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Gluten Free Black Bean Adventures

You probably don’t know this yet, but I am a black bean dip fanatic. I make it at least a few times a month. Usually it’s just a can of refried black beans heated up with half a jar of whatever pre-made salsa I bought on sale.

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What is a Gluten Free Diet?

Wheat, spelt, barley, rye

What is a gluten free diet exactly? A gluten free diet is a diet that excludes all foods that contain gluten. Gluten is a protein complex made up of gliadins and glutenins. It is found in grains from the wheat family, including wheat, barley, rye, triticale, kamut, and spelt. In reality, the label of gluten […]

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What is celiac disease?

What is celiac disease?

What is celiac disease? Celiac disease–also known as coeliac disease, celiac sprue, and gluten sensitive enteropathy–is a genetic autoimmune disorder of the small intestine. When people with celiac disease ingest gluten, their immune systems attack and cause damage to the villi that line the small intestine. These villi, small finger-like protrusions, allow nutrients to be […]

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Disclaimer

Information contained on this website should not be construed as as medical advice. This site is designed to be of assistance in planning diets for people like me, who suffer from gluten intolerance and wheat allergies. You should always seek help from a medical professional to determine your level of gluten sensitivity and what steps you need to take to keep yourself healthy.

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