Cow’s Milk and Milk Substitutes

Gluten-free dieters and everyone else should learn the truth about milk.  I have had the desire to write about the subject of milk for some time now.  I have received emails suggesting drinking camel’s milk, asking why soy milk is bad for us, and most recently, why so many gluten-free recipes call for almond milk, …
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Gluten Free Teriyaki Sauce Recipe (or Marinade)

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I needed some gluten free teriyaki sauce and there was none in the house. What’s a girl to do?  I gathered some of the traditional ingredients in teriyaki sauce and added a bit of pineapple juice for some extra nutrients. The base is tamari sauce. It is wonderful that San J makes a gluten-free soy …
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Easy Gluten Free Appetizers: Pepperoni and More

Gluten-free Appetizer
Easy, is all I can say! These appetizers can be made dairy-free as well as gluten-free. The filling can be changed around quite a bit with various additions and substitutions to the cream cheese, sautéed vegetables, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, sautéed onion and peppers. Just make sure all of your additions are gluten-free. Preparing for the …
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Pecan Stuffed Snow Peas with Creamy Smoked Filling

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The holidays are almost upon us which has inspired me greatly in creating new recipes, but specifically these stuffed snow peas. Besides using these as appetizers they are a great way to get your kids to eat vegetables, too! If you use cream cheese, of course, they will not be dairy-free, but there are alternatives …
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Savory Fruit Salad: Mango and Dried Cherry

Gluten-free Mango Fruit Salad
Of course this fruit salad is gluten free, but it does not take special ingredients to make this recipe. It is fast to make, yet elegant to serve, with proper garnishes. October is mango season where I live in California. Perhaps the season is different where you are. Mangos tend to be overlooked during the …
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Celiac: Foods to Avoid

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If you have been diagnosed with celiac disease, you would do best to eat natural foods, free of chemicals, preservatives, additives and other artificial ingredients, as some of these ingredients are sources of hidden gluten and are unhealthy for us all.

Link Between Celiac Disease and MSG 

There is a theory that MSG is unsafe for celiac patients.  It certainly has been proven that MSG increases the risk for autism.  In addition, it has been discovered that most individuals who report having a reaction to MSG also report a sensitivity to wheat.  There are many foods and ingredients that those with celiac disease should not consume.  One would think that rice milk would be safe, but all brands are not gluten-free.  Read the information below to find out more about unsafe foods for those with celiac individuals and more. Continue reading “Celiac: Foods to Avoid”