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.
1 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla
½ cup corn margarine
1 cup sugar
½ cup uncooked Cream of Rice hot cereal
3 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder
1 egg or ¼ cup cholesterol free egg product
¼ cup walnuts (optional)
In a medium saucepan, heat the water and margarine to a boil. Sprinkle in the cereal. Cook for 1 minute. Remove the pan from the heat, cover it, and let it sit for 4 minutes. Stir in the egg or egg product and vanilla.
In a medium bowl, combine the sugar, cocoa, and baking powder. Stir in the cereal mixture until well blended. Stir in the nuts, if used. Spread the mixture evenly in a greased 8 x 8 x 2 inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 40-50 minutes. Cool and cut into 2-inch squares (This recipe can be doubled and baked in a 9 x 13 inch pan.).