Is Corn Gluten Something Celiacs Need to Care About?

WTF?!?“Gosh, Emily,” some of you might be thinking to yourselves, “However do you manage to come up with so many things to write about?”

I would like to tell you that the answer involves magic and also a room full of carefully-trained monkeys, but that would be a lie (the monkeys receive little — if any — training). However, it does involve some handy Google Alerts, within which there is one topic I keep weeding out (pun intended): corn gluten.

Every time I see corn gluten, it’s in reference to herbicide. Not to eating, or cooking, or celiac disease. So is it something you or I need to care about?
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Product Review: El’s Kitchen Gluten-Free Snacks

I already knew about El’s Kitchen when they contacted us to see if we wanted to try their gluten-free snacks. Technically, I suppose, I could have written back and said, “Oh, it’s OK, no need to send any samples over since I know what your food tastes like.”

But that would have been silly of me. El’s is delicious. Of course I wanted samples.

So, the other day I was on my way back from the supermarket, and a box was waiting for me on my front porch. Inside, a bag of El’s Medleys and another of El’s Bagel Snaps. Even though I had a whole satchel full of groceries, you can bet I opened the El’s first.
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Gluten-free Dating: tough to find, but full of benefits

OK ok ok ok I know this blog isn’t a spot for my personal problems. But you know how the other day I was saying I got dumped by a caveman?

That was lame. It was no fun. I would have preferred it did not happen, but it did, and that’s how the gluten-free cookie crumbles. I guess it’s not a very big gluten-free cookie – we weren’t dating for very long, really.

The reason I’m blathering on about this is that this was my first experience dating someone else who was gluten-free. And it was awesome. I didn’t realize how much of a difference it would make, but it was really nice.
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Kohlrabi makes a cool, gluten-free summer snack

Kohlrabi I thought maybe today we’d talk about kohlrabi.

Why? Well, mostly because I like it. I’ve been on a bit of a kick lately – it’s a little early in the season, but the stuff is generally available – and thought you might enjoy a kohlrabi kick of your own.

If you’ve never had it before, have you seen it in your local grocery store? You might see a picture like this one, or you might see it with the leaves chopped off. You might see it green, or maybe purple.

Whichever way, it’s a great, gluten-free source of potassium, fiber, Thiamin, Folate, Magnesium and Phosphorus, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Copper and Manganese.

Yum! But what to do with it once you buy it?
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Enjoy Life Crunchy Cookies, for your Gluten-Free Cookie Monster

One benefit (or peril) of being a blogger is that when it comes food, when it rains it pours.

The other week was a cereal storm, the horizon shows a smattering of loaves of bread, etc etc. But the week before last, our weather system was full of cookies.

Enjoy Life Crunch Cookies, to be precise. Four boxes descended on the apartment, and we made short work of them. The verdict? Pretty tasty.

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