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Celiac Disease & Gluten-Free Living

One Dish Dinner: Chickpeas with Butternut Squash & Spinach

Who has unlimited time anymore? Not me. One dish meals are cost-saving and time-saving and leftovers keep well in the refrigerator or freezer. Garlic, ginger, and chili add zip to this healthful vegetarian dish while chickpeas provide a snap of texture.   Chickpeas with Butternut Squash & Spinach Serves 4 Ingredients: 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 cup chopped onion 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 tablespoon...

Cooking for a Crowd: Gluten-Free Lemon Chicken

When it comes to entertaining, the best choices are those that reheat well or hold up well over a sterno. When I’m hosting a party, I find it best to offer all gluten-free options on the buffet or to separate the gluten-free food on a separate table to prevent cross-contamination by some impatient person on the buffet line who uses the wrong spoon to serve themselves. This dish is perfect when cooking for a crowd because the longer the chicken stays in the light lemon and white wine sauce...

Gluten-Free French Onion Soup au Gratin

I love French onion soup, and using gluten-free broth and bread make this a safe option. The classic recipe calls for Gruyere cheese, but I prefer to top this rich soup with a combination of Monterey jack, mozzarella, and Parmesan. Be sure to caramelize the onions as it really sweetens and intensifies their flavor.   French Onion Soup au Gratin Serves 4 Ingredients: 3 tablespoons olive oil 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 4...

Staying Gluten-Free at School: Children with Celiac Disease

As difficult as it is for adults to follow a gluten-free diet, it is so much harder for children. When a child who has been diagnosed with celiac disease is very young it is hard to explain to them why they can’t eat like the other kids. Often when it comes to meals and snacks there could be many different adults looking after them, such as babysitters, daycare workers, and teachers. It is difficult for those who are not living a gluten-free lifestyle to understand the diet, especially...

Is Your Food Gluten-Free? Learn the Labeling Laws

If you are following a gluten-free diet to treat celiac disease, it is essential to become an avid label reader. Gluten can be in almost anything you put in your mouth, including prescription and over-the-counter medications. Even be sure to check the labels of products you have used in the past. Food manufacturers change their ingredients, so you need to read the label each time...

Tips for Gluten-Free Cooking

Eating gluten free doesn’t have to mean complicated, boring, or tasteless. But in the beginning, getting familiar with an array of completely new or modified favorite recipes may present a bit of a learning curve. Having a plan can make a huge difference. Delicious gluten-free meals are easy when you use these tips to get started: Start with recipes that don’t usually contain gluten; this way, you won’t have to make any...

Gluten-Free Recipe: Turkey Avocado Melt

Looking for a new lunch option? Avocado and cheddar give a nice, creamy texture and a burst of flavor to this terrific sandwich. Pickles, roasted peppers, and bacon are also great additions. Turkey Avocado Melt Serves 2 Ingredients: 4 slices of your favorite whole-grain gluten-free bread 2 Tb gluten-free brown mustard ...

Gluten-Free, Allergen-Free Choices at Indian Restaurants

Like many cuisines in Asia, Indian culinary ingredients are directly related to the availability of products in each region. Since the country is so large, there is a cornucopia of food products used in the many schools of Indian cooking. Dairy products, legumes, spices and vegetables are regularly consumed at most Indian meals. Breads, crepes and pancakes made from chickpea, lentil, potato, rice and wheat flours are also a daily staple of their diet. Although gluten is present in some...

How To Eat Gluten-Free in Italy

The foods of Italy are perhaps the most common ethnic cuisine found around the world. Restaurants, regardless of location, generally offer dishes that represent a number of the regional specialties found in Italy. Although some staples of the Italian diet contain gluten, there are numerous gluten-free dishes available at restaurants. Traditional Ingredients The Italian diet is rich in carbohydrates and...

Mexican Restaurant Sample Menu: Gluten-Free and Allergen-Free Options

Mexican cuisine is based on fresh, seasonal produce. Chefs love to create dishes full of color and texture and typically present their plates in a simple fashion. Common culinary practices vary from state to state within Mexico. As you encounter restaurants outside the borders of Mexico, both authentic and derivative styles of Mexican cuisine maintain similar ingredients, while potentially incorporating different methods of preparation. Although gluten is present in some areas of Mexican...