Archive | February, 2010

25 February 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Gluten Free on St. Patrick’s Day

The St. Patrick’s Day celebration has two essential components: beer and food! Fortunately, people living gluten free are welcome at the festivities. ♦ Redbridge Beer is the most widely available gluten free brew since it is made and distributed by Anheuser Busch. Other brands include Ramapo Valley Beer, Bard’s Tale, and New Grist. There is […]

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24 February 2010 ~ 4 Comments

Gluten Free Restaurant Pizza

Gluten free pizza is now available in restaurants nationwide. There are at least four restaurant chains that serve celiac-friendly pizza and two firms that provide gluten free crusts that enable local restaurants to serve gluten free pizzas. I recently updated my article on gluten free restaurant pizza. Here is the article in its entirety: Garlic […]

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22 February 2010 ~ 4 Comments

Gluten Free Diet: Problem or Solution?

U.S. News and World Report characterizes the gluten free diet as “a cure for some, a fad for most”. Calling it a “fad for most” seems a bit severe, but many experts agree that many (if not most) of the people living gluten free are fad dieters. Here is a quote from Cynthia Kupper, director […]

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19 February 2010 ~ 3 Comments

Bob’s Red Mill..a Gluten Free Salute

Bob Moore, founder and owner of Bob’s Red Mill, retired on his eighty-first birthday this week and turned the ownership of the company to the employees. I’m fortunate to live a thirty-minute drive from Bob’s and visit there frequently to stock up on supplies and enjoy a delicious gluten free sandwich at their restaurant. I […]

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17 February 2010 ~ 2 Comments

Supermarkets With Gluten Free Lists

These sixteen supermarkets feature gluten free products in their stores and list those products on their websites. Type the name of the supermarket chain in the search box below. Clicking on the search box will probably produce several different options, but the first one — the supermarket’s home page — is the one that concerns […]

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16 February 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Reading Ingredient Labels

Read every ingredients label every time. I wish I had a gluten free cupcake for every time I have heard that statement or written those words. As you probably know, it is important but not as easy as it sounds. Our current survey addresses that problem. It sets up four problem situations and asks how […]

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13 February 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Survey Results Part 3

What do you need to live a successful, happy, and effective gluten free life? 215 people answered that key question on our survey. I discussed some of your answers on Thursday and others on Friday, and will complete that process today. If you have not read the first two articles, I suggest that you do […]

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12 February 2010 ~ 2 Comments

Gluten Free Dating

Here, just in time for Valentine’s Day, are strategies for people living gluten free of who have no intention of letting gluten intolerance interfere with their dating. ♦ has posted these suggestions. I particularly appreciated their advice “don’t discuss the really yucky parts” until the relation has blossomed. As always, is very practical […]

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12 February 2010 ~ 0 Comments

More Survey Results

Yesterday, I announced of our survey in which 215 people who live gluten free answered the question “What do you need to simplify your gluten free life…” and talked about the most popular response. If you have not already read that article, I suggest that you click here to read the article and then click […]

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11 February 2010 ~ 3 Comments


“What do you need to simplify your gluten free lifestyle and/or to make it more effective and productive?” 215 people answered that question on our recent survey. I’ve summarized the responses at the bottom of this article. (Unfortunately, reading the chart requires a better computer and/or sharper eyes than I have, so I repeated the […]

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09 February 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Mixes from the Heartland

I enjoyed sampling these mixes. They are vacuum sealed, which certainly enhances their shelf life and fresh taste.  Generally, other ingredients must be added and this improves the fresh taste of the foods. My personal favorites were the corn chowder, the basil dill pasta salad, and the southwest chicken ste;w ; but everything I tasted […]

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08 February 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Results of our Survey

The results of our survey will be announced on Thursday. Over two hundred celiacs and others living gluten free have responded to the question “What do you need…” I’m excited about the answers. They have the “ring of truth”. They are needs that I have the power to address those needs. I can’t do everything […]

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06 February 2010 ~ 1 Comment

A Healthy Diet for Celiacs

People living gluten free want more that a diet free of wheat, barley, rye, and oats. However, when we google the term “gluten free diet” we are inundated with suggestions for eliminating gluten but no advice about how to eat a healthy diet. We need a simple and straight-forward “total” diet plan; simply living gluten […]

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05 February 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Make Your Own Gluten Free Mixes

Why would a person want to make their own gluten free food mixes? The answer involves four key words: ♦ MONEY. You save money by buying your ingredients in quantity. Also, if you package your mixes attractively, they make wonderful gifts for family and friends. ♦ TIME: You can make up your mixes at a […]

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04 February 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Gluten Free Updates

This week I was able to add one gluten free restaurant, a gluten free bakery, and a celiac friendly market. As always, I am mentioning the new “discoveries” here and giving details in the article about the state where the “find” is located. That helps keep all relevant information in the same place. Items indexed […]

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03 February 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Losing Weight Gluten Free

Do gluten free diets take off pounds?” Not automatically, it depends on the choices that the dieter makes. Celiac friendly food does not cause weight gain or loss simply because it is gluten free. Both gluten free and wheat based diets can be equally effective. That is a very brief summary of an article posted […]

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