Friday, January 19, 2007

Is it Gluten Free?

  • Foods made from grains (and grain like plants) that do not contain harmful gluten including: corn in all forms (corn flour, corn meal, grits etc..) Rice in all forms (white, brown, basmati and enriched rice etc..). Also amaranth, buckwheat (kasha) Montina, millet, quinoa, tef, sorghum, soy.
  • The followinig ingredients: Annatto, glucose syrup, lecithin, maltodextrin, plain spices, silicon dioxide, starch, food starch and vinegar (only malt vinegar might contain gluten). Also citric, lactic and malic acids as well as sucrose, dextrose, and lactose; and these baking products: arrowroot, cornstarch, guar and xanthum gus, manioc (tapioca flour) potato starch flour and potato starch, vanilla.
  • The following food: Milk, butter, margaine, real (not processed) cheese, plain yogurt, and vegetable oils inlcuing canola. Plan fruits, vegetables (fresh, frozen, canned) meat, seafood, eggs, nuts, beans, and legumes and flours made from them


  • Wheat in all forms including spelt, kamut, triticale (a combination of wheat and rye) durum, einkorn, farina, semolina, cake flour, matzo (or matzah) and couscou.
  • Ingredients with "wheat" in the name including wheat starch, modified wheat starch, hydrolyzed wheat protein, and pregelatinized wheat protein. Buckwheat, which is gluten free, is an exception.
  • Barley, Malt which is usually made from barley, and malt syrup, malt extract, malt flavoring and malt vinegar.
  • Meat, poultry, seafood, and vegetables that are breaded, floured, served with a sauce made from wheat, or marinated in a mixture that contains gluten such as soy and teriyaki sauces.
  • Licorice, imitation crab meat and nuts (if they are flavored iwth gluten-containing ingredients).
  • Commercial beer, which is made from barley (Gluten-free beer is available from several companies)


  • "Real" (not processed) cheese is gluten free; processed cheese (spray cheese for example) may contain gluten.
  • Dextrin- which is rarely used, can be made from wheat but that would be noted on the label. Plain maltodextrin, a more common ingredient is made from corn, potatoes or rice. When wheat is used, the label will say "maltodextrin (wheat)" or "wheat maltodextrin"
  • Distilled Alcoholic beverages- are gluten free because distillation effectively removes gluten from wheat. They are not gluten free if glute-containing ingredients are added after distillation, but this rarely if ever happens.
  • Flavorings- are often gluten free, but in rare instances can contain wheat or malt. By law, wheat would have to be labeled but malt would not.
  • Oats- used to be considered unsafe, but recent research has shown that a moderate amount of special pure oats is safe for most celiacs. Several companies produce oats specifically for the GF market
  • Pharmaceuticals- can contain gluten, although most are gluten free. Check with the pharmaceutical company.
  • Seasonings and seasoning mixes- have not been officially defined so they could contain gluten. By law, companies have to list wheat if it is found in any ingredient.
  • Spices- are gluten free. If there is no ingredient list on the container, it contains only the pure spice noted on the label
  • Soy sauces- is often (though not always) fermented from wheat. Read the label, front and back.

Special Cases

  • Caramel Color- can be made from malt syrup, but there is no known instance of a caramel color produced this way. Companies in North American use corn. You can consider caramel color gluten free.
  • Hydrolyzed Vegetable protein- is a phrase that cannot be used on a food label. Food processors have identify the "vegetable." So you might read "hydrolyzed wheat protein" which would not be gluten free or "hydrolyzed soy protein," which is gluten free.
  • Mono and Diglycerides- are fats and therefore gluten free. There had been unverified concern that wheat might be used with them as a carrier. Now, by law, a wheat carrier would have to be on the label.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Refractory Sprue

A small percentage of patients diagnosed with celiac disease fail to have a long-term favorable response to a strict gluten-free diet. These individuals continue to have symptoms and histologic abnormalities or have symptomatic relapse despite treatment with gluten-free diet and ultimately develop a potentially life-threatening disease known as refractory sprue. Based on data reported in recent studies, the majority of patients with refractory sprue have abnormal intraepithelial lymphocytes and a poor prognosis. The current hypothesis is that refractory sprue represents a transition state to intestinal lymphoma. The true prevalence of this disease entity is unknown. Future multicenter trials are therefore warranted to estimate its prevalence and establish clear therapeutic guidelines.

Celiac disease (CD) is a gluten-sensitive enteropathy with a broad spectrum of clinical manifestations. Based on current knowledge, the initial step in disease pathogenesis is the deamidation of a toxic peptide fragment(s) from wheat, barley, and rye by tissue transglutaminase to form a complex. This peptide/HLA antigen complex triggers the immune response, which ultimately damages the small-intestinal mucosa. Clinically, the disease can be asymptomatic, and patients may have typical malabsorptive symptoms along with diarrhea, weight loss, and nutritional deficiencies.
The vast majority of patients diagnosed with CD respond to a gluten-free diet, with resolution of clinical symptoms and histologic and serologic recovery. Patients with malabsorption and histologic findings consistent with CD who are unable to achieve long-term remission on a gluten-free diet, and in whom other causes of flat mucosa have been excluded, are considered to suffer from unclassified or refractory sprue (RS). Prior to making the diagnosis of RS, all other causes of celiac-like enteropathy must be ruled out.
There are 3 discrete patterns of manifestations of RS. They are as follows: (1) only partial improvement on gluten-free diet; (2) no beneficial response to gluten-free diet; and (3) initial good response to gluten-free diet but relapse while still on this strict diet. Based on these manifestations, Ryan and colleagues defined 2 subgroups: primary RS and secondary RS. Patients with primary RS do not have full recovery on a gluten-free diet, whereas patients who have a full recovery and then relapse later have secondary RS. Ten of 21 patients with RS in a French multicenter study had initial clinical and histologic improvement on a gluten-free diet. All patients with RS have malabsorption and residual mucosal abnormalities of the small intestine.
There are no clear clinical or biological markers that predict the development of RS. The disorder manifests in adulthood and all reported cases have been in individuals over 20 years of age. Celiac serology tests were not performed in all of these reported cases. Ryan and colleagues reviewed the published reports and found that approximately only half of the patients had positive celiac serology tests. Cellier and associates reported that 17 (80%) of 21 patients with RS had antigliadin and/or antiendomysium antibodies prior to the gluten-free diet. With respect to the HLA-DQ2 association, 92% of the RS patients had this allele. The prevalence of the HLA-DQ2 association is similar to that found in uncomplicated celiac cases; however, this allele is known to be associated with many autoimmune diseases. Recent evidence suggests that RS comprises a heterogenous population of patients with diverse underlying causes. A small portion of these patients may have an adult form of autoimmune enteropathy, characterized by the presence of antienterocyte antibodies.
The primary clinical manifestations of RS are the absence of long-term beneficial response to a gluten-free diet and the worsening of symptoms that require therapeutic interventions. The presenting symptoms may be diarrhea, weight loss, abdominal pain, and refractory iron-deficiency anemia, or other nutritional deficiencies.
One of the endoscopic manifestations of RS is ulcerative jejunitis, which may progress to enteropathy-associated T-cell lymphoma (EATL). Both RS and EATL are characterized by the presence of a monoclonal T-cell population in the intestinal mucosa. In EATL, a similar monoclonal population that shows clonal identity with the lymphoma itself is also present in the enteropathic mucosa. Other patients have evident mucosal atrophy on endoscopy.
The histologic manifestations may include chronic mucosal atrophy, collagenous sprue, ulcerative jejunitis, subcryptal chronic inflammation, and mucosal thinning.
O'Mahony and coworkers estimated that 7% to 8% of adult celiac patients have RS. However, based on the sporadic reports, this appears to be an overestimation of the prevalence of RS. Table 1 summarizes the literature that has reported on more than single cases.

Meijer Brand list of Gluten Free Food

Meijer Brand list of Gluten Free Food

Gluten Free Online Stores/ Michigan Stores

Online Gluten Free Stores

Hiller's Markets

Ann Arbor, MI
Arbor Farms Market2103 W. Stadium Blvd734-996-8111

Hiller's Market3615 Washtenaw Ave734-677-2370People's Co-op (January 2005 update)

Trader Joe's (January 2005 update)2398 East Stadium Blvd. (In the Lampost Plaza)Ann Arbor, MI 48104 734-975-2455 Whole

Auburn, MI
Good For You! Health Products100 W. Midland RdAuburn, MI 48611989-662-4177

Berkley, MI
Hiller's Market3052 W. 12 Mile Road248-546-6599

Brighton, MI
Taorello's 1007 Grand River Avenue 810-225-8900
Healthy Exposure Nutrition**134 W. Main Street810-227-0690**Carries Kinnikinnick donuts, muffins, etc.

Canton, MI
Good Food

Clawson, MI
bel Cibo

Clinton Twp., MI
Life Smart ---- Sept. 2006 - Temporarily Closed due to a fire42359 Garfield Road586-627-0104

Commerce, MI
Hiller's Market39950 W. 14 Mile Road248-960-1990

Farmington Hills, MI
Trader Joe'

Flint, MI
Dale's Natural Foods4290 Miller Road810-230-8008

Fort Gratiot, MI
Honeycomb Natural Foods3900 Pine Grove Avenue810-984-1773

Frankenmuth, MI
Healthy Habitz545 South Main Street Frankenmuth, MI 48734989-652-0537

Gaylord, MI
JoJo's Natural Market1459 S. Otsego Avenue877-349-5656 or 989-705-8500

Grand Rapids, MI
Nutrition Plus3560 Alpine AvenueGrand Rapids, MI 49544616-785-1010

Harvest Health
1944 Eastern Ave SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 616-245-6268

Apple Valley Natural Foods
6070 Kalamazoo Ave SE Grand Rapids, Michigan

Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
Healy's Health Hut (Natural Foods) (January 2005 update)Gluten-Free sectionCarries baked items from Celiac Specialties19850 Mack Ave.Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236 313-885-5000FAX: 313-885-1440

Livonia, MI

Milford, MI
The Health Mart115 W. Commerce248-684-6278Northville, MI Hiller's Market425 Center Street248-334-4001
Wildflours Bakery & Cafe43053 7 Mile Rd.Northville, MI 48167248-374-6244

Plymouth, MI

Rochester Hills, MI
Whole Foods Health Foods of Rochester2952 S. Rochester Road248-852-0336Holiday Market1203 South Main Street248-541-1414

Saginaw, MI
Discount Health Foods4575 Bay RoadSaginaw, MI 48604989-791-2010

Grains & Greens Inc 3641 Bay RoadSaginaw, MI 48603989-799-8171

Troy, MI
Good Food
Whole Foods

West Bloomfield, MI
Whole Foods

Hiller's Market6433 Orchard Lake Road248-851-7100

S' Betters

Wyandotte, MI
Celiac Products
May 2005 Heartland

July 2006Better Health

Celiac Specialties (exclusively gf)

The Breadwinner818 North Main StreetRochester, MI248-652-1280 A Piece O' Cake,


Shopping Outside Michigan

NW Healthy Alternative1636 Northwest Blvd.Columbus, OH 43212
The Gluten-Free Market

The Dietary Shoppe,

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Foods to Avoid:

malt extract
malt flavoring
premarinated meats, poultry, and fish
cold cuts made with gluten stabilizers,
unidentified starch
modified food starch (unless its made in US)

Myths and Facts on Celiac

Celiac Disease is simply a gastrointestinal disease that causes chronic diarrhea.

1.There are 256 symptoms and related conditions that indicate a patient may have celiac disease.
2. Screening for Celiac Disease requires correct use of the available serological markers.
3. The gold standard for diagnosing celiac disease is and EGD with multiple biopsies of the duodenum and jejunum.
4. A gluten-free diet is the only treatment for celiac disease and it is a lifelong treatment.
5. Delay in getting diagnosed with celiac may result in the development of other autoimmune disorders.
6. Celiac Disease may present a weide variety of complications: neurological, psychiatric conditions such as epilepsy, ataxia, depression, learning and behavioral difficulties; gynecological problesm such as adverse effects on pregnancy, repeated miscarriages, and infertility; skeletal problems, including osteopenia, osteoporosis, and related fractures; and liver disease.

Resturants I Can Eat At

Applebee's Resturant:
Kids Burger/Cheeseburger
Grilled Chicken Sandwich (w/o bun)
Applebee's Riblets
Chips and Salsa
Cheesy Bacon Tavern Chips (no sauce)
Baja Potato Boats-- all okay Nachos (no beef)
Brisket Chedder Melt Sandwich (no bread)
Clubhouse Grill Sandwich (no bread)
Veggies (celery, carrots, broccoli)
House Salad (no croutons, no dressing)

Bistro Bella Vita 44 Grandville Ave.
Steamed Mussels
White Bean Hummus

Soups and Salads-
Greek Salad
Bistro Chopped Salad
Prosciutto and Apple
Arugula Salad

Atlantic Salmon
Rotisserie Chicken "Pulet De Provence"
Duck Two Ways
Grilled Portobello Mushroom
Pork Tenderloin
"Boeuf Bourguignonne"
Filet Mignon

American Burger (no bun)
Big Irish Burger (no bun)
Cajun Salmon
Pork Chop
Bacon and Cheese Chicken Sandwich (no bread)
Grilled chicken ceaser salad (no croutons)

Bob Evans:
Scrambled Eggs
Smoked Ham
Sirloin Steak and Eggs
Farmer's Market Omelette
Ham and Cheese Omelette
Western Omelette
Suasage and Cheese omelette
Suasage and Cheese omelette
Home Fries

Hamburger (no bun)
Steak Monterey
New or Lean Style Catfish

Buttered Sweet Corn
Garden Salad
Cottage Cheese
Glazed Carrots
Rice Pilaf
Grill Veg.
Baked Potatoes
Broccoli Florels
Beef Veg. Sour

Salad Dressings--
Buttermilk Ranch
Honey Mustard
Lite Italian
Thousand Island
Wildfire Ranch
Balsamic Vingertrette

Reesees Peanut butter cup
Chocolate Fudge

Blimpie Subs and Sandwich:
Grilled Chicken Strips
Cooked Ham
Marinara sauce
Roast Beef
Prosciuttini Ham
Turkey Breast
Tuna Salad
Mustard Potato Salad
Potato Salad
Classic Chili with beans
Cream of Potato Soup

Boston Market:
Butternut Squash
Caeser Salad Dressing
Corn, Whole Kernal
Craberry Relish
Creamed Spiniach
Fruit Salad
Garlic and Dill Potatoes
Green Beans
Hot Cinnimon Apples
Lemon Herb Rotisserie Chicken
Mashed Potato
Roasted Sirloin
Plain Grilled Chicken Breast
Roasted Turkey Breast
Spicy Tuscan Roasted Rotisserie Chicken
Sweet Garlic Rotisserie Chicken

Bonefish Grill:
Saucy Shrimp
Sauteed in Lime tomato Garlic Sauce with kalamata olives and feta cheese
Mussels Josephine
Prince Edward Island Mussels Sauteed with tomatoes, garlic, basil, and lemon wine sauce
Bacon wrapped sea scallops topped with Mango sauce chutney

Awesome sides-
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Island Rice
Steamed Veg Medley (no butter, seasoning)

Soups and Salads-
Bonefish Caeser
House Salad
Florida Cobb Salad (no bleu cheese)

Grilled Fish-
Lemon Butter, Lime tomato Garlic Sauce, Warm Mongo salsa, Pan Asian Style.
Altanta Salmon
Rainbow Trout
Longfin Tilapia
Mahi Mahi
Sea Scallops and Gulf Shrimp
Alanta Swordfish
Gulf Grouper
Golder Tile
Allri Tuna
Alasken BlackRod
Chilean Sea Bass
Lobster Tails

Grilled Specilties-
Lily's Chicken
Fire Roasted Chicken topped with chevre Goat cheese, wilted spinach, artichokes, and lemon basil sauce
Filet Migrion
Sirloin Steak

Creme Brulee topped with fresh whipped cream and berrie

Hamburger (no bun)
Hot Dog (no bun)

Bacon Cheese or Old time burger
Mushroom Swiss (no bun, blue cheese, dreas blue cheese crumbles)
Peppercorn (no bun, bleu cheese dressing, blossom strings)
Guitless Grill Salmon
Grilled baby backed ribs
Grilled Marganta chicken (NO tortilla strips)
Grilled Salmon with Garlic Herbs
Request dry grilled or cooked with out butter, oils, sauces.
Honey BBQ sirloin (no garlic toast)
Marganta Chicken, Ribs, Salmon
Sirloin (No garlic toast, Herb Au Jus)

Little Mouth Burger and Cheeseburger (no bun)
Rib Basket

Baked Potato Soup

Broccoli, corn on the cob, fresh veg, kettle black bean, loaded and reg baked potato (no gravy, rice, pico, salsa)

Dinner House (no dressing, croutons)
Chicken Caeser Salad (no croutons)
Citrus Balsamic Vinargiette
Caeser dressing
Honey Lime
Honey Mustard
Low-Fat vinaigrette
Thousand Island dressing

Chocolate Shake

Cracker Barrell:
Sugar Ham
Pork Chops
Green Beans
Grilled Chicken
Mashed Potatos
Sweet Potato Casserole
Hamburger (no bun)
Country Ham Steak
Baked Potato
Sliced Turkey Breast
Baby Lima Beans
Brown Rice

Chi Chi's:
Chile Con Queso (without chips)
Ensalada de la Casa (without tortilla strips or salad dressing)
Chicken Tortilla Soup (without tortilla strips)
Plain hamburger with lettuce, tomato (no bun,condiments)
Hacrenda Steak (no corn cake)
Veg- Fajitas (no tortillas)
Chile-- Chedder Mashed Potatos
Refried Beans
Mexican Rice
Plain Ice Cream(no coating, no shell)

Church's Chicken:
Fries (make sure cooked in seperate frier)
Mashed Potato
Spicy Cajun Rice

Culver's Restuarants:
French Fries
Seasoned Green Beans

Mustard, Spicy Brown Pleante sauce, mild and medium

Chicken Cashew with Grilled Chicken
Oriental Mandarin with grilled chicken

Cones and Custard:
Custard chocolate, vanilla

Special Treats-
Root beer float
lemon ice with splenda
lemon smoothie

Choco. Chips
Hot Fudge
Milk Choco. Flakes
Peanut Butter

Beef Patty
Side Garden Salad
Turkey Breast Meat
Carb-watchgrilled tilapia
Fit-Free Turkey Breast Salad
Sausage Links
Gilled Tilapia (no rice pilaf)
Ultimate carb-watch omelette
Carb- watch mushroom swiss burger
Carb-watch Bacon Cheese Burger


Cottage Cheese
Mashed Potato/Cheese
Tomato Slices
Green Beans
French Fries (dedicated fryer)
Hash Brown
Tarter Sauce
Pints Beans
Blade Eye Beans
Baked Potato
Fried Corn Tortilla (dedicated Fryer)
Garden Salad

Don Pablos:
Fresh Made Dips-
Queso cup or Bowl
Queso Blanco
Prairie Bean Dip
Spinich Dip

Beef Taguitas
Chicken Flautas
Nadios (taco shells instead of chips)
(ask to sub the chicken used in real chicken instead of chicken Fajitas meat)
**Ask for water balanced corn tortillas instead of Flour tortillas. Ask if chips are used in dedicated fryer****

Fresh Salad and Soups:
Low Carb Fajita Salad- black Angus sirloin, Mesquite- Grilled Mahi Mahi
Tortilla Soup
Don's House Vinagrette

Fajita Local-
Mesquite Fried Fajites- black Angus, shrimp, mahi mahi
Primo Fajitas- Black angus, jumbo shrimp, portebella mushroom and veg
Low Carb Fajitas- Mahi Mahi, Black Angus Sirloin
Sizzling Fajitas and Real Enchilada Combo- Shrimp Fajitas and Shrimp Real (fajitas ask if dedicated Fryer)
Fried Fajitas
Fire Roasted Veg.

Primo Enchiladas-
Mama's Skinny Enchiladas (ask for lettece or water blanched tortillas)
Shrimp Enchiladas (sub for Fire Roasted Ranchero sauce)

House Specialties and Combos-
Top sirloin steak
Filet and Enchiladas (sub lettuce or water blanched corn trotillas)

Traditional Favorites-
Tacos (Mesquite-Fried Fish Tacos sub lettuce or water blanched corn tortillas)

Create Your Own Combo-
Tacos- crispy cheese, tomato and tomato tacos.
Cristpy Chicken Tacos
Tamales- prok (sub with ranchoor santa fe red chile sauce), chicken

Side options-
Black beans
Chile Mashed Potatos
Charra Beans
Corn Cake
Fire Roasted Veg
Garden Veg
Mexican Rice
Saffron Rice

Dos Cheese Enchiladas- lettuce or water blanched tortillas
Dos Chicken Enchiladas- lettuce or water blanced tortillas
Mamms Skinny Enchiladas- lettuce or water blanced tortillas
Dos Crispy cheese tacos
Dos Crispy chicken tacos

Bowl of Ice Cream

Sides Sauces and Garnishes-
Black Beans
Cherra Beans
Chile Mashed Potatos
Chili Macho Salsa
Chips and Salsa (ask dedicated fryer)
Corn Cake
Fire Roasted Veg
Garden Veg.
Mexian Rice
mojo sauce served with mesquite- fired fajitas
Pico de Gallo
Rancho Sauce
Red Sauce
Saffron Rice
Side Salad
Sour Cream
Sour Cream Sauce

Kid Menu-
Cheese Crichiladas (Lettuce or water blanched)

Cool Amigos-
Chicken or Cheese Nachos

Famous Dave's BBQ:
All Purpose Seasoning
Steak Seasoning
Prime Ribseasoning
Chicken Marinade
Classic Rotisserie
Texas Pit Sauce
Coleslaw Dressing
Burger easoning
Chicken Wing seasoning
Sweet and Sour Sauce
Baby Back Rib Rub
Cornmeal mix

Beef Patty
Beef Hotdog
Sliced Ham
Country Ham
Vanillia Yogurt
French Fries (check dedicated Fryer)
Mashed Potatoes
Baked Beans
BBQ Sauce
Mustard, Ketchup
Cole Slaw
Mushroom Sauce
Hot fudge Topping
Fruited peach base for shakes
Shakes: vanillia, choco, strawberry, butter pecan, mint choco, peanut butter, cotton candy

Macaroni Grille-
Mediteranean Shrimp
Brocoli and Carrots
Pesto Sauce
Sauteed Broccoli
Spinich and Garlic Salad
Grilled Filet or Tuscan rib eyed or grilled salmon (request to be grilled with olive oil, herbs salt and pepper)
Child Ice Cream

Noodles and Company:
Pad Thai Noodles
Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
Basil Ranch Pesto Dressing
Caeser Dressing
FF Asian Dressing
Cucumber/Tomato Side Salad
(See manager dish requires speacial)

Olive Garden:
Garden (without croutons)
Caeser (without croutons)

Tuscan T-Bone brushe with Italian herbs served with seasoned broccoli
Prok Filettino Marinated in extra virgin olive oil and rosemary and served with broccoli
Herb Salmon brushed with Italian herbs and extra virgin olive oil with broccoli

Penera Bread Company:
Moroccan Tomato Lentil
Santa Fe Roasted Corn
Veg and Sirloin Beef
Vegetarian Black Bean
Vegetarian Lentil
Mesa Bean and Veg
Culcan Black Bean Soup
Vegetarian Roasted Red Perpper and Lenhl

Red Robin:
Steak Fries
Black Beans
Chicken Drummettes
Lettuce Wrap Burger (no mayo)
Carnitas Meat
Grilled Chicken Breast Fillet
Side of cooked Veg
Grilled Salmon
Turkey Patty

All Slushes
Milkshakes- vanilla, choco, strawberry, butterfinger, m&m, heath, reeses (clean machine)
Chocolate Syrup
Hamburger (no bun)
Hot Dog(no bun)


Steak N Shake:
Steakburgers (no bun)
Grilled Chicken Breast
Taco Beef
Sliced Turkey

Chili bean
Chili mac sauce

Yes All

Garden Salade
Deluze Garden Salad
Coleslaw and Coleslaw dressing
Cottage Cheese
Baked Beans

FF Italian
Honey Mustard
Reduced Cal Ranch
Thousand Island

Taco Bell:
Fiesta Taco Salad (chicken instead of Beef, without shell, without red strips)
Express taco salad (chicken instead of beef)
Zesty Chicken Border Bowl (Without Zesty dressing and without red strips)
Southwest steak bowl (without creamy Jalapeno sauce)

Taco Cabana:
Beef Fajita meat
Beef flautas
Beef taw Fillings
Black beans
Borracho Beans
Chicken Fajita Meat
Corn tortillas (can sub for flour for tacos, fajitas, plates)
Corn tortillia chips
Refried Beans
Sour Cream
Stewed Chicken Taco Meat
Tortilla Soup

UNO Chicago Grill:
Strawberry Smoothie
Chocolate Monkey
Tropical Fruit Freezer
Raspberry Lime Ricky
BBQ Pork Stick
Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil (without balsamic vinaigrette)
Chicken Gorgonzola
Grilled Simple Chicken
UNO Burger (no bun)
UNO Burger with chedder (no bun)
UNO Burger with chedder and bacon (no bun)
UNO Burger with cheddar and veg (no bun)
Kids sundae with choco sauce
House Salad
Colab Salad
Greek Salad (without rasted marinated peppers)
***for salad ask for lemon, lime, or oilve oil for dressing
Lemon Basil Salmon
BBQ Grilled Shrimp
Baby Back Ribs
BBQ Pork Sticks
Steamed Broccoli
Steamed Seasonal Veg
Roasted Seasonal Veg
Mashed Potato
Smashed Califlower
Rice Pilaf

Hamburger patty (no bun)
Oven Roasted Turkey (no bread)

basil pesto sauce
bbq sauce
special Thousand Island sauce
tarter sauce

Side Item:
hot chili seasoned pocket
Low fat strawberry yogurt (no gronola)

Baked Potato:
Sour cream and Chives
Bacon and Cheese
Broccoli and Cheese
Buttery best spread

Caeser Side
Side Salad
Southwest Taco Salad
Seasoned tortilla strips
Reduced fat sour cream
Chili chips and cheese

Cream Ranch
FF French style
Italian vinaigrette
Honey Mustard
RF Creamy Ranch
Thousand Island

Vanilla, Choco

Monday, January 8, 2007

Best Gluten Free Products I have tried:

1. Glutino- Gluten-Free Spinach and Feta Pizza
2. Glutino- Gluten-Free Alfredo Pasta (TV Dinner)
3. Glutino-- Gluten-Free Duo Mushroom (TV Dinner)
4. Glutino- Gluten-Free Cereal Honey Nut
5. Glutino- Gluten-Free Cereal Apply and Cinnamon
6. Glutino- Gluten- Free Crackers ***(These are awesome, reminds me of Ritz)
7. Glutino- Gluten-Free Breakfest bars- Apple, Blueberry
8. Glutino- Gluten-Free Pretzels *** (Taste like Real Pretzels)
9. Kinnikinnick- Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread *** (Love it) Best cook on the stove with a dab of butter.
10. Kinnikinnick- Gluten-Free KinniToos Chocolate Sandwich cookies ***(Taste like real oreos!!)
11. Kinnikinnick- Gluten-Free KinniToos Vanilla Sandwich Cookies !!!
12. Kinnikinnick-Gluten-Free Chocolate Dipped Donuts (Taste like real donuts!!)
13. Kinnikinnick- Gluten-Free Vanilla Dipped Donuts ****
14. Kinnikinnick- Gluten-Free Cinnamon Sugar Donuts***
15. Enjoylife- Gluten-Free Caramel Apple snack bar
16. Enjoylife- Gluten-Free Chewy chocolate chip cookies
17. Enjoylife- Gluten-Free Very Berry Crunch
18. Gluten-Free-Perky O's Frosted Cereal
19. Mrs. Leeper's- Gluten-Free Beef Lasangne meal
20. Mrs. Leeper's- Gluten-Free Beef Stroganoff Meal

Symptoms of Celiac Disease

Celiac disease affects people differently. Some people develop symptoms as children, others as adults. One factor thought to play a role in when and how celiac appears is whether and how long a person was breastfed -- the longer one was breastfed, the later symptoms of celiac disease appear, and the more atypical the symptoms. Other factors include the age at which one began eating foods containing gluten and how much gluten is eaten.
Symptoms may or may not occur in the digestive system. For example, one person might have diarrhea and abdominal pain, while another person has irritability or depression. In fact, irritability is one of the most common symptoms in children.
Symptoms of celiac disease may include one or more of the following:
Recurring abdominal bloating and pain.
Chronic diarrhea.
Weight loss.
Pale, foul-smelling stool.
Unexplained anemia (low count of red blood cells).
Bone pain.
Behavior changes.
Muscle cramps.
Delayed growth.
Failure to thrive in infants.
Pain in the joints.
Tingling numbness in the legs (from nerve damage).
Pale sores inside the mouth, called aphthus ulcers.
Painful skin rash, called dermatitis herpetiformis.
Tooth discoloration or loss of enamel.
Missed menstrual periods (often because of excessive weight loss).
Anemia, delayed growth, and weight loss are signs of malnutrition -- not getting enough nutrients. Malnutrition is a serious problem for anyone, but particularly for children because they need adequate nutrition to develop properly.
Some people with celiac disease may not have symptoms. The undamaged part of their small intestine is able to absorb enough nutrients to prevent symptoms. However, people without symptoms are still at risk for the complications of celiac disease.

Other diseases Celiac People can have

People with celiac disease tend to have other autoimmune diseases. The connection between celiac disease and these diseases may be genetic. These diseases include
thyroid disease
systemic lupus erythematosus
type 1 diabetes
liver disease
collagen vascular disease
rheumatoid arthritis
Sjögren's syndrome

Halloween Fun and History

1910s Transcendental Graphics/Getty Images Halloween is fast approaching. When did our traditions of Halloween happen?  Over 2,000 ye...