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.
cup sliced or slivered almonds, toasted
1 tablespoon + 1 cup sugar, divided
¾ cup(1-½ sticks) butter
½ cup cocoa
5 eggs, separated
1/8 teaspoon salt
Additional sliced almonds
Honey preheat oven 375F
Place toasted almonds and l T sugar in the bowl of food processor. Process to a fine grind and set aside. Melt the butter, stir in the cocoa and cool.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl beat the egg yolks with ¾ C sugar until pale yellow in color. Add cocoa mixture and salt. Mix well. Add ground almonds. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Gradually add remaining l/4 C sugar, beating until whites are stiff, but not dry. Add about l/4 of the egg whites to chocolate mixture and stir to blend. Gradually fold in remaining egg whites.
Pour into prepared, greased 10 tube pan. Bake 40-45 minutes or until set. Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes. Un-mold and remove bottom.
Cool completely. When ready to serve, decorate with apple slices and almonds and drizzle with honey. Serves 12.
Nutritional info per serving: 380 calories, 9g protein, 31g carbohydrates 24g fat, 110 mg cholesterol, 150g sodium