KA-ME Review

KA-ME literally translated means “turtle” or “tortoise” in Japanese, implying permanence and traditions to the approach in manufacturing Asian food. KA-ME is over 25 years old in the business of adhering to dietary philosophies and cooking and baking methods of the Asians, brought down through traditions. Gluten is not a staple in the Asian world Read more…

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Food Review: Namaste Foods

Namaste Foods, L.L.C. prides itself on the concept and purpose of nourishing the body with good food, which in turn nourishes the mind and spirit. I think celiac and gluten-sensitive individuals can agree that this statement is true. With my testers in Florida and L.A. licking their lips in satisfaction over their Namaste Chocolate Cake Mix Read more…

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Cooking with Quinoa

Quinoa, pronounced KEEN-wa, although considered to be a grain, is a seed with a delicious nutty taste packed with protein. In fact, it’s a complete protein, which means it has all of the nine essential amino acids. For people on a gluten-free diet, it’s a great gluten-free source of protein. Quinoa is prepared in the same Read more…

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GlutenTox Home Test Kit Empowers Celiac Disease Patients

When you’re on the gluten-free diet for medical reasons, such as celiac disease, it’s of vital importance to make sure your food doesn’t contain any gluten. Unfortunately, especially with lack of labeling guidelines by the FDA, just because your food is labeled “gluten-free” doesn’t mean that it is. Even when dining out at a restaurant or in Read more…

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Bakery on Main

In late 2003, Michael Smulders tasted a granola recipe one of his chefs had been working on at a natural foods market in Glastonbury, Connecticut.  He had been hearing for years about the gluten-free needs of his customers, but had not yet had the opportunity to address them. Well, this day was different.  He decided to Read more…

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Gravy Lovers: Boston Market’s Poultry Gravy is GF!

The next time you’re at Boston Market, you can enjoy some gluten-free gravy on those heavenly mashed potatoes! It turns out that Boston Market’s poultry gravy has no gluten!  (Note: The beef gravy is NOT gluten-free.) I took a look at the ingredients and even called Boston Market to confirm that it was true. Of course, cross-contaminationis always Read more…

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Attention, Canadian Bacon Lovers!

Low in fat, high in protein, great-tasting, versatile in recipes, and gluten-free, Canadian Bacon is one of my favorite items because it’s a delicious and healthy option for GF eaters. Jones Dairy Farm Canadian Bacon, a family-owned company in operation for 120 years, using the highest-quality loins for great taste and texture, outsells all other Canadian bacon Read more…

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U.S. Has Yet to Define “Gluten-Free” for Food Labels

Because even the tiniest amount of gluten can make celiacs ill, reading labels in selecting gluten-free foods is one of the necessary skills celiac patients should acquire right at the start of their gluten-free diet. However, it isn’t enough for celiacs to look for a “gluten-free” label to stay safe in the U.S. Although proposals Read more…

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The Pure Pantry Company Review

The Pure Pantry offers mixes that are not only delicious, but good for you, serving as proof that gluten-free, dairy-free, casein-free, soy-free, and even sugar-free don’t equal taste-free—quite the contrary! The Pure Pantry offers a variety of mixes for gluten-free cookies, cakes, and pancakes, and even an all-purpose mix for creating other baked goods such as Read more…

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Purely Decadent ® Coconut Milk Ice Cream

Turtle Mountain, LLC is my new favorite company on planet Earth. Well, just about. As a celiac, I don’t eat dairy, as most of us celiacs don’t, but that means no ice cream, which I really love. I love the texture, the cold, smooth flavor, especially the mint-flavored ones. This brings me back to Turtle Read more…

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How Much Gluten is Too Much?

The amount of gluten that can be tolerated varies among people with celiac disease. In general, research suggests that less than 10 milligrams (mg) of gluten daily is unlikely to cause significant damage to the intestines in most celiac people. However, these small amounts could still be enough to make a person feel unwell. So how Read more…

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