Backlash has begun against gluten-free dieters – The Washington Post

The swelling ranks of Americans adopting gluten-free diets have given rise to another hot trend: people calling the whole thing a bunch of baloney. And then requesting that the baloney be sandwiched between two pieces of white bread. Served with a cookie for dessert.

David Klimas has a friend who recently went gluten-free, a development that the 46-year-old real estate sales manager greets with a slow eye roll. He thinks that the gluten-free thing is just a fad, promoted by food companies “as a way of making money.”

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Gluten-Free Macaroni and Cheese Recipe : Food Network

Gluten-Free Macaroni and Cheese

” It seems sometimes there are only two choices with macaroni and cheese: Make it from scratch with a roux and slow-simmered cheese sauce, or tear open a box and make it in minutes. It turns out you don’t have to choose between quality and convenience. This quick method uses goat cheese, aged white Cheddar and gluten-free pasta. Throw in some dark lacinato kale and you have a complete meal in about 25 minutes. ”

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Gluten-Free Cooking and Baking

Gluten-Free Cooking and Baking

What home cooks should know about preparing gluten-free foods.

Maybe you’ve been advised to eliminate gluten from your diet to manage celiac disease. Or perhaps you have health problems, including fatigue and abdominal pain, caused by sensitivity to gluten and called gluten intolerance.

Whatever the reason for avoiding gluten, chances are you’ll need to learn your way around a gluten-free kitchen and develop simple strategies for preparing delicious and nutritious gluten-free meals and snacks.

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How to Eat Gluten Free: 13 Bulletproof Success Strategies

How to Eat Gluten Free: Strategies for Success

Switching to gluten free eating can seem daunting at first, but as with anything the learning curve levels out and it starts to become automatic. Just know that if you’re going to do it, you have to do it 100%. There is no “mostly” gluten free because gluten has negative effects in trace amounts. It’s all or nothing if you want to rock the gluten free life.

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75 Essential Gluten Free Restaurant Menus You Need to Know

75 Essential Gluten Free Restaurant Menus You Need to Know

One of the most stressful parts about eating out on a gluten free diet is trying to figure out what’s safe to eat.

Some restaurants don’t provide gluten free menus and others require you to search through those annoyingly long “allergy/nutrition” charts online that literally takes you hours to navigate.

And then there are times when restaurants don’t do neither of those.

via 75 Essential Gluten Free Restaurant Menus You Need to Know.

Some Celiacs Annoyed by Gluten-Free Posers – ABC News

Going gluten-free seems to be all the rage these days. But for every blog, book or friend extolling the virtues of foregoing flour, there may be another grousing about how it’s just another fake food allergy.

“Allergies are not cool,” said Brian Donovan, a comedy writer based in Los Angeles.

As someone diagnosed with celiac disease, Donovan cannot properly digest the gluten protein found in wheat, barley and rye. When he consumes a gluten-containing food like bread or pasta, he says he feels like he has appendicitis and an alien is about to burst from his stomach. His disease can lead to long term health problems like osteoporosis, arthritis or cancer.

But as he points out, celiac is a relatively rare condition. Only about one percent of the population has been diagnosed with celiac, Food Allergy Research and Education reports. The other 30 percent of adults who said they have tried a gluten-free diet in the past year, according to the consumer research firm NDP, may or may not have a true allergy or sensitivity to the grain protein.

Donovan said it worries him that the trendiness of a gluten-free diet means his disease may not be taken seriously.

“I love seeing that look in a waiter’s eye when asks himself, “Is this a hipster crackpot or someone who actually can’t eat flour?”

via Some Celiacs Annoyed by Gluten-Free Posers – ABC News.

So Many Celiac Cases, So Few Diagnoses – WSJ

There are hundreds of symptoms of celiac disease, from gas to insomnia to rickets, yet sometimes people—especially children—show no symptoms at all.

The difficulty of diagnosing celiac disease is what spurred Phyllis and Ivan Seidenberg to donate $16 million to NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley MS -1.07% Children’s Hospital for a program focused on pediatric-gastrointestinal disorders.

The Seidenbergs made the gift because their grandchildren were diagnosed with celiac disease a few years ago; the children now see physicians at the hospital.

via So Many Celiac Cases, So Few Diagnoses – WSJ.