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 large onion, finely chopped
2 celery ribs, finely chopped
1 large carrot, finely chopped
3 teaspoons vegetable oil (divided)
¾ cup fine gluten-free bread crumbs
½ cup chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
1 large egg
2 tablespoons gluten-free ketchup (or pureed roasted peppers)
1 tablespoon Mr. Spice Garlic Steak Sauce (or gluten-free Worcestershire sauce)
2 teaspoons salt (divided)
¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 pounds ground buffalo
1 onion cut in quarters
6 plum tomatoes, each cut into 6 wedges or other vegetable like peppers, zucchini, carrots or potatoes
½ cup water (for deglazing pan)
Preheat oven to 375F.
Cook onion, celery and carrots in 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over moderate heat until softened. Transfer vegetables to a large bowl and stir in gluten-free breadcrumbs, parsley, egg, ketchup, Garlic Steak Sauce, 1 teaspoon salt and pepper. Stir in buffalo (do not over mix) and form mixture into a 10 inch x 4 inch oval loaf and place in a shallow metal baking pan. Toss onions and cut vegetables with remaining oil, salt and pepper to taste, and then scatter around meat loaf. Bake in the middle of the preheated oven for 1 hour 10 minutes, or until a thermometer inserted 2 inches into the center registers 160F.
Transfer meat loaf and vegetables to a platter and let stand 10 minutes before slicing.
While meatloaf is standing, make sauce by deglazing the baking pan with water over moderate heat, scraping up brown bits. Strain sauce through a fine sieve before serving.
Serve meat loaf with vegetables and sauce.