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    Food Truck Brings Gluten-Free Delights to Elko

    Reviewed and edited by a celiac disease expert.

      Nutrition is every bit as important as the appearance for Saxton. Her son, Jace, has type 1 diabetes and Celiac disease.


    Caption: Photo: CC--Mack Male

    Celiac.com 10/30/2017 - Say what you will about the gluten-free food craze, but one of the benefits of the popularity of gluten-free food is that it now shows up in what would have previously been some very strange, or in this case, remote places.

    Like a food truck in Elko, Nevada. The Sisters Food Truck, owned by Jennifer Saxton of Spring Creek, opened for business this summer, and she can often be found at the Conoco station on Idaho Street. Saxton is one of six food trucks licensed to do business in Elko.

    Saxton offers salads and meatball subs with a choice of colorful sauces including spicy Korean, creamy alfredo, bloody Mary-style or marinara. Saxton develops the recipes with the help of her two sisters, and gets tasting feedback from her family.

    For Saxton, rich colors are key to her presentation, and to her customers' satisfaction. She believes strongly in "eating the rainbow," and her customers have been impressed enough for her to build a strong clientele of repeat customers.

    Nutrition is every bit as important as the appearance for Saxton. Her son, Jace, has type 1 diabetes and Celiac disease.

    The nutritious meals she began preparing for Jace at home have inspired her food truck's gluten-free menu offerings.

    Saxton is looking to expand into to food preparation for people with special dietary needs. Winters are cold in Elko, so when temperatures plummet, Saxton plans to prepare orders in her food truck's commercial kitchen, and to deliver them in her pickup.


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  • About Me

    Jefferson Adams is Celiac.com's senior writer and Digital Content Director. He earned his B.A. and M.F.A. at Arizona State University, and has authored more than 2,000 articles on celiac disease. His coursework includes studies in science, scientific methodology, biology, anatomy, medicine, logic, and advanced research. He previously served as SF Health News Examiner for Examiner.com, and devised health and medical content for Sharecare.com. Jefferson has spoken about celiac disease to the media, including an appearance on the KQED radio show Forum, and is the editor of the book "Cereal Killers" by Scott Adams and Ron Hoggan, Ed.D.

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