Celiac Awareness and Education Tour

Celiac Awareness and Education Tour

Hi All! As part of my “getting my celiac story out to the public masses so I can raise awareness and educate the general public” tour, I will be making the following media and public appearances. Here are some outlets that have welcomed me to speak about my upcoming book on celiac disease. I am very grateful to them and to you for your support on this journey. Love to meet you all at the signings! (other media to come) Fox TV interview with Arthel Neville April 26, 2014 Will air live check your local listings Fox & Friends May 1,…

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A Cookie For Lauren – Grain Free, Gluten Free and Hope

A Cookie For Lauren – Grain Free, Gluten Free and Hope

With so much craziness going on lately I sometimes get pulled into the nonsense and get taken from my actual purpose here…to help. That’s all. I don’t wish to argue, beg or plead with anyone anymore for them to understand, have compassion, offer a few moments on their talk show or for a write up in their magazine. It’s become painfully obvious that some just do not want to hear about this disease and what I have to say about it. And then I remembered my new friend Lauren. One busy weekend I received a call from my friend who…

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Conscious Unlistening – A Celiac Journey

Conscious Unlistening – A Celiac Journey

A few weeks back a big celebrity announced she and her husband would be “Consciously Uncoupling,” in laymens terms = divorce. The press went wild. I heard about this on the daily news, the nightly news, and the news in between. From celebrity news shows to primetime shows, somewhere sandwiched in-between “Where is the missing plane?” and the weather. I thought to myself, REALLY? Why is this so important? Who really cares how this person chooses to say something. While I personally couldn’t care less, I did care and notice how ridiculous it was to be getting so much press-…

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Gluten Free Scam? Tell That to This Little Celiac

Gluten Free Scam? Tell That to This Little Celiac

Hi friends. Just because my blog has been down recently doesn’t mean my journey to make people aware of this disease has stopped. Actually quite the contrary, but I will share all of that at a later time. It also hasn’t gone unnoticed by me all the backlash this community gets regarding this disease. In the past few months gluten free eaters have been called DICK WADS (Jimmy Kimmel); had a pie thrown in the face of someone stating he was allergic to gluten as a skit (Jimmy Fallon); and more recently have been slammed when Dr. Oz said gluten…

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Hello Friends!!!

Hello Friends!!!

Wow, SO much to catch up on!!! As many may know, I have been pretty busy finishing my book, baking away at the bakery and a BUNCH of other adventures that I cannot wait to share with you. All of which will benefit this wonderful community; a community that I dedicated my upcoming book to. It was this celiac community that extended a hand to grab when I was sinking deep into depression, worry, fear and loneliness. The burden from this disease was overwhelming to begin with but the fact the doctors, family and friends didn’t have the answers for…

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Did You Know… There Are Politics In Your Food!?!

Did You Know… There Are Politics In Your Food!?!

Just when I thought I was on the right track, eating all organic, no soy, no dairy… etc. I found out most of the almond and rice milks I have been drinking (along with other things come to find out) have this toxic additive called carrageenan in them. Learning about this has just motivated me further, and hopefully will move you too, to opt for natural foods or ingredients that I can pronounce and/or know what they are. Carrageenan is extracted from red seaweeds, has multiple forms and is used in cooking and baking. Similar to gluten, carrageenan works as…

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Good Turkey? Or Bad Turkey?

Good Turkey? Or Bad Turkey?

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays!!!! The stuffing, the sweet potato souffle with melted marshmallows, the biscuits, everything that I loved!!!!! The first gluten free Thanksgiving however was difficult to say the least. All those favorite dishes now had to just pass by me as all I could get now was get a whiff. HORRIBLE! Well at least I could eat the turkey, right? Not so fast. It wasn’t until last year when I started to reconfigure and create all these new recipes so that I could enjoy one of my favorite holidays again. I recreated everything, the sweet…

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Pumpkin Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Pumpkin Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Colorful leaves on trees, holidays approaching, a chill in the air and PUMPKINS!!!!!!!!!!!  AHHHHHH the signs of Fall that I absolutely LOVE!  Not only are these round orange little cuties cute to look at but they are packed with nutrition.  They are rich in dietary fiber, anti-oxidants, minerals, and vitamins such as Vitamin-A, Vitamin-C and Vitamin-E.  They  make great pies, soup muffins and yes, PANCAKES!  Not hard at all and oh so so good.  You can absolutely make with fresh pupkin or the organic pumpkin puree you find in the market.  Make them on a lazy weekend morning or even for…

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Squeeze Out The Last Of Summer!

Squeeze Out The Last Of Summer!

Orange Poppyseed Vanilla Muffin! Gluten, Soy Free Vegan Goodness!! Summer over soon!!???? Crazy how fast time flies.  I remember when I was a kid time seemed so long. The time between seasons was an eternity. Especially waiting on Christmas and the end of the school year.  As soon as that last day of school and summer vacation was inevitable i was psyched!!!!!!!!!!!!! It seemed to go on forever!!! Playing outside with friends, pool parties, barbeques, sleep overs, up late nights sitting outside watching the stars and the most important the ICE CREAM man!!!!!!!!!  I would hear those bells ring from…

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A new beginning

I love these. I called them wishing flowers when I was a kid. We used to close our eyes, make a wish and blow. If all the seeds blew off, your wish would come true. September has always felt like a new beginning to me.   Maybe it’s old memories of getting back to school,   or the end of Summer bringing the new start of Fall.  Whatever it is, it brings a sense of starting again, a chance for renewal, which I absolutely love.  Well, I’m going to take liberties with this feeling of renewal right here.  As many of…

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