It's blamed for a host of ailments: headaches, digestive distress, weight gain, poor immune function, hormonal disruption, and even behavioral problems in children. But does gluten, the natural-occurring protein found in wheat, barley, rye and so... Read more
Pasta is such a versatile food, it’s no wonder it’s so popular. A survey conducted by the National Pasta Association found that 77% of Americans eat pasta at least once per week. Used as a side dish or main entree, eaten hot or cold, topp... Read more
It’s 6 o’clock. Your guests should be arriving in less than an hour. Then your friend calls. Guess who’s coming to dinner? Her new boyfriend, who's a vegetarian.
One night at the dinner table, your teenage daughter announce... Read more
What could be more frustrating than not seeing the scale drop despite days or weeks of doing everything right? After all that hard work—all the cookies you didn't eat, all the willpower you maintained, all the time you logged at the gym&mda... Read more
So you've decided to adopt a heart-healthy diet. That doesn't mean that you have to give up all delicious foods. You can have it all--even dessert! It just means that you need to be smart about your choices of sweet treats. We've rounded... Read more
Every pound puts excess stress on the joints. Drink tart cherry juice or eat tart cherries to relieve some pain and also almonds. Stay away from food that form acid in the body & red, green & yellow peppers, potatoes, tomatoes, and eggplants. It i... Read more
Bahama Rice Burgers are made from rice - no soy, no wheat gluten. they come in several flavors, although I like the original and the sausage! I am predjudiced, as the company is owned my my next door neighbor, but if you like non-meat burgers, or... Read more
We have Celiac Disease, Dermatitis Herpetiformis, or are Gluten Intolerant/Sensitive. We want to share experiences, insights, info; give support to stay healthy & prevent weight gain w/new gf foods.... Read more
The gluten-free phenomenon has lead to dozens of new products on store shelves. Breads and baked goods are some of the hardest foods to make tasty and sans gluten. We polled our readers and took their favorite brands for a test drive.The CriteriaFor... Read more
In March, I ran a half marathon with a friend whose 6-year-old-son has Celiac Disease. We ran to benefit Team Gluten Free, a fundraising program that provides a simple way for recreational athletes to raise awareness about this disease. Since my... Read more
Food gums alter the dynamics of the foods you add them to so you can control how they react to stimuli, such as heat and mixing. In dietetic baking, for example, xanthan gums adds structure to gluten-free and low-gluten dough. Xanthan g... Read more
It has been an interesting week. Not without obstacles, but much easier than I expected.
I've been reading a lot of food labels and it is absolutely mind-boggling to find wheat contained in foods where you don't even expect it, like canned veget... Read more
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