The Manmade Gourmet: Cutting the gluten on Game Day

Tyler Ryan and Tori Adams discuss gluten free options even when it comes to a tailgate


COLUMBIA SC (WOLO) – Living gluten free is often more of a way of life rather than a choice when it comes to an affliction known as Celiac Disease.

Celiac is an immune reaction to proteins found in wheat, barley, and rye.  What can start out is a mild discomfort, if left undetected, can over time, create inflammation that damages the small intestine’s lining, leading to medical issues.

This was the case for ABC Columbia Producer Tori Adams, who was diagnosed about three years ago with Celiac.  She says that for years, she would eat wheat, pasta, breads, and other things that would sometimes cause discomfort or even pain.  Over time, she went to several doctors, however, wasn’t diagnosed until moving to The Palmetto State.

Since learning what foods created discomfort, she has perfected a gluten free diet, all while creating amazing food choices.

Adams shared a couple super simple recipes perfect for Game Day or your next gathering that will prove to be a favorite.


1 bottle Heinz chili sauce

1 bag gluten-free meatballs (32 oz)

1 can jellied cranberry sauce

Combine Ingredients and Cook on high in a crockpot for 4 hours.  To make it an entrée, serve over rice.

8 oz Sour Cream
8 oz Cream Cheese
1 Jar Tostitos Salsa
1 Bag Shredded Cheese
1 Bag Shredded Lettuce
1 Can Fire Roasted Corn
Taco Seasoning
Combine Sour Cream and Cream Cheese then layer Salsa, Shredded Cheese, Shredded Lettuce, Corn and Sprinkle with Taco Seasoning.
Serve with veggies/Chips – corn, of course, which are gluten free.


Tyler Ryan is an award winning television and radio personality, weather forecaster, writer, investigative journalist, and professional emcee.  He appears daily on ABC Columbia’s Good Morning Columbia, as well as hosting the syndicated radio program Carolina Cares on the South Carolina Radio Network, and the iHeart Radio Network.  Tyler also regularly appears as a criminal expert and journalist on regional and national crime based programs like Snapped and Killer Couples.  You can contact him directly via EMAIL Or on the socials: Tyler’s Instagram  // Tyler’s Facebook

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