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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 Paula Santos.
    1 medium sized cooked mashed potato
    1 egg yolk
    4 tablespoon rice flour
    2/3 cup cornstarch
    ½ stick margarine (50g)
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    ½ teaspoon salt

    Mix all ingredients until workable and add more cornstarch if necessary. Open dough cut biscuits and bake at 350° for 20 minutes.

    Scott Adams
    Ingredients:
    2 cup Tapioca Flour (or starch - same thing)
    1 tablespoon Baking powder
    ¾ teaspoon Salt
    1 cup Finely grated Cheese (I use Pecorino Romano for rolls and pizza. Use ½-1 cup sharp cheddar for crackers.)
    3 Large Eggs
    1 tablespoon Olive oil
    3 tablespoons Milk
    Directions:
    Mix dry ingredients and then add wet stuff. Mix together until it's the consistency of cookie dough or moist play dough. You might need to add flour or milk about 2 tablespoons at a time until it's right. It depends on humidity, how large the eggs actually are and other factors that I haven't figured out yet. You can refrigerate it at this point for up to an hour.
    For rolls - you want it a bit on the moist side. Spray non-stick spray on your hands and shape into about 12 balls. (Or drop like drop biscuits.) Bake at 375F for 12-15 minutes.
    For pizza crust - add a shake of garlic and a tsp. of Italian herbs to dough. You want it just a bit less moist than for rolls. You can either make it into one large pizza crust or 6-8 mini crusts. Put dough on cookie sheet sprayed with non-stick spray. Spray a piece of plastic wrap and place on top of dough. Roll with a rolling pin to about 1/3 inch thick. (For mini pizzas you can just use your hands to pat down to the right shape and thickness.) Bake at 375F for 10-12 minutes, depending on size. Top with pizza toppings and bake until cheese is bubbly.
    For cheese crackers - You want the dough to be more like Playdough. Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes before rolling out. Roll out on a cloth well dusted with tapioca flour, about 1/8 inch thick. Cut into 1 inch squares or with mini cookie cutters. Bake at 375F for about 10 minutes. Watch closely and take out when crackers start to brown. Store in tightly sealed container.



    Destiny Stone
    Plantains are commonly used for cooking in most tropical regions. Under ripe plantains or green plantains have a starchy texture, whereas overripe plantains have a sweeter taste; both are delicious.  This recipe works best with green plantains, and it is dairy, egg, corn and gluten-free.
    Crispy Plantain Patties (gluten-free)
    Serving Size:
    Makes about 4 large  patties
    Patty Ingredients

    3 cups mashed small green bananas (approximately 4 plantains) ½ Cup Gluten-free all purpose flour 1 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder cooking oil
    Topping Ingredients
    ¾ cup grated carrot ¼  cup cilantro, chopped 1 avocado sliced
    3 green onions chopped into ¼ inch pieces Nutty Filling Ingredients
    2 cups soaked cashews 5 cloves garlic 3 Tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice 6 Tablespoons olive oil ⅓ cup gluten-free soy sauce To Make plantain patties:
     Do not peel the plantains yet. Cut off plantain ends and make cuts along the side by scoring the plantain. Boil in large pot for approximately 20 minutes with peels (until you can  poke a fork through them). Drain and let cool. Remove peels and mash plantains. Add flour and baking powder to plantains to create a dough. Roll into four balls and then into 5” patties on a floured counter or cutting board. Combine cashews, lemon, soy sauce, garlic, and  olive oil in a food processor or blender and blend  until smooth. Heat a small amount of cooking oil in a skillet over medium and fry cakes until golden brown. Add  nutty filling and veggie toppings to each patty and serve hot. Serving suggestion: Serve with a side of beans and  rice for a traditional Puerto Rican meal.

    Jefferson Adams
    For anyone looking to turn a culinary corner into slightly more exotic fare, consider this wonderful Brazilian-style Fish Stew. This is an easy version of a common Brazilian dish that never fails to please, even among people who don't usual enjoy fish. It's not only tasty, it's easy to make, healthy, nutritious and yummy.
    This recipe combines fresh fish, coconut milk, lime juice, peppers, onions and garlic in a cumin-infused broth. The recipe makes enough to feed 8-10 people, making it excellent for larger gatherings. Cut the recipe in half for smaller groups or families. 
    Ingredients:
    2½ pounds tilapia, cod, snapper, or similar fish fillets, cut into chunks
    3 tablespoons olive oil
    3 onions, chopped
    5 large bell peppers, sliced
    2 can diced tomatoes, drained (16 ounces)
    2 cans coconut milk (16 ounces)
    5 tablespoons lime juice
    1½ tablespoon ground cumin
    1½ tablespoon paprika
    3 cloves of garlic, minced
    1½ teaspoons salt
    1½ teaspoons ground black pepper
    1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)
    Directions:
    Stir together the lime juice, cumin, paprika, garlic, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Add the tilapia and toss to coat.
    Place into a non-metal container, cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes, up to 24 hours.
    Once fish is marinated, heat the olive oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add onions and cook until clear.
    Reduce heat to low. Add bell peppers, fish chunks, and tomatoes to the pot in alternating layers. Pour the coconut milk over the ingredients. Cover the pot and simmer 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    Stir in the cilantro and cook another 5 to 10 minutes until fish is fully cooked and flaky.
    Serve with warm rice, hot corn tortillas, or both.


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    Jefferson Adams
    Celiac.com 06/25/2018 - The latest studies show that celiac disease now affects 1.2% of the population. That’s millions, even tens of millions of people with celiac disease worldwide. The vast majority of these people remain undiagnosed. Many of these people have no clear symptoms. Moreover, even when they do have symptoms, very often those symptoms are atypical, vague, and hard to pin on celiac disease.
    Here are three ways that you can help your healthcare professionals spot celiac disease, and help to keep celiacs gluten-free: 
    1) Your regular doctor can help spot celiac disease, even if the symptoms are vague and atypical.
    Does your doctor know that anemia is one of the most common features of celiac disease? How about neuropathy, another common feature in celiac disease? Do they know that most people diagnosed with celiac disease these days have either no symptoms, or present atypical symptoms that can make diagnosis that much harder? Do they know that a simple blood test or two can provide strong evidence for celiac disease?
    People who are newly diagnosed with celiac disease are often deficient in calcium, fiber, folate, iron, magnesium, niacin, riboflavin, vitamin B12, vitamin D, and zinc. Deficiencies in copper and vitamin B6 are less common, but still possible. Also, celiac disease is a strong suspect in many patients with unexplained nutritional anemia. Being aware of these vague, confusing symptoms of celiac disease can help people get bette advice, and hopefully speed up a diagnosis.
    2) Your dentist can help spot celiac disease
    Does your dentist realize that dental enamel defects could point to celiac disease? Studies show that dental enamel defects can be a strong indicator of adult celiac disease, even in the absence of physical symptoms. By pointing out dental enamel defects that indicate celiac disease, dentists can play an important role in diagnosing celiac disease.
    3) Your pharmacist can help keep you gluten-free
    Does your pharmacist know which medicines and drugs are gluten-free, and which might contain traces of gluten? Pharmacists can be powerful advocates for patients with celiac disease. They can check ingredients on prescription medications, educate patients to help them make safer choices, and even speak with drug manufacturers on patients’ behalf.
    Pharmacists can also help with information on the ingredients used to manufacture various vitamins and supplements that might contain wheat.
    Understanding the many vague, confusing symptoms of celiac disease, and the ways in which various types of health professionals can help, is a powerful tool for helping to diagnose celiac disease, and for managing it in the future. If you are suffering from one or more of these symptoms, and suspect celiac disease, be sure to gather as much information as you can, and to check in with your health professionals as quickly as possible.

    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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