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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 kg (2 lb) cooked mashed potatoes
    1 cup white rice flour
    ¾ cup potato starch
    ¼ cup corn starch
    1 tablespoon margarine
    1 tablespoon grated parmesan (optional)
    2 eggs
    salt
    Mix all ingredients with hands. Knead lightly. Shape small portions of the dough into long snakes. On a floured surface, cut snakes into small pieces. Place a few gnocchi in salted boiling water. As the gnocchi rise to the top of the pot, remove them with a slotted spoon. Repeat until all are cooked. Cover with hot tomato sauce and serve. You can he re-heat them using a microwave oven.

    Scott Adams
    This recipe comes to us from Arthur Spiegel.
    Ingredients:
    1 pound ground turkey
    1 pound ground beef or pork
    1 egg per pound of ground meat (for this recipe, 2 eggs)
    Garlic powder, to taste (about a tablespoon, more or less)
    Salt to taste
    Fresh Ground Black Pepper to taste
    ½ cup gluten-free bread crumbs or use a few tablespoons of rice flour or potato flour.
    1- 2 Teaspoons Oregano Flakes to taste
    Directions:
    With your hands, combine wet and dry ingredients, thoroughly. Form meatballs about golf ball size. Lightly fry tem in extra virgin olive oil until brown all over. Finish cooking in red Italian gravy. This is best if you can cook one day in advance and let the meatballs sit in the gravy over night. Serve hot.
    Italian Gravy
    Ingredients:
    5 to 10 cloves of fresh minced garlic
    1 large onion, minced
    1 red pepper chopped
    ½ pound chopped mushrooms
    ½ to 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
    Salt to taste
    Fresh Ground Black Pepper to taste
    Good sized sprig of fresh Basil chopped
    1 pound sweet Italian or spicy Italian Sausage (pork or turkey is fine) cut up into 1 inch pieces
    1 pound of ground turkey
    1 large can crushed tomatoes
    1 large can tomato puree
    1 small can tomato paste
    2 tablespoons of sugar
    1 cup of your favorite red wine
    Directions:
    Finely mince garlic, and chop onion. In a large sauce pot, start to fry in extra virgin olive oil until onions are translucent and starting to brown. Don't let the garlic burn, or it will be bitter. Add in chopped red pepper and chopped mushrooms. Add salt and black pepper to taste. Saute. Remove veggies from heat and set aside. In same pan, brown the sausages. Remove from heat and drain fat. Brown ground turkey, adding salt and pepper to taste. Pour in some red wine to deglaze the pan and get up the brown bits on the bottom. Return the sausage meat and veggies and add some salt and pepper. Add crushed tomatoes, tomato puree and tomato paste. Add rest of red wine, basil and sugar to taste. (The longer you have to let this cook, the less sugar you'll need, as basil will sweeten the gravy. If you have less time to cook, use more sugar to taste.). Stir gravy mixture well. Add in the meatballs. Cover and let cook on a low heat. Stir occasionally, so nothing sticks to the bottom of the pot. During the cooking process, taste from time to time and add seasoning as desired. Some people like their gravy spicier than others.
    This is terrific red gravy for spaghetti or any other pasta.

    Destiny Stone
    Traditional pasta sauce is naturally gluten-free. Although finding a safe gluten-free pasta sauce is work, and finding a sugar-free, gluten-free pasta sauce is virtually impossible. That is why the following recipe is so great. Not only is this homemadepasta sauce recipe easy and quick, it is also healthy and gluten-free.  Please remember to use all gluten-free spices and ingredients and to check with the manufacturer if you aren't sure.

    Pasta Sauce (Gluten-Free)
    Preparation: 5-10 minutes
    Cooking Time: 10-15 minutes
    Ingredients:

    ½ cup of water ¼ teaspoon black pepper 1 stalk of chopped celery 1 chopped onion ½ teaspoon basil 2 tablespoon chopped parsley ½ chopped green bell pepper 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 (6) ounce can tomato paste 1 (8) ounce can tomato sauce 1/2 teaspoon thyme 1 teaspoon oregano ½ teaspoon himalayan salt, or to taste dash cayenne red pepper Note: The canned tomato paste and sauce can be substituted for the equivalent amount of homemade paste or sauce. Also, as always if certain ingredients don't agree with you, leave them out or substitute them for things you like. I know many people like bell peppers so I kept them in the recipe, however I substitute bell peppers for sauteed mushrooms; and I am not big on onions, so I use half an onion to taste. Directions:

    Combine the garlic, onion, green pepper & celery in a large skillet. Add the 1 tablespoon  olive oil and saute' until soft. Once the ingredients become soft, add any ingredients that are left. Stir well. After covering, simmer for up to 7 minutes. Stir again and simmer another 2-3 minutes. Serve with your favorite gluten-free pasta and  have yourself a healthy, gluten-free pasta dish. Top with feta, basil, or toppings of your choice and enjoy!

    Jefferson Adams
    Celiac.com 11/02/2012 - Risotto is a classic Italian rice dish, traditionally prepared with a starchy, short-grained rice called arborio rice. I came to love risotto, because it's one of the reliable gluten-free dishes you can find almost everywhere in Italy.
    With a few simple ingredients and about thirty minutes in the kitchen, the result will surprise and delight even the most picky eaters, and will make for a nice twist on the familiar macaroni and cheese.
    The procedure for making risotto involves stirring hot stock into the uncooked rice a ladleful at a time and cooking slowly as the stock is absorbed.
    This method of cooking the rice is, in fact, called the risotto method, and releases the starches in the rice to create a rich, creamy, risotto that is sure to please.
    This simple risotto recipe is made with butter and parmesan cheese. You can make endless variations by adding ingredients, such as mushrooms, seafood, lemon, etc.
    Ingredients:
    1 quart chicken stock
    1½ cups arborio rice
    ½ cup white wine
    1 medium shallot, chopped (about ½ cup)
    3 tablespoons of butter, unsalted
    ⅓ cup grated Parmesan cheese
    1½ tablespoon Italian parsley, chopped
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    Salt and pepper, to taste

    Directions:
    Heat stock to a simmer in a medium saucepan, then reduce heat to low, so the stock just stays hot, but does not cook or boil.
    Use a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan, and heat the oil and 1 tablespoon of the butter over medium heat.
    As the butter melts, add the chopped shallot, and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring until shallots are slightly clear.
    Add the rice to the pot and stir it quickly with a wooden spoon or heat-proof spatula until all of the rice is well coated.
    Being careful not to let the rice get brown, cook for another minute or so, until the rice smells slightly nutty.
    Add the wine, and continue to stir and cook until the rice completely absorbs the liquid.
    When the rice looks dry, add a ladle of hot chicken stock to the rice and stir until the liquid is fully absorbed.
    When the rice looks to be nearly dry, add another ladle of stock and repeat the process.
    It's very important to keep stirring the rice while cooking, especially while the hot stock gets absorbed, to keep it from burning, and to add the next ladle of stock as soon as the rice is nearly dry.
    One ladle at a time, keep adding hot stock and stirring the rice until the liquid is absorbed. As it cooks, the rice will become creamy as the starches begin to escape.
    Keep adding stock, one ladle at a time, for 20-30 minutes or until the grains become tender, but still firm to the bite. They should not be crunchy.
    If you run out of stock and the risotto still isn't done, you can finish the cooking with hot water. Just add the water one ladle at a time, the same way you added the stock, and keep stirring until it is absorbed.
    Stir in the remaining 2 tablespoon butter, the parmesan cheese and the parsley, and season to taste with salt.
    Risotto turns glutinous if held for too long, you should serve it right away.
    When risotto is cooked properly, it will make a soft, creamy mound on a dinner plate. It should not be runny, and it should not be stiff or glue-like.

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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