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Gluten-Free at Walmart!

Retail giant Walmart is now selling gluten-free products with its usual price savings, a huge win for our community.   More...

Breakfast Dishes We Love:
12 Best Gluten-Free Recipes

Anyone on a special diet may find it challenging to conjure up a healthy and tasty breakfast, but it doesn’t have to be. Consider the 12 easy-to-prepare gluten-free recipes that our readers rank as their favorite breakfast dishes. Mix and match per your taste.   More...

The 12 Best Gluten-Free Breads to Bake

If you’re on a gluten-free diet, including bread in your meals can be a bit more challenging than picking up a traditional loaf at a local bakery. But with just a little extra time—and the right recipe—you’ll be enjoying gluten-free bread whenever you want. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of the 12 best gluten-free bread recipes, as ranked by our readers. To give you some variety, we’ve included related items like tortillas, rolls, and baguettes.   More...

Reader Recipe Favorites:
12 Best Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes

Anyone who manages a gluten-free diet likely has go-to recipes, including dessert selections. But there’s always room for more, right? With that in mind, we have compiled a list of 12 reader favorites: the best gluten-free dessert recipes. This page is your directory to those recipes. Enjoy!   More...

Is There Gluten in Your Probiotics?
(Part 3)

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been digging into the issue of gluten contamination in probiotics. Concerns were first raised after a small study presented at the annual Digestive Diseases Week meeting in May 2015 reported that there could be trace amounts of gluten in some probiotics. In this study, researchers sampled 22 popular probiotic brands, including 15 that were labeled gluten-free. Half of them contained detectable amounts of gluten, with two brands containing more than 20 ppm of gluten, the threshold set by FDA for gluten-free labeling.   More...

12 Best Gluten-Free Snack Recipes

If you’re on a strict gluten-free diet, you can’t let your guard down even when you need a boost from a mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack. No problem: Your fellow readers rank these dozen recipes as ideal go-to sources of energy. Read on to discover the 12 best gluten-free snack recipes....   More...

Awesome Gluten-Free Appetizers & Sides: 12 Best Gluten-Free Recipes

Stuck for an idea on how to start off and/or complement tonight’s main course? Check out our readers’ favorite appetizers and side dishes, all of them versatile, tasty, gluten-free, and allergy-friendly. Start our countdown of the best appetizers and side dishes at No. 12 with an all-purpose pasta salad that works at lunch or dinner. As you go through our list, you'll find recipes that go with everything from Asian dishes and light soup-and-salad lunches to steak-and-potato dinners to chicken and turkey menus. At the end, you’ll wind up at what might be a surprising choice for No. 1.   More...

Gluten-Free Asian Noodles:
Which Ones Are Safe?

Our excerpt from Laura B. Russell's The Gluten-Free Asian Kitchen provides must-know advice for anyone buying gluten-free noodles before preparing a favorite Asian dish.     [IMGCAP[1]) If you’ve ever stood in the noodle aisle of an Asian market, the selection seems staggering, but once you become familiar with each noodle and its characteristics, the job becomes much more manageable.   Lucky for you, being gluten-free means you can eliminate half the choices right off the bat! Cross those wheat noodles and egg noodles (including ramen, udon, and somen) straight from the list. The…   More...

Dinner Is Served:
12 Best Gluten-Free Dinner Recipes

A December 2014 study shows that 88 percent of Americans still eat dinner with other members of their household quite frequently (“basically every day” or “a few times a week”). With that in mind, let’s look at 12 stellar dinner recipes—our readers’ highest-ranked gluten-free suppertime dishes.   More...

Let's Do Lunch:
12 Best Gluten-Free Lunch Recipes

For those of us on a gluten-free or allergy-sensitive diet, lunch takes planning and preparation. But ultimately, a "DIY" lunch prepared in your own safe kitchen is a great way to go, whether you have time to eat it at home or pack it for tomorrow's lunch on the run. As always, it helps to have creative ideas in preparing your lunch. Here, we present our 12 best gluten-free lunch recipes, ranked per reader feedback. Over the course of a couple of weeks, you can give ’em all a shot.   More...

Soup's Up!
12 Best Gluten-Free Soups, Stews, Chowders, & Chili

From the healing power of chicken or vegetable soup to a filling portion of corn or clam chowder to a spicy chili or a hearty beef stew, there’s nothing like a piping hot (gluten-free) bowl of comfort food to complement a meal or to serve as the main course. Here, we present the 12 best recipes for soups and stew, chowders and chili.   More...

Is There Gluten in Your Probiotics?
(Part 2)

As promised, we’re continuing to dig deeper into the issue of gluten contamination in probiotics. A lot of us with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity take probiotics for digestive health. Concerns were first raised after a small study presented in May 2015 at the annual Digestive Diseases Week meeting reported there may be trace amounts of gluten in some probiotics. In this study, researchers sampled 22 popular probiotic brands, including 15 that were labeled gluten-free. Half of them contained detectable amounts of gluten, with two brands containing more than 20 parts per million (ppm) of gluten, the threshold set by FDA for gluten-free labeling.   More...

Is There Gluten in Your Probiotics?
(Part 1)

A small study presented earlier this month at the annual Digestive Diseases Week meeting reports there may be trace amounts of gluten in some probiotics. A lot of people with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity take probiotic supplements for digestive health. In this study, researchers sampled 22 popular probiotic brands, including 15 that were labeled gluten-free. Half of them contained detectable amounts of gluten, with two brands containing more than 20 parts per million (ppm) of gluten, the threshold set by FDA for gluten-free labeling.   More...

Gluten-Free Bread: Baking Tips

Q: What can I do to prevent my bread from browning so much before it finishes baking? The top of the loaf gets dark but the inside is still doughy. A: You’ve hit upon the No. 1 complaint of gluten-free bread-bakers. Because gluten-free dough is very dense, it often requires a longer baking time. Try lowering the oven temperature by 25 degrees the next time you bake. After the loaf is partially baked, cover it loosely…   More...

Keys to the Kitchen: Gluten-Free Cooking

Just starting to bake gluten-free recipes and wondering which kitchen utensils and tools you should use? First, because gluten-free batters and dough tend to be thick and sticky, think about investing in a heavy-duty hand-held or stand mixer to mix the dough. Other tools of the trade include plastic wrap and vegetable oil spray. Spraying a bit of oil on a sheet of wrap helps you roll out piecrusts, smooth the tops of pizza dough and form yeast rolls with no…   More...