Author Archives: Jennifer Harris

Gluten-free Thanksgiving Recipe Round Up

Are you looking for gluten-free recipes for Thanksgiving?  If so, then we’ve got you covered.  The number of gluten-free recipes on blogs and websites are plentiful and offer a unique twist on traditional favorites.  Thanksgiving should not be a time of stress, but one where you enjoy gluten-free cooking/baking and sharing good food and conversation with the ones you love.

The list below is only a small sampling of gluten-free Thanksgiving recipes that can be found Read More »

Gluten Free Turkey List for Thanksgiving 2010

It is almost Thanksgiving and time for another holiday that centers around food.  This can be a time of stress for some on the gluten-free diet, but with a little research it is easy to determine which turkeys are gluten free.  It is important to note that fresh, plain unstuffed turkeys are naturally gluten free.  All regular stuffed turkeys contain gluten even if you don’t eat it because the gluten stuffing permeates the turkey while it is cooking.  Check the gravy packets very carefully to ensure they are gluten free as most are not safe and should be discarded.

We dined on a Honeysuckle White turkey last year and couldn’t believe how moist and flavorful it was, so that is now our turkey of choice.  If you question the status of a turkey call their customer service line for confirmation.  It is always better to confirm than to wonder or possibly eat a turkey that is not gluten free.  Here’s a list of turkey information from many major brands: Read More »

Honeybaked Ham and Turkey is Indeed Gluten Free (GLUTEN WARNING – READ COMMENTS)

Like many of you, this Examiner grew up having Honeybaked ham for the holidays.  It is such an easy meal and one that is a real crowd pleaser, so it was disturbing to learn that even thought the ham and the turkey are gluten free the glaze used on each contained gluten making it unsafe for those on the gluten-free diet.

Back in 2008, Honeybaked reformulated their glaze and removed gluten and soy making the hams/turkeys safe for those on a gluten-free diet, but Read More »

University of Maryland Gets Record $45M Donation for Celiac Research

Holy donations!  Congratulations to Dr. Alessio Fasano and the Center for Celiac Research at the University of Maryland Medical Center on receiving a $45 million private donation from the family of a grateful patient. 

The donation marks the largest single gift ever given to the university system and will be used to expand the University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research and study other autoimmune disorders such as multiple sclerosis and Type 1 diabetes. Read More »

Brand New Gluten-free Finds at Expo East

This was my first trip to Expo East and it was like being a kid in a gluten-free candy store.  Since there is such a focus on  gluten-free products, we were literally tripping over the many vendors who had just launched a gluten-free product or had added one to their existing line.

Some of my greatest gluten-free finds are listed below in no particular order:

Bars

  • Pamela’s Products is set to launch their Whenever Bars in three flavors: Oat Raisin Walnut Spice, Oat blueberry Lemon and Oat Cranberry Almond.  These bars are made with certified gluten-free Read More »

Gluten-free Halloween Candy Lists

Halloween is quickly approaching and it is important to take the time to determine which candies are gluten free.  We tend to give out gluten-free candies at our house as there are so many great ones from which to choose.  My favorite gluten-free candy has always been Reese peanut butter cups, so we always offer those to our trick-or-treaters.  We couldn’t have been happier to learn that Nature’s Path created a treat-sized version of their Lemur Peanut Choco Drizzle bars and we will be purchasing some to mix in with the more recognizable candies.  Read More »

Pamela’s Products is Offering a Chance to Win Gluten-free Swag

The Pamela’s Products newsletter just came out and it is offering two separate contests for free swag. Many of you who read my articles know that Pamela’s is one of my favorite gluten-free companies, so any chance to win free swag from them is one that needs to be promoted.  Pamela’s is giving away a free box of their Spicy Ginger cookies and a copy of ‘Mommy, What is Celiac Disease?’  all you have to do is send in an email to be eligible to win!

Here are the two contests: Read More »

Upcoming American Dietetic Association Conference Offers Food-allergy Training

The ELL Foundation is offering a course for registered dietians on managing patients with food allergies and intolerance at the upcoming American Dietetic Association’s Food and Nutrition Conference & Expo in November.  ELL’s Food Allergy and Intolerance management Training Program designed this course because they recognizes the growing need for assistance in assessing nutritional intake, potential deficiencies and substitute dietary plans among individuals having dietary restrictions.  Celiac Disease/gluten intolerance is one of the main topics covered in the course. Read More »

Atlanta’s Upcoming Gluten-free Vendor Fair Accepting Raffle Donations

So excited to report that the upcoming Gluten Free Vendor Fair and Fundraiser in Norcross on September 25th is officially sold out at 70 vendors.  This is the fourth gluten-free vendor fair sponsored by the Atlanta Metro Celiacs and coordinated by this Examiner. 

Even though there is no more room for vendors to demo their products, the Atlanta Metro Celiacs are happy to accept donations for their raffle.  Raffle tickets are sold for $1 each and are a widely popular purchase at the fair.

Some of this year’s raffle donations include cook books from: The Gluten Free Girl and the Chef (new one and it is signed), Elana Amsterdam (The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook), Dr. Stephen Wangen (Healthier without the Wheat), Jacqueline Mallorca (Gluten-Free Italian), Kelli Bronski and Peter Bronski (Artisanal Gluten-Free Cooking), Annalise G. Roberts and Claudia Pillow, PhD (The Gluten-Free Good Health Cookbook) and Elisabeth Hasselbeck (signed). Read More »

Top 10 Gluten-free Baked Goods a Restaurant Brunch Menu Should Offer

Breakfast is one of the easiest meals to make at home, but it also the one this Examiner used to enjoy ordering out.  It seems now that breakfast is the one meal with limited gluten-free choices, so we tend to eat this meal at home.  Who can afford to spend more than $10 for eggs, bacon and potatoes when they can be prepared at home for a fraction of the cost. 

Brunch menus tend to vary, but when we go out to brunch we are looking for more than just egg dishes, meat, potatoes and fruit.  A traditional brunch menu should offer a gluten-free version of what you would normally expect: pancakes, toast, French toast, eggs Benedict, Read More »

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