Things are always changing in the Gluten Free Blogosphere, so here's a couple of interesting things that I have found over the past week:
Gluten Freely Resource
General Mills has rolled out its revised Gluten Freely website, and it's full of health information, coupons, recipes, lifestyle articles, monthly news from several GF bloggers and an online store where you can purchase hundreds of gluten-free products, including a couple of great gluten-free gift packs for the GF newbie or for chocolate lovers.
The recipes are naturally heavy on using General Mills products (there are many, many variations of Chex Mix and snacks involving Chex), but overall this is a great resource for anyone who is new to the gluten free lifestyle or who wants some fresh cooking ideas. Gluten Freely is endorsed by the University of Maryland School of Medicine Center for Celiac Research and University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center, so you can trust the medical and health information on the site.
No Need to Hold the Mustard
I did a major Christmas faux pas this past December when I tucked a bottle of Nance's Sharp and Creamy mustard into my husband's stocking. I had remembered that it was his favorite mustard of yore but didn't remember that it contained wheat flour as a thickener. I didn't read the label when shopping, though Dan thankfully did before ingesting it and gently reminded me that he couldn't eat it.
I emailed the company that makes Nance's mustard, BR Foods, and asked if they would consider reformulating their product to make it gluten free. To my surprise, they said they already had done so for all of their mustard products. I hot footed it to the market where I picked up a new and definitely improved jar of Nance's mustard to present to my hubby. He is a happy sandwich eater once more. That's the gluten-free Nance's Sharp and Creamy Mustard on the left in the photo below. There might still be some older stock of the glutenous mustard on grocery shelves, so do read your labels.
Gluten Free Rice Krispie Treats in the Near Future?
Gluten Free Appetite reports that the Kellogg's Company is planning to roll out revised versions of its popular breakfast cereals, like Rice Krispies, to be certified gluten free by June 2011. I will be on the lookout for that so I can make him up a batch of Rice Krispie Treats. Right now I make up Cocoa Pebbles marshmallow treats, but he's not a chocoholic and wants the traditional Rice Krispie treats of his youth.