August/September 2018

Features

Dermatitis Herpetiformis: The Celiac Disease Rash

For many people with celiac disease, gastrointestinal symptoms such as abdominal pain and diarrhea take center stage. But for a subset of people with celiac disease, eating or coming into contact with gluten results in a vicious skin rash, either as the only symptom or as a complement to the more typical ones. This rash, known as dermatitis herpetiformis, or DH, typically presents as a series of small raised red lesions that are either solid or filled with fluid. They often show up on the elbows, forearms, scalp, knees, buttocks and even the face. They’re usually bilaterally symmetrical, meaning they appear on both sides of the body at the same time, and they are intensely itchy.   More...

Pamela's Products: Always in Good Taste

“I started Pamela’s wanting to do something for the kids who couldn’t eat wheat,” she says. “But I knew that if I didn’t make it taste good enough for everybody to eat and enjoy, what would be the point?” In those days, packaging for natural foods came in muted, earthy hues like brown and gold. Pamela shook that up with bold colors to capture the shopper’s eye. “I like pretty packaging and bright colors—that’s what attracts my attention,” she says. “I really went against the grain of natural foods back in the ’80s with picking bright colors. I wanted people who are gluten-free to feel that it was special food, that it was something more than medicinal.”   More...

Food Allergies in the Classroom

Subscribers Only — I’m not a food-allergy expert but I play one in my classroom. Like most teachers, I’ve seen an increase in the number of students who have severe food allergies. I don’t know why food-allergy rates are rising, but I do know that it means classrooms and schools are implementing new protocols to ensure the safety of their students. It also means that as an elementary school teacher, I’ve embraced the responsibility of following particular practices to make kids—and their parents—feel safe and ready to learn.   More...

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

Subscribers Only — If someone in your household has decided to adopt a plant-based diet, we’re here to help with tips and recipe ideas, like these tasty grilled kebabs. Served with an easy herbed quinoa pilaf, kebabs provide the family cook with enough flexibility to deliciously accommodate everyone’s dietary needs. It’s easy to prepare these veggie kebabs for your vegan, along with any other type of kebabs, whether poultry, seafood, beef, pork, tofu or tempeh, for the rest of the family. And everyone enjoys a delicious, well-balanced meal without doubling your workload.   More...

Pack It Up!

Subscribers Only — With flip-flop season in full swing, it’s officially eat-outside season. So head to the park, the hiking trail or the beach with a picnic basket and blanket and enjoy a tasty meal with friends and family. This delicious menu is easy to prepare ahead and it travels well. It’s guaranteed to make picnicking a highlight of your summer. P.S. Don’t forget the sunscreen.   More...

Paleo Farm to Fork Meals

The paleo diet and the keto diet aren’t supposed to be all meat, butter and eggs. To maximize nutrition, protein should be balanced with plenty of non-starchy vegetables. Filling your plate with colorful vegetables and healthy fats leads the way to good health.   More...

Easy Gluten-Free Asian Recipes

Subscribers Only — I have a romance with Asian food. I crave Thai dishes with bright citrus flavors, savory spices and fresh crisp vegetables. When I go out with friends who can order anything off the menu, I have to admit, I’m jealous. Although many Asian restaurants try, they often have a hard time guaranteeing a gluten-free menu without eliminating some of the best dishes. So it’s back to my kitchen.   More...

Easy Lunchbox Treats

Subscribers Only — It’s back-to-school time, which means it’s time for planning allergy-friendly lunchbox options for the kiddos. Lessen the stress with easy kid-friendly recipes like these tasty, healthy snacks. They use simple, nutrient-rich ingredients to pack in healthy fats and proteins. Ready in a snap, they’ll help keep your little ones full and well-fueled all day long.   More...

Gluten-Free Summer Pies

Subscribers Only — With fresh fruit tucked into a light and flaky pastry crust, it’s hard to find a tastier summer treat than a slice of homemade pie. Blueberries, strawberries, cherries and bananas deliver mouthwatering flavor in these homemade desserts, cradled in delicious gluten-free crusts. Traditional buttery two-crust pies are always a sure favorite. But don’t overlook a yummy gluten-free cookie crust, a chilled cherry pie and even pie pops as fun and creative ways to top off a summer meal. And if you missed the berry-picking window of opportunity in your area, no worries. Frozen berries make these yummy pies possible any time of year.   More...

Al Desko Dining

Subscribers Only — A lackluster midday meal can throw off your whole afternoon. What’s your best defense? Rebooting lunchtime with forward-thinking recipes for healthy eating all week long. These recipes will help you say goodbye to #sadlunches. Designed to be made ahead, just grab ‘em and go before bolting out the door.   More...

The Best Gluten-Free Beer

It’s not easy to find gluten-free beer. There are a handful of brands stocked in natural grocery stores, but most gluten-free beer is regional, without shipping options. While you may be able to order some online, shipping rules for alcohol vary by state and shipping beer can be expensive. We put together a list of some top brews, so you’ll be able to approach your local liquor store, grocery store or chain to ask for these quality gluten-free beers, or at least you’ll know what to order online.   More...

The 2018 Gluten-Free Beer Review

Subscribers Only — The Gluten Free & More editorial team has celiac disease, so it’s been a long time since we’ve tasted a gluten-containing beer. We are thankful to have wonderful gluten-free options so we can enjoy a cold brew while at a summer cookout or watching a ball game. Although our palates have grown more sophisticated since starting this epic beer party, fair warning that we are not beer experts! We just taste what we love and report back to you.   More...

Epinephrine Options

Subscribers Only — North Carolina resident Elizabeth Powell stood at the pharmacy counter, ready to buy the EpiPens her son needed for his multiple food allergies. She’d done this many times since the boy had his first anaphylactic reaction to peanuts ten years ago. Each time she would buy two EpiPen 2-Paks, ensuring he had one set at home and another when he was out and about.   More...

Gluten-Free Cheeseburgers & Grilled Coleslaw

Welcome to a fast, stress-free dinner. Created by the editors at America’s Test Kitchen, this recipe gets a delicious meal on the table within an hour. These perfectly juicy cheeseburgers are the ideal version of a grilled summer classic. Grilled Coleslaw adds a new twist to a favorite picnic staple.   More...

Life Story

We've Got Issues: August/September 2018

I have a few food allergies and I was just diagnosed with celiac disease. Now it looks like my dog has food issues. Is this possible? She’s been eating the same dog food for years. Am I projecting my problems onto her? Should I buy gluten-free dog food?   More...

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The Best Gluten-Free Ice Cream

Here’s the scoop. We taste-tested at least 30 different ice cream alternatives and these brands completely won us over. A bonus: They’re readily available in most grocery stores.   More...

Don't Miss This! New GF Products for August and September 2018

Vegan “cheese” bars from Go Veggie are delicious little bites of plant-based cheese. They pair perfectly with gluten-free crackers, pretzels or fruit slices. Don’t miss the Vegan White Cheddar with Meatless Bacon - yum! These gluten-free snacks are free from the top 8 allergens and Non-GMO Project Verified.   More...

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Research Roundup: August/September 2018

It’s not uncommon for celiac disease to develop in older patients and it’s important to make the diagnosis, says a group of researchers in Finland and the U.K. In a new study published in Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, these researchers report that celiac disease is now being diagnosed more frequently in seniors. About a quarter of all celiac diagnoses are now made at the age of 60 and over. A fifth are made at 65 and older. And about 4 percent of new celiacs are diagnosed at age 80 and above.   More...

Food for Thought

They Said Whaaaat?!

Subscribers Only — Sometimes you just have to shake your head. I often join about 7,500 others on the moms-only Facebook page, Food Allergy Moms. A frequent discussion topic is what people say to mothers about their kids’ food allergies. Despite all the progress in allergy and celiac awareness, the ignorance can still be mind-blowing, especially in restaurants.   More...

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