Food Allergies? No Problem at Jules on the Green http://ow.ly/jXLT30aBcV0
Whoa… can’t wait to try this!!! Red Licorice you can make at home in 10 minutes?! Whatttttttttttttttt! http://ow.ly/U0tMT
General Mills Recalls 1.8 Million Cheerios, Honey Nut Cheerios Boxes made in July, Lodi, CA http://ow.ly/T5DKJ
In Georgia VT, Water Pollution Has Devalued Lakeside Properties By $1.8M | Vermont Public Radio http://ow.ly/R6YgT
Lucky Charms going gluten free this September! http://ow.ly/P3v9I
We take probiotics to ease a troubled tummy. New evidence probiotics may not be as gluten-free (or friendly!) as we thought!…
Whattttttttttt… Homemade, gluten-free “cadbury” eggs. Looks easy, fun and delicious!
There’s plenty of reasons to poke fun at fad diets– most of the time there’s no evidence that they work. Sometimes they work for some people and not all people. Sometimes they allow you to eat copious amounts of bacon (I could argue both ways on that one 😉
But for those with Celiac Disease, it is not a lifestyle choice, it is a medical necessity. I’ve taken to clarifying with folks, especially restaurants, that my condition is not a choice but a very serious auto-immune disorder.
Beyond the fad diet and Celiac, many people have reported feeling better on a gluten-free diet because they are gluten intolerant. The extent of gluten intolerance has been called into question by a recent study that found many reporting to be gluten intolerant actually had no ill effects when given gluten.
Jokes and discounting are hard to take for the many, many people who have Celiac Disease or are truly intolerant. It’s great to have celebrities put their face out for the cause! Thanks Jon, your coverage was great!
The big day is finally here– Trader Joe’s is open on Dorset Street in South Burlington! This is Vermont’s first Trader Joe’s so in case you haven’t been to one before, here’s some advice for gluten free shopping:
1. Go to the manager’s desk on your first visit. It’s on the main grocery floor and they will give you a copy of their entire list of gluten-free items. They are super nice and helpful and it’s great to carry this list around the first few times you shop there or if you are new to gluten-free shopping!
2. Look for their gluten-free symbol on some packaged food items. These are sure to be gluten-free. Read the ingredients for items without the symbol and use your own best judgement. I find many items that are not labeled but to my knowledge, seem gluten-free. Note that items will include a disclaimer if they are processed in facilities or on shared equipment with wheat.
3. Check out the frozen food aisle. Some of my favorite items are the gluten-free toaster waffles, which are much cheaper than the ones in traditional grocery stores. There’s a number of other treats you may find in that section too!!! I also stock up on frozen fruit for smoothies.
4. If you’re a snacker, like me, you will love their nuts and dried fruit section! No sugar added, no sulfur dried mango! Delicious. Near-by you can usually find their nitrate-free beef jerky– inexpensive, gluten-free and a great snack for the car or such.
5. If you tolerate dairy, there’s lots of organic (and non-organic) dairy options (although I try to buy Vermont products when I can!!!).
7. Sauces. Korma simmer sauce. Artichoke dip. You will find your favorites.
8. Gluten-free baking mixes. Sometimes hidden on a low self, TJ’s GF brownie mixes are delish. Try them out and search for other mixes to try out.
So, explore and have fun!!! Find your favorite gluten-free options and let us know about them in the comments section!
I love the idea of having gluten free cake made with quinoa. Why? It’s high in fiber. High in protein. Lots of other good nutrients. Things we don’t all get as much as we should. Also, I can’t eat rice flour. Or almond flour. Silly allergies. So baking with quinoa… sounds intriguing…
I have to say, I will be trying this! Chocolate makes anything delicious. Also wondering if quinoa would work in Brownies… hmmm… there may be some experimentation coming soon! Stay posted.