Weekly Meal Planner

Another tip on how to eat more real food: Meal plan each week. If you have a plan you can always make adjustments as the week moves along. But if you don’t have a plan, it’s easy to fall back on the easy packaged food that you want to learn to live without. I’ve put…

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A Great Salsa: Pebre

This salsa is one of my standbys.  I love to have a bowl of pebre in the frig at all times because it is perfect to add to any dish––breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack. My dad started making salsa in his Peace Corps days in Chile and it was a staple in our house…

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What Is Celiac Disease?

As I visit with folks about celiac disease, I find that there is a lot of confusion about what it is. Family members of patients find it difficult to figure out how to help. Is there a cure? What are the long term consequences? What can a person with celiac eat? What does gluten-free mean?…

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Bone Broth

As we learn to live vibrantly-gluten free and thrive with celiac disease, there is one important thought we have to keep in mind: We have to put out the autoimmune fires! One healing soup and beverage is bone broth. Not very glamorous, but it helps your gut heal. Important! Bone Broth Ingredients: 2 pounds bones,…

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Eating Out With Celiac Disease

Eating with friends and family is an important part of most of our lives. Especially my life! But when you are trying to live with celiac disease, it can feel like navigating a mine field. Are Aunt Agnes matzo balls really gluten-free? Did that sandwich get made in a contamination free kitchen? Does my server…

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Almond Shortbread Cookies

A shortbread cookie is a happy treat. When I was growing up there seemed to always be shortbread cookies around to have with a cup of afternoon tea or coffee. This recipe is satisfying, and best of all it is gluten-free and easy to make.   Almond Shortbread Cookies 1 cup almond flour3 tablespoons softened…

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Sugar-Free Strawberry Jam

Strawberry jam made from Oregon berries is one of my favorite taste treats. Even though I would love to make up a pantry full of strawberry, blackberry, raspberry and blueberry jams, the reality is that I need something quick and easy to do in small batches. This recipe works for most berries and is geared…

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Lemon Bars

Lemon bars seem to be a harbinger of spring.  Their luscious yellow filling brightens the day. This version is gluten-free (of course!) and dairy-free.  It is low sugar, as most recipes call for 1 cup of sugar, and here we use only 1/3 cup. Lemon Bars Ingredients: Crust ½ cup coconut oil, melted 1 tsp…

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Rules for a Gluten-Free Home

One of the difficult things for me as a celiac patient and a doctor to celiac patients is to help others understand what “no gluten” means. A typical conversation: “You can have pancakes, can’t you?” “Not if they have gluten in them.” “Is wheat the same as gluten?” “Yes. Wheat contains gluten.” Trying to have…

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