Amy Fothergill

Gluten-free Cooking Spree Coming to San Francisco

October 5th, 2009 by Amy Fothergill


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It looks like the upcoming gluten-free cooking spree has a lot of offer.

Here are the details:

Bay Area Welcomes the 2nd Annual San Francisco Gluten-Free Cooking Spree amy fothergill_billboard

San Francisco Gluten-Free Cooking Spree Brings Medical Professionals and Top Chefs into the Kitchen to Compete for the Best Gluten- Free Dish.

Join the excitement on October 30, 2009 as the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) brings San Francisco Area premier chefs, top doctors and members of the media together to raise awareness of celiac disease and gluten intolerance plus celebrate the gluten-free lifestyle! Treasure Island, which boasts spectacular views of the city and the Bay Area, will play host to this exciting annual Gluten-Free Cooking Spree.


Gluten-free Recipe: Super Easy Breakfast Casserole

October 5th, 2009 by Jessica Meyer

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I love casseroles. They are quick, easy and versatile. They can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner and offer an easy clean up.

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EVOO (Extra virgin olive oil) for sautéing
½ bag frozen green beans (optional)
½ lb-1 lb ground turkey sausage
1 onion, minced
1 garlic clove, minced
12 eggs, beaten together

Cindy Swan

Avoid gluten free dietary blunders

October 2nd, 2009 by Cindy Swan

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For people with diagnosed celiac disease or autoimmune related gluten intolerance, eating a gluten free diet is not optional. It’s the only medical treatment currently available and requires 100 percent lifelong adherence.
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In addition, other conditions frequently occur alongside celiac disease and gluten intolerance. Maintaining health requires attention to lifestyle behaviors and adequate nutrition that will improve quality of life and prevent complications. The following three tips will ensure success eating gluten free.

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Nature’s Path is introducing two new gluten-free cereals to their family of gluten-free foods. Crunchy Maple Sunrise and Crunchy Vanilla Sunrise.
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These two new exciting organic cereals are an excellent source of whole grain, fiber and omega-3. They are made with organic corn, rice, flax, quinoa, buckwheat and amaranth.

Jen Cafferty

Gluten Free 101: Surviving Halloween

October 2nd, 2009 by Jen Cafferty

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Halloween can be a difficult holiday to navigate for a gluten-free child or allergic child. Here are some tips for an easy gluten-free Halloween and some great sources for gluten-free Halloween candy.

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Organize a Gluten-Free Halloween Party for Kids
Kids love parties, especially when they can eat all the goodies. Host a party where everything is safe for your child. Carve pumpkins, have a costume contest, and eat gluten-free Halloween treats (such as Halloween Sugar Cookies.) Inexpensive party supplies and art supplies can be purchased online at www.orientaltrading.com.

WebMD reviews celebrity gluten-free diet book

October 2nd, 2009 by Tiffany Janes

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It seems that almost everyone has on opinion about Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s book “The G Free Diet”. People tend to think one of two things about it. They think it’s great that a celebrity finally spoke out about having celiac disease since we desperately need the publicity. Or they feel that it’s extremely unfortunate that the book contains quite a bit of inaccurate information, thus setting us back on our quest instead of forward.
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In the back of the book the author lists some of her favorite things like Flax Crackers from Sami’s Bakery in Tampa, FL. However, the only things that the bakery owner will confirm are gluten-free are the cookies and brownies made in a sealed off room. The millet/flax items are not considered gluten-free. There is a disclaimer on the packaging of their “no gluten ingredients” products, due to how/where they are processed. Some stores are pulling the products from their shelves in response to the information in Hasselbeck’s book stirring up a controversy about the product line.

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Looking for a gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan ice cream treat?

October 2nd, 2009 by Aura Lee Honkanen

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Coconut bliss is quickly becoming a favorite in the ice cream world. It can be found at most local grocery stores in the frozen food aisle. This delicious treat is creamy with a hint of coconut. Some favorite flavors include dark chocolate and naked coconut. It’s hard to believe this treat is gluten and dairy free.

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The idea began with the intention of creating a delicious ice cream without using dairy, soy, or sugar. Although this sounds like a big task to take on, the creators of Coconut Bliss did not disappoint. Using all natural ingredients, the makers found the combination of coconut milk and agave syrup to be just right. To learn more about Larry and Luna and their full story, click here.

Pittsburgh Pirates Host Celiac Awareness Day September 27

September 24th, 2009 by John Libonati

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Celiac Awareness Day at PNC Park is a special awareness and fundraising event that will help to support awareness and patient programs of the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA), the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America (GIG) , and the Celiac Sprue Association (CSA) throughout the region.Pirates_logo

Sunday, September 27, 2009
Game Time: 1:35 pm
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. LA Dodgers
Fan Appreciation Day at PNC Park
Outfield Box: $20.00 ($5.00 donated)
L/R Grandstand: $12.00 ($2.00 donated)

BIG NEWS!

The Pirates are going to have a gluten-free portable stand for the Celiac Awareness Day!! This is the food that will be served at this special concession stand.

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The Olive Garden Offers Gluten Free Options

September 22nd, 2009 by Trish Deitemeyer

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For better or worse, the Gluten Free lifestyle is gaining in popularity. While some in the community may bicker over its trendiness, one thing is for certain: bringing GF food into the mainstream is causing more and more restaurants and stores and manufacturers to sit up and take notice. There are more GF offerings at more locations than ever before.

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One surprising addition has been The Olive Garden’s Gluten Free menu. Who would have thought that an almost strictly pasta restaurant would have GF offerings? Of course, you can always get their salad sans croutons, but now they have a GF pasta on their Garden Fare options menu. Pennine Rigate with Marinara is a hearty marinara sauce made from tomatoes, bell peppers, onions and herbs served over gluten free penne pasta.

Celiac Disease Conference in New England October 3rd

September 22nd, 2009 by John Libonati

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The Healthy Villi Celiac Support Group, the Beth Israel Deaconess Celiac Center and 24 other support groups in New England are partnering together to offer an all-day New England Celiac Conference.

The day-long forum (8:00 am to 4:00 pm) will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2009 at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel in Marlboro, MA.

The forum will include experts speaking on celiac disease, afternoon workshops, product sampling and product sales and a continental breakfast and buffet lunch. In attendance will be individuals with celiac disease (or gluten intolerance) and dietitians who are eager to learn about the gluten-free diet and the selection of food and beverages available to them. Approximately 600 attendees are expected.

The day-long conference

  • Features nationally known and respected speakers in the field of celiac disease.
  • Offers over 27,000 square feet of presentations, workshops, product sampling, and gluten free food.
  • Provides a working knowledge on how to live gluten free and learn the latest trends in celiac research and nutrition.
  • Offers 5 CEUS for Registered Dietitians.
  • Serves a full gluten free breakfast, lunch and snack to all attendees.To register: contact info@healthyvilli.org
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    Author Information: John Libonati, Philadelphia, PA
    President-elect, Celiac Sprue Association (CSA).
    Publisher, Glutenfreeworks.com.
    Editor & Publisher, Recognizing Celiac Disease.
    John can be reached at john.libonati@glutenfreeworks.com.