Rules for a gluten-free home

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…

Orange Almond Cake

Orange Almond Cake

There are times that only a piece of cake with a cup of coffee will make life better. But when you are gluten-free that can seem like an impossible dream. My recipe for Orange Almond Cake is perfect for that early morning coffee cake or muffin on a lazy Saturday or Sunday morning. It’s also…

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…

Spiced Mixed Nuts

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…

Weekly Meal Planner

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…

Lemon Bars

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…