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Unique Gluten-free Finds at Expo West 2012 – Part 3 of 4

Gluten Free Works Jennifer Harris

Continuing with part three of my favorite gluten-free products from Expo West, here are my picks for: cheese, granola and snacks.  There were many contenders in these categories, so I limited my list to the top contenders.  All of these products should start arriving on store shelves over the next couple of months.

Cheese

  • Daiya Foods – launched their wedges in three flavors: jack, cheddar, and jalapeno garlic havarti.  If you are looking for a plant-based ‘cheese’ that is free of dairy and soy then you have come to the right place.  Daiya already makes shredded cheese that is great to bake with, but isn’t meant for eating out of the package.  These wedge cheeses can be sliced and eaten right out of the package. They are much softer than I had anticipated, so I could easily press it down with my finger.  The cheese is creamy and would be great to spread on crackers, or to use as spread on sandwiches.  I really liked the spicy kick of the Havarti, the Cheddar had great flavor, and the Jack was just OK. Read More »

University Finds Gluten-Free Diet Can Lead to Lower Cholesterol and More Fiber

The Go Gluten-Free study assessed the affects of a gluten-free diet on digestive health and fatigue in healthy people, without celiac disease. This was the largest study of its kind in the United Kingdom. Participants ate a gluten-free diet for three weeks and then went back to their regular diet.

The independent research was performed by Rowett Institution of Nutrition and Health at Aberdeen University. The results refute the claims made by many that the gluten-free diet is deficient in nutrients or in some way “bad” for people without celiac disease. In fact, these participants ate better, felt better and experienced decreased cholesterol levels, decreased salt, increased energy levels, clearer thinking and increased fiber contents of their meals.

Uno Chicago Grill Makes Gluten Free Eaters Happy

 I’ve been gluten free since 2002, and I’m embarrassed to say that up until a few weeks ago, I hadn’t tried Uno Chicago Grill’s Gluten Free menu, which they’ve been offering for almost 2 years. Actually, the last time I was there, it was still called “Pizzeria Uno”. But recently, a bunch of us were stuck at Washington, DC’s Union Station for a couple of hours, and there just happened to be a Uno’s there, which seemed to be the only restaurant in the station offering gluten free foods.

I was pleasantly surprised. No – really, I was GIDDY! There was pizza! There was beer (Redbridge)! There was dessert! Read More »

Update on FDA’s Gluten-Free Food Labeling Rule

Rhonda Kane, MS, RD, Consumer Safety Officer at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), provided us with the following status report on FDA’s gluten-free food labeling rulemaking:

The headquarters of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is seen in Silver Spring, Maryland.

“FDA published a proposed rule to define the food labeling term “gluten-free” on January 23, 2007, which had a 90-day public comment period that closed on April 23, 2007.  As discussed on page 2803 of the proposed rule (posted under the subheading “Gluten-Free”), FDA committed to conducting a safety assessment on gluten exposure in individuals with celiac disease.  FDA conducted this safety assessment in accordance with the data quality criteria discussed in Read More »

Urgent-Heartland Gourmet, LLC issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Gluten Free Baking Mixes

heartland-gourmet-Gluten-Free-Baking-Mixes_medium[Editor’s Note – This article was published in 2013. The recall is over.]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 28, 2013 – Heartland Gourmet, LLC of Lincoln, NE is voluntarily recalling the following items because they may contain undeclared Milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix: Item # 2017 UPC Code 7376967020171 16 oz. Lot #0023065, best buy date of 12/2014 and distributed in March of 2013, and Lot # 0023007, best buy date of Read More »

Vegan and Gluten Free “Chocolate” Glazed Donuts

Let me introduce you to my favorite – and the most popular of my donuts…The Vegan and Gluten Free Chocolatey Glazed Donuts.  No compromise in flavor here!  These are just like the classic favorite, except with a subtle coconut flavor in the amazingly simple and sweet chocolatey glaze, that does not require corn syrup (so its corn free!!).  These donuts are moist, and sincerely decadent.  You will for sure want to eat a second and third – easily.  Just picture yourself in your favorite coffee shop (Starbucks maybe???), served up one of these warm, chocolatey beauties.  I know, I know…

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Vegan and Gluten Free Cinnamon Brown Sugar Donuts Recipe

sweetnsavorylife vegan gluten free doughnutI would like to first thank Bob’s Red Mill for making this possible. Their products are awesome in taste and quality, and that is why I am truly a fan!  I never would have thought that I could make absolutely the best cake donuts both gluten free and vegan before this.  I mean, let’s be honest – there is not a lot of vegan and gluten free online. You search online and you find gluten free donuts – with eggs.  You find vegan donuts – with Read More »

Vegan Eggnog Coffee Creamer + Light Dairy-free Eggnog Recipes

Vegan Eggnog Coffee Creamer + Light Dairy-free Eggnog #vegan #paleo #christmas

Two Eggnog recipes. The first, a Vegan Eggnog Coffee (or tea) Creamer that will transform a boring cup of coffee into a healthy eggnog latte. The second, a Light, Dairy-free Eggnog recipe made with dairy-free milk, ground spices and a touch of coconut sugar.

If you really knew me you’d know…

I brew a pot of tea every morning before I do anything else.

I am obsessed with Christmas music. It blasts from every area of my home, car and iPod from November 1 to Read More »

Video AGAINST The Coeliac Society of Australia’s Proposed PPM Change

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anti ppm changes australia new zealandIssues of Concern with the undermining of Coeliac Disease care in Australia and New Zealand, the current Trade Practices Act stipulates that only products with no detectable levels of gluten are permitted to be labelled gluten free.

It has recently come to my attention that the Coeliac Society of Australia has not that long ago asked the ACCC to raise the allowable detection limit of gluten laws for a food to be labelled gluten free in Australia. They plan to change it from ‘no detectable gluten’ (currently <3ppm (parts per million) of gluten) to 20 ppm gluten. This will allow foods with small traces of gluten to be labelled ‘gluten free’ and meet world labelling definitions as up until this time Australia and New Zealand are of few countries with such strict gluten free labelling laws. In turn, this supposed to make our diets less Read More »

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