My thoughts about others suffering

All too often, I hear from people either in my group or by phone or even at my church , how difficult the diet has become. For various reasons!  Some are Celiac’s, but some are just gluten sensitive.  The suffering I hear about is not just the restricted diet, but the chronic symptoms they endure on…

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Celiac Group meeting November 2016 Camano Island, Wa.

So today , we had a nice group of people that gathered.  Our focus today was on doing demos from the Lisanatti  food company that makes cheese alternatives. They are hand crafted artisan products, for those who don’t tolerate dairy.   They  asked  if we would evaluate and give feedback on their line of Gluten free cheeses.   Their products…

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Breakfast Gluten Free Pear Cake & Recipe |

This Gluten Free Pear and Cinnamon Breakfast cake is would make a beautiful addition to any holiday brunch menu. Its also great for breakfast and delicious with a cup of cofee in the afternoon. PRINT RECIPE HERE: http://tinyurl.com/zwvuafj FOLLOW CLEAN…

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Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Pears

Whipped Sweet Potatoes With Pears   So this recipe is one that my friend Ursula from New Hampshire shared with me.  When I was living in New Hampshire, she and her husband invited us to dinner one evening .  She was aware I had Celiac disease , and wanted to make a Gluten free meal…

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Pumpkin Spice Bars Inspired by Kennedy Marshall

This recipe is shared by my young friend, 12 year old Kennedy Marshall.  She is the eldest daughter of my good friends, Enos and Lisa Marshall.    Enos and Lisa recently launched a new church in Arlington, Washington, where  I know they’ll do great!   Because this couple is so enthusiastic, inspiring, and uplifting, people can’t help but be drawn…

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My Inspirations—my Son, my Aunts, and my Son’s Girlfriend!

My son Paul and I are very close.  I’m so blessed to have such a fun, loving, and inspiring son.  He has always been my husband’s pride and joy as well.  When my mother passed away, which was about 4 years or so after my father’s passing, I felt I really wanted to be closer…

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Vitamins, Herbs, and Probiotics Safe for People with Celiac Disease (Iris Suggests)

I know a lot of people don’t consider vitamins being a problem, as many of the vitamin companies label their products as being gluten-free.  But, are they really gluten-free?  While they say they don’t add gluten to their products, which is probably true, do they test them for cross contamination?   Some companies do but some…

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The Flu Season and Celiac Disease–Egg Drop Soup and Stewed Apples recipes

Well, the flu season is upon us.  We need to be thinking about how to treat the colds and flus we get and still remain gluten-free!  I have caught a little cold or the flu, not sure which one it is.  Either way, this is what I do to help me conquer those illnesses that…

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Celiac Group Meeting, September 2016

Today, we had another Celiac group meeting that I facilitate with a friend (Norma Mouton).  These meetings are such a blessing.  We had three new women come in today.  They shared their hearts, frustrations, questions, and fears.  Together, we shared snacks, we laughed, and some of us cried.  However, by the end of the meeting,…

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Gluten-Free Lunch with a Friend

Today I got together with my friend, Racheal, who also has Celiac disease.  It was her birthday, and I wanted to do something special for her food-wise.  So, we came up with making my recipe of homemade borscht (featured on this bog under recipes).  We also made gluten-free bread baked with pesto and Parmesan cheese,…

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