Archive for July, 2011

Warning About Fry’s Cocoa

The Nova Scotia Chapter of the Canadian Celiac Association has recently learned that some of the 500 gram containers of Fry’s Cocoa may contain wheat. Remember to always check the labels of ANYTHING that you purchase, even if you have always been buying it!

Be extra vigilant with Fry’s from now on.

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Boston Pizza Adds More Gluten-Free Toppings To Its Lineup

Mike and I stopped by Boston Pizza yesterday. Now, I already knew that they had gluten-free pizza (see this post), but I was surprised to see that their list of GF toppings has expanded recently. The full list (not available on their website) now includes all toppings except seasoned ground beef, spicy chicken, and roasted corn medley!

Although it is not on their menu, they will also do gluten-free pizza fingers ($7.99).

Great stuff Boston Pizza!

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Getting Started Gluten-Free

Perhaps you’ve been told by your doctor that you have Celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity or allergy. Or, perhaps you’ve made the decision on your own for another reason – you suspect you have Celiacs but it can’t be proven, or you have heard of the health benefits. The question is: when you decide to go gluten-free, where do you start?

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Betty Crocker’s Gluten-Free Cake Mixes Coming to Canada!

UPDATE

I got this response from General Mills this morning:

“General Mills is excited to announce that we are bringing two varieties of Betty Crocker Gluten Free cake mix to Canada. Great tasting Golden Cake Mix and Devil’s Food Chocolate will be available in the gluten free aisle at national retailers across the country by mid July 2011.”

So that means you should start seeing these cake mixes any day now! Keep us posted if you find some!

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Top 10 Chex Recipes

I got my first Life Made Delicious e-mail today and it was packed with gluten-free information. My favorite part was their top 10 gluten-free recipes. Right now chicken nuggets are at the top. I would never think of using rice Chex in that sort of recipe, but their results look good!

You can see all their gluten-free recipes here. I am getting lots of ideas for ingredient substitutions in recipes that I have abandoned. I’ll be sure to keep you up to date with what I find and with the results of my experiments!

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Why Yogurt is a Celiac Superfood

There has been a lot of talk about the New England Journal of Medicine’s article about which foods are best and worst for weight loss. Yogurt was found to be the best food for weight loss. Since many people with Celiac disease have trouble with weight maintenance, this is good news!

Yogurt is also great for Celiacs because:

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My New Favorite Cereal: Gluten-Free Rice Krispies!

I was treated to a pleasant surprise last week: Mike’s dad got some gluten-free Rice Krispies shipped up from his Maine office! I have tried them several times and here is what I have found.

  • They do snap, crackle, and pop!
  • The taste is almost identical to regular Rice Krispies.
  • Since they have no barley malt, they are not sweet at all, but some sugar or fruit fixes that. This might be a good option for parents trying to reduce sweeteners in their children’s’ diets, too!
  • They get soggy more quickly than regular Rice Krispies, so eat fast!
  • They have a recipe for gluten-free Rice Krispie treats on the back, which is nice.

Gluten-free Rice Krispies have already become a breakfast staple. I definitely recommend trying them out if you can get your hands on some. Hopefully they will be available in Canada sooner rather than later!

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