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.
Trufree no. 7 plus one rounded tablespoon
1 pinch of salt
150g/5oz. butter or willow
75g/3oz. caster sugar
1 medium egg
a squeeze of lemon juice
2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
2 tablespoons demerara sugar
Grease and bottom line, and 18cm/7inch deep cake tin. Sieve flour and salt. Cream butter and caster sugar, and beat in egg. Gently stir in flour and salt. With floured hands, press three quarters, of the mixture into the tin. Peel core and slice apples, squeezing over lemon juice.
Arrange overlapping slices on top of the cake mixture, drizzle over, honey or maple syrup. Roll remaining cake mixture with floured hands, and arrange in a lattice pattern over the apples sprinkle with demerara sugar. Cook at gas 3/325f/160c for I hour, covering if necessary after 40 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes before transferring to cooling rack. Serve warm.