Celiac Disease and the Gluten-Free Diet – UCSD Video

August 31st, 2008

The video featured below is such a comprehensive overview of the whole celiac disease condition that I felt it a must to bring to your attention.

Entitled, “What You Need To Know About Celiac disease and the Gluten-Free Diet”, this video is presented by the Wm. K. Warren Medical Research Center for Celiac Disease at the University if California, San Diego.

Featuring one of the United State’s leading authorities Martin F. Kagnoff, M.D., Director, Medical Research Center for celiac disease at USCD., you are treated to an in-depth introduction to how Celiac Disease affects the body. …… To read the rest of this entry CLICK HERE »

Oven Thermometer – Valuable Tool For Gluten Free Baking

July 31st, 2008

Land Surveying Officer Here is a question for you.

What is one thing that land surveying
and gluten free baking have in common?

Answer: Both involve some form of precise measurement.

You can always measure things by what I call “guess-timation” (i.e. estimating distance, time, weight, temperature etc.). If you are good at it, you know that it can be very handy at times. It definitely has its place.

However, whether you are surveying a property, or baking gluten free bread, you want the end result to come out right. You want to have consistency and repeatability. Right?

In order to do this, accurate measuring devices are a must. In the kitchen, one such device that we recommend investing in, is an oven thermometer.

“But my oven already has a thermometer built into it.
Why do I need to get another one?”

I hear you say.

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Gluten Free Eating – Starting Out

June 30th, 2008

Are You Newly diagnosed as celiac or Gluten Intolerant?

There’s no need to panic!

SupermarketJust because a lot of your favorite foods might now be on the “hit list” doesn’t mean you have to starve. …. (quite the opposite).

Let’s go at it step-by-step and soon, you’ll not only get familiar with your new “territory”, but you’ll actually THRIVE in it.

In upcoming posts we’ll go more into it, but here’s some basic points to help get you started in the right direction.
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Gluten Free Tips For Eating Out – Part 2

April 30th, 2008

Quill_penPlanning to venture out into the big, wide world of restaurants and eateries?

As I mentioned in Part 1 of this series, effectively communicating your gluten free requirements is key. This post outlines THREE ways you can equip yourself with powerful tools to do just that.

Have you ever had the experience of forgetting a crucial piece of information during an important phone call, only to realize the omission when it was too late?

This is definitely NOT something you want to do when communicating your dietary needs and restrictions to those who will be preparing your food. You do not want to leave anything to chance.

The best option is to have everything
written down before hand.

This applies both in preparation for your first phone call (See Part 1) and/or when you sit down for the first time in the restaurant. Detail your condition and list ALL the ingredients that you absolutely MUST avoid. …… To read the rest of this entry CLICK HERE »

Gluten Free Tips For Eating Out – Part 1

March 31st, 2008


Do you ever feel nervous about eating out because of your gluten free restrictions?

Dining out can feel like playing
Russian Roulette at times,
unless you go about things
the right way.

Fortunately there are steps you can take to greatly minimize any risk.

You have to be diligent, though, in following the steps that lay the foundation for a trouble free dining experience

Effective Communication is the Key

It all comes down to effective communication and building a trusting relationship between yourself and the owner/manager of the restaurant or eating establishment.

Having been a store owner, as well as one who has prepared gluten free foods for the public, I can highlight a few points from that perspective that will greatly increase your chances of success in the shortest possible time. …… To read the rest of this entry CLICK HERE »

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