Not everyone needs to be gluten free but many people discover through a food as medicine or functional nutrition/medicine exploration of their health, that it’s key for them. So today’s post is a look at some gluten-free goings-on that caught our attention this week.
Linda at KitchenTherapy intro’d her new Whole Grain, Gluten-free Quick Bread video series and is offering it at the amazing price of $9.95. One of the problems with many gluten-free choices is that they are highly refined. Linda shows us how to keep the good nutrition of whole grains — and the great taste — even when we have to cut out the gluten. Recipes include cocoa waffles, buckwheat pancakes, carrot oat muffins and more.
@aekline suggested on Twitter a great gluten-free substitute for panko bread crumbs — crushed Rice Chex. General Mills did make them officially gluten-free last year. Will definitely have to try that one.
AllCanEat Foods, Ltd held a grand opening last Sunday in their new store/restaurant in Randolph, MA, which offers gluten-free, dairy-free, fabulous-tasting bakery goods. I wasn’t able to attend but was treated to my own special preview last fall when the owner spent quite a while explaining what his company was about…and giving me a ton of treats to take home for all to enjoy. FYI, they’ve been formulated with the assistance of registered dietitians from Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, so they’re guaranteed full of great nutrition. If you’re near Randolph, check it out. If you’re not, the company has plans to expand into different cities across the country.
Custom Choice Cereal was busy tweeting this week about their gluten-free cereals that you can customize according to your tastes. You start with one of their three bases — cinnamon granola, corn flakes or “good morning” flakes — and add your favorite dried fruits and nuts/seeds. Custom Choice also talked to The Celiac Manic yesterday on Gluten Free Online Radio.
It’s not necessarily gluten free but it is National Go Red Day today — encouraging women to live heart healthy, which translates to everything else healthy, too. All in all, great recommendations for healthy living although I do take issue with the focus on body mass index as a key factor in health. If you need a refresher on why BMI is an issue, check out JunkFood Science for discussions of why BMI is not a valid measure of health.
Happy weekend, everyone!