1/18/2013

Recent Court Settlement Sets Strong Precedent for Gluten- and Allergen-Free Accommodations; NFCA Urges Colleges and Universities to Take Action.

 

Ambler, Pa.  (Jan.  15, 2013) – Students choose their college or university based on a number of factors. Their ability to find a meal on campus shouldn’t be one of them.

 

gluten free college cafeteriaAccording to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA), an estimated 1 in 131 Americans is affected by celiac disease. These individuals require a strict, lifelong gluten-free diet – including when they’re at college.

 

“Students are coming home on break to find they have elevated blood levels or have lost significant weight because they’re not getting the gluten-free nutrition they need,” explains Alice Bast, founder and president of NFCA. “It’s a serious threat to their health, and it’s time the schools paid attention.”


Approximately 1,572 pounds of The King's Delight Co.'s Applegate Naturals frozen, gluten-free chicken nuggets have been recalled because they contain wheat. 

The presence of wheat is not declared on the label of the 8 oz. cartons.

Applegate Naturals Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets

Applegate Naturals Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets

Here are the details of this recall if you have purchased this product:

Amy Fothergill

Gluten-free Orange Sesame Beef Stir Fry Recipe

January 22nd, 2013 by Amy Fothergill

This recipe is a combination of two recipes/techniques. It's broken down into 4 steps:

1. Marinate the meat and prep the sauce. 2. Cut the veggies. 3. Cook the veggies. 4. Cook the meat. 5. Put it all together and enjoy.

I grabbed some of the veggies (cabbage, mushrooms and scallions) from the salad bar for easy prep and used cooked green beans from the fridge along with shredded carrots. When I cook, I usually prep as I go to save time but forgot that the flat snap peas take some time to take off the string in the center. Note to self: prep the veggies first!. Once you start cooking, it all comes together very quickly.

The meat is delicious on its own so you can use this part of the recipe to make Asian beef anytime. The orange rind is added at the end so

Jennifer Harris

New Gluten-free Travel App From Gluten Free Travel Site

January 21st, 2013 by Jennifer Harris

GlutenFreeTravelSite.com launched the Dine Gluten Free iPhone app and Android app, which enables users to access the site's dining and travel reviews when they are away from home. All of the reviews on the site (from the U.S. and around the world) are written by its users and include reviews of restaurants, bakeries, markets, hotels, resorts, etc.

Karen Broussard, Founder of GlutenFreeTravelSite said, “Whether you’re looking for a new restaurant to try in your area, a safe place to eat on a family vacation, or a venue for dining when traveling on business, you’ll have convenient access to detailed accounts of other people’s gluten free dining experiences. The reliable peer reviews found within the Dine Gluten Free app -- complete with tips on how to make your meals as safe and enjoyable as possible -- help steer you toward the most accommodating places to stay, dine, and shop. You’ll never again feel limited or deprived when eating out."

Features of the app include:

Rudi's Gluten-free BakeryBeing that I am a creature of habit, I am 100% serious when I say that I eat a slice of Rudi’s multi-grain bread every day.

My routine: Wake up. Make omelette. Toast Rudi’s. Enjoy.

So, when I started seeing promotions for Rudi’s new ‘soft & fluffy’ recipe, I was very intrigued and excited for my daily routine to get THAT much better.

Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed Rudi’s old formula, and loved nothing more than

Earth Balance, one of my favorite companies when it comes to butter replacement, has just announced their expansion into the snack category with the creation of four grab-and-go snacks: Vegan Buttery Flavor Popcorn, Vegan Aged White Cheddar Flavor Popcorn, Vegan Aged White Cheddar Flavor Puffs and P.B. Popps, a sweet and salty popcorn treat.

Enter to win them by visiting their blog and answering the question 'what are your favorite straight-out-of-the-bag snacks' and be the first to try their new offerings. Each comment counts as one entry, and you can enter as many times as you like from now until Sunday, January 20.

According to the company, the four new Earth Balance® snack items will launch

Teri Gruss, MS

Gluten-Free Thai Chicken Pot Stickers Recipe

January 16th, 2013 by Teri Gruss, MS

gluten free pot stickers recipe

If you have ever enjoyed the experience of eating "pot stickers" before going gluten-free, you know how delicious and fun these savory Asian pan-fried dumplings are. They're fun to make too!

Traditionally pot sticker wrappers - similar to wonton wrappers, are made with wheat flour. While I've thought about attempting to make a gluten-free wonton for some time, it wasn't until I bought Laura B. Russell's cookbook, The Gluten-Free Asian Kitchen that I actually went for it.

Our gluten-free pot stickers will stick to the pan, just like wheat-made pot stickers, so read the instructions carefully and then have fun making this recipe.

Yes, you did just read that title correctly.

Kimye’s baby and the gluten-free diet have a few things in common. What are they you may ask? Well, here ya go:

It takes about 9 months to grow on you

Just like Kimye’s baby, the gluten-free diet isn’t second nature right when it’s sprung on you. At first you’re completely overwhelmed, thinking of how different life will be now, but you gradually get used to the idea of the whole thing. You get into a routine and oftentimes change your habits.

I’m sure motherhood is the same way (although I don’t want to find out for another 7-10 years).

gluten free taxes

Are YOU eligible for Tax deductions for gluten-free purchases??

It’s no secret that gluten-free packaged food is oftentimes more expensive than its gluten-containing counterparts, but did you know you might be eligible for a tax deduction to help make up the difference?

If you have never filed for a tax deduction for your gluten-free food purchases, there are some important things you should know before you do:

Laura Hanley

If there was a ‘Magic’ Gluten-Free Pill

January 12th, 2013 by Laura Hanley

Gluten-eaters often ask me, “Don’t you wish there was some ‘magic’ pill?”

This question arises when I have limited choices on a menu, or have to pass the basket of bread without indulging. My response usually includes a “Not really”, with some type of short explanation on why my life doesn’t suck because I’m gluten-free.

If there was a magic pill that enabled you to eat gluten, would you use it?

I can honestly say that I don’t feel like I’m missing out. I am happy with my diet. Just because I can’t choose a roll from the gluten-filled bread basket, doesn’t mean my life has crumbled into ruins.

So if there was a pill, would I take it? If I had the ability to indulge in gluten-filled food with the comfort of knowing the so-called ‘magic’ pill would alleviate my symptoms as well as prevent the damage to my intestines, would I be poppin’ it back on the regular?