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Gluten Free Eating – Starting Out

Monday, June 30th, 2008

Are You Newly diagnosed as celiac or Gluten Intolerant?

There’s no need to panic!

SupermarketJust because a lot of your favorite foods might now be on the “hit list” doesn’t mean you have to starve. …. (quite the opposite).

Let’s go at it step-by-step and soon, you’ll not only get familiar with your new “territory”, but you’ll actually THRIVE in it.

In upcoming posts we’ll go more into it, but here’s some basic points to help get you started in the right direction.

Nutrition, Wholefoods and the Gluten Free Life

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

I’m sure you’ve picked up already (if you’ve read any of our previous posts), that we believe wholeheartedly in the value of getting to know a bit about the foods that you work with. When I say “foods” I mean individual, whole food ingredients.

Polish_and_Russian_brunchThis approach is especially valuable for those who are working with food ingredients from a gluten free and allergy perspective. It’s a wholistic approach that has many levels to it, and, if followed with interest and enthusiasm, has only positive benefits to offer.

As you learn the nature and characteristics of whole food ingredients, a greater freedom of creativity and confidence in the kitchen develops. This is a totally different experience than when relying on prepackaged mixes and boxed refined foods.

As we progress along through these blog articles I will continue to emphasize this point and also take the opportunity to highlight points of interest from the rich and diverse backgrounds of our foods. In this way, you will gain a greater appreciation for the wonderful gluten free foods we have available to us. (more…)

Kitchen Notes For New Gluten Free Cooks –

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

Woman In KitchenWhen I first encountered customers with gluten intolerance or celiac, I had no problem (I thought) in understanding the issues that they had to deal with. The solution, it seemed to me, was simple enough. Just avoid the gluten containing foods.

Since those early days, I have found out, that for many sufferers, this directive is a lot more involved than it first appears.

So, if you are one who is dealing with a very, gluten sensitive condition, or if you are caring for, shopping for, or preparing food for such a person, then these notes are for you. (more…)

No Limbs Or No Gluten – A Challenge Just The Same

Sunday, November 25th, 2007

Freedom BirdThis is not an article about gluten free cooking, about celiac, or even how to live a gluten free life. It’s more about facing the challenges that come with the condition.

Someone once told me that “The challenges that we face, day to day, are just opportunities to overcome”. The magnitude and circumstance may vary, but the challenge remains the same.

We all have our victories, as we also have our setbacks.
How we handle either is an indication of how
much we have developed inside.

If the severity of your gluten intolerance is extreme and your ability to deal with the emotional and physical issues at hand are pushed to their limits, then it’s the “inner game” that becomes your most potent field of play.  


Part 1 of The Roadmap For Gluten Free Cooking

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

This “Roadmap” is a multipart series of reports providing an essential, practically-oriented, “big picture” guide for those of you who are embarking on your gluten-free journey. It is a guide that empowers one to a richer, healthier and more fulfilling way of living.

To begin with, it is important to come to grips with the idea that successfully adjusting to a gluten-free way of life requires a long-term vision, commitment, diligence and assuming an attitude of staying open to new ideas and new ways of doing things.

As with anything in life, staying stuck in a mindset of always having to have things as they once were (i.e. resisting change) is a sure way to impede positive, forward movement. So relax and do the best you can to stay open, because there’s a whole, exciting world just waiting to be discovered. (more…)

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