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.
½ cups butter
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon gluten free vanilla
1 teaspoon almond extract
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder
4 cups brown rice flour
Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Cream butter until very soft. Work in sugar, egg and extracts. Add flour mixture gradually. Form cookies with press or cookie shooter on un-greased cookie sheets. Decorate as desired and bake for 8 to 10 minutes at 400. Makes 7 & ½ dozen cookies.