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    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. In 1998 I founded The Gluten-Free Mall, Your Special Diet Superstore!, and I am the co-author of the book Cereal Killers, and founder and publisher of Journal of Gluten Sensitivity.

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    Scott Adams
    This recipe comes to us from Tom Van Deman.
    Ingredients:
    4 teaspoons flax meal
    3 ½ teaspoons xanthan gum
    1 cup water
    1 teaspoon egg replacer (powdered form)
    1 cup brown rice flour
    1 teaspoons salt
    ½ cup sorghum or garfava flour
    1 ½ teaspoon sugar
    ½ cup tapioca starch
    2 packages dry gluten free yeast (~4 ½ teaspoons)
    ¼ cup stone ground corn meal
    1 teaspoons cider vinegar
    ¾ cup potato starch [flour]
    1 ¼ - 2 cups warm water (105F – 110F)
    2/3 cup powdered milk (still in powder form)
    Olive oil
    Directions:
    Prepare flax meal: Whisk flax meal and 1 cup water in a small saucepan. Bring to boil; simmer for about 5 minutes; stir occasionally. The mixture will become slightly thicker. Set aside.
    Combine dry ingredients. Combine brown rice flour to yeast; blend thoroughly. Add cider vinegar and 1 cup of warm water to the flax meal mixture. Start mixing the dry ingredients on low speed; slowly add flax meal mixture. Increase speed of blender to medium; add more water until you have a very thick cake-like batter. (Do NOT let the batter get too runny.) Beat on high for 4 minutes.
    Preheat oven 400F. Spray French bread pan with Pam. Sprinkle pan with cornmeal until completely dusted. Spoon bread dough into two pans (Dont worry, the dough is supposed to be more runny than normal bread dough). Using a pastry brush and olive oil, brush the tops of the loaves to smooth them out. Cover with plastic wrap. Place in a warm, draft free place to rise for about 20 minutes - or until the loaves about double in size. Bake for 35-40 minutes. They are done if the loaves sound hollow when tapped. Cool on a cooling rack.

    Scott Adams
    This recipe comes to us from Susan Carmack. Dry Ingredients:
    2 ½ cups rice flour
    ½ cup tapioca flour
    2 ½ teaspoons guar gum
    1 tablespoon yeast
    1 teaspoon salt
    Liquid Ingredients:
    2 tablespoons honey
    2 tablespoons olive oil or tallow
    1 ½ - 2 cups water
    1 teaspoon cider or rice vinegar
    Directions:
    Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients in food processor. Process the mixture until it is smooth like a cake. Spoon it into a greased bread pan or muffin tins. Bake in oven at 350F - 30 min for bread and 15 minutes for the buns.

    Scott Adams
    This recipe comes to us from Ingvald Söderholm.
    Ingredients:
    ¾ cup + 1 tablespoon water
    1 teaspoon caraway seeds
    3/5 teaspoon ground whole coriander
    ½ teaspoon fennel seeds
    2 teaspoons linseeds
    ¼ cup + 3 tablespoons liquid sourdough
    2 ¾ cups freshly ground buckwheat flour (in a blender)
    1 teaspoon salt
    2 teaspoons fruit sugar
    ¾ ounce compressed yeast
    1 ½ tablespoons olive oil or rapeseed oil
    1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons tapioca flour
    3 ½ tablespoons waterLiquid Sourdough Ingredients:
    2 cups water
    ¾ cup buckwheat flour
    8 teaspoons lactic acid fermented carrots OR white cabbage (sauerkraut)
    Directions:
    In a blender, process ingredients for the liquid sourdough, strain and pour into a glass jar and put the cap loosely on top. Set aside at room temperature for 3 days. Once a day, tighten cap and shake the jar. After fermentation put in refrigerator with tightened cap. In a blender, process liquid sourdough, spices and water. Pour the liquid dough into a large dough-mixing bowl. Add buckwheat flour and linseeds, and with a sturdy dough-scraper stir and knead until well combined. Set the bowl aside, covered with a baking towel, at room temperature for 14-15 hours.
    When fermentation of the dough is done, dissolve yeast, fruit sugar and salt in 1 tablespoon of lukewarm water. Pour the tapioca flour into a sauce-pan with 3 ½ tablespoons of cold water. Whisk until mixed, then heat up until it thickens and gets sticky and then let cool. Pour the yeast mixture and olive oil into the dough, then put the tapioca into, and, with the dough-scraper, knead until well combined. Put baking paper on a baking plate. Place 9 pats of dough on the plate, sift buckwheat flour onto them, press together each of them (with an un-perforated turner) forming rounds. You can use baking forms or not. Cover with a baking towel. Heat the oven, set to 125 F, for 2 minutes and then turn it off. Place the plate, still with the baking towel over it, on a lower shelf in the oven and let rise about 4 times its size.
    Heat the oven to 425 F, put in the plate, turn off the heat and bake for 5 minutes. Then turn on the oven again and bake until browning approximately 12 minutes. Tap off excess flour from the buns after baking. It is preferable to use spring water and organic ingredients if possible. Store in the freezer to retain freshness.


    Scott Adams
    This recipe comes to us from Barbara Paull.
    Ingredients:
    8-10 medium green tomatoes
    2/3 cup boiling water
    ½ cup raisins
    2/3 cup vegetable shortening
    2 - 2/3 cup sugar
    4 eggs
    3 - 1/3 cups gluten-free flour mix (equal amounts of garbanzo, oat, potato, tapioca, rice and brown rice flours – Note that not all celiacs include oats in their diets.)*
    2 teaspoons baking soda
    1 ½ teaspoon salt
    ½ teaspoon gluten-free baking powder
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    1 teaspoon cloves
    2/3 cup pecans or walnuts (coarsely chopped)
    *Most gluten-free flours will work.
    Yields 2 loaves.
    Directions:
    Slice green tomatoes, cut in quarters, run through blender until creamy. Need 2 cups pulp for recipe. Soak raisins in boiling water. Set aside to cool. Cream shortening, sugar, and eggs in large mixing bowl. Add pulp, raisins and their water. Beat well. In separate bowl, combine flour, soda, salt, powder, cinnamon, cloves, and nuts. Add one cup at a time to tomato mixture. Stir well each time. Divide into 2 - 9” x 5” greased loaf pans.
    Bake at 350F for 1 hour. Possibly 10 minutes more (I turned oven off after 1 hour and left it in for 10 minutes more.).


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    Jefferson Adams
    Celiac.com 06/23/2018 - If you’re looking for a great gluten-free Mexican-style favorite that is sure to be a big hit at dinner or at your next potluck, try these green chili enchiladas with roasted cauliflower. The recipe calls for chicken, but they are just as delicious when made vegetarian using just the roasted cauliflower. Either way, these enchiladas will disappear fast. Roasted cauliflower gives these green chili chicken enchiladas a deep, smokey flavor that diners are sure to love.
    Ingredients:
    2 cans gluten-free green chili enchilada sauce (I use Hatch brand) 1 small head cauliflower, roasted and chopped 6 ounces chicken meat, browned ½ cup cotija cheese, crumbled ½ cup queso fresco, diced 1 medium onion, diced ⅓ cup green onions, minced ¼ cup radishes, sliced 1 tablespoon cooking oil 1 cup chopped cabbage, for serving ½ cup sliced cherry or grape tomatoes, for serving ¼ cup cilantro, chopped 1 dozen fresh corn tortillas  ⅔ cup oil, for softening tortillas 1 large avocado, cut into small chunks Note: For a tasty vegetarian version, just omit the chicken, double the roasted cauliflower, and prepare according to directions.
    Directions:
    Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a cast iron or ovenproof pan until hot.
    Add chicken and brown lightly on both sides. 
    Remove chicken to paper towels to cool.
     
    Cut cauliflower into small pieces and place in the oiled pan.
    Roast in oven at 350F until browned on both sides.
    Remove from the oven when tender. 
    Allow roasted cauliflower to cool.
    Chop cauliflower, or break into small pieces and set aside.
    Chop cooled chicken and set aside.
    Heat 1 inch of cooking oil in a small frying pan.
    When oil is hot, use a spatula to submerge a tortilla in the oil and leave only long enough to soften, about 10 seconds or so. 
    Remove soft tortilla to a paper towel and repeat with remaining tortillas.
    Pour enough enchilada sauce to coat the bottom of a large casserole pan.
    Dunk a tortilla into the sauce and cover both sides. Add more sauce as needed.
    Fill each tortilla with bits of chicken, cauliflower, onion, and queso fresco, and roll into shape.
    When pan is full of rolled enchiladas, top with remaining sauce.
    Cook at 350F until sauce bubbles.
    Remove and top with fresh cotija cheese and scallions.
    Serve with rice, beans, and cabbage, and garnish with avocado, cilantro, and sliced grape tomatoes.

     

    Roxanne Bracknell
    Celiac.com 06/22/2018 - The rise of food allergies means that many people are avoiding gluten in recent times. In fact, the number of Americans who have stopped eating gluten has tripled in eight years between 2009 and 2017.
    Whatever your rationale for avoiding gluten, whether its celiac disease, a sensitivity to the protein, or any other reason, it can be really hard to find suitable places to eat out. When you’re on holiday in a new and unknown environment, this can be near impossible. As awareness of celiac disease grows around the world, however, more and more cities are opening their doors to gluten-free lifestyles, none more so than the 10 locations on the list below.
    Perhaps unsurprisingly, the U.S is a hotbed of gluten-free options, with four cities making the top 10, as well as the Hawaiian island of Maui. Chicago, in particular, is a real haven of gluten-free fare, with 240 coeliac-safe eateries throughout this huge city. The super hip city of Portland also ranks highly on this list, with the capital of counterculture rich in gluten-free cuisine, with San Francisco and Denver also included. Outside of the states, several prominent European capitals also rank very highly on the list, including Prague, the picturesque and historic capital of the Czech Republic, which boasts the best-reviewed restaurants on this list.
    The Irish capital of Dublin, meanwhile, has the most gluten-free establishments, with a huge 330 to choose from, while Amsterdam and Barcelona also feature prominently thanks to their variety of top-notch gluten-free fodder.
    Finally, a special mention must go to Auckland, the sole representative of Australasia in this list, with the largest city in New Zealand rounding out the top 10 thanks to its 180 coeliacsafe eateries.
    The full top ten gluten-free cities are shown in the graphic below:
     

    Jefferson Adams
    Celiac.com 06/21/2018 - Would you buy a house advertised as ‘gluten-free’? Yes, there really is such a house for sale. 
    It seems a Phoenix realtor Mike D’Elena is hoping that his trendy claim will catch the eye of a buyer hungry to avoid gluten, or, at least one with a sense of humor. D’Elena said he crafted the ads as a way to “be funny and to draw attention.” The idea, D’Elena said, is to “make it memorable.” 
    Though D’Elena’s marketing seeks to capitalizes on the gluten-free trend, he knows Celiac disease is a serious health issue for some people. “[W]e’re not here to offend anybody….this is just something we're just trying to do to draw attention and do what's best for our clients," he said. 
    Still, the signs seem to be working. D'elena had fielded six offers within a few days of listing the west Phoenix home.
    "Buying can sometimes be the most stressful thing you do in your entire life so why not have some fun with it," he said. 
    What do you think? Clever? Funny?
    Read more at Arizonafamily.com.

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    Jefferson Adams
    Celiac.com 06/20/2018 - Currently, the only way to manage celiac disease is to eliminate gluten from the diet. That could be set to change as clinical trials begin in Australia for a new vaccine that aims to switch off the immune response to gluten. 
    The trials are set to begin at Australia’s University of the Sunshine Coast Clinical Trials Centre. The vaccine is designed to allow people with celiac disease to consume gluten with no adverse effects. A successful vaccine could be the beginning of the end for the gluten-free diet as the only currently viable treatment for celiac disease. That could be a massive breakthrough for people with celiac disease.
    USC’s Clinical Trials Centre Director Lucas Litewka said trial participants would receive an injection of the vaccine twice a week for seven weeks. The trials will be conducted alongside gastroenterologist Dr. James Daveson, who called the vaccine “a very exciting potential new therapy that has been undergoing clinical trials for several years now.”
    Dr. Daveson said the investigational vaccine might potentially restore gluten tolerance to people with celiac disease.The trial is open to adults between the ages of 18 and 70 who have clinically diagnosed celiac disease, and have followed a strict gluten-free diet for at least 12 months. Anyone interested in participating can go to www.joinourtrials.com.
    Read more at the website for Australia’s University of the Sunshine Coast Clinical Trials Centre.

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    FoodProcessing.com.au