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 ½ cups sifted sugar
1 ½ teaspoons grated lemon rind
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 full cup potato starch
dash of salt
Separate the eggs. Using an electric mixer beat the egg whites until stiff and set aside. Beat the egg yolks for 2 min. at high speed. Add the lemon juice, sugar and lemon rind and beat another 2 min. at medium speed. Gradually add the sifted potato starch and continue mixing at medium speed an additional 2 minutes.
Fold the beaten egg whites gently but thoroughly with the egg yolk mixture. Place in a non-greased 2-piece 10 tube pan and bake in preheated 350 degree F for 55-65 minutes or until cake springs back when firmly touched with fingers. Invert pan and cool thoroughly before removing from pan (I use a wine bottle and to prop up the cake to keep from pressing the top down).