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 ¾ cups quinoa flakes (or quick cooking rolled oats if you include oats
in your diet)
1 ¾ cups gluten-free flour mix
½ to ¾ cup cold butter
¼ teaspoon baking soda
¾ to 1 cup brown sugar
Mix all of the above together till butter is all worked in and pat half of the mixture into a nine inch cake pan.
Meanwhile: Add 2 cups chopped dates, no pits, ½ cup white sugar, 1 cup water and 1 tablespoon lemon juice to a medium saucepan and cook slowly stirring to prevent burning till mixture is thickened. Cool the mixture.
Now pour the date filling over the mixture in the pan. Then add the remaining topping mixture and pat slightly. Bake at 350F for about 45 minutes or till golden on top. Cut in squares when cool.