Going Gluten Free

Gluten-Free? Tips for Staying Safe This Halloween

Posted by Erica Dermer on October 17, 2016

Yes, ghouls and goblins can be mighty scary. However, if you have a food allergy, food intolerance, or celiac disease – your Halloween candy dish might have more horrors inside of it than a monster movie marathon! Here’s a guide to staying safe for you, children, and others this Halloween.

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FRESCHETTA Gluten-Free Pizzas for the WIN!

Posted by Kelly Kurzhal on September 29, 2016

Freschetta gluten free pizzas are perfect for busy school nights. We all love them because they have a great flavor and cook up nicely with a crispy crust we can all enjoy together. The kiddos love the 4 Cheese Medley Pizza, (a medley of mozzarella, asiago, fontina and parmesan cheeses) while my husband and I devour the Signature Pepperoni Pizza variety.

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Now Find Gluten Free: Finding Safe Food Just Got Easier!

Posted by Cindy Gordon on September 21, 2016

This app gives you the flexibility to access the gluten status and full ingredients lists of thousands of store-bought products. . Have you ever found yourself wandering aimlessly through the aisles of the grocery store, frustrated and a little confused? Looking at products, reading labels and still not being sure if the products are safe for you to consume?

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Bob’s Red Mill Overnight Oats

Posted by Holly Yzquierdo on September 7, 2016

Since my youngest loves cold oatmeal, we decided to give the Bob’s Red Mill oatmeal cups a try using the overnight oats method. Think of overnight oats as the cold brew coffee of the oatmeal world – they are never cooked, just given plenty of time to soak up flavors in the fridge. Guess what: our overnight oats were an instant hit! Now breakfast can be prepped the night before, and all my kids have to do in a rushed morning is pull the cup from the fridge and enjoy!

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You're Invited to a Gluten-Free Twitter Party!

Posted by Erica Dermer on September 7, 2016

Join us on Twitter using the hashtag #GFFAFest as we talk about the upcoming event at the Portland Expo Center in Portland, OR on Saturday and Sunday, October 1st-2nd. We’re going to tweet about the great sponsors of the event, the compelling speakers, and the bloggers and authors who will be in Portland to celebrate our food choices – regardless of your dietary restrictions. This event is going to be epic – and so is the Twitter party! During the Twitter Party, we’ll be giving away subscriptions to the magazine, plus prizes from some of our sponsors!

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Stabilyze Your Afternoon Sugar Crashes

Posted by Pam Jordan on August 25, 2016

Stabilyze Nutrition Bars were created by Innova Nutrition to go against what you think about a typical bar. They’re made to fill you up with good-for-you ingredients, without a sugar crash. Did I mention that they are also certified gluten-free? The Stabilyze Bars were created with a low glycemic index to help stabilize blood sugar, without the crash that many high-sugar bars give you. No sugar spike means no crazy insulin spike and subsequent “hangry” crash afterwards!

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Cinnamon Chocolate Fusion Dairy-Free Ice Cream Sandwiches

Posted by Brianna Hobbs on August 19, 2016

For about 6 months my family has been dairy-free (and we’ve been gluten-free for ages), so I always look forward to checking out all the growing dairy-free frozen dessert options. When I saw Luna & Larry’s Coconut Bliss Cinnamon Chocolate Fusion frozen dessert I knew I had to try it. “A spirited embrace of warm cinnamon and rich chocolate”...count me in! If you have never had cinnamon and chocolate together, you are truly missing out. The cinnamon adds this depth and complexity to the chocolate that you never knew you were missing.

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San-J’s Tamari Ice Cream + Asian Grilling Party

Posted by Brianna Hobbs on August 11, 2016

A great way to change up your grill routine are San-J’s gluten-free sauces and marinades. They have an entire gluten free Asian themed grilling party menu, full of interesting and delicious recipes like Summer Herb Seafood Szechuan Salad, Grilled Mongolian Flank Steak, and a Thai Peanut Pasta Salad! Every San-J grilling recipe is great, but one stands out in particular for its unusualness and its incredible taste: the dessert! Sticking with the Asian theme, I was super excited to try San-J’s recipe for Tamari Ice Cream with Toasted Pecans and Marshmallows, and trust me, it did not disappoint.

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GMOs' Impact on the Gluten-Free Community

Posted by Christine Boyd on August 4, 2016

Genetically modified organism (GMO) is a term used to describe plants or animals altered via genetic engineering to achieve a certain beneficial trait. Examples include fish genes inserted into strawberries to protect the fruit from freezing, and dairy cows injected with the genetically engineered hormone rBGH to increase milk production. Virtually all GMO crops are engineered to withstand direct application of herbicides, including Roundup and its main ingredient, glyphosate.

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Getting Calcium into Your Dairy-Free Diet

Posted by Anne Lee, EDD, RDN, LD on August 4, 2016

Trouble digesting lactose—a sugar found in milk and other dairy products--is common in the gluten-free community. Some 30 percent of those with celiac disease have problems with lactose, at least until the intestinal villi heal. In addition, some with non-celiac gluten-sensitivity and IBS find that limiting lactose eases their digestive symptoms.

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