Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar has a gluten free menu! See the Celiac Restaurant Guide locator to find the Fleming’s restaurant closest to you. Also have a look on the Celiac Restaurant Guide for other restaurants with gluten free menus.
Restaurants with Gluten Free Menus
When most people look at a restaurant website the first thing you do is go to the Menu to see what the restaurant has for meals that appeal to them.
For someone with Celiac Disease the problem is not so simple. If you are unfortunate enough to have Celiac disease it means you are unable to eat products that contain wheat or most grains. Looking at a restaurant menu to see if they serve meals that don’t contain gluten, the substance in grains that a Celiac can’t eat, is not so easy. Even if the restaurant does have a gluten free menu it is still often difficult to find the gluten free menu. Restaurants offer such a huge variety of choices in meals. They will often offer vegetarian meals, low fat meals, low calorie meals etc. When it comes to listing menus that serve meals for people with allergies the list is so long that they can’t possibly show everything they can offer.
If you have Celiac disease there is a website that lists the restaurant that have a gluten free menus and also lets you see that menu. Now a Celiacs can do the same thing as everyone else, just go to the website and see if a restaurant offers food they would like to eat. So if you have Celiac disease go to the GF Restaurant Menus page on the Gluten Free Dining Guide and enjoy the ease of just looking, like everyone else does.
New Canadian food labeling rules
New Canadian food labeling rules will require food makers to clearly identify the 10 most common food allergens (wheat, peanuts, eggs, milk, tree nuts, soy, sesame seeds, seafood, sulphites and mustard). The inclusion of gluten in labels will come as welcome news to Canadians who suffer from Celiac disease.
Gluten is often in other ingredients listed as spices and artificial or natural flavour.
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Frito-Lay to Label Products as Gluten Free
On May 17,2012, PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay North America division announced they will be validating many of their products as gluten free. As well, they plan to add gluten free labeling to these products.
Frito-Lay, with input from the Food Allergy Research and Resource Program and the Celiac Disease Foundation, has developed a gluten free validation process for testing ingredients and finished products to make sure they contain less than 20 parts per million of gluten before labeling their products gluten free. To see the complete article visit Frito-Lay’s website.
Gluten Free Barbecue Vegetables
This is a fabulous way to cook your vegetables during the hot months. You will find your vegetables have an exotic new taste.
1 Medium onion, cut in wedges.
2 Potatoes, 1/2 inch slices.
2 Carrots, 1/2 inch rounds.
You can use any variety of vegetables, the taste is changed and enhanced by using different ingredients.
1 clove garlic
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 tbsp. Italian Salad Dressing
Salt & pepper to taste
Place the ingredients on a sheet of aluminum foil about 20 inches square, (use a heavy duty foil so your packet doesn’t tear). Bring the sides of the foil up and together, fold over using both sides of the foil, crease the fold, then fold and crease again. Press the foil down tightly against the vegetables. This will make a tight seal that won’t leak. Do the same at the ends (make sure there are no vegetables in your rolls or the packet will leak). If these instructions seem confusing, watch this video
Place the foil packet on the barbecue and cook for about 1 hr. on low heat, a top rack on the barbecue is best. Turn the packet over every 10 or 15 minutes. If you find your vegetables are burning, you are cooking them at too high a temperature.
by Harold Heidinger
Gluten Free Ginger Steak
1 tbsp. ginger (grated)
1/4 onion (chopped)
2 cloves of garlic
1/4 c. soy sauce (gluten free)
1/4 c. red wine
1 tbsp. sesame oil
Pepper to taste
Marinate your steaks for a day.
Barbecue the way you like it. Your steaks will be tender and tasty.
Recipe by Harold Heidinger
Can chain restaurants serve gluten free meals?
There are more and more restaurants all the time that offer gluten free restaurant meals. Some people say you can get a gluten free meal at most restaurants, others say they only feel safe eating at home. What is the difference? Obviously some people can tolerate some gluten without having a reaction. Some people say that if you have been gluten free for a long period of time some gluten may not bother you.
The GF Restaurants website is trying to find out which restaurants Celiacs feel safe eating at. Please take a moment to tell us about your dining experiences. Just log onto the Chain Restaurants Page and rate the restaurants you have eaten at.
To find gluten free restaurant meals near you see the Celiac Restaurant Guide.
What Causes Depression in People With Celiac Disease?
Studies have examined the association between celiac disease and depression …
The exact cause of the increased risk of depression in people with celiac disease is not known. It has been suggested that the stress of living with a chronic disorder, and all of the lifestyle changes and that go along with celiac disease, may indirectly contribute to depression.
Other neurological symptoms seen in celiac disease, however, including tingling and numbness, lack of coordination, and seizures, suggest that gluten sensitivity may also affect the nervous system directly.
Celiac disease decreases your ability to absorb crucial vitamins such as folate and B6. Some studies have shown that low levels of folate are associated with neurological and psychiatric disease. Another nutritional deficiency that may play a role in depression is a lack of the essential amino acid tryptophan. People with celiac disease may not be able to absorb enough of this important protein. Tryptophan is converted by your body into serotonin. Serotonin is a chemical that helps regulate your mood. Low levels of serotonin may be associated with depression.
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