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    Scott Adams
    This recipe comes to us from Kimberly Dungan.
    This is using an 8x8 casserole dish: Just add the appropriate amounts to all the ingredients to make a larger dish. Fill your casserole dish with potatoes (line them up to fill it so you know how many to use). Peel and boil the potatoes (cutting them into small chunks will allow faster cooking). Drain the potatoes and put them onto a cookie sheet Bake for ten minutes (not any more ­ they will get a hard crust otherwise) in a 375 degree oven. After taking them out of the oven, put into a large mixing bowl, set aside.
    Chop ½ onion and 3 slices of Fat Free Jennie-O Turkey bacon (or regular bacon) into small pieces. Sprinkle garlic (to taste ­ about 1 tbsp), 2 tbsp. of cumin over onion and bacon and sauté for 1-2 minutes on high in a tbsp. of olive oil. Remove from heat and add 1-2 tbsp. of butter to melt over top.
    Mash the potatoes with ¼-½ cup of plain rice milk and 3 slices of Veggie Slices pepper jack cheese. Add 2 tbsp. Dijon Mustard Add the onion mixture. Mash together Put into casserole dish and bake for 30 minutes (same 375F degree oven).
    If you make a double recipe or have extra, add egg to mixture, make into patties and fry in olive oil until crisp edges for breakfast! Options: Use ¼ cup cream instead of rice milk and cheese Use Anaheim roasted peppers and Chipotle peppers (a smoky mix of sauce and peppers) instead of bacon (this is quite hot) Or, use squash instead of peppers. Also, could make with skin-on potatoes.
    Breakfast options: Instead of egg, make into patties and coat with white rice flour, fry in olive oil

    Scott Adams
    This recipe comes to us from “purple” in the Gluten-Free Forum.
    Ingredients:
    1 - 8oz. box corn spaghetti
    1 - 15oz. can pinto beans, drained
    2 to 3 - 15 oz. cans flavored tomatoes (I used 1 can fire roasted w/garlic and 1 can w/green chilies)
    ½ to 1 cup frozen corn (I used the one w/ onions, peppers and beans)
    leftover taco meat
    left over taco toppings
    tortilla chips
    Directions:
    Cook spaghetti according to package directions and keep warm. Heat taco meat and keep warm.  Puree tomatoes and heat in a pan. Heat beans adding a bit of water.  Add corn to the beans or heat separately.
    Serve with leftover taco toppings on top and some broken chips too.
    Tip: Fix extra taco stuff the day before with your tacos then this is really fast.


    Laurie Levene-Whitehill
    Before I was diagnosed with celiac disease my favorite dish to orderin a seafood restaurant wasFried Filet of Sole. I've tried numerous times to come up with a gluten-free version. Invariably the coating would always come off. I think I've finally come up the solution so the coating sticks.
    Ingredients:
    1 cup orange juice
    2 cups Gluten Free Mighty Tasty Hot Cereal by Bob's Red Mill
    2 tablespoons earth balance natural buttery spread
    1 small Vidalia onion cut into small pieces
    2 teapoons Mrs. Dash Tableblend
    Directions:
    Pourthe cup of orange juice into a gallon baggie then add all the fish,close the top of bag and set aside into your sink for about 8 minutesso the fish absorbs the orange juice so the coating sticks. Then takethe two tablespoons of spread and put on piece of paper towel and coatthe inside of the largest frying pan you have then put on the counter. 

    By this time the fish has absorbed the orange juice.  Pour the twocups of cereal into a gallon baggie, add the onion and the Mrs. Dash,close the top of the baggie and lightly shake for a few seconds so thecereal, onion and Mrs. Dash are thoroughly mixed.  Then take out eachpiece of fish out of the baggie with orange an put into the one withcereal and make sure that each piece is completely covered and then putinto the pan. When all the fish is in the pan put on the stove over alow flame, each side takes about 9 minutes to become a golden brown and crisp.

    When finished serve with several pieces of lemon on the side with a baked potato and salad. 

    Enjoy!

    Jefferson Adams
    Celiac.com 10/01/2013 - When I want the joys of barbecued pork, but don't have the time or the inclination to labor too long, or to hard, I whip up these little puppies.
    Just cube some pork tenderloin, or some thick pork chops, skewer, and mop with you favorite gluten-free barbecue sauce.
    If you have a little extra time, you can make extra sauce and marinate before grilling. Serve with baked beans, greens, and rice for a quick, southern-style barbecue fix.
    Ingredients:
    1 pound pork loin or pork tenderloin, cubed 1½ cups prepared yellow or brown mustard ½ cup cider vinegar ¼ cup balsamic vinegar ½ cup brown sugar 2 tablespoons butter 1½ tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon liquid smoke (I use Colgin) 1 teaspoon cayenne ½ tsp cayenne pepper ½ teaspoon white pepper Directions:
    Make sure your ingredients are gluten-free. I use brown mustard made with cider vinegar, and I use cider and balsamic for this recipe.
    Mix all ingredients except meat together in a pot and simmer over a low heat for 30 minutes.
    Marinate cubed pork loin in ⅓ of the barbecue sauce for at least 1 hour, preferably overnight.
    Skewer cubed pork loin and grill, mopping with ⅓ or less of the barbecue sauce. Serve with the remaining sauce.

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    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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    Jefferson Adams
    Celiac.com 06/19/2018 - Could baking soda help reduce the inflammation and damage caused by autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, and celiac disease? Scientists at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University say that a daily dose of baking soda may in fact help reduce inflammation and damage caused by autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, and celiac disease.
    Those scientists recently gathered some of the first evidence to show that cheap, over-the-counter antacids can prompt the spleen to promote an anti-inflammatory environment that could be helpful in combating inflammatory disease.
    A type of cell called mesothelial cells line our body cavities, like the digestive tract. They have little fingers, called microvilli, that sense the environment, and warn the organs they cover that there is an invader and an immune response is needed.
    The team’s data shows that when rats or healthy people drink a solution of baking soda, the stomach makes more acid, which causes mesothelial cells on the outside of the spleen to tell the spleen to go easy on the immune response.  "It's most likely a hamburger not a bacterial infection," is basically the message, says Dr. Paul O'Connor, renal physiologist in the MCG Department of Physiology at Augusta University and the study's corresponding author.
    That message, which is transmitted with help from a chemical messenger called acetylcholine, seems to encourage the gut to shift against inflammation, say the scientists.
    In patients who drank water with baking soda for two weeks, immune cells called macrophages, shifted from primarily those that promote inflammation, called M1, to those that reduce it, called M2. "The shift from inflammatory to an anti-inflammatory profile is happening everywhere," O'Connor says. "We saw it in the kidneys, we saw it in the spleen, now we see it in the peripheral blood."
    O'Connor hopes drinking baking soda can one day produce similar results for people with autoimmune disease. "You are not really turning anything off or on, you are just pushing it toward one side by giving an anti-inflammatory stimulus," he says, in this case, away from harmful inflammation. "It's potentially a really safe way to treat inflammatory disease."
    The research was funded by the National Institutes of Health.
    Read more at: Sciencedaily.com

    Jefferson Adams
    Celiac.com 06/18/2018 - Celiac disease has been mainly associated with Caucasian populations in Northern Europe, and their descendants in other countries, but new scientific evidence is beginning to challenge that view. Still, the exact global prevalence of celiac disease remains unknown.  To get better data on that issue, a team of researchers recently conducted a comprehensive review and meta-analysis to get a reasonably accurate estimate the global prevalence of celiac disease. 
    The research team included P Singh, A Arora, TA Strand, DA Leffler, C Catassi, PH Green, CP Kelly, V Ahuja, and GK Makharia. They are variously affiliated with the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts; Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India; Innlandet Hospital Trust, Lillehammer, Norway; Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway; Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts; Gastroenterology Research and Development, Takeda Pharmaceuticals Inc, Cambridge, MA; Department of Pediatrics, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy; Department of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York; USA Celiac Disease Center, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York; and the Department of Gastroenterology and Human Nutrition, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
    For their review, the team searched Medline, PubMed, and EMBASE for the keywords ‘celiac disease,’ ‘celiac,’ ‘tissue transglutaminase antibody,’ ‘anti-endomysium antibody,’ ‘endomysial antibody,’ and ‘prevalence’ for studies published from January 1991 through March 2016. 
    The team cross-referenced each article with the words ‘Asia,’ ‘Europe,’ ‘Africa,’ ‘South America,’ ‘North America,’ and ‘Australia.’ They defined celiac diagnosis based on European Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition guidelines. The team used 96 articles of 3,843 articles in their final analysis.
    Overall global prevalence of celiac disease was 1.4% in 275,818 individuals, based on positive blood tests for anti-tissue transglutaminase and/or anti-endomysial antibodies. The pooled global prevalence of biopsy-confirmed celiac disease was 0.7% in 138,792 individuals. That means that numerous people with celiac disease potentially remain undiagnosed.
    Rates of celiac disease were 0.4% in South America, 0.5% in Africa and North America, 0.6% in Asia, and 0.8% in Europe and Oceania; the prevalence was 0.6% in female vs 0.4% males. Celiac disease was significantly more common in children than adults.
    This systematic review and meta-analysis showed celiac disease to be reported worldwide. Blood test data shows celiac disease rate of 1.4%, while biopsy data shows 0.7%. The prevalence of celiac disease varies with sex, age, and location. 
    This review demonstrates a need for more comprehensive population-based studies of celiac disease in numerous countries.  The 1.4% rate indicates that there are 91.2 million people worldwide with celiac disease, and 3.9 million are in the U.S.A.
    Source:
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 Jun;16(6):823-836.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2017.06.037.