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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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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What’s Red, Round and Squishy in the middle? No, Not Santa!  (Holiday Giveaway)

Holiday time to me used to mean one of my all-time favorite things: baking Christmas cookies with my sister.  We would plan for weeks to make batches of all different kinds of cookies, chocolate chips, pecan cups, walnut balls and jam dot cookies.   This was a time not only to eat all those fresh baked yummy treats but a special time with my older sister who gave me her undivided attention for the evening.  Oh the joy!!  We baked with cousins, friends and then, eventually with her daughter and son.  When we both were diagnosed with celiac disease almost…

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Orange At Christmas?? Naturally Gluten Free Goodness!

Hey all my gluten free friends!!  With all the holiday festivities and everyone running around like mad I’m sure YOUR not your number one concern.  Unfortunately when you are dealing with this every changing autoimmune disease taking a “day off” is a luxury you just don’t have.  I know for me I’ve been so busy lately that inflammation creeps up every once and a while indicating that something is off.  So I took a break from all the green and red around a decided to go ORANGE!   If you follow this blog you know how excited I get for…

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Thanksgiving Is Here….Grain Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free and Vegan Love For You!

Since Thanksgiving has snuck up on me this year, well I have been a bit preoccupied with other nonsense as you all know, I didn’t get to post all the wonderful recipes I had planned for you. I will get to that in a second but first I want to take this opportunity to be thankful for some things that all celiacs can take part in… 1.) Thankful that I can still drink WINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (not too much but its still an option!) 2.) Thankful for the people who GET IT! 3.) Thankful for the years I had to taste everything…

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More Fun With Squash!! Gluten, Dairy Free”Spaghetti” With Kale and Tomatoes

Yeah, making squash again.  This time it’s spaghetti squash.  Not only is it easy to make, it’s delicious and of course is packed with vitamins! Spaghetti Squash, Kale & Tomato Ingredients: 1 medium spaghetti squash 1/2 onion 1 and 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes 2 cups cut up kale, fresh 1/2 cup olive oil 1/3 cup daiya cheese or dairy cheese if you can 1 and 1/2 tsp salt & pepper, more to taste Directions: Carefully cut open spaghetti squash & clean out seeds.  Put on a steamer tray in pot w/some water & put a lid on the pot (or…

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Yay It’s Fall!! Gluten Free,Vegan Hearty Soup

Anyone who has followed this blog knows how I feel about those beautiful fall veggies.  Those gorgeous orange pumpkins, yellow and green squashes and delightful parsnips.  YUM!  One of my favorite thing to do is stroll through the weekly farmer’s market at this time of year and see what goodies they brought.  What a feast for my eyes… You know that saying, “your eyes are bigger than your stomach?”  well that’s always been the case with me when it comes to food.  So, yes I went completely overboard bringing home 3 bags of squash, greens, potatoes, onion, garlic, peppers, carrots, celery…

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Gluten-Free, Vegan Friendly, Soy Free, and Yum-E Buckwheat Teff Pancakes

Who doesn’t love pancakes.  I remember when I was a kid, l mean really young like seven or eight and I was still too little to reach the higher cabinets where my mom kept the pancake mix, so I would climb like a monkey up the cabinets to get the pancake mix knocking over things off the counter, of course.   As my family slept I would make a stack of pancakes higher than me, probably enough for an army.  I used to make these fluffy, fluffy pancakes and add chocolate chip, bananas, blueberries and tons and tons of butter…

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Oh Yeah! Vegan, Dairy, Gluten, Soy, and Refined Sugar-Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies!

Just a quick recap and correction. The last post I spoke about Leaky Gut and what I was doing to help heal it. I’m taking Metagenics UltraClear Sustain, Glutagenics by Metagenics, and Acidophilus, and Quercetin. Also, I’m avoiding all allergens and anything else I am allergic to at the moment. The Lymphatic Drainage Sessions are to flush my body of toxins and then going for vitamin IVS at my doctor’s office. If you believe you might have Leaky Gut, please go see a doctor who will listen and help you. Now on to the Fun Stuff! Oh Yeah! Vegan, Dairy, Gluten, Soy,…

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