Gluten-Free Pigs in a Blanket

gluten-free-pigs-in-a-blanket Since going gluten-free there have been many foods that I’ve had to bid farewell to. Thankfully the food industry has been quite kind to us as of late, and the majority of these things I’ve been able to find pretty good gluten-free versions of, or at least learned to make something almost as good. Pizza? Check. French Toast? Check. Cinnamon Buns? Big Check. Pigs in a blanket have remained a distant, delicious memory. Until now. Whether you want to make your own batch or would rather throw frozen franks in the oven, we’ve got you covered. Those of us that bake know how difficult it is to imitate the flaky, moist pastry dough and companies […]

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5 Reasons to Test for Celiac Before Going Gluten-Free

5-reasons-to-test-for-celiac-before-going-gluten-free A rapidly growing number of people are turning to gluten-free diets to cure all kinds of ailments. If the removal of gluten results in symptoms decreasing or disappearing, then all is well, right? Not so fast. There are very important reasons to get tested for celiac disease before you eliminate gluten from your diet, and we’ve got the 5 main reasons detailed for you here.    The Gluten-Challenge If you decide to test for celiac later on, you’ll have to do a gluten challenge. Celiac testing (which includes blood tests and an endoscopy), looks for your body’s reaction to gluten and for intestinal damage. If your body hasn’t experienced gluten for a while, you could […]

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Passover, AKA Gluten-Free Bonanza, Starts Friday!

passover-aka-gluten-free-bonanza-starts-friday Spring is upon us, and we in the celiac community know what that means: Passover shopping. It’s a pretty fascinating phenomenon that a holiday infamous for its restrictive menu can be such a bountiful and indulgent time for those of us with celiac or gluten intolerance. This Passover more than ever, stores and online merchants are stocking a wide variety of Kosher for Passover gluten-free items, including crackers, cakes, panko crumbs, chow mein noodles, macaroons, matzo ball mix and more! What does this mean for the celiac and gluten intolerant community? It’s time to stock your pantries. A Kosher for Passover gluten-free shopping spree is in order. What are the best products to pick up? […]

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Gluten-Free Granola Two Ways

gluten-free-granola-two-ways Before I was diagnosed with celiac, granola was one of my favorite go-to breakfasts. I always kept my favorite brand handy for quick on-the-go breakfasts and was more than disappointed when I realized it had to be eliminated. Not until I began cooking more of my own meals did I realize that I could also create my own gluten-free granola. I began looking up recipes and found a few that have become steady breakfasts around here. They are simple and so delicious that I’d love to share my two favorites. Granola is the quintessential breakfast food. It’s easy to prepare, super versatile and packed with healthy calories and nutrients that you need to get you […]

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Kellogg Reveals Gluten-Free Eggo Waffles

kellogg-reveals-gluten-free-eggo-waffles Kellogg’s has recently revealed that their Eggo waffles are now gluten-free. Their tasty waffles are available in two flavors: original and cinnamon. This is super exciting news for celiac and gluten sensitive consumers, as breakfast-on-the-go options are slim. Gluten-free Eggo waffles have hit shelves across the country and are available in the frozen food sections of your grocery store and Kellogg has insisted that they have gone above and beyond to make sure that the waffles maintain their “crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside” texture that Eggo waffles are known for. Read on for more regarding this exciting announcement! Coming on the heels of General Mill’s announcement of gluten-free Cheerios, Eggo waffles are joining […]

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