Gluten pasta at the bottom of sauteed cabbage - Credits: Jennifer Harris

Gluten pasta at the bottom of sauteed cabbage - Credits: Jennifer Harris

It has happened to most all of us at one time or another. You have just finished a meal at a restaurant when you notice you aren't quite feeling right. For me, that starts with a stabbing headache and a hot flash. Immediately you know your meal has come into contact with gluten. Now what do you do? How can you turn your negative experience into a positive one?


I have tended not to use coconut products as my primary cookie eater isn't really a fan.  However, in an aberrant moment I bought several bags of coconut flour in with my order of brown rice flour, so I need to start using it.  I also had a jar of

Carolina’s Kale Slaw Recipe – Wow, I Had to Share

May 14th, 2013 by Chrissy and Lauren

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One of my bestest friends and (oh my gosh we’ve been pals for 10 years) bridesmaids, Carolina, makes some awesome food. We’re old.

She is constantly telling me about

How To Make the Most of Celiac Awareness Month!

May 13th, 2013 by CC Bonaduce

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This year I am taking Celiac Awareness Month a little more personally than years past! In March, I went to the Digestive Disease National Coalition and met with Senators to discuss Resolution 550 that officially makes May  National Celiac Awareness Month.

When talking with the Senate staff I explained that making May Celiac Awareness Month gives members of the gluten free community a great jumping off point for awareness campaigns and projects. For example, the

Bella McKenzie

Sundried Tomato Scrambled Tofu Recipe

May 10th, 2013 by Bella McKenzie

Perhaps the hardest thing to give up when attempting a vegan lifestyle are eggs.

Let's face it.

Just type in google images right now "breakfast ideas" and watch what comes up.

In fact, I will do it for you now and tell you what I got:

  1. Pancakes (made with 1 egg).
  2. Breakfast Burritos (made with egg whites).
  3. Spinach and Mushroom Frittatas (made with 4 eggs).
  4. Over easy egg and avocado (made with eggs...I guess you knew that).
  5. Breakfast Biscuit Sandwich (made with meat and ....you have it...eggs).

 

Eggs are pretty impressive aren't they? 100% the most popular breakfast selection - at least in America that is... (they love 'em in Europe too though, so I know that).

So that's why the problem exists for people trying to go vegan. What are you to do about your morning breakfast when everything seems to center around eggs?

Well the answer is ~

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Gluten Free Carrot Cake. Courtesy: Teri Gruss

Moist and luscious, gluten-free carrot cake with cream cheese frosting is a gluten-free favorite at my house. The cake freezes well and the recipe makes one round layer cake, one 13x9-inch sheet cake or 36 cupcakes. Three cups of grated carrots add healthy carotene, a nutrient that the body uses to make vitamin A. Not bad for a cake!

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BioLineRx Therapy BL - 7010 Treats Celiac Disease & Gluten Sensitivity

BioLineRx Ltd, a biopharmaceutical development company, was invited to deliver an oral presentation at the recent 2013 National Education Conference & Gluten-Free Expo, the Celiac Disease Foundation's annual conference, in Pasadena, California.

Leah Klapper, Ph.D., General Manager, BioLine Innovations Jerusalem, presented BioLineRx's therapy, BL-7010, for the treatment of celiac, as part of a session entitled Breaking Therapies Beyond the Gluten-Free Diet.

BL-7010 will be presented at

Jennifer Harris

GoPicnic Is Going to the Movies

May 6th, 2013 by Jennifer Harris

gopicnicRegal Entertainment Group announced the addition of four gluten-free, ready-to-eat meals from GoPicnic Brands Inc. to their concession offering. GoPicnic's gluten-free meals will now be available in more than 500 locations nationwide.

I have been a fan of GoPicnic meals for years and I am thrilled that Regal is adding

John Libonati

Good Nutrition: It’s What You Eat AND Absorb

May 3rd, 2013 by John Libonati

"You are what you eat."

We teach children this common thinking almost from the time they can speak. It makes sense. The food that you put in your mouth, chew and swallow becomes the person you are.

Most people believe it. So do most doctors.

Well, it may sound logical but it is only partially correct and based on a very iffy assumption.

The assumption is that your body absorbs what you eat.

Glutenfreeworks.com has pressed the truth, namely that you are actually what you eat and absorb. If something like celiac disease is stopping you from absorbing properly, then you are NOT what you eat.

In this important three minute video, Neil Raff, MD concisely explains how what you absorb is just as important as what you put in your mouth. Dr Raff covers the various ways nutrient absorption can be affected and limited. He also touches on a related topic - foods today do not contain the nutrients they provided in the past.

Kudos to Dr. Raff for covering this important topic in this quick and easy-to-understand must-see presentation.

Over 3 million people in the United States have undiagnosed

celiac disease awarenessCeliac disease awareness is desperately needed - now more than ever. 

While the gluten-free diet has exploded in popularity, celiac disease remains massively under-diagnosed.

Why? Two Reasons: 

1. The public has shifted its focus to the gluten-free diet and away from celiac disease due to the media. The media likes diets. Diets sell. Oddly named diseases that are difficult to describe in catchy sound bites don’t sell.

2. Doctors do not have the information they need to recognize, diagnose and treat this common disorder. The information exists but there is no authority that actively ensures