Jen Cafferty

General Mills Publishes Gluten Free Product List

December 15th, 2009 by Jen Cafferty


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General Mills has jumped on the gluten-free band wagon expanding their gluten-free product lines. Just this past year, they provided the community with Betty Crocker cake mixes, Chex cereals and even Halloween candies that were clearly labeled "gluten free" on the box.

Turtle Brownie made with Betty Crocker Gluten Free Mix

Turtle Brownie made with Betty Crocker Gluten Free Mix

Gluten Free Product List

You can see the entire list of gluten-free products offered by General Mills at their new website www.liveglutenfreely.com.


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This just in from CSA Chapter #9 - Voorhees NJ. College Inn is recalling College Inn No MSG Chicken Broth.

From the FDA website: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm193165.htm

College_InnDecember 4, 2009 - PITTSBURGH – As a precautionary measure, due to mislabeling, College Inn is initiating a voluntary recall of College Inn® No MSG Chicken Broth sold in individual 14 ½ oz cans.

All other sizes and varieties of College Inn® Chicken Broth are correctly labeled and therefore are not affected by this voluntary recall.

[Editor's Note: The following is a post I recently submitted to a listserv concerning attitude and nutritional deficiencies in celiac disease. I posted it in response to a heated exchange folks were having on the topic.]

Hi there,

The "rage" we see in posts from time to time is part and parcel with celiac disease. My business is celiac disease. I own Glutenfreeworks.com and edited the book, Recognizing Celiac Disease.

I frequently see abnormal personalities in my travels, presentations, discussions and on listservs. I meet people with anxiety, depression, irritability, distrust and other unexplained "attitudes." There is an explanation - and no they aren't jerks, as much as people might want to call them that. Whether they are gluten-free or not, they are sick - malnourished in fact.

Nutrients play a huge part in our attitude.

Here is an example. While dropping off a shipment of Recognizing Celiac Disease books at the post office on Friday, a woman in line with thinning hair and poor skin color noticed my Gluten Free Works label. She asked what the packages were and I told her the packages contained books I was sending to customers.

She immediately launched into a tirade about how only biopsy-proven people have celiac disease and people are making money off celiac disease and how she should write a book because her daughters have celiac disease and she has read all the research and knows everything...

Amy Fothergill

Top Gluten Free Destination Contest – Contest is ENDED

December 7th, 2009 by Amy Fothergill

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Have you traveled somewhere recently and found great options for gluten free eating? Was it a restaurant, hotel or maybe a bakery? Well, if you have, please submit that location so others will know about it as well.

gftravelGlutenFreeTravelSite.com is hosting its second annual contest to find the "World's Most Celiac-Friendly Destination." The geographic location that receives the most review submissions on their site by December 31 will be declared the winner. (Last year it was New York; could it be San Francisco this year?!!.)

Jen Cafferty

Recipe: Gluten Free Peppermint Patty Brownies

December 7th, 2009 by Jen Cafferty

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There is something magical about combining the taste of a favorite holiday candy with an already perfect dessert. Try this combination of brownies with York Peppermint Patties for the holiday season.

YorkpeppermintpattiesTo prepare the brownies, use your favorite brownie mix or try my very easy Cocoa Brownie Recipe. This works well with Bob's Red Mill Brownie Mix.

Prepare the batter as directed on the package and add 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract to the mix.

Gluten-Free Recipe: Catholic Potatoes

December 7th, 2009 by Kimberly Bouldin

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Catholic Potatoes are these amazingly cheesy & creamy potatoes that my Grandmother has been serving for years. The recipe is super simple to prepare in advance & is sure to please any crowd.

Ingredients:

    5 lbs potatoes8 oz pkg. light cream cheese, softened

    8 oz container light sour cream

    1/4 cup butter, melted

    8 oz. shredded 2% cheddar cheese

    1/4 to 1/2 cup skim milk

Allison Hecht

Enjoy some gluten-free organic pizza at Pizza Fusion

December 2nd, 2009 by Allison Hecht

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Everyone is eating organic these days, and Pizza Fusion is no exception. Pizza Fusion was created in 2006 by Michael Gordon and Vaughan Lazar with the intention of delivering fresh, delicious pizzas made with all natural ingredients. The end result? Delicious pizza, salads, and wraps that taste great and are good for you.

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We are very lucky to have Dr. Cynthia Rudert, MD practicing in Atlanta. She is the only nationally recognized celiac specialist in the Southeast.

Recently I was fortunate enough to interview the very busy Dr. Rudert about celiac and her thoughtful answers were so informative that the interview will be posted in several parts. Unlike many doctors I've encountered, Dr. Rudert is always learning as much as she can about celiac so can help her many patients with the condition, as well as those with severe gluten-intolerance. I boldfaced some of the most crucial comments in Dr. Rudert's reply below.

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Dr. Rudert, you have been treating people with celiac for many years now, but it seems that many doctors still think the condition is rare. Since we now know the condition affects almost 1 out of every 100 Americans, it is far from rare. What do you consider the main problem is, in getting the word out to the medical community about this greatly under diagnosed disease?

"Celiac Disease is the most common autoimmune illness of humankind. If one were to take all the patients with Crohn's Disease and all the patients with Ulcerative Colitis and add in all those with Cystic Fibrosis and then triple the numbers that would be equal to the number of individuals with Celiac Disease. For my Math friends: 3X (Crohn's +Ulcerative Colitis +Cystic Fibrosis ) = Celiac Disease. Approximately 98% of those with Celiac are not diagnosed or misdiagnosed.

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I love cooking with different wines, juices and making up different sauces. It can be quick and easy as long as you know the basic steps. Recently, I received a sampling of the POM Wonderful pomegranate juice and immediately thought it would pair well with pork.

Pork is a meat that can be made quickly and goes well with a variety of seasonings and sauces.

pork_pomI have always been a big fan of POM Wonderful juices so I was thrilled to see what I could come up with in the kitchen that would be gluten-free. POM Wonderful juice is a great source of potassium and iron. The juice also has a slight tart taste.

What you will need for the pork chops:

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This just in from Mary McSurdy of Kimberton Whole Foods in Pennsylvania. Bush's Best beans are now gluten-free. Read BUSH'S letter from December 2009 to Mary below.

bushlogo_middle_transAs of this date, all of our BUSH'S BEST products are gluten-free with the exception of our BUSH'S Chili Magic Chili Starter line and our Bush's Homestyle Chili line.

We are pleased to inform you that we have reformulated our Chili Beans products to no longer contain wheat flour; therefore, changing the ingredient statement on these products to now state Modified Corn Starch. Due to store inventory rotation and other elements beyond our control,