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.
2 cups cornmeal (stone ground if available)
1 cup Masa Harina (Mexican-style corn flour used for tortillas)
3 eggs, beaten
2 cups buttermilk (or 2 cups milk, plus 2 tablespoons vinegar)
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon soda
1/3 cup corn oil
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons butter
Mix together eggs and milk in a medium-sized mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients and cut in oil with a pastry blender, stir into egg mixture. Put butter in a 10 inch cast iron skillet and heat in oven. Pour batter into hot skillet (Batter should sizzle).
Bake at 425F degrees for 30 minutes turn and bake 20 minutes more or until done.