If you talk to my friends or family they will readily agree that I am not a morning person. Nor am I hungry when I first wake up. But since breakfast really is the most important meal of the day it’s important that I still have something. Smoothies really work for me in the morning. Not only can I prepare it the night before which is a must since - you know - I’m not a morning person, I can make it both tasty and filling. The ground flax and oats in this blueberry pie smoo
Are you newly diagnosed with Celiac Disease and are you overwhelmed about where to start? If so you’ve come to the right place. Use this article as a guide to your basic essentials for your new gluten free pantry. Let’s talk about eating gluten-free at home and how to stock your gluten-free pantry. It’s great if you’re able to have a separate gluten-free pantry but most of us live with people who eat gluten. A great tip from Shelley Case (gluten-free guru and dietitian extrao
Avena Sativa. How could something that sounds so exotic and so esteemed be the cause of so much controversy? Avena Sativa is little more than your average oat; your average ‘gluten-free oat’ because oats are considered naturally gluten-free in many countries but they don’t necessarily stay that way. By the time oatmeal hits your bowl it may have come into contact with gluten at many stages of production. If you’ve wondered why you still get an upset stomach, along with diarrh
Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition that causes your body’s immune system to attack itself when you ingest gluten. Continuous ingestion of gluten will eventually cause the small bowel of your digestive tract to develop villous atrophy. Villous atrophy is the flattening of your villi: tiny finger-like structures in your small bowel that absorb nutrients in your food. The flatter the villi the less nutrients you can absorb. If you are diagnosed with Celiac disease you’ll
I didn't get diagnosed with Celiac disease overnight. It was a slow gradual process. I used to relish the fact that I had no food allergies or sensitivities, let alone an autoimmune condition. What is that? Gluten was a regular staple in my diet and I loved it! In my hometown, I used to park behind a bakery and every morning I smelled fresh baked bread and donuts. I would literally pause after getting out of my car, and breathe it all in. It was food heaven! That summer, I
Hands down, brunch is my favourite meal at my favourite time of day. It offers me a certain sense of freedom: I can sleep in, take food photographs or enjoy the peace and quiet with a cup of coffee. Before becoming a Celiac, the 11 am brunch was absolutely perfect!
But when Rich and I recently received an invitation to a potluck brunch from a friend that we hadn’t seen in awhile I had mixed emotions. Even though I was excited to go I was also filled with anxiety. I couldn