In 1994 I was diagnosed with celiac disease, which led me to create Celiac.com in 1995. I created this site for a single purpose: To help as many people as possible with celiac disease get diagnosed so they can begin to live happy, healthy gluten-free lives. Celiac.com was the first site on the Internet dedicated solely to celiac disease, and since then it has become an invaluable resource to people worldwide who seek information about celiac disease and the gluten-free diet.
In 1998 I created The Gluten-Free Mall, Your Special Diet Superstore! which was also another Internet first—it was the first gluten-free food site to offer a shopping cart-style interface, and the ability for people to order gluten-free products manufactured by many different companies at a single Web site.
I am also co-author of the book Cereal Killers, and founder and publisher of Journal of Gluten Sensitivity.
Makes about 3½ cups.
3 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 medium-sized onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp. gluten-free all purpose flour
1 (4-oz.) can mild green chilies, chopped
1 (14½-oz.) can diced tomatoes
1 c. chicken broth
1 teaspoon chili powder, preferably Ancho chili powder
1 teaspoon salt, or more to taste
In a heavy saucepan, warm the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté until well-softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and sauté for an additional minute. Add the flour and continue cooking for another 1 to 2 minutes. Mix in the chilies and tomatoes. Pour in the broth and add the chili powder and salt. Bring to boil, reduce heat to low simmer and cook for about 15 minutes, until thickened, but still very pourable.