Glazed Kabocha Pumpkin

Some of the traditional Thanksgiving dishes don’t translate so well into the gluten-free world. The ubiquitous sweet potatoes dish topped with marshmallows is one that comes to mind first. Too much sugar and who knows what else? I love sweet potatoes and this recipe for kabocha pumpkin (also called kabocha squash) is simple and delicious,…

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Eggs with Tortillas

I call this dish Eggs with Tortillas.  It is my variation of the traditional Mexican dish, chilaquiles. So many Mexican mothers would be mad at me for calling this recipe chilaquiles, though! My preference is to use poblanos in this recipe, but as we all know, sometimes poblanos aren’t available. That’s how this dish got…

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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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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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Recovering From Accidental Gluten Exposure

If you have celiac or non-celiac gluten sensitivity, as careful as you are about avoiding gluten, chances are you will be accidentally exposed to gluten. It doesn’t take much gluten to set off a reaction. Sometimes it can be an amount that isn’t visible. • Aunt Susie forgetting about adding a tablespoon of flour to…

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Don’t miss out on dessert

Life can seem a bit unfair when everyone around you is enjoying berry cobbler and ice cream…and you are on a gluten-free and dairy-free diet. Summer desserts during my childhood and young adult life were based around homemade berry cobblers and pies, and many times homemade ice cream. Wonderful memories! But with celiac you don’t…

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Fresh Ginger Tea To The Rescue

Feel like you are fighting off some type of bug? Perhaps you had a late night, ate something that you wish you hadn’t, or just want to feel better. Fresh ginger tea can give you a boost. I like to keep fresh ginger in my refrigerator for my Thai dishes and also for this tea…

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Spiced Mixed Nuts

How do you find good snacks that are gluten-free and dairy free…and your friends will like them? When you have celiac disease, it can be a bit of a challenge to find snacks that aren’t based around cheese and crackers. This nut mix is usually a hit with my dinner guests, plus it is nice…

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Tips for eating out with celiac disease

Being able to eat out is a big deal when you have celiac disease. But when you are trying to navigate the world of food, there always seems to be a big question or two in your mind. Choose wrong and you are gonna be ill. Are those meatballs really gluten-free? Did those eggs get…

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