December/January 2018

Features

Gluten-Free Pies for Cold-Weather Holidays

Everyone comes to the table when pie is served! Let this delicious collection of pie recipes help you create a spectacular dessert course for all your holiday celebrations. Enjoy them plain or topped with fresh whipped cream or dairy-free topping of choice.   More...

Paleo Thanksgiving Meals

Grains and dairy can be difficult to avoid this time of year. That's why we've brought you three festive, holiday-friendly Paleo-style meals to enjoy with company or on your own!   More...

Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes

Make your meal stand out with a variety of tasty side dishes that keep your dinner interesting and your guests asking for seconds. From colorful vegetable-based dishes to satisfying stuffings, these recipes are guaranteed to make every-one at the table happy.   More...

Homemade Gluten-Free Rolls & Biscuits

Subscribers Only — Dinner rolls and biscuits of one kind or another are holiday essentials, regardless of your eating restrictions! These gluten-free bread rolls are all yeast-free too, and most can be made without dairy. Enjoy!   More...

The 2017 Best Premade Pie Review

Subscribers Only — Without a doubt, pies are America’s favorite holiday dessert. Fortunately for those who don’t have the time or desire for homemade, there are plenty of tasty premade gluten-free options. Just pop them in the oven and they’re done! Another timesaver is buying a readymade gluten-free crust or a crust mix and filling it with your favorite pie filling. These commercial products help you step away from the kitchen. You can spend less time baking and more time unwrapping presents and catching up with friends and family. You deserve that—and a really delicious gluten-free pie!   More...

Gluten-Free Party Nibbles

Subscribers Only — These nourishing and elegant finger foods are ideal for festive get-togethers at your place and for toting to holiday soirees away from home. They’re healthy enough to offset the calorie-rich food that dominates the party season. Easy crowd-pleasers like these guarantee successful and relaxed entertaining. No need for knives and forks.   More...

Festive Gluten-Free Holiday Cookies: 2017

Subscribers Only — Baking cookies, for many, is an essential part of winter holiday festivities. The warm, delicious smells wafting through the house, catching up with family while decorating sugar cookies, and the comfort of eating all those soft treats with close friends. Expert gluten-free chef Jules Shepard brings you three incredible gluten-free holiday cookie recipes for you to try this season. You won't be disappointed!   More...

Always Tired? Adrenal Insufficiency Can Zap Your Energy

Subscribers Only — Miller and his mother didn’t know what was wrong, nor did his primary care doctor. A year earlier, Miller had been diagnosed with celiac disease, so at first he assumed his symptoms were related to that. But even on a gluten-free diet, his fatigue continued to worsen. Eventually, he ended up in the emergency room of a university hospital center where he was promptly admitted.   More...

Premade Gluten-Free Pies: Best of 2017

We polled our readers about pie and over 1,200 responded. One reader said that she hadn’t had a slice in eight years because she couldn’t find a gluten-free pie that tasted like “real” pie. Over 70 percent told us they’ve never tried a premade gluten-free pie. More of us are buying a premade crust and making our own fillings. Almost 94 percent of survey respondents said they have used a prepared gluten-free pie crust.   More...

Life Story

Exercise Buddies

Subscribers Only — Millions of Americans resolve to get fit every year but over half who begin an exercise program quit within six months. Why? People have many reasons for not exercising but the biggest is lack of social support. New research confirms that friendships are very important to making sustainable lifestyle changes.   More...

We've Got Issues: December/January 2018

I’m almost afraid to ask this—but what should I be doing about sugar? I have celiac disease and can’t tolerate dairy in milk and most cheeses (but can as an ingredient in baked goods). I’m pretty good about keeping to a gluten-free, dairy-free diet but I keep hearing that sugar can be a problem because of inflammation or something. Obviously, I don’t want to cut anything else out of my diet. But if sugar is what’s standing between me and feeling terrific, well, should I ditch it?   More...

House Call

Ask the Doctor

Subscribers Only — Australian-born gastroenterologist Peter H.R. Green, MD, is one of the world’s leading experts on celiac disease. He’s the Phyllis & Ivan Seidenberg Professor of Medicine, director of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University and author of Celiac Disease: A Hidden Epidemic. Dr. Green sat down with GF&M’s associate editor Eve Becker at Digestive Disease Week earlier this year to talk about celiac disease and wheat sensitivity. This edited version of that interview contains additional information from Dr. Green in response to our follow-up questions.   More...

Try it

Don't Miss This! New Gluten-Free Products for 2018

Discover the latest and greatest of packaged gluten-free goods! We sample a ton of gluten-free products every issue and report on the best ones so you always know what the newest, tastiest, highest quality gluten-free foods are!   More...

Easy Ways to Customize a Store-Bought Pie

Many commercial gluten-free pies come close to tasting as good as anything you might make from scratch. If you’re foregoing homemade, use these tricks to personalize your pies and fake homemade. Your guests will think you spent hours on dessert.   More...

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Research Roundup: December/January 2018

A recent study examined how thunderstorms can provoke asthma attacks even in those without a history of asthma (but with hay fever or pollen allergy). Thunderstorms have been associated with asthma outbreaks, particularly during pollen season. The first reported case was in 1983. Since then, asthma epidemics due to thunderstorms have occurred in Australia, the U.K., Italy, the United States and other places around the world.   More...

Make it

Braised Turkey with Gluten-Free Gravy

Subscribers Only — The star of the Thanksgiving meal is terribly flawed, says America’s Test Kitchen. Modern mass-produced turkey doesn’t have much flavor and it’s hard to cook correctly. The huge breast easily overcooks and smaller legs require a long time to become tender. Braising turkey parts rather than a whole bird provides extra insurance that the white and dark meat cook at an even rate. And parts make carving so simple!   More...

Gluten-Free Christmas Coffee Cake

Subscribers Only — Cranberries deliver a bright pop of color and flavor to this festive coffee cake but nearly any fruit can be used. Perfect for Christmas morning, the aroma of this recipe warms up the house. This cake can also be made in a lightly greased and dusted 8-inch round cake pan. Bake it 40 to 45 minutes or until done. It can be made egg-free; see instructions.   More...

Food for Thought

"You Are Not a Helicopter"

Subscribers Only — Food poet Annelies Zijderveld is a cooking teacher and author of Steeped: Recipes Infused with Tea (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2015).   More...

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