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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   04/24/2018

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter   What is Celiac Disease and the Gluten-Free Diet? What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease?  Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes
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    BERRY CRISP (GLUTEN-FREE)


    Jules Shepard

    A light, fruit-focused recipe that tastes great with whatever fresh fruit you have on hand! Video demonstration link included!


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    Berry Crisp (Gluten-Free)Ingredients:
    ½ cup Jules Gluten Free All Purpose Flour*
    1 ½ cup gluten-free oats
    ½ cup brown sugar
    ½ cup (8 Tbs.) cold butter or Earth Balance Buttery Sticks
    1 ½ tsp. cinnamon
    4 cups rinsed, chopped fruit
    ¼ - ½ granulated cane sugar
    ½ tsp. almond extract (if using peaches)

    Directions:

    Preheat oven to 375F (static) or 350F (convection).

    In a large bowl, add ¼ - ½ cup granulated cane sugar to the fruit, to taste, and pour into an 8 x 8 inch baking pan. Set aside to allow the sugar to encourage syrup to form.

    In another bowl, combine the Jules Gluten Free All Purpose Flour with the gluten-free oats, brown sugar and cinnamon. Cut in the butter or Buttery Sticks with a fork or pastry cutter the mixture becomes a rough crumble. Crumble the mixture over the fruit in the baking pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until the topping is light brown and crispy. Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream – there are soy and coconut versions available now that are great options for non-dairy toppings.



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