Dr. Rodney Ford, pediatrician and author of The Gluten Syndrome, provides us with an excellent and easy-to-follow video that tells us how to know if we need a gluten test.

This short presentation explains which symptoms to look for and tells you the tests you need to to request to find out if gluten is making you sick.

Dr. Ford estimates up to one third of people with chronic diseases are being affected by gluten and sums up why people do not ask to be tested. "We are so used to being sick that we don't know we're sick." People think they have always been this way, so they do not know to ask.

He then establishes a great litmus test to determine who should be tested - "People who are sick, tired or grumpy should be tested."

 


Teri Gruss, MS

Gluten-Free Pecan Pie Recipe

November 27th, 2012 by Teri Gruss, MS

This gluten free recipe for pecan pie is incredibly sweet and delicious. Don't be intimidated about making homemade pie crust. A food processor makes the task fast and easy- just keep your butter or shortening chilled and use ice water.

The rich pecan filling is mixed in a blender, making this a fast and easy favorite.

Tip - An 8 or 9-inch tart pan with a removable bottom makes a nice-looking crimped crust and makes cutting pies easy too.

Christie Bessinger

Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

November 26th, 2012 by Christie Bessinger

Everyone loves Chocolate Chip Cookies! Now you can enjoy some that are not only Gluten-Free, but GRAIN-FREE as well. Almond Flour is high in protein, and a good source of magnesium and vitamin E. I hope you love these as much as I do!

 

I adapted this recipe from The Wannabe Chef  Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe: 

 

My Food Philosophy – Finding My Inner Foodie

November 21st, 2012 by Candice Rose Clifford

Yummy snacks can be simple and easy to make!

With all the working out I do it still surprises me how most days I honestly don’t get hungry. It’s something that confuses me, but something I’ve just accepted as a “normal” part of my life.

What helps me cope with this is focusing on how food is nourishing and will help me continue to be healthy. I continually look for ways to make my diet more “nutrient dense.” I’m happy to report that I have been increasing the amount of veggies I’m eating and have found more that I am enjoying! However the child in me is coming out because I have to hide them in my foods….whatever way works right?

Last night I made a delicious bowl of pasta with pesto, eggplant, and peppers. I added kale as well but I think it would of been better if I steamed the kale. Sorry for the absence of a picture, but I must say it was a beautiful {and colorful} creation!

We all know what it's like to be in a non-gluten-free kitchen: whether it's you or someone you know that is on a gluten-free diet, being in a kitchen that is not gluten free can be an uneasy experience. Maybe you share a kitchen with someone who does not eat gluten free. Maybe you're having non-gluten-free friends over or going to a party at a non-gluten-free house. Just in time for the holidays, here's a video from Marie Fang about staying gluten free in a shared kitchen.

Whether it's the coming holidays or daily life, this video can help you or someone you know avoid cross-contamination in a shared kitchen!

 

Here are some helpful ideas for the holidays!

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Thanksgiving is this week and for some that can mean their first holiday on the gluten-free diet, or their first time cooking for a family member/friend who needs to eat gluten free. No need to worry because Atlanta has a number of gluten-free bakeries that are offering special Thanksgiving items to enhance your holiday feast.

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie is one of the many gluten-free offerings from local bakeries in Georgia this Thanksgiving

Giving Thanks for Balsamic Glazed Roasted Vegetables

November 20th, 2012 by Chrissy and Lauren

To take a load off of your plate for the upcoming Thanksgiving preparation, here is a game plan for a quick and easy side-dish that will absolutely delight the palates of your family and friends.

Balsamic Glazed Roasted Vegetables

Balsamic Glazed Roasted Vegetables

Amy Fothergill

A Mini E-Cookbook for Your Gluten-Free Holiday Meal

November 19th, 2012 by Amy Fothergill

 

This could be your holiday dinner plate!
If you think that eating gluten-free means your holiday meal will be anything less than fantastic, you need this mini e-cookbook that I just published. Whether you are looking to include a single gluten-free dish or makeover your whole holiday meal, this is the book for you.

 

Feel good this holiday season but not just because your meal is gluten-free...help raise money for the Hurricane Sandy relief fund AND get a great e-cookbook. For every cookbook sold, $1 will be donated to The American Red Cross.

 

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Natalie Pronio

Gluten-Free Beers and Ciders for the Holidays

November 19th, 2012 by Natalie Pronio

The holiday season is upon us! Celebrations all around, and parties abound, but regardless of your reason to have a gathering, if you or one of your party guests is gluten free, make sure you have plenty of beverages available that are not only safe to drink, but are as delicious as the rest of your drink options.

gluten free beers

image source: serious eats

Teri Gruss, MS

Melissa’s Savory Gluten-Free, Grain Free Stuffing Recipe

November 18th, 2012 by Teri Gruss, MS

gluten-free grainless stuffing with sausageThis easy, stove top gluten-free and grain free recipe for Savory Gluten-Free Stuffing comes from Melissa Diane Smith, author of Gluten-Free Throughout the Year and Going Against the Grain.

This recipe is an out-of-the-ordinary, hearty alternative for those avoiding not only gluten but all grain.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: Serves 4 to 6