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The possibilities are ENDLESS if Rice Krispies are finally made without gluten. Mmmm.... rice krispie treats just like we used to make as kids. Taken from the blog Gluten Free Appetite.com: 'EXCITING NEWS on my favorite subject... CEREAL!! Kellogg's will announce some exciting news within the next 6 months (or so). They will be debuting a line of gluten free cereals and snacks. Yep, that's right. Rice Krispies will be made with brown rice and reportedly will be certified gluten free. (Gotta keep up with General Mills). Until now, Kellogg's stance has been "At this time, we do not offer... Continue »
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In addition to lots of other baked goods, the gluten free hamburger buns you eat at Yeah! Burger and Farm Burger can now be purchased directly by consumers at their new retail bakery. I am very excited. From the Pure Knead Press Release I received in my inbox yesterday: We are *delighted* to announce that our retail shop will open on Saturday, February 26th! A few of the many products you will see include our well-known buns (both original and multigrain), hoagie rolls, rosemary bread braids, olive boules, baguettes and croutons! Of course, you can't have a great bakery without... Continue »
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I am a pretty good cook and baker, but I don't typically go looking for ways to make my own GF bread or pizza dough, when companies have spent a lot of time finding the right recipes that work best. Sooooo....when the kids want pizza, these are my 3 quick go-to choices to bake in the oven. The trick is to play with the baking times to get them just right. Each of these choices can be made truly delicious if done correctly. Amy's Rice Crust Cheese Pizza bought at Whole Foods or Kroger adding whatever else we want to... Continue »
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Need to send an edible gift to someone? Harry and David can make it happen. They've recently developed this new line of gf baked goods, in addition to all their fruits, nuts and treats that are naturally gf. Here's what they say on their website: "Welcome to the Harry and David gluten free foods category. We have gluten free food gifts for those friends and family that simply have to have gluten free foods. Get gluten free food gift today from Harry and David and know that gluten free, in this case, means delicious as with all Harry and David... Continue »
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Since I was a senior in college almost 14 yrs ago, I've known that I have Celiac Disease. It's something that I embraced and dealt with quietly. I am extremely gluten intolerant, more sensitive than most, carrying all of the possible genes. And my kids have it, too. And so does my husband. So I've decided to jump in and talk about it. The good, the bad and the inedible. Stay tuned, I have a lot to say. Continue »
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My goal for this blog is to spend as long as it takes pouring all of my expertise, experiences, ideas and opinions about life with gluten intolerance and Celiac disease. I am not a doctor, I am not paid by any of the companies, links, products, labs or people I mention. What I am is a person who has spent hundreds of hours and thousands of words helping people who ask me questions. Recently, I have been asked nearly every day for resources and direction when faced with what seems incredibly daunting: needing to go gluten free for yourself or... Continue »
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"Can we eat that?," meaning "is that gluten free and okay for me to have?" is a common refrain at my house. I have asked my own mother that a million times, too. More often than not, as awareness about gluten intolerance grows, the answer is "Yes!" For questions, please contact me through email for more information at CanWeEatThat@gmail.com Continue »
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There are several Celiac research centers across the country. The first one I'm going to mention is The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center @ http://www.celiacdisease.net/ Continue »
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My friend Sarah sent me this link yesterday and I thought, what better way to start talking about food and products, than with this awesome gluten free (and vegan) chocolate available online here http://www.vosgeschocolate.com/category/vegan_gluten_free_chocolate Incidentally, about 6 yrs ago one of our first babysitters in New York worked at Vosges Boutique in Soho and would bring us samples every Saturday night. Delicious. Continue »
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Glutino has long been rockin' the best GF pretzels on the market. I'd heard rumors that they would be adding to their line of pretzel snacks and they did! This past weekend my husband brought home both the brand new Chocolate-Covered Pretzels and the new Yogurt-Covered Pretzels. He found them at our local Kroger grocery store and they are nearly identical to the regular ones I remember eating from childhood. The bag is small and my kids devoured them. They were also a big hit for snack at preschool. With a simple google search I found that all versions can... Continue »
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The gluten free beer of choice at Chez CWET (Can We Eat That) is Redbridge. A sorghum beer made without wheat or barley by Anheuser-Busch in St. Louis. Partnered with the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) here is what they have to say on their website: "Redbridge beer doesn’t need to make promises to stand out from the crowd; its very essence sets it apart. Redbridge is made without wheat or barley, so the approximately 3.2 million consumers who are unable to drink beer made with barley due to Celiac Disease or because they follow a wheat-free or gluten-free... Continue »
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Spreading the love from Udi's Facebook page Product Spotlight: Udi's Gluten Free Foods Whole Grain Bread. Surprise someone you care about this Valentine's Day with a heart-shaped PB&J cut from our wholesome whole grain bread. (tip: use a heart-shaped cookie cutter if you have one) Continue »
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"Understanding Vitamin D deficiency in Celiac Disease" June 17th, 2010 by Cleo Libonati, RN, BSN Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin for strong bones and teeth, turns out to be a multi-tasker! Since its discovery in the early 1920s, this important fat-soluble vitamin was labeled simply as “the antirachitic vitamin” (prevents rickets). Not any more. A major discovery of how it functions as a hormone in the body when converted into its active form by the liver has spurred intense research which is revealing much more about this amazing vitamin. Continue »
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I thought it might be a mirage or a dream, but it's finally happened; a mainstream regional restaurant chain has incorporated a full service pizza selection on their menu. OMG. A few months ago, I started digging around the interweb looking for what I thought I'd heard someone mention to me about Mellow Mushroom serving gluten free pizza soon. I called around, checked all of their local individual websites that MM maintains and found that the Brookhaven one is the closest to us. Awesome. My older child has "Pizza Tuesdays" at school where they order in pizza for the whole... Continue »
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Definition, Facts, Common Symptoms, Associated Conditions, Misdiagnoses I hope to put the following information in individual links in the sidebar under The 411, until then here is the complete post: What is Celiac? The U. of Chicago Celiac Disease Center defines celiac disease as "an inherited autoimmune disease that affects more than 3 million Americans. The disease affects the digestive process of the small intestine and is triggered by the consumption of gluten--a protein found in wheat, barley, rye. Celiac disease causes abnormal response to gluten ingestion: the immune system attacks the small intestine, inhibiting the absorption of important nutrients, destroying the intestinal villi and wreaking havoc on the body's systems." Continue »
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Sometimes I will post subject matter and links that don't have anything specifically to do with my blog's main content. Rather, tidbits related to life and kids that I think are worth a look. Today's tidbit is a good one. Several days a week my husband emails me articles that he thinks I'd find interesting. He sent me this one just now saying, "this article fits perfectly with the conversation Charlie, (who is 7), and I had last night about Nick Jr. shows, and the way they teach you various concepts. Math specifically." Here is the article: Blue’s Clues, “Occupations”... Continue »
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While it may seem over simplified, the only treatment for gluten intolerance, sensitivity and/or celiac disease is to follow a gluten-free diet; to avoid all foods containing gluten. And for those with the associated skin condition dermatitis herpetiformis, to also avoid skin care products that contain gluten. You may have to start shopping in a new way, at new stores, sometimes going multiple places to find what you need. Once you go looking, you'd be shocked--wheat and gluten are everywhere and in everything. Especially things that they have no business being in, like brands of lipstick, shampoo, salad dressing or... Continue »
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I'm a big fan of the cupcake. And of course, my kids love them, too. When my first child entered preschool and I had a newborn, my mother would make full batches of GF cupcakes, frost them, wrap them up in saran wrap and foil and freeze them. This way I always had GF cupcakes on hand for any and all birthday and holiday celebrations. They defrost within about an hour and a half. She continued doing this for several more years. *She's amazing--have I mentioned how much I love my mom?!?* I have also made my fair share of... Continue »
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I'll start by saying, I'm not a food snob or a particular foodie. I eat a gluten free meal where I can get it. Either homemade or at a restaurant, makes no difference to me where it is. I love food and am particular about what I'm actually eating, but I don't care if it's at a chain restaurant, fast food on the go, or ranked one of the best in the city. My goal is to not get sick first and foremost. **Bonus if the restaurant highlights menu items that are gluten free!! There is a growing list locally... Continue »
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It's a complicated thing, this figuring out if you are gluten intolerant. There is no straight line...yet. Those of us already diagnosed each have a unique story about how we came to find out that we should be on a gluten free diet; that we are gluten intolerant and/or that we have celiac disease. Sometimes it can be easy; but more often than not, the process of getting a diagnosis takes the average patient 5 to 7 years in the U.S. All offspring of a person diagnosed with celiac disease should be tested. There is much to be learned about... Continue »
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