Archive | April, 2010

29 April 2010 ~ 1 Comment

More Gluten Free Bakeries

This morning I updated my “Gluten Free Bakeries” page by adding establishments in California, Georgia, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Fifteen states are now represented and the list grows daily. It is nearly impossible to find these wonderful places by surfing the internet so I rely on your recommendations. Leave a comment at the end […]

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29 April 2010 ~ 1 Comment

The Best Gluten Free Breadmaker

What’s the best breadmaker for use in the gluten free kitchen? I must admit I have no idea. A breadmaker is an essential element of a gluten friendly kitchen — it is too important and too expensive to buy without doing some research. The best way to answer this question is to request input from […]

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28 April 2010 ~ 4 Comments

Gluten Free Pretzels by Snyder’s

Snyders of Hanover announced on April 1 that gluten free pretzels were available. Here’s a copy of the announcement as published on Facebook and quoted on About Celiac Disease: “Snyder’s of Hanover has been working with the Gluten Free Certification Organization (GFCO), a program of the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG), since September 2009. As of […]

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26 April 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Gluten Free Food Safety

Food Safety Widget. Flash Player 9 is required. The widget you see above is the best source of information about food products that have been voluntarily recalled or taken off the shelf on orders from the Food and Drug Administration. You may wish to click here to view the FDA’s complete website for even greater […]

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22 April 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Gluten Free Earth Day

Here are some ideas for reading and reflection this Earth Day: → Consider the story of Eric Remza, a celiac who leads expeditions in the Himalayas. This sentence “If Eric can stick to a gluten free menu while climbing the world’s highest mountains then so can you”. → For more down-to-earth suggestions, read this article […]

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22 April 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Gluten Free in an Emergency

How do celiacs maintain their diet in emergency situations? I am snowed-in at least once a year. Some of you must be ready for earthquakes, floods, or wildfires. Life in an emergency shelter is difficult enough without being deprived of gluten-safe food. Mixes From the Heartland provides solutions to this problem. I’ve tried their Southwest […]

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21 April 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Updates…April 21, 2010

I recently added three names to my list of “Gluten Free Bakeries“. Items on this list are arranged alphabetically by state. I also added the names four “Gluten Free Pizza Restaurants“. Items on the list are arranged alphabetically by state. My article on “Celiac First Aid” continues to elicit comment. I have reproduced these comments […]

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21 April 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Gluten Free Mothers Day Ideas

You’ll find all the gluten free Mothers Day recipes you need (3,441 of them to be exact) at RecipeZaar.com. Your only problem will be TMI (too much information). Try this article describing a Mothers Day brunch. Gift cards are always a great present. I suggest The Outback Steakhouse. They have a great gluten free menu […]

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19 April 2010 ~ 0 Comments

More Gluten Free Pizza Restaurants

This week I added two restaurant chains —Garlic Jim’s and Uno Chicago Grill — to my list of Gluten Free Pizza Restaurants. Garlic Jim’s is justifiably proud of being the first pizza restaurant chain accredited for food service by the Gluten Intolerance Group. I also added four individual restaurants, all in Colorado and obtaining their […]

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19 April 2010 ~ 0 Comments

First Aid for Celiac Pain

Mistakes happen, even to people who live gluten free. We all need a plan for dealing with the discomfort that comes when we accidentally ingest gluten. I recently wrote an article on this subject and received a large number of responses. I thought you might like to read all these responses at once and so […]

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14 April 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Gluten Free Survey by FDA

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is distributing a survey on “Gluten-Free Claims on Food Labels”. You may have already been contacted about this project, but I am relaying their message so that all of us can get involved. We certainly have a stake in the results. Despite what it says in the message, I […]

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13 April 2010 ~ 4 Comments

Dealing with Celiac Mistakes…Part 3

Earlier this month, I wrote about the problems we have all faced after ingesting gluten. My article was based on a question e-mailed to this site. Your response was immediate and filled with great ideas. The next day I published three of your responses. Here are three more: ************ So far, I’ve only used Gluten […]

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12 April 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Gluten Free Cashew Crunch from Costco

This gluten free snack food is like granola except that it is in small squares that are great for snacking but probably would not make a good addition to yogurt or cereal. Kirkland (the house brand at Costco) states the snack is at least 50% cashews and also contains almonds and pumpkin seeds. I enjoyed […]

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10 April 2010 ~ 4 Comments

Gluten Free Pizza Restaurants

Today I launched my Gluten Free Pizza Restaurants list. As of today, there are twelve listings buy many more individual restaurants (since many pizzerias have multiple locations). I also added three new names to the Gluten Free Bakeries list. Both lists will be expanded regularly, and more lists will be added. Writing about pizza restaurants […]

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09 April 2010 ~ Comments Off on More About Celiac Pain

More About Celiac Pain

Yesterday, I published an article on the pain caused by the accidental ingestion of gluten. Your response was amazing — at least three responses in the first ten hours after the article was posted. There may be more and I will publish everything I get without attempting any editing. Keep in mind when you read […]

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08 April 2010 ~ 6 Comments

Living With Gluten Free Mistakes

“I understand that there is no cure, but is there anything that will give relief for the pain [caused by ingesting gluten]?” I was recently challenged by an e-mail asking this question. I have no adequate answer to this important question. My personal policy is to be extremely careful at home and reasonably careful when […]

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07 April 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Gluten Free Brownie Mix from Arrowhead Mills

These gluten free brownies are great. The taste and texture was excellent and I was very pleased that they remained moist for three days and would have lasted longer if I had not eaten all of them with the help of friends who do not live gluten free. I’m glad Arrowhead suggested using apple sauce […]

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06 April 2010 ~ 4 Comments

More About The Gluten Free Kitchen

Last week, I summarized the results of our survey on “The Gluten Free Kitchen” and the efforts that people who live gluten free make to keep all food safe. I listed fifteen common recommendations and gave people the opportunity to tell whether or not they follow those precautions. Many excellent comments were included with the […]

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05 April 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Gluten Free Bakeries

Today I launched my list of gluten free bakeries. There are only nine items on  the list now, but hopefully this will grow rapidly in the next few months. Click here to read the list or click on the tab at the top of the page. I will be publishing many lists like this during […]

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01 April 2010 ~ 0 Comments

The Gluten Free Kitchen

According to our survey, only 15% of us have the good fortune to work in a totally gluten free kitchen. 25% of us have a “mixed” kitchen but never use wheat, rye, or barley flour. 60% work out of a kitchen that serves both gluten free and gluten toxic meals. What do we do to […]

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