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.
In large stockpot add the following:
2-3 teaspoon Cumin
½ teaspoon Herb Pepper seasoning
½ teaspoon Allspice
Dash of garlic (to taste)
Dash of parsley
1-2 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Sesame seeds (optional)
Salt & Pepper to taste
1 teaspoon Dry mustard (or 1-2 teaspoon Prepared mustard)
1-2 cans Chicken Broth (Swansons has a Fat Free, low sodium version)
3 stalks Celery, chopped
3-4 Carrots, grated or chopped
5-6 Potatoes, peeled & cubed (optional: leave skin on)
¼ - ½ Onion, chopped
2 lbs. Ham, cubed
1 Bag Green Split Peas
Cover ingredients with water, plus two inches extra, and bring to a boil. Cook on medium for 3-4 hours (or low for 5-6 hours). Serve.