Archive for the ‘Gluten Free Reference’ Category
I’ve gotten a number of requests from athletes and parent’s of athletes requesting information about going gluten free and wanting to know which books are good to start with. A really easy place to start is Living Gluten Free for Dummies. The Gluten Free Bible is another title that is a favorite with many celiacs. Elizabeth Hasselbeck from The View (former Survivor reality TV star) even has her own book out this week: The G-Free Diet. Everyone has probably noticed that the marketplace is exploding with GF products, mags, websites, and cookbooks.
It’s the easiest time in recent history to avoid gluten (at least in the last 50 years). One of my favorite allergy-friendly recipe sites has always been Karina’s Kitchen, aka the Gluten Free Goddess. She is an amazing artist who has luckily chosen food as one of her mediums.
Read more: “Karina’s Kitchen: Gluten-Free Recipes: The Gluten-Free Cheat-Sheet- How to Go G-Free” – http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com/2009/04/gluten-free-cheat-sheet-how-to-go-g.html#ixzz0FEuCFML1&A
OK- so I’ve had a terrible stomach all week. It’s been debilitating. I’ve been rushing to the bathroom 4-5 X’s per day and I swear more is coming out then going in. ugh, too much information, I know (but not if you’re a runner, or if you’ve ever spent much time around me). I’ve been in limbo alternating between feeling completely bloated and totally depleted. Sitting here on my big blue ball, I just want to go and lie down. The worst is that today I’m really light-headed. At least I already did most of mileage this morning- (with only 1 emergency bathroom break en route)…
So what does this have to do with candy corn? It’s pretty much the only thing that I can pinpoint that I’ve eaten differently. (Well, I did have a glass of port and three little chocolates at Pix for Ian’s birthday on Tuesday…)
There is an EVIL bowel of candy corn that appeared out of no where this week right outside my office. Candy corn, plus those adorable little pumpkins, were my sweet-fix in college. The whole candy addiction thing was a new thing for me upon starting college cross country. I didn’t realize that people post-elementary school still had such strong connections with non-chocolate candy. Candy corn was the only thing I could get behind… I loved that honey-flavored sugar spike immediately after races. Their borderline obscurity plus the fact that I only see them for three weeks out of the year has continued to up their allure.
My parents didn’t make regular appearances at races in college (though they flew to Illinois last minute for Cross nationals my senior year), but someone else’s parents always brought me a bag of candy corn.
So- to get back to the subject- I’ve been researching whether candy corn could somehow contain gluten… and yes, I know about the cross-contamination issues (I just don’t know what exactly would be contaminating it? twizzlers? those fake-yogurt-covered pretzels? mystery to me)…
In my internet search I came across a blog post that I thought I would link to. The author discusses candy corn’s ingredients (basically different kinds of sugar & wax), as well as the harmful effects of High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS).
Check it out:
I think my gut needs a candy corn detox.