It seems to me that our three basic needs, for food and security and love, are so mixed and mingled and entwined that we cannot straightly think of one without the others. — M. F. K. Fisher, The Art of Eating

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kimberlee ullner 123 gluten free cookies
10 Questions with KC – Kimberlee Ullner
by K.C. Pomering, Posted December 30th, 2010 at 3:30 pm
Mommy of two, lawyer, Celiac, Founder of 123 Gluten Free and creator of delicious G-Free baked goods (including our favorite Gluten Free Cookie Mix!) – it’s possible that Kimberlee Ullner is a superhero – or at least she doesn’t sleep much.  I got her to slow down long...
What are “Lectins” and could I Be Allergic to Lectins?
by K.C. Pomering, Posted December 27th, 2010 at 9:23 pm
DEFINITION of Lectins: Protein or glycoprotein substances, usually of plant origin, of non-immunoglobulin nature, capable of specific recognition of and reversible binding to, carbohydrate moieties of complex glycoconjugates without altering the covalent structure of any of the recognized glycosyl...
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Getting Enough Fiber in Your Gluten-Free Diet—Some Helpful Tips
by Gluten Free Advocates + Experts, Posted December 23rd, 2010 at 11:37 pm
As healthy as it is cutting out the gluten allergen from your diet, you may find yourself experiencing the effects of insufficient fiber. Rice flours and the starches commonly used in gluten-free diets are lower in fiber than many gluten-containing grains. It is important to realize and meet...
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Gluten-free party etiquette
by Gluten Free Advocates + Experts, Posted December 21st, 2010 at 4:46 pm
It is Christmas/Holiday party time, which is normally a fun time, but really makes me a little panicky. By following just a couple of guidelines you can enjoy yourself and eat a safe meal whether you are attending a catered event, or a meal in a restaurant. Just this weekend I attended a function...
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Big Steps Made in Gluten Free Breads
by Gluten Free Advocates + Experts, Posted December 15th, 2010 at 4:53 pm
Check out this article on using processed corn to make gluten free bread more like gluten-bread. From Developing palatable gluten-free breads has been a major challenge for bakers because gluten – the protein found in wheat, rye, barley and spelt – plays a crucial...
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Product Review: Simpli gluten-free oatmeal adds warmth to breakfast
by Gluten Free Advocates + Experts, Posted December 13th, 2010 at 8:37 pm
A trip to the mailbox this week netted me a sample box of Simpli Gluten-Free Instant Apricot Oatmeal. I am not very fond of oatmeal, but we sure do love apricots and it is cold outside.  Gluten-free oatmeal is a great way to start off the day with a fiberful punch, so decided to give it a...
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WC Rocky Road
G-Free Foodie is Featured in Glutenista’s Guide to a Fabulous {Gluten-Free} Holiday
by K.C. Pomering, Posted December 11th, 2010 at 2:32 pm
The Glutenista Elves have been busy, running around Glutenista-land find fabulous gifts, recipes & ideas for the holidays. Check out their amazing 44-page guide featuring great gifts, tips & tricks and gluten-free holiday recipes from Silvana Nardone, Amy Green, Jules Dowler Shepard,...
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Superman vs Spiderman
Oatmeal + Sugar Cookies: Another Form of Kryptonite
by G-Free Foodie Mommies, Posted December 11th, 2010 at 2:11 pm
This year, as usual, no one signed up to be Room Mom for my second graderʼs class. So, as usual, I ended up with the responsibility. We found out that my son had celiac at the end of the last school year, and the traditional end of year party is a pizza party. So my hands were a little tied...
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heaven mills
Food Review: Heaven Mills Gluten-Free Bakery
by Gluten Free Advocates + Experts, Posted December 9th, 2010 at 8:44 pm
Alta Schlesinger had a dream after some of her family members were diagnosed with celiac disease. Already with a propensity toward good cooking, she quickly turned a diagnosis into a fun challenge. Alta took many kosher traditional family dishes and turned them into gluten-free ones. Neighbors...
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Celiac Disease Research Needs Support
by Gluten Free Advocates + Experts, Posted December 7th, 2010 at 8:39 pm
Why is it that you and your doctors probably haven’t heard about celiac disease? Although the amount of research on celiac disease is growing, it depends entirely on the generosity of benefactors for its funding. Without these charitable donations, there would be no way to continue this...
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How to enjoy the holidays and keep off extra pounds in gluten-free style
by Gluten Free Advocates + Experts, Posted December 7th, 2010 at 8:23 pm
Just because you are on the gluten-free diet doesn’t mean you aren’t going to indulge in gluten-free desserts during the holidays.  In fact, this is the time of year when we do our most creative baking and pull out all of the stops.  We are going to a gluten-free goodie exchange...
Crave Cupcakes
Portland’s Gluten-Free Crave Bake Shop to Compete on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars Tonight!
by K.C. Pomering, Posted December 7th, 2010 at 2:02 pm
Gourmet gluten-free baker Kyra Bussanich is getting some sweet national TV face time this week.The Portland woman, owner of the custom order operation Crave Bake Shop, will compete on the holiday-themed season premiere of Food Network’s Cupcake Wars 9 pm Tuesday, Dec. 7. The former Clarklewis...
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The Role of the Immune System in the Digestive Tract
by Gluten Free Advocates + Experts, Posted December 6th, 2010 at 7:40 pm
The huge surface area of your digestive tube must be protected against injury from bad bacteria, viruses, parasites, and other toxins that may get into the digestive system with food or by any number of other routes. The immune system is critically important in helping the intestines respond...
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Help Your Celiac Child Avoid Cross-Contamination
by Gluten Free Advocates + Experts, Posted December 2nd, 2010 at 7:48 pm
I can’t insist enough the importance of teaching your child about his own condition and cross-contamination. How much your child can absorb depends on his age and maturity level. You’ll be surprised by how much a child is capable of understanding, though. Even two-year-olds can practice...
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Product Review: Dark chocolate nutty bits from Trader Joe’s
by Gluten Free Advocates + Experts, Posted December 1st, 2010 at 10:08 pm
While we were in Athens, GA visiting our relatives we stopped by the newly opened Trader Joe’s.  I wanted to see what they had to offer and we also wanted to help my in-laws learn how to effectively shop at the store.  Even though the store seems small there is so much in there to...
No Eggs
Guide to Egg Substitution – How Do I Substitute for Eggs in my Recipes?
by G-Free Foodie Team, Posted December 1st, 2010 at 5:26 pm
We know lots of households suffer from multiple allergies – and eggs can be one of the toughest products to avoid or substitute in recipes.  Here’s the G-Free Foodie Guide to Egg Substitution – we hope it will help you & give you some new ideas for eliminating egg. ...
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Gluten Free Baking Help and More From Orgran
by G-Free Foodie Team, Posted December 1st, 2010 at 2:33 pm
We bake & cook all the time at G-Free Foodie, but we bake & cook even more during the holidays!  Plus, this is the time of year when our loyal readers have more questions about baking.  So we were really happy to try these products from Orgran Gluten Free – we think they’ll...
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Gluten Free Holiday Products We Love!
by G-Free Foodie Team, Posted November 29th, 2010 at 10:25 pm
Getting through the Holidays Gluten Free can be tough!  Here are some products we love that will make Season Bright - Pumpkin Tart from Crave Bakery – Delicious, Gluten Free & Dairy Free too! Your gluten-eating guests will never notice, and you’ll enjoy this delicious tart...
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Iso Rabins
10 Questions with KC – Iso Rabins
by K.C. Pomering, Posted November 29th, 2010 at 9:09 pm
I love people who make a life in food – their way.  Iso Rabins is a forager – and he created a business & following at ForageSF & The SF Underground Market.  Here’s my interview with a different kind of Wild Man – Please explain the basics of Foraging;...
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The Top Five Tips on Raising Children with Food Allergies
by Gluten Free Advocates + Experts, Posted November 29th, 2010 at 5:12 pm
I meet up with a number of wonderful people as a children’s author and due to being celiac myself this adds a whole new element to my wide range of friends. Jamie Eppenauer has a lot to offer the gluten-free communityand I’d like to share some of that with you. Please enjoy what she...
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Gluten Free Giveaway! In the Kitchen with Gluten Free Mama
by K.C. Pomering, Posted November 29th, 2010 at 3:02 pm
We’re so proud of Gluten Free Mama and her lovely new cookbook “In the Kitchen with Gluten Free Mama.”   It has tons of easy-to-follow recipes, including ones we’re asked for all the time: Pie Crust (Dairy & Egg Free, too), Rolls, Biscuits, Breads, – plus...
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We’re Thankful for You – Save 25% plus a FREE G-Free Foodie Tote
by K.C. Pomering, Posted November 25th, 2010 at 4:50 pm
At G-Free Foodie, we’re feeling blessed this holiday season – for family, friends, & for YOU!  Thanks for helping our website grow, giving us feedback, submitting recipes & Gluten Free restaurants  – 6 months has gone by in a flash! We’ll keep adding to our...
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Gluten-free round up..product and restaurant news of the week
by Gluten Free Advocates + Experts, Posted November 24th, 2010 at 6:20 pm
New gluten-free products are on the horizon, a gluten-free bakery opens at Disney in Florida and the November issue of Jezebel magazine lists local gluten-free restaurants.  It is definitely good to live in Atlanta! Jezebel magazine compiled a list of some of Atlanta’s restaurants with...
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CocoMira Pistachio Toffee
G-Free Foodie Product Review – CocoMira Gluten Free Toffees
by G-Free Foodie Team, Posted November 23rd, 2010 at 8:35 pm
In a word – Yum. We received a big box of CocoMira Toffee to try, and we were having a party, so – we shared it.  Big mistake!  This delicious candy went fast – with everybody commenting on the butter-crunchy goodness. CocoMira Toffee is available in 5 flavors: Hazelnut,...
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Walt Disney World Adds Branch of BabyCakes NYC Gluten-Free Bakery
by G-Free Foodie Team, Posted November 22nd, 2010 at 5:42 pm
Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fl, known for its gluten-free dining options, just added another one: gluten-free vegan bakery BabyCakes NYC has opened its doors there. The well-known gluten-free bakery, founded by Erin McKenna in Manhattan, opened jointly with two other restaurants, Pollo Campero...
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