| Oct 18, 2013
Pizza is a year-round comfort food favorite, but I'd wager there's an uptick in demand with fall tailgates and after-school activities.
But for those who live with food allergies, even simple comfort foods, such as pizza, are off the table. For example,...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Many people today are looking for a healthier lifestyle, and that includes eating products that are being touted, rightly or wrongly, as healthy: for instance, acai berries, Pom Wonderful and gluten-free foods.
The phrase "gluten-free" is showing up...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 3:30 PM
Customers at the Hollywood restaurant ShopHouse occasionally remark, "Hey, this is like Chipotle."
And indeed it is. ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen, as it's officially known, takes parent company Chipotle's successful Mexican food format and...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 7:43 PM
Let's get this straight, people: Gluten-free is not a fad. It describes what happens to your diet after you are diagnosed with an autoimmune digestive disorder called celiac disease.
It's not an allergy, and it's not some badge of stylish eating. No,...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 9:17 AM
We’ve been checking out the many energy and snack bars on the market, and it seems there are plenty of choices for people who need or want to avoid gluten.
Some of them announce it on the front of the label; others require closer reading of the...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 8:19 AM
If "gluten-free" and "organic" aren't big in your vocabulary, you've probably never heard of zucchini puttanesca ($13.95).
Unless, of course, you've already discovered Fresh First, the first gluten-free cafe in South Florida. Mary Siragusa and her...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 3:02 PM
“Gluten-free” foods line store shelves across the country, but some of them may lose that designation now that federal officials are stepping in to once and for all define what makes a product “gluten-free.”
The Food and Drug...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 12:15 PM
A nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center regularly provides a guest post. This week, Shanti Lewis weighs in on gluten-free diets.
Have you walked in the grocery store lately and seen a plethora of products labeled "gluten-free?" Do...
| May 18, 2013
For more than 20 years, Kristine Kidd tasted what came her way as the food editor at Bon Appetit magazine. But she never felt great.
"I had digestive issues my whole life," she says, but 21/2 years ago, the aching joints, bloating, fatigue and digestive...
| Jul 13, 2013
When Bridget Reilly and her young son began eating gluten-free, she also began to find grocery shopping a real headache. So many labels to read and so much food that her family didn't really like and that she didn't really like feeding them.
| May 18, 2013
What is gluten?
Gluten is a protein that is found in certain grains, including wheat, barley and rye and triticale (a cross between wheat and rye).
What problems prompt people to avoid gluten?
Gluten causes inflammation of the small intestine in...