It’s that time of year when we’re ready to get out and hit the road for fun adventures! No matter whether you’re headed near or far, it’s a great idea to be prepared to make gluten-free munching easy and safe.
For out of town travel, it helps to plan ahead. Pack a few meals in a carry on bag, just in case your luggage gets lost or your flight gets delayed. Good options can include gluten-free energy bars (Larabars, Purebars, Prana Bars and Boomi Bars, etc.) , tuna with a pull top, dry cereal, dried fruit and nuts, baby carrots, rice cake “sandwiches”, apples, crackers (I like Mary’s Gone Crackers) all-fruit leather, a hard boiled egg, “just add water” gluten-free meals, or even some kinds of beef and turkey jerky. Remember, things with liquid aren’t a good idea because (more…)
Pamela’s Products, an award-winning leader in the gluten-free foods arena, is now accepting entries for its 6th Annual Gluten-Free Recipe Contest!
This year’s contest theme, “Convenience,” focuses on highlighting recipes that are short on time, but big on taste, using any Pamela’s Products brand products to make life easier.
“Convenience.” Easy & delicious recipes that offer convenient ‘shortcuts’ or useful time-saving applications in preparation, storage or lifestyle without compromising flavor, have become a staple of home chefs. Whether preparing a complicated recipe that can be easily reheated with full flavor and freshness, creating an unbaked/uncooked meal that can be stored and frozen or whipping up a quick and simple grab-n-go snack, there are many ways to make recipes delicious, healthful, gluten-free and convenient.
It can be challenging enough on gluten-free diet, but what if you eat a vegetarian or vegan diet?
It’s well established that there are health benefits to reducing the amount of meat in the diets of most Americans, and the lifestyle has appeal for some people based on ethical and/or environmental reasons. Fortunately, with extra planning, a well-rounded and delicious gluten-free vegetarian diet is possible.
The good news is that many vegetarian staples, like beans, lentils, tofu, dairy, nuts, seeds and eggs are already naturally gluten-free. And some of the best sources of vegetarian and vegan protein are gluten-free pseudo-grains, such as quinoa, buckwheat and amaranth. Also, grains, such as millet, teff and sorghum are very nutritious. In addition to protein and fiber, they all have other vital nutrients, like (more…)
The suitability of oats as part of the gluten-free diet has been a source of controversy, with some groups pointing to research suggesting oats are safe and others pointing to other research demonstrating oats are dangerous to those with celiac disease. Close inspection of available medical research clearly shows that oats, even “gluten-free” oats, should not be included in the gluten-free diet at this time.
Until the early 1990’s, oats were excluded from the gluten-free diet, along with wheat, barley and rye. Then, a few pilot studies suggested oats may not cause the harm previously thought. The idea was proposed that people with celiac disease would find their diet more palatable, and would benefit nutritionally, if they were allowed to eat oats.
Heavy contamination of many oat products with wheat, rye, and particularly barley, was a concern. Companies began to produce so-called “gluten-free oats.” These oats were tested for the presence of wheat, barley and rye. They are vigorously marketed as “safe” for celiacs. However, studies show that even “uncontaminated oats” (oats not containing wheat, barley or rye) are toxic to an unknown number of people with celiac disease.
Early studies proclaimed oats to be safe, but they have since been judged faulty with poor validity. Nevertheless, they opened the floodgates to (more…)
Fresh ingredients, a nice steaming cup of coffee, and a hearty appetite are all that you need. When you are tired of the traditional scrambled eggs, whip up this Apple Waffle recipe for a delicous, nutritious, gluten-free breakfast!
Don’t have a waffle iron? Borrow one, or make this recipe at a friend or family members house for a delicious brunch. Once again, this recipe is thanks to the wonderful people at Whole Foods.
1/4 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup Amaranth flour
1/2 cup brown rice flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda (more…)
Homemade gluten-free energy bars are an easy, no-bake, nutritious and economical alternative to commercial energy bars.
Best of all, you can substitute your favorite dried fruits, nut butters, nuts or seeds and sweeteners to create your own personalized energy bar. Pack gluten-free energy bars in lunch and travel bags for a healthy, away-from-home gluten-free snack. (more…)
Fort Washington, PA, USA- Glutenfreeworks.com, one of the most popular gluten-free websites on the internet, is celebrating Celiac Awareness Month during May by giving away over 640 gluten-free prizes in a Gluten Free Extravaganza!
The newest gluten-free social network on the internet!
Gluten Free Works is awarding the Gluten Free Extravaganza prizes to members of its new social network, Gluten Free NetWorks, the newest social network for the gluten-free community.
Gluten Free NetWorks advances Glutenfreeworks.com’s mission to “help people get well, look good and stay healthy” by providing a place to meet, share information and assist each other.
Gluten-Free Extravaganza prizes were donated by twenty-six gluten-free companies: Earth Source Organics, Domata Living Flour, Heartland Pasta, Conte’s Pasta, Bob’s Red Mill, (more…)
BATTLE CREEK, Mich., May 11, 2011 – The wait for people with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity is almost over. Starting in June 2011, grocery stores nationwide will begin stocking new Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® Gluten Free cereal alongside the original variety.
Rice Krispies® Gluten Free cereal brings a family favorite back to the tables of people who are unable to eat gluten, offering long-time fans and a new generation of gluten-sensitive kids the joy of eating a bowl of this beloved cereal “that talks,” or whipping up a batch of delicious, (more…)
Rudi’s Gluten-Free just announced a great contest called the “Unbelievably Good Gluten-Free Recipe Contest”. What is this all about? Rudi’s wants their fans to share their masterpieces for a chance to win a free trip to Boulder, Colorado. What does the trip entail? Staring in your very own online cooking show and being featured in a national media advertisement for Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery.
Talk about exciting, right? Here are the specific details straight from Rudi’s: (more…)