Posted on 11th Oct 2010 @ 9:38 AM
More and more people are finding out that they have an intolerance to gluten, causing them to seek out gluten-free food alternatives.
Most baked foods depend on gluten (proteins found in wheat, barley and rye) for good taste. Take these essential proteins out, and taste and texture rapidly decline. Not surprisingly, people who are diagnosed with gluten intolerance (otherwise known as celiac disease) are continually looking for chefs and restaurants that can deliver better tasting gluten-free products. One out of every 133 people suffers from celiac disease.
Gluten intolerance can make eating properly a hard task. It can also be exhausting, even depressing. While some people can take comfort in foods like cookies and cupcakes, a gluten intolerant person may experience severe abdominal pain, cramping, and bloating when eating these foods. Often, celiac sufferers are less able to absorb nutrients and vitamins. Many adults with the disease also suffer from continual fatigue or anemia.
A life long, gluten-free diet is the only effective treatment. In almost all cases, this diet can allow the body to heal and correct itself so that a person can live a healthy normal life.
To help people who suffer from celiac disease, Gimmee Jimmy’s searches the globe for specialty ingredients that address the needs of gluten intolerant people, including almond flour and brown rice flour. Combining these ingredients with years of baking expertise, the company produces gluten-free brownies that taste even better than “regular” brownies and gluten-free cookies that are rich and delicious, not dry and gritty.
Gimmee Jimmy's Cookies and Bakery now introduces a full gluten-free dessert line. Indulging in delicious gluten-free brownies, chocolate chewies, macaroons, almond cookies, lemon nut cookies and biscotti can be a part of any gluten-free diet.
Freshly baked gluten-free products are available for pick-up at the Gimmee Jimmy’s Cookies and Bakery in Hawthorne, or shipped nationwide when ordered from their website www.gjcookies.com. Gimmee Jimmy's Cookies and Bakery’s products are always made in small batches, using only the finest ingredients.
Expanded bakery hours are 7am to 7pm, closed Monday’s.