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Gluten Free Spring

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A gluten free spring has arrived. This is the season for preparing special food, registering our children for camps that provide  gluten free menus, as well as eating safely on vacations and road trips. 2014 is a strange year weather-wise, but some facts about spring never change. Get enthused about spring cooking by viewing these

Gluten Free Grits

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"Are grits gluten free?" is the most-asked question on this website. The answer is a resounding "yes" and what may be even more encouraging is that grits can be made from at least six of the eleven gluten free grains. FYI, the terms grits, polenta, and cornmeal mean more-or-less the same thing. Click here to

Summer Camps for Kids Who Live Gluten Free

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Summer camps are a wonderful experience for children who live gluten free. This is the time of year for families to think about it and make plans. Start with this article about children and their opportunities for a gluten free summer experience. When you are ready to make a reservation, check out the sites sponsored

Dietary Fiber and the Gluten Free Diet

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The typical American eats less than 60% of the necessary dietary fiber. This number is  lower for Americans who live gluten free since we can not tolerate the grains that are richest in fiber (barley, rye, and the four types of wheat). "… both adults and kids need about 14 grams of fiber for every

April Fools Food for Thought

 Mark As Read    

April Fools Day can be fun for people who live gluten free as well as for wheat eaters. (Check out my recent article.) But some food-related deceptions are dangerous and expensive — I'm speaking here about the trickery designed to get us to buy certain products. For example: There are no federal guidelines governing the

Gluten Free Living in Plain English

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These videos increased my understanding of gluten free living but would also help people who are ‘thinking about' going gluten free.. To view them, click here and then click the button (in the right sidebar) that says "view these videos". The first video is titled ‘What Gluten Free Really Means' and reminds us that gluten...

Gluten Free Meals from Wheat-Contaminated Kitchens

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Can a wheat-eater prepare a gluten free meal? Sure! There are thousands of books that explain exactly what food items are needed and what to do with them. But what about cross contamination? What needs to be done? Is it realistic to expect a wheat-eater to learn new skills and totally rearrange his/her kitchen in

Enjoy a Gluten Free Splurge

 Mark As Read    

Celiacs, like all dieters, need to splurge occasionally. But people who live gluten free are unlikely to really enjoy a splurge that will (or even might) result in being ‘glutened'. Here are some suggestions involving the words  color, class, and candy. COLOR. Colors influence our moods and our senses. Check out this Pinterest  collection of...

April Fools Day Gluten Free

 Mark As Read    

Celiacs and others who live gluten free can join the fun on April Fools Day by preparing and serving these recipes: ~~~> cheeseburger cake ~~~> crab cakes (an ice cream dessert) ~~~> lasagna look-alike ~~~> meat loaf cake ~~~> pizza cake Keep in mind the articles I am recommending include some recipes that are not

Gluten Free Spring and Summer Recipes

 Mark As Read    

This long winter about to end! I'm looking forward to spring/summer cooking and eating. Here are some recipes and pictures to whet your appetite and give you something to forward to. ~~~> a display on Pinterest from ‘The Gluten Free Goddess". ~~~> more pictures and recipes from the same wonderful source. ~~~>ideas provided by Udi'...

Truth in Gluten Free Advertising

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The FDA has officially defined ‘gluten free' as it applies to food packaging, but what has happened with regard to newspaper, magazine, or television advertising? Truth in advertising is monitored by the Federal Trade Commission  (FTC). Short answer: the same rules apply. Click here to read information obtained by the Gluten Intolerance Group...

Gluten Free Food Lists

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Lists are wonderful tools for learning which foods are gluten free, how  to find them when your shopping, and how to make certain that they are safe for people who live gluten free. There are three kinds of lists: ~~~> General Lists. These are your introduction to the gluten free world. What types of food

Facts for Celiacs

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There are several tools for finding information on  computer. ~~~> Search Engines are awesome monuments to technology. Perhaps they are too good. For example, when you type in the term ‘gluten free' you get 120 million responses. Obviously, human judgment  must be involved in deciding which items are of value in a specific situation. ~~~&...

GMOs and Gluten Free Living

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"… most "gluten-free" foods sold in the USA contain genetically modified organisms (GMO's). Why is this so? Because the primary ingredient in most gluten-free foods is corn. And most corn-based foods are made with genetically modified corn. Around 85% of the conventional corn grown in the USA is genetically modified corn ….. Why is this...

Christine Nesbitt … a Gluten Free Olympian

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Olympic gold-medalist Christine Nesbitt set the world's speed-skating 1000 meter record at the Vancouver Olympics. Her goal was to do the same thing at Sochi.  But life intervened.  As she said, "… it's not normal to be bloated every single day of your life, I'd look 10 pounds heavier at the end of every day. My stomach's...

Kroger — a Gluten Free Goldmine

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The Kroger Corporation operates 2424 ‘supermarkets and multi-department stores' in 31 states. Their stores have a wide variety of gluten free food and their website has all the information you to need to thrive gluten free. The only drawback that that there ‘chains of stores' operate under at least sixteen names. You  may have a Kroger...

Gluten Free Shopping at Albertson’s Supermarkets

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LOCATIONS. Enter a ZIP code to find a convenient location. GLUTEN FREE FOOD. This page gives detailed guidance for gluten free food. There are no specific brand names or titles listed. GLUTEN FREE RECIPES. USEFUL INFORMATION view the weekly circular on-line  

Gluten Free Shopping at Safeway and Von’s Supermarkets

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Safeway stores are available almost anywhere in the country. Some stores are titled Von's Supermarkets. LOCATIONS: Click to find stores all over the nation. As in most cases, you will find a link to the supermarket's weekly advertising that will alert you to bargains. GLUTEN FREE FOOD: Safeway uses  a system they call SimpleNutrition tags....

Gluten Free Shopping at Whole Foods Markets

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Whole Foods Markets serves the gluten free community in all states except Alaska, Delaware, New Hampshire, North and South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming. LOCATIONS: Find Whole Foods Markets all over the country. GLUTEN FREE FOOD: All stores do not use the same gluten free list. The link described on this page will tell

Gluten Free Shopping at Wegmans

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Wegmans Supermarkets provide gluten free groery products in Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia LOCATIONS: Enter a ZIP code. GLUTEN FREE FOOD: 1953 items were listed on the day this article was published. GLUTEN FREE RECIPES: 521 recipes were listed on the day this article was published. USEFUL INFORMATION: Bro...

Gluten Free Shopping in Supermarkets

 Mark As Read    

Supermarkets are generally the most economical and convenient places to purchase gluten free food. The major problem is finding their lists and other information about  gluten free food. These links will take you directly to each supermarkets list of gluten free foods. If you need more information about store location, special sales,  recipes. etc....

Mardi Gras for the Gluten Free

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"Mardi Gras" is a French term meaning "Fat Tuesday". Apparently, eating rich food was a lot more ‘respectable'  than it is today. For Mardi Gras-related recipes, click here and/or here and/or here. (The article titles are not important. Just browse until you find a recipe that appeals to you.) I tried to find suggestions for gluten...

Gluten Free Presidents’ Day

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America has never had a President who lived gluten free, but it is interesting to speculate about Presidents Kennedy and Clinton. Click here to read my article on this subject. The article includes thoughts  from Dr. Peter Green. Presidents' Day is not a holiday that centers around food. But it can be a learning opportunity

Gluten Free in an Emergency

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People who live gluten free are "on their own" during disasters of all sorts. It is totally unrealistic to assume that emergency shelters will provide gluten free food. Here is the plan that my wife and I prepared two years ago. One of the best articles I have read on this subject was written just

Gluten Free Recipes to Keep You Warm this Winter

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These gluten free recipes will help you stay warm during this cold winter. Browse these 50 recipes for ways help combat the winter cold without compromising your gluten free diet: This article links you to 17 assorted gluten free winter recipes. Here are 16 recipes for gluten free hot soup. These 15 miscellaneous gluten free

Is Omission Beer Safe for People who Live Gluten Free?

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The safety of Omission Beer is a hotly-debated debated. The Celiac Sprue Association has announced that "… Omission Beer has met the stringent requirements for earning the organization's Recognition Seal." The problem is that barley malt is an ingredient but that the manufacturer has successfully rendered that ingredient non-toxic and totally...

Navigating this Website

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Wading through the 1800+ items on this website is a waste of effort. It's a lot better than dealing with all 99 million items indexed as gluten free on the google website, but it is realistically impossible. Everything on this or any other sited is arranged in the order that the thoughts occurred to the

Valentine’s Day for Families Living Gluten Free

 Mark As Read    

Here are some resources for families (especially children) who are experiencing a gluten free Valentine's Day. ~~~> Here's your link to "Top Five Kid Friendly Gluten Free Party Favorites". You may be pleased to learn that this article comes from a company called ‘Think Thin Products'. ~~~> Here is a list of "Gluten Free Valentines...

A Bright Future for Gluten Free Food

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"Health/weight conscious consumers are driving the gluten free market, not celiacs." 65% of the people who buy gluten free food do so because they consider it more healthy; 27% buy gluten free food because they believe it will help them lose weight. There is no scientific evidence validating either of those conclusions. Click here for...

Are Ancient Grains Gluten Free?

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Ancient grains are those that "have been around, unchanged, for millenniums. " This does not automatically make them ‘safe', of course. but people who live gluten free will frequently encounter these somewhat-unfamiliar names and need to know how to resond. The gluten free ancient grains include amaranth, buckwheat, chia, millet, teff, and qu...

Gluten Free Super Bowl Party

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If your hosting a Super Bowl party, keep in mind that (1) some of your guests are more interested in the food and decorations than they are in the game, and (2) there may people who have so much alcohol in their systems that they may ignore your efforts to avoid cross-contamination. I'll deal with

Gluten Free Chinese New Year

 Mark As Read    

The Chinese New Year is great fun for everyone, traditional for people of Asian descent, and totally manageable  for those who live gluten free. Soy sauce is the only ‘culprit', and gluten free soy sauce is available —  look for the San-J brand. You'll see references to ‘glutinous rice'. That is not a problem —...

Your Gluten Free Holiday Leftovers

 Mark As Read    

Your holiday feast will certainly have leftovers. That's OK, as a matter-of-fact, you may want to cook in quantity so that you will have leftovers to consume during those quiet days that follow every major holiday. First of all, consider these safety tips from the food network. You may also need to read this article

A Gluten Free Gingerbread House for Christmas

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Hand crafting a gluten free gingerbread house is  an asset to any home. Since the house is ‘safe', everyone can participate in the house's construction and in the final act where it is consumed. Your first step is to visit Pinterest to see photos of beautifully decorated gingerbread houses. Your masterpiece will not look exactly...

Gluten Free Gifts from Your Kitchen

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Gifts from your gluten free kitchen are always appreciated, and can be a life-saver when you  need a last minute gift for a person who lives gluten free. These two articles deal with a total of 26 ideas for food gifts (click here and/or here). They contain description, not actually recipes. You can modify them

Last Minute Christmas Shopping

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For me, the on-line Christmas shopping season ends today (Wednesday, 12/17) for people with a budget as slim as mine. You can get things shipped as late as Saturday, but is it really worth the cost? My alternative is to return to the shopping mall, mail the packages on-my own (the deadline is Saturday 12/21)

Restaurant Dining for Christmas and New Years Days

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Restaurant dining on christmas Eve and/or Christmas Day is a possibility in many areas of the country. Skim these articles to find out what is possible in your area. When you are reviewing these articles, keep in mind that a restaurant that is serving meals on Christmas Eve may or may not be open on

Ready for the Christmas Feast

 Mark As Read    

People who live gluten free will soon be joining wheat-eaters in the annual Christmas feast. A few final precautions are in order: ~~~> The gluten free foods should be prepared by an experienced gluten-free cook working in a gluten friendly kitchen. Gluten free cooking is not difficult but there many things to keep-in-mind. This is

Last Minute Christmas … Holiday Beverages

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These five links will provide the info need to prepare holiday beverages, drinks, or whatever term appeals to you: ~~~> Gluhwein, which added to my joy during the Christmasses I lived in Germany. ~~~> Top Ten Holiday Drinks ~~~> Ten Warm-and-Wonderful Slow Cooker Drinks ~~~> Seven Healthy Takes on Popular Holiday Beverage ~~~> a...

Gifts for Children who Live Gluten Free

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These gifts may encourage to children to see their gluten free lives as an ‘adventure': ~~~> Ten Ideas for Kids Who Cook. This is aimed at all children, gluten free and wheat-eating. ~~~> "The Gluten Glitch" and "Eating Gluten with Emily", two books that offer encouragement and information to children who live gluten free. Use the...

Last Minute Christmas …Gluten Free Dessert Recipes

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Add a festive touch to you holiday by serving one of these festive gluten free desserts: ~~~> Tiramisu ~~~> Fruit Cake ~~~> Cheesecake ~~~> Baked Alaska is not nearly as tricky as it sounds IF you split the job into two parts. (1) Read one or both of these articles to see exactly what needs

Last Minute Christmas … Gluten Free Gifts

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Here are links to meet your needs for gifts for the people who living gluten free. Hopefully, they will make your last-minute holiday shopping easier: ~~~> a rice cooker / a big help for preparing many gluten free dishes (rice and all grains) ~~~> a bread machine / saves time and money, improves taste and

Count Down to Your Gluten Free Christmas Dinner

 Mark As Read    

The traditional family Christmas feast will be coming in a few days. A few details need to be considered. By this time, hopefully ~~~> You have made sure that no-one will surprise the family by announcing for the first time that he or she is now living gluten free. Otherwise, the family will be in

D-I-Y Christmas Candy and Peppermint Canes

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These recipes enable gluten free cooks to recreate the traditional taste and appearance of traditional candy canes. (The recipes call for ‘corn syrup'. This is not the same as ‘high fructose corn syrup.) Click here and/or here to read the articles. These two article contain more than 150 gluten free candy recipes, all beautifully photog...

Flying Gluten Free

 Mark As Read    

People who live gluten free can travel by air but — as is so often —- a few special preparations make things more comfortable. First of all, consult this article "What Can You Take Through Airport Security?".  Not much, actually, and very little gluten free food will be available in the secure area of the

Gluten Free Eggnog

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Eggnog is available to everyone, including those who live gluten free and those who must avoid casein and/or dairy free foods. Even people who cannot tolerate eggs can join in this holiday tradition. Liquor is listed in many recipes, but always with the statement that these ingredients are optional. Gluten free eggnog will probably in

Side Dishes for Your Gluten Free Holiday Feast

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Here are 62 Recipes for Gluten Free Dishes to round out your holiday meals. If that is not enough, click here and/or here for more ideas. You will, of course, need desserts. Click here for 109 gluten free options. TMI — two much information —  life was a lot simpler during the years when people

Gluten Free Cranberry Sauce

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These articles provide a total total 13 cranberry sauce recipes that have no gluten-toxic ingredients "Top Ten Gluten Free Cranberry Sauce Precipices" a recipe from "Elana's Pantry" a recipe for "Persimmon Cranberry Sauce" a recipe for "paleo cranberry sauce" Here is  a “three minute recipe” presented on YouTube. This article contains ten recipes f...

A Rice Cooker for the Gluten Free Cook

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A rice cooker will do much more than simply cook rice. Check out this article "21 Things You can do with a Rice Maker" which instructs you to "put the ingredients in, turn on the rice cooker, come back fifteen minutes later and you have a meal". (Obviously, you will need to check to be

Our Favorite Gluten Free Bread

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The Huffington Post recently its readers to determine which brands of gluten free bread. Here are the results, listed in order of popularity: Udi's Whole Grain Bread kinnikinnick Foods Brown Sandwich Bread Udi's White Sandwich Bread Whole Foods/Gluten Free Bakehouse All-natural Sandwich Bread Food for Life Brown Rice Fruit Juice Sweetened Bread Ene...

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