Jen Cafferty

How to make gluten free halloween sugar cookies

October 12th, 2009 by Jen Cafferty


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Don't let dried out gluten-free sugar cookie dough ruin your Halloween. Here is a easy and delicious recipe for rolled sugar cookies. You don't even need to refrigerate the dough and the cookies freeze very well.

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1 cup rice flour 1/2 cup tapioca flour 1 cup potato starch 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 1/2 teaspoons xanthan gum 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup cane or beet sugar 1 cup shortening 1 egg 2 teaspoons GF vanilla extract potato starch, for kneading

In the bowl of a mixer, cream together sugar and shortening. Add egg and vanilla and beat until combined. Add all dry ingredients and combine until the dough forms a ball.


Annual Celiac Disease Conference to be held November 7, 2009

October 12th, 2009 by Kimberly Bouldin

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The 22nd Annual Celiac Disease Conference will be held on Saturday, November 22, 2009 in Columbus, Ohio. The location is the Main Campus at Nationwide Children's Hospital in the Education Center, 700 Children's Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205.

Check-in time begins at 7:30 AM, with pre-conference session beginning at 9:00 AM. The conference opens at 9:45 AM and ends at 4:00 PM. The cost is $40/person. The cost for shopping only is $10. Children 12 & under are free. You can sign up by mailing in your registration that can be found here or you can sign up online here. Registration fee includes materials, activities, lunch, snack & breaks.

There are so many wonderful exhibitors & contributors, such as Pamela's Products, Raisin Rack, Trader Joe's, Celiac Specialites, Bakery on Main, Chebe Bread Products, Mary's Gone Crackers, and many more.

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If you have been diagnosed with celiac disease, are following the gluten free diet yet are still sick, you may find this true story very helpful...

A few months ago, I was visiting the office of a celiac disease support organization. A woman in the office started asking me questions about her symptoms. She was diagnosed with celiac disease and following the gluten-free diet. She was suffering from peripheral neuropathy and a host of other health issues. We looked up her symptoms in our book Recognizing Celiac Disease and noticed trends that pointed to certain nutrient deficiencies. Symptom after symptom pointed to low folic acid, low thiamin, and low omega-3 fatty acids. When we looked up Thiamin Deficiency, she said she had almost every symptom listed.

At that point she said she couldn't possibly have nutrient deficiencies. After her latest endoscopy with biopsy, her gastroenterologist told her that her villi in her small intestine had recovered and she was absorbing normally.

But, was she truly absorbing normally?

Marissa Carter

Gluten Free Candy for Halloween

October 9th, 2009 by Marissa Carter

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Halloween is right around the corner and that means it's time to start stocking up on all those sugary sweets we all love. Goodies come in all shapes, sizes and ingredients labels.

There are so many candy lists on the web that there can be some conflicting and confusing results when you Google "candy gluten free". Half of the lists are out dated and the forums contain as many questions as answers. halloween_candy(2)

Never fear, answers are here! After looking around (a lot) I am ready to deem the Halloween Candy List on Sure Foods Living to be the most informative and up to date listing available.

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Philadelphians fill Wachovia Center to help raise awareness of celiac disease

A crowd of 1,200 gathered at the Wachovia Center on Wednesday, September 30th to celebrate the gluten-free lifestyle during the 6th annual Appetite for Awareness event. Hosted by the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) and title sponsor Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals, the event honoring John Binswanger and his family raised over $300,000 to support the organization’s national awareness campaign and programming.

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Over thirty of Philadelphia’s best restaurants participated in the event, which featured an entirely gluten-free menu. The festivities were a special treat for guests with celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder treated only through a gluten-free diet, eliminating foods containing wheat, barley and rye. Current estimates suggest the disease affects about 3 million Americans, yet over 95% live without a diagnosis.

Comcast-Spectacor Chairman Ed Snider, who is a member of the NFCA Board of Directors, generously donated the Wachovia Center facility, which has been home to Appetite for Awareness event since 2008.

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Yay for all those were too scared to try out one of those great new frozen yogurt places nearby. Now there is one that is guaranteed to be safe for the gluten-free eater.

Red Mango announced that the company's frozen product has been certified as gluten-free by the Gluten Free Certification Organization (GFCO). Red Mango is the first frozen yogurt retailer in the U.S. that has been approved by the GFCO to use the GF Certification Mark, stating that its frozen yogurt has met strict gluten-free standards.red_mango

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. veggiesroots 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. NaturesPathcereal 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.