April/May 2018

Features

Help! There's a GF Vegan in My House: Tacos Edition

Subscribers Only — All it takes is a trip to the grocery store to see that interest in the vegan lifestyle is growing strong. There are new vegan products showing up on supermarket shelves and in freezer cases almost every month. In homes all over the country, gluten-free households are facing the challenge of feeding everyone when a family member suddenly decides to go vegan.   More...

Gluten-Free Power Breakfasts

Subscribers Only — These turbocharged morning meals, created by America’s Test Kitchen, utilize nutrient-dense ingredients that are widely available and easily incorporated into everyday cooking. What a way to rise and shine!   More...

Spring Forward: A Fresh Take on Soups and Salads

Subscribers Only — Spring has truly sprung and it’s time to take a big breath of fresh air and welcome back a new crop of fresh finds at the market. Out with heavy winter food and in with lighter meals inspired by the season’s most delicious and nutritious fruits and vegetables. What better way to celebrate the season than with tempting soups and salads? Consider these recipes a springboard to working delicious springtime produce into your diet.   More...

Our Favorite Gluten-Free Cakes

We surveyed our readers to find their most-loved cakes. The top picks? Timeless yellow, chocolate, strawberry and lemon cakes. So we created these winning selections without gluten, and with easy dairy-free and egg-free options.   More...

Gluten-Free Fiesta Fare

Subscribers Only — This wonderful selection of fun and flavorful gluten free recipes from Latin America is fiesta-worthy.   More...

Store-Bought Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

When purchasing a gluten-free cookie, the top things you look for are taste (75 percent) and gluten-free certification (59 percent). More of you buy packaged cookies in traditional grocery stores than in natural foods store or online. Fortunately, most brands that made our lists of favorites are readily available in supermarkets. However, to find some of the really great cookies we sampled, you may have to go online. We’ve met these cookies on our travels to natural foods trade shows and at our Gluten Free Food Allergy Festivals across the United States.   More...

1 Chef, 5 Inspired Gluten-Free Creations

Since its inception in Providence, RI, over 40 years ago, Johnson & Wales has become a world leader in culinary education. At its campuses in North Miami, FL, Denver, CO, and Charlotte, NC, culinary students learn the techniques of making healthy, nutritious meals.   More...

Ask the Doctor: April/May 2018

Allergist Scott Commins, MD, PhD, is one of the nation’s leading experts on the alpha-gal allergy, an allergy to mammal meat induced by a tick bite. A member of the University of Virginia’s research team that discovered alpha-gal allergy about ten years ago, Commins now heads the laboratory that studies the allergy at the University of North Carolina. He also serves as Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology and has a clinical practice that specializes in diagnosing and treating patients with the alpha-gal allergy.   More...

Celiac and Pregnant

There’s ample scientific evidence that untreated celiac disease, characterized by inflammation and nutrient deficiencies, can lead to infertility. There can be issues during pregnancy, too. If a woman with untreated celiac does conceive, the fetus potentially could be at risk: An Italian study published in 2010 demonstrated that anti-transglutaminase (anti-tTG) antibodies in the blood—a hallmark of untreated celiac disease—can interfere with the function of the placenta, possibly leading to early loss of the pregnancy.   More...

Homemade Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

DIY cookies are versatile in that the recipe can be tweaked to suit your liking: mix and match your favorite add-in ingredients—dark chocolate chunks, white chocolate chips, chopped nuts or seeds, dried fruit. These incredible cookies are big on taste and simple to make.   More...

Life Story

Have a Ball!

Subscribers Only — Stability balls are very effective exercise tools that offer unique benefits. Most notably, using them helps develop core strength, spinal stability and balance. The ball’s soft, unstable surface makes you “wobbly” or unbalanced. As your body fights to maintain control, the deep core musculature of your abdominal and back muscles is activated and strengthened. Development of these trunk muscles helps support and stabilize the spine and maintain its neutral alignment, reducing back strain and promoting spine health.   More...

We've Got Issues: April/May 2018

My fiancée has celiac disease and we recently moved in together, which means merging kitchens. I understand that some things, like wooden cutting boards, can be very difficult to rid of residual gluten. I’ve tossed those and only eat gluten outside of the house. Still, my fiancée has gotten sick more than once after we ate at home. I’m pretty sure I’m doing something wrong. What is it?   More...

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

Gaea Veggie Bites are just that—vegetables cut into easy-to-eat pieces, deliciously marinated in Gaea olive oil and lemon and packaged in travel-ready pouches. Perfect for summer road trips and lunch boxes. A tasty new way to get your vegetables. Available in Carrot, Cauliflower and Gherkin.   More...

Whole30 Diet Best Products

Whole30 is a popular 30-day diet designed to eliminate inflammatory foods and help restore health. Co-created by Melissa Hartwig and outlined in The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), the diet permits only nutrient-dense foods—lots of vegetables, some fruit and moderate amounts of meat, seafood and eggs. It does not allow grains, added sugars (including alcohol), dairy, legumes, soy or emulsifiers like carrageenan.   More...

Following Hearts to Gluten-Free, Plant-Based Products

From egg-free mayonnaise to certified gluten-free breads, one thing is clear about Follow Your Heart, the vegan and gluten-free food company headquartered in Southern California. No matter the product, the leaders of the company follow their passion to create foods that meet people’s needs.   More...

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Research Roundup: April/May 2018

A new study found that food allergies are on the rise in adults as well as children. The increase is seen across all ethnic groups. About half of all food-allergic adults reported they developed one or more food allergies after age 18. Shellfish is the most common food allergy in adults, affecting an estimated 3.6 percent of adults in the United States. This is a 44 percent increase in prevalence from the rate recorded in 2004. The study also found that nut allergy in adults (now about 1.8 percent) has risen 260 percent since a 2008 estimate.   More...

Food for Thought

A Community Call

Subscribers Only — When I was growing up, I never thought about food allergies. Food was shared freely, lunch items were swapped at school and potlucks were a regular event. In my neighborhood, kids ate dinner wherever they happened to be in the evening. We could walk into friends’ homes and help ourselves—without thinking—to whatever was in their refrigerator.   More...

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