Thursday, June 30, 2011

Gluten Free Apple

Gluten Free Apple

For the Apple ipod, ipad and iphone there are available apps (and podcasts, not listed here) whose names have gluten, celiac and coeliac in them and here are some...

Coeliac traveler
The coeliac society of australia ingredient list
Answersin coeliac disease
The coeliac society of australia inc

Celiacfeed - gluten free locator
Gluten free restaurant cards from
Associazione italiana celiachia - onlus
Gluten freed - gluten free dining for health and celiac

Is that gluten free?
Gluten free daily
Ieatout gluten and allergen free
Gluten free fast food
Gluten free registry
Gluten free registry llc
Gluten free ingredients

Gluten-free recipes
Gluten-free groceries by triumph dining
Glutenfree passport
Glutenfree finder
Find a gluten free restaurants & grocer

Gluten free kitchen with jacqueline mall
Gluten free eating directory 1.0.3
Icaneat onthego gluten and allergen free
Gluten free news

LA Times article about gluten and celiac

Informative news article from the Los Angeles Times (see link below) about gluten and celiac. One take away is the estimate that 10% of the population is gluten-sensitive.

Finally, mentioned is Gwyneth Paltrow, who seems an occasional Gluten Free Celebrity, whose child is named Apple.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Girl Scout cookies and McDonald's French Fries Gluten Free Someday? - Not now

Girl Scout cookies and McDonald's French Fries Someday Gluten Free? - Not now

Girl Scout cookies Gluten Free Someday?

See article with the link below for full story, which states that the girl scouts' website states, regarding the making and selling of gluten free cookies, that "demand has not been great enough to make it economically feasible".

McDonald's French Fries Gluten Free Someday?

Not Now. See the following french fries ingredients list, from the McDonald's website - which includes wheat and meat

French Fries:

Potatoes, vegetable oil (canola oil, hydrogenated soybean oil, natural beef flavor [wheat and milk derivatives]*, citric acid [preservative]), dextrose, sodium acid
pyrophosphate (maintain color), salt. Prepared in vegetable oil (Canola oil, corn oil, soybean oil, hydrogenated soybean oil with TBHQ and citric acid added to
preserve freshness). Dimethylpolysiloxane added as an antifoaming agent.


*(Natural beef flavor contains hydrolyzed wheat and hydrolyzed milk as starting ingredients).

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Another kid's birthday party

Another kid's birthday party

A kid is invited to another kid's birthday party, which is supposed to start at 5pm. A few days before, an email is sent to the family creating the birthday party. The email said that the kid who was invited is a celiac, and will probably bring a gluten free entree and some freshly baked gluten free brownies. Pizza (entree) and birthday cake were expected to be offered, neither of which the celiac would be able to eat. The response came back that the birthday kid's grandmother was a celiac, so gluten free pizza would be offered. This was a very nice offering.

...There was, however, no mention or eventually at the party no offering, of a celiac alternative to birthday cake.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Namaste Foods Opens Allergen-Free Facility - Dairy, Egg, Wheat/Gluten, Soy, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Fish, Shellfish, Corn, Potato

Namaste Foods Opens Allergen-Free Facilty!

June 2011 - Namaste Foods, LLC, is excited to announce the opening of its new allergen-free manufacturing facility in its hometown of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. For the past eight years Namaste has enlisted co-packers to manufacture its exceptional line of gluten and allergen free baking mixes and pasta meals. While there are some benefits to this model, there are also many pitfalls.

‘We pride ourselves on offering not only the best tasting gluten free products at the best price, but also and perhaps more importantly, the safest products on the market’ states Daphne Taylor, Owner and Founder of Namaste Foods. ‘When you’re working with a co-packer there are just too many variables that are outside your control. After 11 years in business, we decided it was time to take the next step and bring the manufacturing under our roof and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the result!’

Operating under the name of Taylor Gleason Enterprises, LLC, the new facility is virtually a one-of-a-kind allergen free facility. In addition to being free of the top eight allergens (dairy, egg, wheat/gluten, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish) the facility is also free of corn and potato. It is estimated that 30 percent or more of the people with food allergies have multiple allergies. Being free of so many allergens demonstrates Namaste’s commitment to people with food allergies above and beyond other manufacturers.

Taylor Gleason Enterprises will entertain producing gluten and allergen free products for other manufacturers who are equally as serious about offering quality products in the safest environment possible. For more information, contact Michele Smith at 866-258-9493, ext. 310.

For more information on Namaste Foods and their products, visit

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Google Searches related to Gluten

*Google Gluten searches related

Gluten symptoms
Foods containing Gluten
Gluten free foods
Gluten intolerance
Gluten allergy
Gluten free recipes
Gluten foods
Gluten free diet

*Google searches related to gluten free

Gluten Free list
Gluten Free foods
Gluten Free recipes
avoid Gluten
Celiac disease
Gluten Free alcohol
Gluten Free diet
Gluten Free bread

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Can a Gluten Free Restaurant Succeed? Eggs.

Can a Gluten Free Restaurant Succeed? Eggs.

*On 24 Hour Restaurant Battle on the Food Network in the recent episode "City vs Country" one team chose to create a gluten free restaurant for the challenge. After the meal was served, the host Scott Conant said "they may not appeal to as big an audience as they would need to make that a successful business".

*...And on a continuation of the thought from a recent post, do gluten free eggs come from grain fed chickens?

Friday, June 24, 2011

Are grain fed beef and grain fed chickens gluten free?

Are grain fed beef and grain fed chickens gluten free?


One opinion about grain fed beef: “Grain-fed beef is fine. Before protein is absorbed it’s broken down into single amino acids or very short peptide fragments-no longer gluten.” — Tricia Thompson MSRD

Grain fed chicken?

Thursday, June 23, 2011

New Show. Gluten Free.

New Show. Gluten Free.

Keith Olbermann, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, new to Current TV. Celiac.

Zooey Deschanel, New Girl, new show on Fox in fall. Wheat Gluten Intolerant.

Emmy Rossum, Shameless, on Showtime, new show in 2011. Celiac.

Emme, Love, Loss and What I Wore by Nora Ephron at Westside Theatre NYC, new to cast. Gluten Free cancer Survivor.

Deborah Ann Woll, True Blood, new season on HBO. Celiac.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Good Gluten Free Beer Available in the USA

Good Gluten Free Beer Available in the USA

New Grist from Lake Front Brewery Milwaukee, WI USA

Bard's from Bard's Tale Beer somewhere in MN USA

Red Bridge from Anheuser-Busch somewhere in USA

Green's from Green's Gluten Free Beers West Yorkshire England

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Raise Awareness. Sell.

Raise Awareness. Sell.

General Mills has run tv commercials in the USA to fantastically help Raise Awareness of Gluten Free diets (and to sell General Mills cereal). Thank you very much General Mills!

As awareness is raised of Gluten free diets, and sales of products increase, more large corporations may be interested to sell gluten Free foods. Tinkyada, a gluten-free pasta manufacturer, may be a pure play (as is said in stock market parlance, for corporations which only do or make "one thing") and someday sell itself to some large corporation.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day Meal - Gluten Free

Father's Day Meal - Gluten Free

Although a trip to Risotteria is nice, 2011 Father's Day Meal was Gluten Free at Bistango at 415 3rd Avenue NY NY 10016 (212) 725-8484.

Green's (from Belgium) Gluten Free Dubbel Dark, Mozarella and Tomato salad, Penne Carbonara (chosen to be without bacon) and a Cappuccino. Yummy!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Due Process and Twitter

Due Process and Twitter

Take free gifts from strangers? Yes or... Maybe I would rather give you a dollar for that admittedly fantastic stuff.

In the humble opinion of glutenfreediary, when one pays some consideration (a dollar) for some good or service, then one has some legal rights.

Twitter is lovable enuf, but, like so many free services, you don't always get (or can't always use) what you don't pay for.

Once upon a time, glutenfreediary sent creative, thoughtful, and fun tweets to the world. Over the course of time, twitter decided that glutenfreediary was bending some hazy legal-type rules about twitter usage. As a result, the account for glutenfreediary was disabled from open public tweeting. Every tweet that comes from glutenfreediary, from then, is broadcast only to followers (now the 500 or so) - not out to the whole world.

If twitter had given the choice, in their operating model, of users paying one dollar to register, then glutenfreediary might still be able to easily tweet to the whole world (or at least have some due process to dispute about the service given and then taken away - without additional concern about total services being taken away), and might still have the full legal rights to every tweet (which, friends, is and will be a very big deal).

Tweet On - Nuf Said!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Convenience store gluten free cereal

Convenience store gluten free cereal

CVS sells both Rice Chex and Corn chex - conveniently available gluten free breakfast cereal

Thursday, June 16, 2011

How to send severe food allergics to day camp?

How to send severe food allergics to day camp?

-First, two definitions:

Day camp is an implied right of average american kids during their summer school break (and could also be substituted with sleep away camp).

Severe food allergics are those who, upon certain allergen consumption (or merely exposure), might have a life threatening allergic reaction (which could be anaphylaxis a.k.a. anaphylactic shock). These folks have been to an allergist and the families have filled a prescription to get at least one EpiPen (epinephrine auto-injector).

So, how to send severe food allergics to day camp?..

Managed programs of (a) allergen avoidance and, (b) in case of emergency, EpiPen availability, knowledge of use plus additional procedures, need to be in place at the camp.

Allergen Avoidance:

-Brown bag lunch and brown bag snacks should be sent each day from home. At least lunches need to be put into a camp fridge with a plastic bag surrounding them, if they are to be placed next to other lunches. Name and date need to be tagged on each bag.

-Any snacks sold or given to everyone at camp need to have labels reviewed prior to consumption.

-Camp cooking classes must be managed. Substitute foods to go into a recipe need to be provided, and possibly substitute dishes suggested, as appropriate.

-Daily camp round trip bus rides need to be managed for allergen avoidance. Bus counselors need to understand about the severe food allergics on their bus.

-Labels need to be reviewed. These may explicitly state allergens included or may state that during the manufacturing process there may be allergen exposure. For packaged food, no label means no camp consumption.

-Lunchtime table seating with other severe food allergics (in a “clean place”) should be an option.

-Camp offsite trips require diligence similar to being onsite.

Emergency planning and management:

-EpiPen managed by nurse staff. EpiPen to be delivered before the first day of camp. EpiPen stays thru entire camp session. EpiPen is name tagged, home addressed, home phone numbered and has current photo and age data attached. EpiPen tagged stating dangerous allergen(s).

-Camp nurse staff/admin staff understand reaction/exposure emergency procedures – might be EpiPen use/Call 911/Go to hospital.

-Camp offsite trips require similar planning and management.

This may not be fully comprehensive, but should help to get the kids out the door to camp.

And Finally…

The Kids Must Have Fun!

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