May is National Celiac Awareness Month, why not show your support by learning more about gluten and what it does to a person with gluten intolerance. You never know when the topic of Celiac Disease or eating gluten-free may come up in a conversation. The truth is that 1 in every 133 people in America probably have gluten intolerance and the majority of these people are undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. Education on the symptoms of the disease is exstremely important so that the proper medical testing can be done. One of the bets places to find more information is at The National Foundation For Celiac Awareness, www.celiaccentral.org. Here you will find updated facts and additional resources to answer any questions you may have pertaining to Celiac.
Rudi’s Gluten Free Bakery is helping to support the cause by sponsoring a recipe contest. The contest consists of recipes made with Rudi’s Gluten Free bread. You can get involved by voting for your favorite recipe on Rudi’s Gluten Free Bakery Face Book Page; follow the link to the contest. There are some really terrific recipes in this contest! If you like a recipe save it and give it a try.
Here is a recipe for delicious Rudi’s GF Bruschetta made with olives, peppers and fresh curly parsley. You can find Rudi’s GF bread at Whole Foods Stores, and the Big Bear Natural Food Stores. The GF bread is really well made and super tasty. It toasts up great and holds on to toppings without falling apart.
This recipe is great for everyone. It makes a great snack, appetizer or light meal. Give it a try and show your support by looking at the recipes in the contest. Of course you can vote for this one if you like it!
Ingredients: Makes 2 servings, or double for 4
2 slices of Rudi’s Gluten Free Sandwich Bread, toasted until browned and crispy on the crust
1/4-cup olive oil
1 large jarred red roasted pepper, chopped
1 sweet red pepper chopped
1/4 sweet onion chopped
1 large garlic clove split in half
8 olives black pitted, or green, a few kinds is best, chopped
1/2 cup chopped fresh curly parsley
1 heaping tabs tomato paste
Black pepper, paprika and salt to taste
This is easy:
Toast the bread and set aside
In a large enough pan pour in half of the oil and sauté the onions, peppers, parsley and garlic on a medium heat.
Toss in the olives and the tomato paste, and the remaining oil when the onions are fairly soft.
Stir gently and remove from the heat
REMOVE the two pieces of garlic and spread the mixture on to the bread slices.
Cut into quarters, and serve.
So now you have a great GF appetizer recipe, no excuses when that GF guest comes over!
For more information on Celiac Awareness, or eating gluten-free go to www.celiac.org