Cauliflower Soup!!!!!!!!!!!!! Gluten, Dairy, Soy, Free!!

Cauliflower Soup!!!!!!!!!!!!! Gluten, Dairy, Soy, Free!!

I will openly admit, I HATED CAULIFLOWER as a kid.  The smell, the taste, the look- YUCK.   When I grew older and was diagnosed with celiac disease ALL vegetables became my dear friends. Yes even Cauliflower. Yes this cruciferous vegtable is now one of my favorites!!  It is a master of disguise you can say.  It can be made into “mashed potatoes”  “fried rice” used instead of creams in sauces, even made into PIZZA crust!  My favorite is making it into one of the most velvety, rich, silky soups you could imagine!   It only takes a few ingredients and cooks up in no…

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A Gluten Free Vegan Butternut Squash Bread For a Cold Winters Day

A Gluten Free Vegan Butternut Squash Bread For a Cold Winters Day

Oh these long days of winter can really get you down.  What better way to cheer yourself up then to get in the kitchen and bake something warm, nutritious, and oh so good.  To me, there is nothing better than a sweet, nutty smell wafting through your home from some fresh baked goods.  I especially recommend baking and cooking to anyone who deals with celiac disease and food allergies.  There is nothing like making something for yourself that you thought you would never be able to eat again.  Especially when it’s not only delicious but actually better for you then…

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Everyone Needs a Little Sunshine!!!!

Everyone Needs a Little Sunshine!!!!

I found my little girl, Brooklyn, (pic above) happily on her back passed out in a small area of the floor where the sun had broken through my curtains. She was in a blissful state. Her legs twitched back and forth as if she were running through a large grass field with a million cookies all around. That was of course until she heard me go for my phone to take her picture. She woke up startled, her hair a mess and rolled over as if to say, “Really mom? That was a great dream”. Sorry dear. What I really wanted…

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This Disease Called Celiac

This Disease Called Celiac

Please watch this upcoming Super Bowl Sunday ad: (If you do not see the above video, you can click here.) I’ve been angry before about the jokes and the insensitivity. I’ve written letters to talk show hosts. I’ve used connections that I’ve made over the years to get personal emails of those in the public eye who talk about eating gluten free as a joke. I’ve written a book devoting an entire chapter on this very subject and WHY this kind of joke just isn’t funny. I’ve ranted, I’ve raged, I’ve cried and I thought of walking away. I meet…

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“We are, of course. We’re celiac sisters.” Shauna Ahern

“We are, of course. We’re celiac sisters.” Shauna Ahern

If you are not familiar with Shauna Ahern, from Gluten Free Girl and the Chef then you should be.   There is not much I could say that would do her cookbooks and blog justice so I will just say go check it out for yourself.  The recipes, the writing, the photos, all so wonderful. You will see on a recent post titled, Like Sisters, Really,  there is a very kind story about my bakery and book after her and her lovely family came to visit me at the store .  I am so very grateful for the post, great…

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Time to Take Back Your Health!!

Time to Take Back Your Health!!

I have way too many wonderful recipes to not be sharing with you.  Especially since I cook pretty much 99% of every meal I eat, own and operate a gluten free allergy friendly bakery in NY and am always creating new dishes all the time.  Of course they are all gluten, egg, dairy, soy, refined sugar free, as well as nutrition packed, always organic and always with the idea of keeping the gut calm and in healing mode.   I haven’t been keeping these recipes from you, I promise.  Life just pulled me in 10 different directions. Until yesterday. While…

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The Sunflower-so beautiful and  health benefits too??!!

The Sunflower-so beautiful and health benefits too??!!

It seems that no matter what mood I’m in the Sunflower always seems to brighten my day.  With its bold bright yellow orange color and its big round smiling face it can’t help but make you happy.  We all know that seeing things we love and that make us smile has a positive affect on our health but this wonderful flower has even more health benefits than that. Did you know that in that big round face of the flower lies some seeds that have a numerous amount of health benefits?? The sunflower seed is a powerhouse of nutrition. Click on link below to find out more…

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Discontent? Disconnect in 2015!

Discontent? Disconnect in 2015!

Another year is here!  I wrote the blog below back in the beginning of 2013 but bares repeating I believe.   After you read it I want you to take a moment and think;  Did you treat yourself kinder since 2013?   If your anything like me you might have… for some time.   Then fell back into your old ways of feeling bad about yourself for one reason or another.  Especially when dealing with Celiac Disease.   Feeling bad and even apologizing for your disease and maybe even been down on yourself for having this disease or any disease…

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A Fear Free Totally Gluten Free RESTAURANT!!!! It’s Happening!

A Fear Free Totally Gluten Free RESTAURANT!!!! It’s Happening!

Yup you heard me correctly folks,  a totally gluten free RESTAURANT!  Yes there are 1 or 2 grab and go totally gluten free places in NYC that are really good but a sit down restaurant with actual table service in a beautifully decorated space didn’t exist.  UNTIL NOW!!!!  Its called THE LITTLE BEET TABLE in NYC. Before I get to the glorious food and the totally helpful and educated staff, I want to point something out- A TOTALLY GLUTEN FREE RESTAURANT = WE ARE BEING HEARD!!!!!! IF this celiac thing and gluten free “fad” was just that,  then this blog…

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