think it’s easiest to address critique #3: How did nutrient deficiencies in the gluten-free population compare to Americans as a whole? To answer that question, I pulled data regarding nationwide averages from the USDA’s Community Nutrition Mapping Project. If I amend yesterday’s table that showed the percent of the gluten-free population who are deficient in given nutrients, and add to it a column for the national averages, this is what you find:

 

Nutrient GF Deficiency Nationwide Deficiency
fiber 74% 92%
calcium 82% 69%
thiamin 59% 19%
riboflavin 25% 11%
B6 35% 26%
folate 85% 40%
B12 29% 20%
iron 41% 11%

 

These numbers change the perspective a bit, I think. It’s not simply that the gluten-free population is nutrient deficient. When you compare us to the national averages, it gets slightly more complex. In some cases, such as folate, riboflavin, thiamin, and iron, we’re two or more times as deficient (as a group) than the nation. However, in other cases, such as B12, B6, and calcium, we still have greater rates (more…)

Gluten Free Banana Drunk Macaroons

July 28th, 2011 by Leanne Vogel

I hadn’t realized it while planning this weeks’ posts, but there is an ongoing theme for many of the recipes this week.

fiber + healthy and happy digestion

I just love fiber, don’t you?

Abusing my body throughout my teenage and early adult years left me with a very broken digestive system.

After going through countless tests, x-rays, medications, hospital visits, acupuncture, massage therapists, and exercises I said enough is enough! And I made a promise to myself that I would (more…)