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I love to make pies and when I make my gluten free versions, I am forced to make the pie crust rather than use a pre-made pie crust. I just don’t like rolling out the bottom crust, so I needed something easy. Here is the one I use and love! The crust is crisp, sweet […]

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Quick Gluten Free Treats

I just sent these ideas to my cousin. Thought I would share them here as well. If you need a sugar fix quick, here are some ideas….. Marshmellow treats with fruity pebbles. Most fruity pebbles are gluten free, even the generic brand. I believe that cocoa pebbles are too (the name brand, not the generic […]

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I am gong back in time to understand the new Gluten Free Labeling Laws. What were the governments initial findings in Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Public Law 108-282 of August 2, 2004 found that “celiac disease is an immune-mediated disease that causes damage to the gastrointestinal tract, central nervous system, and other organs.” […]

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I have been researching the federal labeling laws concerning gluten free lately. Weird things. I will start at the beginning of what I found and explain what I know. There was a law that was going through the legislation. It was trying to be passed back in 2004. PUBLIC LAW 180-282-AUG 2, 2004 – TITLE […]

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Going out to eat can be frustrating when you are newly diagnosed with Celiac Disease and/or a gluten intolerance. Many restaurants now offer gluten free options, but┬átheir gluten free menu selection is limited. It can be disappointing when you go to a restaurant that offers gluten free food and you find only their steak is […]

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My 21 year old son has Celiac Disease and is Gluten Intolerant. He was away and had been sick with diarrhea, stomach problems and fatigue for three solid weeks. I thought….no problem, now that he’s home, I’ll help ‘fix’ him with a true 100% gluten free diet. After the first day, I reailized it wasn’t […]

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My husband is very sensitive to gluten. The tiniest touch of gluten and he is sick. He has Celiac Disease. When we found out, we immediately removed all gluten from his diet, changed our pots and pans, rinsed clean dishes every time before he ate, and he was still getting sick. We realized there was […]

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Being the Gluten Free Chef at Camp

I just got back from camp where I was the Gluten Free Chef again. At my camps, I have provided gluten free food for under 10 people (camps had 200-500 people total). Here are some things I learned. Menu is usually planned weeks to months before the actual camp. * Review menu early and try […]

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In the gluten free world, we often say that we ate food that was cross contaminated with gluten (wheat, barley or rye) and therefore we are sick. I believe we are stating this incorrectly and may be offending many of our restaurants. CROSS CONTAMINATION Cross contamination is what happens when bacteria from food is transferred […]

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