June/July 2018

Features

The Changing Face of Celiac Disease

Subscribers Only — Stefano Guandalini, MD, is an internationally recognized expert on celiac disease who has greatly influenced the way the condition is diagnosed and treated. He founded the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center in 2001, where he’s served as medical director, as well as section chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the University of Chicago Medicine. He recently transitioned from these positions to the role of professor emeritus.   More...

Trailblazers in Gluten Free

From kidney beans to kombu seaweed, Eden Foods offers more than 400 products—most are organic and more than 65 percent are gluten-free. The company has been a pioneer in many areas—all foods have been non-GMO since 1993 and beans have been sold in BPA-free cans since 1999.   More...

Food Insecurity

Many food banks are staffed by volunteers and there’s little time, energy or room to provide a dedicated gluten-free or allergy-friendly space. Thankfully, however, people across the country are recognizing the needs of those experiencing food insecurity in the allergy-free community. Several gluten-free and allergy-friendly food banks are now open and serving the public, like these.   More...

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

Subscribers Only — Has someone in your household gone vegan? You’re not alone. Vegan and vegetarian lifestyles and food choices are trending among millennials. They’re eating more plant-based meals than any generation before them. What’s the gluten-free cook to do when there’s a vegan in the house? Arm yourself with delicious and nutritious recipes like this one. You can keep the whole family well fed without doubling the workload.   More...

Food Allergy Bullying

Subscribers Only — A classmate smeared peanut butter on his locker in middle school. A fifth-grade teacher threatened to give him a zero if he didn’t participate in a science experiment featuring peanut butter. A school parent ambushed him with an ultimatum: either sign a liability waiver in case he experienced anaphylaxis during a high school graduation party or don’t participate.   More...

Gluten-Free Morning Smoothies

Subscribers Only — On nights when you’re steaming vegetables for dinner, pop in some extra carrots to use in this smoothie the next day. A cool treat for breakfast, it isn’t over-the-top sweet. The pinch of salt helps heighten the cinnamon and brighten the overall flavor, so don’t be tempted to omit it.   More...

Picnic Perfect GF Recipes

Subscribers Only — Summer and picnics go hand-in-hand and these fresh, portable recipes are just what you need for an easy, delicious meal outside. These salads need no meat or dairy ingredients—unless you want to add them—and they stay yummy when transported in a cooler. Slices of Lemon Pound Cake are a perfect solution for a no-fuss dessert—no plates or forks needed! Enjoy these easy recipes at your next outdoor gathering.   More...

Gluten-Free Meals to Power Your Brain

Subscribers Only — Brain health is directly influenced by the food we eat, says psychiatrist Drew Ramsey, MD, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University. The author of three books on food and brain health, Ramsey is at the forefront of nutritional psychiatry, a science-based movement focused on the impact of food on mental health. His newest book, Eat Complete: The 21 Nutrients That Fuel Brainpower, Boost Weight Loss, and Transform Your Health, is dedicated to helping protect our biggest asset: the brain.   More...

Gluten-Free Grilling Ideas for Summer Cookouts

Why be cooped up in the kitchen? These warmer days and nights are the perfect excuse to cook outdoors. And there’s almost no food that isn’t made better on the grill. Grilling is so versatile. Think beyond the usual suspects (burgers, hot dogs, chicken breasts) and use your grill to make tacos, salad and even soup. These recipes, which break away from hamburger’s long shadow, are guaranteed to get you all fired up.   More...

Healthy Homemade Gluten-Free Snack Bars

Subscribers Only — With the wide variety of gluten-free, allergy-friendly snack bars available these days, why bother making your own? The answer is that fresh homemade bars are easy, delicious and budget-friendly. Plus, homemade is a great way to control ingredients. You decide how much sweetener to add. You pick the kind of dried fruit you like. The amount of fiber (think flax meal, oats, coconut and nuts) is in your hands. If you’re allergic to nuts, you can use sunflower seeds and sunflower butter instead. And you can pack extra protein into your bars, making them a healthy, filling snack or in a pinch, a grab-and-go meal.   More...

Gluten-Free Food Bars: There's One for Every Special Diet

With so many snack and protein bars on the market, you are sure to find your ideal bar. Certified gluten-free, vegan and nut-free? We found that. A peanut butter chocolate bar that’s dairy-free and packed with 20 grams of protein? We found that, too. Looking for a bar with just 1 gram of sugar? High-fiber? One that tastes like a birthday cake? Found it. One with caffeine for an extra boost? Grain-free? There’s a bar for that.   More...

The Best Gluten-Free Bars

Subscribers Only — We taste-tested more than 100 bars from 30 different companies. The following bars are worth noting because they offer a unique flavor or some other interesting attribute. The allergy info listed below is representative of the whole line of bars. For specific product details (GF certification, price, nutrition per serving and more) on the “unique flavor” bar mentioned, see our chart.   More...

Oral Allergy Syndrome

Subscribers Only — People who suffer from hay fever (allergic rhinitis caused by pollen) can experience OAS when their immune system mistakes proteins in certain fruits or vegetables for the proteins found in their problem pollen. For example, when someone like Combs with a birch pollen allergy bites into an apple, the same IgE (immunoglobulin E) antibody that recognizes the birch pollen protein also recognizes a similar protein in the apple, prompting an allergic immune response, explains allergist Philip C. Halverson, MD, FAAAAI, of Allergy & Asthma Specialists in Minneapolis.   More...

Gluten-Free Chocolate Celebration Cupcakes

My favorite Julia Child quote is, “A party without cake is just a meeting.” Whether you’re celebrating Gluten Free & More’s 20th anniversary (as we are) or your own special event, how better than with cupcakes? After all, a cupcake is simply a mini cake in a convenient, self-serve package. The number one seller at my bakery is and always has been a chocolate cupcake. Here’s the winning recipe, along with ways to dress it up and make cupcakes the hit of your next celebration.   More...

Life Story

We've Got Issues: June/July 2018

I miss fried chicken so much…and hush puppies and mozzarella sticks and anything you can find at the State Fair. But my frustration in missing these fried foods pales compared to missing my absolute favorite—French fries. When I was first diagnosed with celiac disease, I was happy because French fries don’t have any gluten ingredients. But it wasn’t long before I discovered that French fries aren’t safe since they’re fried in the same basket as onion rings, shrimp and other gluten-y fried items. My only requirement for restaurants is that there be gluten-free fries on the menu. As you may have guessed, this isn’t common. So I have to ask, how bad is sharing a fryer, really?   More...

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Game-Changing Products for GF Living

A toaster bag gives you safe toast from a gluten-contaminated toaster. Perfect for traveling. Just insert a slice of gluten-free bread into your toaster bag and put it into any toaster (carefully). Voila, safe toast! You can make a grilled cheese sandwich this way—an antidote for hunger when you’re far from home or a safe dining spot. Find toaster bags online.   More...

Don't Miss This! New GF Products for June and July 2018

Looking for dairy-free milk? Try Milkadamia, a delicious new plant-based milk made from macadamia nuts sustainably farmed in Australia. This milk delivers the unique flavor and sweetness of macadamia nuts for a satisfying cow-free glass of milk. It’s available in Original, Unsweetened Original, Unsweetened Vanilla and Latte Da (for wonderful dairy-free lattes). Soy-free and Non-GMO Project Verified, find Milkadamia in the refrigerated section at Walmart and select natural food stores.   More...

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Research Roundup: June/July 2018

Why are milk-allergic kids at risk for growth problems? Dairy constitutes a large part of the American diet, contributing calories and nutrients. In addition, children with milk allergy are more likely to have eczema and asthma, which may contribute negatively to growth rates, Keet noted, adding that additional study is needed. In the meantime, pediatricians and allergists should advise their patients about eating a healthy, nutrient-dense diet and monitor their growth over time.   More...

Food for Thought

Pioneer Power

Subscribers Only — Today’s gluten-free world looks very different from the one I lived in when I was diagnosed with celiac disease in 1976 and when this magazine was launched in 1998. Today, gluten-free is the hottest trend in food, reaching more than $2 billion in annual sales. Grocery shelves are lined with pasta. Frozen and fresh loaves of bread are plentiful. Pizza comes in every imaginable configuration. Safe, convenient mealtime choices are in abundance. You’d think everyone eats gluten-free!   More...

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