Gluten free

Great new products for traveling: gluten free style!

One of the most difficult challenges that people with food intolerances (or allergies) face is staying safe while traveling. Finally, someone figured out that there was a huge need for small, individually packaged gluten free food items. They even went a step further and put together both snack and meal packs for those on the go.

Go Picnic comes to our rescue with nutritionally dense meals and snacks that will sustain anyone in need of protein and carbs, when safe food options are not available. Read More »

Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Corn and Black Bean Salsa

shrimp-0051I would grill all year-long if I could. This year we had so much crazy snow drifts that it was a bit impossible to do. I love my grill dearly…great flavors, you can grill pretty much anything, its outside with the sun and the fresh air, easy clean up, and less fats are used! We grill steaks, chicken, burgers, hot dogs, hot sausages, shrimp, fish, pizza, and veggies…tons of veggies! Last year I bought one of those little grill baskets for I think $3.00 and it works like a charm, especially for mushrooms.

Last week we got the tank refilled and have used it quite a bit since. We are both trying to get in better shape and eat healthier (a follow-up post to my I’m on a mission…post will appear soon, I promise!). So the grill comes in very handy for Read More »

Halloween Gluten Free Gazette is Here!

John Libonati Gluten Free Works
gluten free halloween issueGluten Free Works brings you everything you need to have a happy and gluten-free safe Halloween! Whether you are planning a Halloween party, want to make gluten-free goodies for the kids or need to know which candies are really gluten-free, this issue of the Gluten Free Gazette has you covered!

Click here to see our Halloween Gazette. If you missed the e-mail on Wednesday, be sure to sign up here. Our Thanksgiving and Holiday issues will be spectacular!

HAPPYBABY organic finger foods have gone gluten free

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HAPPYBABY has added two gluten-free varieties to its organic HAPPYBABYPUFFS line.

These Puffs are the first melt-in-your-mouth organic finger food for toddlers that helps them to learn self-feeding and they are the only gluten-free puffs on the market.  The puffs are rich in vitamin D and are the only baby snacks with added vitamin B and calcium.  They contain half the sugar of similar products and are free of artificial colors/flavors and GMOs.  Read More »

Harvester Brewing’s Gluten-Free Red Ale

Kristen Beals Gluten Free Works

Harvester Brewing’s Gluten-Free Red Ale joins Pale and Dark Ales in Year Round All GF Line-Up

Responding to popular demand, Harvester Brewing is bringing their Red Ale into year-round production. The Red Ale was originally released as one of the Experiment Ale series of seasonal/rotating beers. The Red Ale will have its own label, joining the Pale Ale and Dark Ale in the year-round line-up. Read More »

Have a Gluten-Free Valentine’s Day!

Have you checked out Gluten Free Works yet?  You really should.  Founded by Cleo and John Libonati, it is  dedicated to “helping people get well, look good and stay healthy living gluten free.”  And right now, they’ve got some very sweet Valentine’s info posted.

There’s a gluten-free brownie recipegluten-free strawberry heart rice crispie bar recipe and even a heart-shaped pizza recipe from Terri Gruss, MS, one of their regular contributors.  Jen Cafferty, founder of The Gluten Free Cooking Expo, shares a starter list of Read More »

Have You Tried Rudi’s New Soft & Fluffy Gluten-free Bread Yet?

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 Read More »

Headed to Disneyland for the Holidays? Gluten-free Dining Options.

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Ahh, Disneyland at the holidays. All the lights are twinkling, the snow falls on Main Street, and everyone is in a festive mood. While Disneyland offers many dining options, it can be a minefield finding anything that is gluten-free.

disneylandSo when you are ready to take a break from your Disneyland marathon, cruise over to Downtown Disney and check out these restaurants that have gluten-free offerings. Read More »

Heal Your Gut

Leaky gut

Celiac Disease (CD) is not curable, but it is manageable by eating a strict gluten free diet.  That may not be enough.

Many suffering from CD still feel ill even after being faithful to a gluten free diet.  Celiac Disease is an autoimmune disease which causes your body to attack and destroy the microvilli and villi in your small intestines.  These are key to the absorption of nutrients from food and are also where many enzymes used in digestion are made.  When these are destroyed, the ability to absorb nutrients decreases and can lead to malnutrition.

This is not all that happens in a damaged intestine.  Gluten can cause the tight junctions, spaces between cells lining the intestines, to be damaged or destroyed allowing larger molecules such as proteins and even microorganisms to pass into the blood stream.

Under normal circumstances, the intestinal wall only permits small particles to pass through the intestinal wall and into the blood stream. When these larger molecules make it through into the blood stream our bodies do not recognize these  larger molecules and an autoimmune response begins.  It is these autoimmune responses that may be the cause of you still feeling ill.  What needs to happen to feel well again, is to Read More »

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