This video provides an interview with Shannon Ford, winner of the 2011 Mrs. United States pageant. An advocate for the Celiac Disease Foundation, Ford adopted a gluten-free diet after first being diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2009.

Ford's story is similar to many others' who are now gluten free, and she hopes to broaden the knowledge of Celiac Disease and gluten sensitivity. Ford has used her celebrity platform to help support causes like gluten-free labeling and fitness.


One Dish, Three Meals – Mexican Style!

November 14th, 2012 by Candice Rose Clifford

I have never viewed being on a gluten and dairy-free diet as restrictive. Of course there are many foods I can’t have, but there are many more foods I can enjoy. However, more so than I did before I went gluten-free I get in phases where I feel like I’m eating the same foods. This is especially true since I have had to restrict my diet even more due to acid reflux.

When my parents came up last time my mom brought me two 1lb containers of ground turkey. I had made a meatloaf with one and had been enjoying the frozen turkey burgers my mom had made, but with my last

Natalie Pronio

Chuck E Cheese to Offer Gluten Free Options

November 13th, 2012 by Natalie Pronio

Effective today, over 500 locations of Chuck E Cheese restaurants will begin offering two GFCO certified gluten-free options for those visitors following a gluten-free diet. An individual cheese pizza and an individual chocolate fudge cupcake are the two certified gluten free options now available to children and parents visiting the establishment.

Chuck E Cheese to offer gluten free options

Chuck E Cheese to offer gluten free options

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Party Cake Recipe

November 13th, 2012 by Candice Rose Clifford

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Kick off the holiday season by making a special gluten free dish. This Pumpkin Party Cake would be a great addition to your menu!

1 tbsp of Cinnamon Sugar (1/4 c. Evaporated Cane Juice, 1TBSP cinnamon)

1 package (15 oz) yellow gluten-free cake mix ( I used Betty Crocker GF)

1/4 c. Evaporated Cane Juice

1c. Canned pumpkin

1/2c. vegetable oil

3 TBSP orange juice

A G-Free Thanksgiving

November 12th, 2012 by Cheryl Harris, MPH, RD, LD

It takes a little planning ahead to guarantee a great Thanksgiving. In many ways, it’s easier if you’re hosting, because you know what you can and can’t have. Most people hate to impose on their hosts, but it’s easier on you AND your host to ask beforehand than sit through a four-hour meal and watch others eat. Remember, nothing is more important that staying safe!

Turkey: Though it’s always good to check, the good news is that all plain fresh turkey is naturally gluten free. However, self-basting turkeys usually contain gluten. Most gravy packets are a problem, too. As of 2011, ALL of the companies I called did have gluten-free turkeys, except Tofurky, which has gluten. Check out my gluten-free turkey list for 2011, which has manufacturer contact info.

If you’re not hosting Thanksgiving at your house, talk to your host as soon as you can. You’ll need to talk about:

* Broth used for basting * Seasonings * Stuffing in the

Trying Out An Old Favorite with Pete & Gerry’s Eggs

November 9th, 2012 by CC Bonaduce

When I was little I loved American Girl dolls. It seems like yesterday that I was picking out my first doll, after my “Twin Doll” sadly lost her head four times. I can remember my mom suggesting I get Samantha because she was the one that looked closest to me. However, the doll I chose was Molly because she had glasses just like me. I loved that doll, I read all the books which went along with her; even dressed up as Molly for Halloween one year.

One year we threw a birthday party for Molly. My mom being the creative person she is went all out! We made homemade headbands; an idea from one of my American Girl Magazines and ate dishes of food that Molly would have enjoy during the era in which she lived. It’s one of those childhood memories I won’t forget.

Over break I received eggs from Pete & Gerry’s Organic Eggs; a company I met at this year’s summer Food Fete. My brother laughed when he asked what was in the package and I excitedly responded

Amy Fothergill

Gluten Free Gravy Recipe

November 8th, 2012 by Amy Fothergill

If you think making homemade gravy is harder than the SAT's, think again.

Instead of using a gluten-based roux (butter and flour), start using slurries.

A slurry is a combination of a starch and cold water (equal parts) which are mixed into a hot liquid like chicken or turkey broth.

The ratio that I use which seems to work well is:

Natalie Pronio

Wegmans Gluten-Free Mixes Recalled

November 7th, 2012 by Natalie Pronio

Wegmans Gluten Free Double Chocolate Brownie Mix, All Purpose Baking Mix, Honey Cornbread Mix, and Chocolate Cake Mix have been recalled because they may contain undeclared allergens, including milk, soy or pecans. Individuals who have allergies to those undeclared ingredients are at a serious risk of life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume those products.

Wegmans gluten free brownie mix

Wegmans gluten free brownie mix

In this video, Dr. Peter Osborne discusses the differences between gluten intolerance, a wheat allergy, Celiac Disease and gluten sensitivity.

Providing an in-depth look at the causes, testing and treatment for these conditions, Dr. Osborne gives a very detailed explanation of these diagnoses.

Christie Bessinger

The Perfect Gluten-Free Croissant Sandwich

November 5th, 2012 by Christie Bessinger

This recipe is identical to my Gluten-Free Cream Puffs, they are just made bigger and cooked for a little longer.

They make a perfect lunch for any day of the week, and are also great for formal events like weddings, baby showers, family dinners, and holiday parties!