Last weekend, Mike’s mom decided to try her hand at some gluten-free baking for breakfast. I was nervous, to say the least. It’s not that I doubt her cooking skills, or even that I’m nervous about letting someone else prepare my meals. No, I was worried that it would be a disaster – if you’ve done any gluten-free experimenting, you know that the odds are quite high that your experiment might look like an alien fetus through no fault of your own.
It’s Easter weekend, and for most of us it means happy bunnies, yummy treats, and family dinners. If you or a family member has Celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity, you want your events to be gluten safe so that everyone can enjoy the holiday.
Udi’s is putting out new hotdog and hamburger buns! They should be to you in early summer. My local convenience store stocks their bread, bagels, and muffins. I have tried the bread and it’s great! (I just can’t deal with gluten-free bagels… sorry folks!)
See the article here, and stay tuned to Gluten For Punishment for some BBQ advice in the coming weeks!
This is by far one of my favourite recipes. It’s a cheesy mess of hashbrowns, soup, and sour cream. The best part is, you can customize it however you like. Choose a different flavour of dip each time, add some spices, or mix up the types of cheeses – it’s all up to you! Just make sure to choose gluten-free ingredients. This makes a huge batch, so you can share – just be prepared to make more!
CNN has an article today on reasons for going gluten-free and the benefits of the diet. It focuses on those who haven’t been diagnosed with Celiac disease, but rather have a suspected gluten sensitivity.
There is a lot of interesting information on the symptoms of Celiac disease and gluten insensitivity, cautions about going gluten-free, and other conditions that a gluten-free diet may help.
Chef Anthony Demetre is featured in this clip on YouTube talking about how he has Celiac disease, and follows the diet for three months, followed by a two-week binge. (Thanks to Chris for sending this to me!)
Now, I think the reactions are overrated, considering he’s just doing this to himself, and his comments didn’t really make a whole lot of sense… but I think the TV host should have dug into it a bit farther and not laughed it off.
What do you think? Do we have another Damian Cardone on our hands or can this Brit be forgiven?
Maple Leaf has come out with an exciting new line of meat products! It’s called Natural Selections since the entire line contains no preservatives, artificial ingredients, or fillers.
As far as I can tell, they are also gluten-free. (I have had the salami and had no issues. I am waiting for a reply from Maple Leaf for official confirmation.) The main ingredients are:
- Meat (not processed)
- Cane sugar
- Lemon juice
- Sea salt
- Celery and garlic spices
- Potato starch
- Smoke flavour
Currently, the line includes roast beef, salami, ham, and turkey. The Web site lists each product and its ingredients. Check it out – I am sure you’ll be as impressed as I am!