Going Gluten-Free

What’s a Sunchoke?

Sunchokes are often referred to as Jerusalem artichokes, but they're not from the Holy Land or related to artichokes in any way. These homely tubers of the sunflower family are a versatile and nutritious addition to your special diet.   More...

Help for Picky Eaters

Many small children are fussy eaters, but youngsters on the autistic spectrum commonly take pickiness to extremes. They often eat fewer than five or so different foods - a list that generally includes chicken nuggets, fries, mac and cheese, cookies and milk.   More...

Is Gluten Intolerance Making Your Child Act Out?

Is gluten intolerance making your child act out? There are many reasons for a youngster to be moody or angry - but if gluten is chronically irritating your child's body, interventions to address angry outbursts may not be successful unless you toss out the gluten. How do you know if gluten is a problem? Answer these questions.  More...

New Celiac Guidelines

The American College of Gastroenterology recently released new guidelines to help physicians diagnose and manage their patients who have celiac disease. Here are the top lessons your doctor should take away from the new guidelines.   More...

Food Allergy Q&A

Do you have questions about food allergies and anaphylaxis? In every issue, Living Without's medical experts answer your frequently asked questions, like this one: Can your doctor predict how bad your next allergic reaction will be?   More...

Cake Walk

Bake someone happy! Try these gluten-free, allergy-friendly cake-baking tips used by professional chefs.   More...

Understanding FDA's New Gluten-Free Rule

Thrilling news for the gluten-free community! FDA announced its gluten-free labeling rule last Friday. The announcement has elevated awareness about celiac disease and the gluten-free diet to new heights. We now have a gluten-free standard. But what does the rule mean? What exactly does it offer you? The American Celiac Disease Alliance offers a practical explanation.   More...

The Wait Is Over

Today, the FDA released standards for gluten-free labeling and gluten-free consumers across the US are dancing in their supermarket aisles.   More...

Heartbreak

Our thoughts and prayers - our very hearts - go out to the parents and family of Natalie Giorgi, 13, who died several days ago in Sacramento from a severe allergic reaction.   More...

The Joy of NOT Cooking

When summer temperatures soar, the last thing you want to do is slave over a hot stove. The solution to beat the heat and still eat? No-cook meals!   More...

Love Your Gluten-Free Lentils

In all the hype surrounding so-called super foods, lentils are often upstaged by trendier items with more modern appeal. But the lowly little lentil is a nutritional heavy hitter. In fact, lentils are a wonder-working ingredient that can easily be used in a wide range of dishes - with wholesome and delicious results. Here's an arsenal of reasons why you should load up on lentils.   More...

Aloha to an Allergy-Friendly Meal

Can't get to Hawaii this summer? Bring the best of the islands to your own backyard with easy-to-make, gluten-free, dairy-free Hawaiian-style recipes. Transforming an ordinary barbeque into mouthwatering tropical cuisine is easier than you think. You won't miss the burgers.   More...

Gluten and Your Brain

Did you know that gluten can affect your brain? Certain neurological disorders can be associated with celiac disease. And certain psychiatric disturbances - depression, anxiety, hallucinations, suicide ideation - occur more frequently in people with celiac disease than the general population.   More...

Sky High

Does high elevation affect gluten-free baking? We often get this question from readers living in the mountains of Colorado and Montana who are working with recipes formulated in places a lot closer to sea level. The answer is yes. If you're living at high elevation and find you're not having success with your gluten-free breads and pastries, try these tips.   More...

How to Make GF Yeast Rolls

Nothing is more enticing than the flavor and aroma of freshly baked yeast rolls. Many of us are mystified about using yeast. Add in the gluten-free component and successful bread-making seems downright challenging. The truth is that homemade gluten-free rolls are within easy reach. Follow these simple tips and you’ll rise to the ranks of gluten-free artisan baker.   More...