Celiac Research Study

by Michelle Palin ~ My Gluten-free Kitchen on October 31, 2014

in Celiac Disease

This post is sponsored and written by CeliAction. I am sharing it for informational purposes only so that my readers with celiac disease can consider participating.
CeliAction Research Study Seeks Participants

Even when you try your best to stay gluten-free, you never know for sure if something you’ve eaten has been cross-contaminated or mislabeled until after the fact. Most people with celiac disease can relate to accidentally ingesting gluten and then paying the price later on.

Well, there is research currently underway to evaluate if an investigational drug can reduce the symptoms of unintentional exposure to gluten. If proven effective, the drug would offer a new way to manage celiac disease and supplement a gluten-free diet by reducing the risk of gluten’s impact on the body. The best part is that you have to stay on your gluten-free diet in order to participate – no gluten challenge!

The clinical research study is called the CeliAction Study and you may qualify if you:

  • Have been diagnosed with celiac disease by a healthcare professional
  • Are attempting to be on a gluten-free diet
  • Have experienced at least one moderate or severe symptom of celiac disease in the past month

If you participate in the CeliAction Study, you:

  • Will be able to maintain your current diet restrictions
  • Will be provided with study-related care at no cost
  • Do not need medical insurance to take part
  • May be compensated for time and travel
  • Will help advance medical research for celiac disease

To learn more about this research study and see if you qualify, visit www.CeliActionStudy.com or call 1-855-3333-ACT.


Avocado, Bacon and Egg Sandwich {Gluten-free} Plus a $50 Visa giveaway

by Michelle Palin ~ My Gluten-free Kitchen on October 30, 2014

in Giveaways, Lunch Ideas, Main Dishes

I partnered with the Haas Avocado Board for this post since I already eat avocados daily! This sponsored post is part of their Love One Today campaign. #LoveOneToday

Gluten-free Avocado Bacon and Egg Sandwich
These past few years, I’ve found that with both of my boys in school all day, I can easily skip making myself a healthy lunch since it is just me at home. It is far too easy for me to grab a bit of this and that and make unhealthy choices. This school year, I’ve been making a real effort to make myself healthy lunches each day. Some foods I try to include in my lunch or snacks every day are almonds, avocados and spinach. Since I was already eating them everyday, I was happy to partner with the Haas Avocado Board to share some of the reasons that I include avocados in my diet each day.

Avocados are high in fiber, which we all know can be lacking in our gluten-free diets. Just one ounce of avocado contains 8% of the recommended daily amount of fiber. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather have my fiber come from food sources like avocados instead of a pill!

Avocados LoveOneToday
If you are looking to add good monounsaturated fat into your diet, avocados are a great source. You can use avocado in place of unhealthy fats. One way I do this is using avocado on my sandwiches in place of mayo.

I use about 1/3-1/5 of an avocado each day, which I found out contains nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. I love how versatile avocados are, and use them in a variety of ways: in salads, for guacamole, mashed and eaten with hummus or spreadable cheese, or sliced and put on a sandwich. My oldest son asks me to make my guacamole all the time, and I’m happy to oblige since I know it is good for him!

Avacados & Tomatoes - Naturally gluten-free choices!
Today I’m sharing one of my favorite sandwiches that incorporates avocados. You can make this for breakfast, lunch or dinner, whatever works best for you! I fed these to my whole family for dinner one day last week, then made for just me today for lunch because I like it so much. It is a filling, all-in-one meal that is easy too!

Gluten-free Avocado Bacon and Egg Sandwich with Hass Avocados
I start with cooking up some bacon. Personally, I cook bacon until the smoke alarms go off. :) Really, I do like it nearly burned, nice and crunchy! But please, just cook however crisp you want. After setting aside the bacon on some towels, I cook an egg in the same pan. I like to do a scrambled egg, but a fried egg would work well here too. I try to form the egg into a square/rectangle shape about the size of the bread so that it will fit nicely! Slice up some good Cheddar cheese, fresh tomato, and ripe avocado and you are ready to go! You can also add mustard or mayo to your sandwich if you desire. For me, the avocado adds enough flavor and moisture that I don’t feel like it needs those, but feel free!

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Avocado, Bacon and Egg Sandwich {Gluten-free}
Easy and healthy lunch for one! Just double, triple, etc. if you are feeding more!
Recipe from:
Recipe type: Sandwich/Lunch
Serves: 1 serving
  • 2 slices gluten-free bread (I use my homemade gluten-free bread)
  • 2 slices bacon, cooked
  • 1 cooked egg (fried or scrambled)
  • 2 slices Cheddar cheese
  • 2-3 slices tomato
  • 2-3 slices avocado (I used ⅓ of an avocado)
  • 1 tsp. mustard or mayo if desired
  1. Cook bacon to desired crispness, set aside on paper towels. Wipe away excess bacon fat, then cook egg in same skillet. Feel free to do a fried egg or a scrambled egg, shaping it into about the same square or rectangle shape as your bread.
  2. While egg is cooking, lightly toast gluten-free bread just until warm and slightly firm.
  3. If desired, spread mustard and/or mayo on the lightly toasted bread.
  4. Between your bread slices, layer egg, bacon, cheese tomato and avocado slices.
  5. Enjoy!

The Haas Avocado Board is giving away a $50 Visa gift card to one of my readers! Just watch this video about the Love One Today campaign and the health benefits of avocados. You can get two entries. 1) Watch the video and leave a comment below with something you learned. 2) Share it on your social media and leave a second comment with how you shared.

I was provided compensation for sharing about the health benefits of avocados. I only work with companies and share products I personally love, so you can trust that all opinions here are my own. One comment will be randomly chosen as a winner. Winner will have 48 hours to respond. Open to US residents 18 and older.


Giveaway: Jumpstart your Holiday Shopping with $300

by Michelle Palin ~ My Gluten-free Kitchen on October 29, 2014

in Giveaways

Jumpstart Your Holiday Shopping with this $300 Paypal or Amazon giveaway!

I just realized that there are less than 4 weeks until Thanksgiving! I’m usually well into my Christmas shopping at this point – with my spreadsheet of ideas and notes about gifts I’ve purchased. I try to have all of my shopping for my husband’s side of the family done before Thanksgiving, so we can deliver those gifts during our Thanksgiving travels instead of shipping them later. This year I haven’t even started!

I’m feeling like I just need to survive this busy Halloween week, which for some reason is crazy this year, then next week I need to buckle down and start brainstorming and shopping. I do LOVE Christmas shopping! I love thinking about and searching for the perfect gift for each person on my list. My Dad and the teenagers on the list are always the hardest for me to think of gifts for, so I need some time to just sit and think!

Have you started on your Christmas shopping? If you have, I bet you are thinking how nice it would be to have $300 extra in your shopping budget! I had the opportunity to team up with a bunch of other food bloggers to bring you your chance to win $300 paypal or Amazon gift card.

Just click to follow any of these fantastic bloggers on Facebook in order to enter! Best wishes!

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Le Creuset Heritage Stoneware Giveaway

by Michelle Palin ~ My Gluten-free Kitchen on October 18, 2014

in Giveaways

Fall Stoneware Giveaway Vegetarianmamma.com

As we enter fall baking season, I wanted to provide you with something new and fun for your kitchen. I’ve teamed up with several of my blogging buddies to host a fantastic giveaway that will help make your holiday dinners even more stunning! We’re giving away one of these beautiful Le Creuset Heritage Stoneware dishes like the one pictured above! I totally wish I could win this one actually!

(P.S. If you want to read more about the specific prize, you can follow this affiliate link to look at it on Amazon. This is the exact prize we’ll be giving one of you: Le Creuset Heritage Stoneware 12-by-9-Inch Covered Rectangular Dish in Cherry Color)

Epi-Family and Vegetarian Mamma, along with My Plant Based Family, Table for Seven, What the Fork Food Blog, My Gluten Free Kitchen, Flippin Delicious, I’m a Celiac and Life Made Sweeter have come together to offer this special giveaway.

One lucky US Winner (lower 48) will get a

Le Creuset Heritage Stoneware, 12-by-9-Inch Covered Rectangular Dish in Cherry Color

Entering is easy….
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Important things to know…This prize will be shipped to you directly from Amazon. This giveaway is a thank you to our readers and is not affiliated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Rafflecopter or directly to any of the bloggers listed. The winner will be chosen at random by the widget. The winner will be contacted and given 48 hours to respond with their shipping information. If winner does not respond within 48 hours a new winner will be randomly picked.

Note: Some links in this post are my referral links. Read my disclosure policy here. If you do decide to purchase something at Amazon or another retailer after following my link, I receive a small commission, at no additional cost to you, which I use to pay for web hosting and services for this blog.


Apple Crisp {Gluten-free}

October 15, 2014
Gluten-free Apple Crisp

My husband loves fruit desserts. While I’m obviously a huge fan of gluten-free brownies, my hubby would always prefer a homemade fruit pie or crisp for dessert. This recipe for gluten-free apple crisp is a long-time family favorite recipe, adapted from my mom’s recipe. Crisps are very easy to convert to gluten-free, as you can […]

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Applesauce Banana Zucchini Muffins {Gluten-free}

September 22, 2014
Applesauce Banana Zucchini Muffins

What do you make when you have overripe bananas AND your neighbor brings by a bunch of zucchini?  That’s what I was wondering! Since my kids love muffins, I decided to see about combining these to make a healthy-ish muffin. Applesauce is a great addition too, as it adds more Vitamin C and using it […]

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Banana Coconut Breakfast Cookies {Gluten-free}

September 18, 2014

What a treat to have my friend Shirley (from the fantastic blog Gluten Free Easily) guest post on my blog today. She’s sharing an easy and delicious breakfast cookie. I can’t wait to make these cookies for my family soon! I’m tickled to be guest posting for Michelle here on My Gluten-Free Kitchen today! Honestly, […]

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Peaches and Cream Baked Oatmeal {Gluten-free}

September 14, 2014
Peaches and Cream Baked Oatmeal

Peaches and cream are added to high-fiber steel cut oats and ground flaxseed for a hearty gluten-free breakfast. This post has been made possible thanks to my ongoing partnership with Udi’s Gluten-free. As a celiac, I’ve eliminated several whole grains from my diet – wheat, barley, and rye. I realize the benefit of whole grains […]

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School Safe Snacks for your Gluten-free Kids

September 8, 2014
School Safe Snacks Gluten-free, Nut-free

This post has been made possible thanks to my ongoing partnership with Udi’s Gluten-Free. My boys’ teachers like for them to bring a snack to have during their school day. I think it is a great idea as it minimizes the distractions that growling tummies and low blood sugar can bring. Since we already eat […]

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National Study to Help Advance Celiac Disease Research

September 5, 2014

The following post is sponsored and written by CeliAction. I am sharing it for informational purposes only so that my readers with celiac disease can consider participating. National study to help advance celiac disease research. The CeliAction Study is a clinical research study designed to evaluate an investigational drug for celiac disease. The study will […]

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