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 cup heavy cream
1 cup sugar
3 egg yolks , slightly beaten
½ cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/3 cup shredded coconut
1 cup chopped pecans
Combine cream, sugar, egg yolks, butter and vanilla in a sauce pan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture thickens, about 12 minutes. Remove from heat , add coconut and pecans. Cool until spreading consistency , beating occasionally .
Makes 2 ½ cups or enough to cover the tops of 3 layers.