ConAgra Foods

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

December 29, 2009

Dear Mrs. ----

Thank you for your request for more information about the ingredients in our products.

Unfortunately, we are not able to guarantee that our products ingredients are gluten-free, since the source of an ingredient may change from time to time. We understand how difficult it can be finding foods that meet the requirements of a restricted diet, and we continue to look for ways to meet the dietary needs of our consumers.

Please be aware that although ConAgra Foods cannot certify products to be gluten-free, we can assist you by affirming that a product has been formulated without commonly known gluten containing ingredients. The flour used in our products is often wheat flour and should be avoided by individuals with gluten sensitivities. Some fermented or distilled products, such as vinegar, may be derived from wheat. We suggest you speak with your physician to determine if you need to avoid distilled products derived from wheat, rye, barley, or oats. We always advise consumers who may have sensitivities to recheck the ingredient list on each package. Products are oftentimes reformulated and the ingredients may change.

If Natural Flavors, Artificial Flavors, or Spices listed in the ingredients list contain wheat, oat, barley, or rye, these ingredients would be listed in parenthesis immediately following the ingredient.

Hunt's Manwich Original Sloppy Joe Sauce 15.5oz 2700044110

Tomato Puree (Water, Tomato Paste), High Fructose Corn Syrup, Distilled Vinegar, Corn Syrup, Less Than 2% Of: Salt, Sugar, Dehydrated Onions, Dehydrated Red And Green Bell Peppers, Chile Pepper, Tomato Fiber, Spices, Guar Gum, Xanthan Gum, Dehydrated Garlic, Carob Bean Gum, Natural Flavors.

We appreciate your patronage and value our consumers. We hope you will continue to enjoy our line of quality food.

Happy Holidays!

Consumer Affairs
Ref: 052746525A

The Gluten Effect

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Must read :The Gluten Effect

Vikki and Richard Petersen have cracked open a world hidden from view but one which causes untold suffering for millions.

The Gluten Effect is a remarkable window into the innumerable ways in which gluten can cause everything from autism to dementia, from depression to psoriasis and so much more.

About the Authors

Vikki and Richard Petersen have the distinction of being both doctors of chiropractic and certified clinical nutritionists.

They are founders of the HealthNOW Medical Center in Sunnyvale, California, and have gained national prominence for their work utilizing the HealthNOW Method, which combines the best elements of traditional and functional medicine into an approach that treats the underlying root cause of health problems.

Happy Holidays

Thursday, December 24, 2009

I would like to take a minute to wish all of you a happy, healthy and a gluten free holiday. I/we look forward to sharing new gluten free recipes, giveaways, events and product reviews with you in 2010.

Happy Holidays


Friday, December 18, 2009

Saturday, December 19th from 2 - 4
15 Woodside Avenue, West Lawn, PA 19609
We welcome "anyone"
Information on who should be screened for "gluten sensitivity"
Games, prizes, food, vendors
Large information table , Coupons, library of books/DVD/CD
Join Gluten Free foods ROCK for our first annual gluten free cookie exchange.
EVERYONE who participates will be entered into a drawing to win prizes!!!
Large gift basket, Pop art toaster
Additional great prizes
If you don’t want to bake feel free to purchase cookies for the cookie exchange.
You are still welcome to attend without joining our cookie exchange.
There are no membership dues
We hope to help a broad range of people with one common connection GLUTEN
Have you entered our GIVEAWAY?
Do you want to win a Pop art toaster as a gift?

Holiday Food Fest

Thursday, December 17, 2009

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Welcome to Holiday Food Fest "last week"
Our theme this week is: desserts
Life As Mom is hosting this week.
"Check out her "giveaway"

Recipe: Flour less Brownies

Makes 16

No one will ever guess the secret ingredient in this recipe: black beans!


1 (15-ounce) can no-salt-added black beans, drained and rinsed
3 large eggs
1/3 cup melted butter, more for the baking dish
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla extract
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons cane sugar
1/2 cup gluten-free semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Butter an 8-inch baking pan. Place the black beans, eggs, melted butter, cocoa powder, salt, vanilla, and sugar in the bowl of a food processor and blend until smooth. Remove the blade and carefully stir in the chocolate chips and walnuts. Transfer mixture to the prepared pan. Bake the brownies for 30 to 35 minutes, or until just set in the center. Cool before cutting into squares


I also shared a recipe a few days ago Gluten free cut-out cookies
Do you have a favorite dessert recipe?

Holiday Food Fest

Thursday, December 10, 2009

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Welcome to Holiday Food Fest 5th week!
Our theme this week is:
Holiday Dishes: Mains, Sides, Soups, any holiday dish.
Shirley is hosting this week.
"Check out her "giveaway"

Baked Pecan Yams

A wonderfully alternative to the popular marshmallow-covered version. With cinnamon-flavored pecans and a subtle tang of citrus, it promises to be a new holiday favorite.


4 medium Jewel or Garnet yams
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 cup orange or pineapple juice, optional
1 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of sea salt


Preheat oven to 400°F. Bake yams for about one hour, or until tender when pierced with a fork. The skins should peel off easily when they are still warm. Peel yams and mash with butter and juice, if desired. Spread yams evenly in a square baking dish and smooth the top.

In a small bowl, toss pecans with maple syrup, cinnamon and a pinch of salt. Spread evenly over the top of the yams. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until pecans are toasted and the yams are hot and bubbly.


The Dr. Oz Show

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

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The Dr. Oz Show

Episode: Celiac Disease

The Dr. Oz Show airing Thursday, December 10th will discuss celiac disease and the gluten-free diet.

Dr. Peter Green, NFCA Scientific/ Medical Advisory Board member and Director of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University, will be featured on the program, along with television personality and author of ‘ The G-Free Diet’, Elizabeth Hasselbeck.

For information about The Dr. Oz Show and airtimes, check your local listings or visit show’s website,


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

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This post is part of Carrie's cookie exchange
I will be making these cookies for our first annual

(Gluten-Free Recipe*)

We will be making these gluten free cut-out cookies this year.

Preparation time: 45 min Baking time: 8 min
Yield: 3 1/2 dozen cookies

1cup sugar
1cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
2egg yolks
1 1/2teaspoons gluten-free vanilla
2 1/4cups Gluten-Free Flour Blend (see below)
1/4teaspoon salt

Combine sugar and butter in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg yolks and vanilla. Continue beating, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add flour blend and salt. Beat until well mixed. Cover; refrigerate until firm (1 hour).

Heat oven to 350°F. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-half at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with 2 1/2-inch star-shaped cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake for 8 to 12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Let stand 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely.

Gluten-Free Flour Blend: To make Flour Blend, combine 2 cups rice flour, 2/3 cup potato starch, 1/3 cup tapioca flour and 1 teaspoon xanthan gum. Store in container with tight-fitting lid; stir before using.

Recipe Tip
Use any shape 2 1/2-inch cookie cutter, depending on the season.

Celiac Awareness Night

Monday, December 7, 2009

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Celiac Awareness Night with the Philadelphia Flyers

My family will be joining NFCA and attending the Celiac Awareness Night with the Philadelphia Flyers. Our son turns 9 on January 18th, the day before the event, so we plan to take him and the rest of our family for his birthday; he is their biggest fan. If you would like to join us, old friends, new friends to raise awareness about celiac disease and would be interested in purchasing tickets close to us, please email me

Information about the event:

NFCA invites all celiac and gluten intolerant sports fans to the 2010 Celiac Awareness Night with the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wachovia Center on Tuesday, January 19th as the Flyers take on the Columbus Blue Jackets. Game time is 7:00 pm.

Tickets are on sale now at through the Flyers online box office. To get the special Celiac Awareness Night discounted tickets, enter 154 CELIAC when asked for the promotion code. This also will guarantee that proceeds from your ticket sales go to support raising celiac awareness. Hit “Go”! When you get to the ticket ordering page, click on the red button that says “Tix”. You will be able to select any seats in the arena.

Discounted tickets prices:

Mezzanine $50 (normally $63)
Rows 1-7/Center 6 8-11

Mezzanine $40 (normally $53)
Rows 8-11

Mezzanine $40 (normally $46)
Rows 12-15

Note: There is not a designated section for the Celiac Awareness Night Group for this game. If you are arranging for a group to go to the game together, be certain that you order your seats as a group. Either enter this group order online or call Mike Andrews of the Flyers at 215-952-5994 to make arrangements for group seating.

For other questions, please call NFCA’s Nancy Ginter on 215-325-1306, ext. 101

Holiday Food Fest

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Welcome to Holiday Food Fest’s 4th week! We are sharing Holiday Cocktails, Mock tails, and appetizers today.

Amy of Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free is hosting this week.
"Check out her givaway"

What are you serving your holiday guests while they're anxiously anticipating the main course?

Christmas Eve we keep it pretty simple. Every year we have gluten free meatballs, salad, fruit. This year our mock tail will be Easy Elf Punch. I will be using the recipe below this year. After church and our meal we will make cookies for Santa and Christmas day.

Christmas appetizers will include. Fruit sticks , cheese , Deli-Style Ham Rollups, Deli-Style Roast Beef Rollups I'm keeping it pretty simple this year, wanting to spend time with family and friends.


Easy Elf Punch

Serves 16
A flavorful, colorful and economical non-alcoholic punch for any occasion.

3 (12-ounce) cans frozen raspberry juice
1 ( 12-ounce) can frozen lemonade
2 (six-packs) Ginger Ale
5 pounds ice
1 navel orange, sliced into rounds
1 lime, sliced into rounds
1 pound strawberries, sliced

In a large punch bowl, combine frozen juices with ginger ale and stir until juice is dissolved. Add ice. Garnish with sliced orange, lime and strawberries.


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Healthy Through The Holidays

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

We have completed four full weeks of commitment to being healthy
I cannot believe we are starting week five!
Time flys when you are having fun!
Starting week 5...seeing any progress?
I would be, if it wasn't for all the good gluten free Thanksgiving leftovers I ate !
Are you starting a nice routine?
This week was a little different, my children had a few days off of school
Are Keely's Pilates exercises working?
Not really, but that is mainly because I am having fun with the kids.
I am mostly jumping rope with them or having fun on the trampoline.
Remember cardio counts, too
How about healthy tips?
I do well in this department; unless it is a holiday or an event I am attending.
Fruit Sticks Recipe
These fruit sticks make eating fruit fun. I have used mandarins, apples, and grapes in this recipe, but any type of fruit can be used.
2 mandarins, peeled
1 red apple, diced
1 green apple, diced
1 cup green grapes
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
A bit of yogurt
8 wooden skewers
Thread the mandarins, apple, and grape pieces on the wooden skewers.
Using a brush, lightly brush the lemon juice on the fruit.
Serve with the yogurt.
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