Healthy gluten-free New Year to you!

CUSTOM CHOICE CEREAL WISHES ALL OF YOU A HAPPY, HEALTHY, AND GLUTEN-FREE NEW YEAR! Fireworks

We would also like to Thank all of You who have been so supportive and continue to help us spread the word about our gluten-free customized cereal mixes! The months since our launch in October have been very exciting, and we cannot believe that only three months have passed.

How better to end the year than sharing great gluten-free recipes with you? Thanks to Lauren from Canada who writes the blog Celiac Teen we only have to post a link because she posted a great summary of her favorite gluten-free muffins, cupcakes, waffles, biscuits, and cakes. Thank you, Lauren!

Wheat Intolerance on gluten-free cereal

WheatIntolerance.org is a website with the goal of demystifying wheat intolerance, wheat allergy, and celiac disease. Since gluten-free food is by definition also free of wheat (the opposite is NOT true) the admins of the site decided to include Custom Choice Cereal as one of their wheat free recipes.

We haven’t thought about it this way but at the end of the day they are completely right: customizing your gluten-free cereal is very much like a recipe. With the huge benefit that the result is always delicious, no matter how skilled (or unskilled) a cook you are ;-)!

Gluten-free holiday tips on My FOX DC

Gluten-free cooking expert Jules Shepard – also know as Jules Gluten Free – was here in Raleigh in November to teach one of her classes. Custom Choice Cereal met with her then and wrote about her on this blog. She is now featured with a video on My FOX DC, and we thought that this is worth sharing.

Jules points out some of her holiday dishes in this short video but the best part is the recipe for peanut-free, tree nut-free, dairy-free, soy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, and wheat-free Buckeye Candies that is published on the website. They look delicious in the video and according to host Tony Perkins also smelled great! Click on the picture below to watch the video with Jules and read the recipe.
Jules Shepard on My FOX DC

Expert's answers on celiac disease

Earlier this month we pointed Sheila Croweout that The New York Times featured Dr. Sheila Crowe from the University of Virginia’s School of Medicine as an expert on celiac disease. Readers could post their questions, which were subsequently answered by Dr. Crowe.

So far there are two categories of questions and answers that we at Custom Choice Cereal want to share with you:

Both the questions and answers are rather medical but provide great insight into celiac disease, its symptoms, and the gluten-free diet. Let’s hope that there will be more updates, we will keep you posted.

Gluten Free Doctor talks about our cereal

Dr. Stephen Wangen, also known as The Gluten Free Doctor, came across Custom Choice Cereal and wrote about us on his blog. He is a state licensed and board certified physician specializing in digestive disorders and food allergies.

We are especially excited to see him feature our delicious custom gluten-free cereal mixes on his blog, and he thinks that our “well designed website makes it simple to create your favorite cereal”. But see for yourself and read his blog entry by clicking on the picture below.
GlutenFreeDoc

Your tips for a gluten-free Christmas

WinterIt’s the most wonderful time of the year… if it wasn’t for the uncertainties around all the delicious food, which those of you with celiac disease or gluten intolerance have to deal with. The ideal Christmas would allow you not to worry about the food that you eat. However, putting the worries aside for a couple of days can result in cheating on your gluten-free diet with severe consequences.

The team at Custom Choice Cereal thought about this issue and realized that so many of you have great advice on how to enjoy a gluten-free Christmas. Unfortunately, these tips are all over the place and maybe some of you have some great tricks you would like to share but have not yet found an opportunity to do so.

As a service to everyone on a gluten-free diet, we would like you to tell us what you do to make sure that your Holidays are gluten-free and truly enjoyable. Please comment here or on our facebook page, or send us an email to info@customchoicecereal.com. We would love to hear what you have to say and are looking forward to receiving your advice!

Gluten-free cereal names of the week

We try to make it a habit to publish the most creative names for your gluten-free cereal creations every Friday – and have to apologize because we missed last week. Custom Choice Cereal therefore faced the tough decision to choose the best names of not one but two weeks, and here are our top 5:

5. Hajjjjjooooooo! (I did not want this on this list ;-))
4. Clint Loves Adrianne (sweet!)
3. Bella is Missing (not good, we hope you found/find her)
2. Elizabeth and Mamma’s Winter ‘Nola (it certainly looked yummy!)
1. And the winner is… GF Deliciousness (you had that one right!)

Our job is a lot of fun, but I have to say that one of the best parts is seeing how creative you can be when naming your customized gluten-free cereal mixes. Please keep surprising us!

Custom gluten-free cereal in newspaper

It’s only a small step but sometimes it is the small things in life that make a difference. At least we were very excited to see Custom Choice Cereal featured in a short article on the homepage of the Colorado Springs Independent earlier this week.

The fun part is that the author of the article Matthew Schniper already suggests some pretty good names for your customized gluten-free cereal mixes. Check it out and read the whole article by clicking on the picture below!
Colorado Springs Independent

Celiac disease expert in New York Times

Custom Choice Cereal came across a short article about celiac disease in the health section of The New York Times. Just this fact in itself is great news. But it gets even better!

For the remainder of the week, Dr. Sheila Crowe, a professor in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology at the University of Virginia’s School of Medicine, will answer your questions about celiac disease. This is a great opportunity to ask a renown expert all the detailed questions that have not (yet) been answered to your satisfaction. Take advantage of this offer and post your questions about celiac disease to Dr. Crowe!