A Great Book: “In Memory of Bread” by Paul Graham

I’m Paul Graham, and I was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2012. I’m a college professor—I teach English at St Lawrence University in Canton, NY—and so my desire to understand the historical, medical, and social significance of having celiac disease led me to write In Memory of Bread, which is a blend of memoir, food…

Continue Reading →

Football Game Pizza Party

I went to a pizza party the other day in celebration of the Seahawks having their first football game of the season.  Everyone ordered pizza from a local pizza place.  At first, I thought for sure I wouldn’t be able to participate, but then someone said they had also ordered some gluten-free pizzas.   Now, this…

Continue Reading →

Parmigiana di Pollo (Chicken Parmesan)

Chicken Parmesan Recipe This recipe was a family favorite while I was growing up!   I served it to my husband Cy along with friends Karie and Steve one evening, and it was great!  They loved it!  And I love when I spend the time creating dishes , to hear lots of Ummm’s!  And I’m so…

Continue Reading →

My Grandmother’s History with Untreated Celiac, and Her Favorite Recipe

Chicken Parmesan was a recipe my grandmother loved to make, and we loved to eat it.  Because my grandmother (my father’s mother) had a lot of health issues and was quite sickly, she often would delegate to others to help with these large family dinners on Sundays, particularly my Aunt Barbara!  She was very helpful…

Continue Reading →

Gluten-Free Italian Spaghetti with Parmigiano (Parmesan)

Spaghetti with Parmesano Cheese Ingredients: 1 lb. package gluten-free spaghetti (I use Tinkyada rice spaghetti for best results, most like white spaghetti) 1/2 cup shredded parmigiano cheese 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/4 teaspoons garlic powder 1/4 teaspoons onion powder Two fresh basil leaves Meat sauce–already prepared Directions:  Boil spaghetti in pot of boiling water.  …

Continue Reading →

My Adventure and Getaway at the Homestead in the Northwest

This weekend I had the wonderful privilege of attending a retreat with my church at a beautiful homestead here in Washington State.  And, of course one of the main things to prepare in getting ready to go is the food due to my Celiac disease.  I always have to keep my eye on the ball,…

Continue Reading →

Celiac Support Group, Camano Island, Washington

I recently started a support group for people dealing with Celiac disease, whether it be themselves with the disease or a family member.  Megan Bropleh is helping to get this group up and going.   I have an e-mail through the Celiac Institute’s website where people can  contact me, and this is how Megan got in…

Continue Reading →

Celiac Disease

Cy’s Mother’s day Gluten Free Breakfast Burrito

On Mother’s Day weekend my husband, Cy, wanted to cook me something special for breakfast.   In light of the fact that I cook so much for him, every now and then he likes to cook something special for me.  He’s a good husband and has trained well over the years!  LOL!  We’ve been married 36…

Continue Reading →

Celiac Disease

Samantha’s Roasted Broccoli

This week was my birthday!   My son, Paul, and husband, Cy, planned a barbecue with 20 people or so invited.  However, just two days before the barbecue, Paul was told he had to go to Italy on business. Loved the Italy part for him but hated not having him there. Well,  the party went on anyway and…

Continue Reading →

Information on Gluten free Drugs and vitamins

You know a lot of people have not considered medications they take when trying to be gluten-free.  I know this, because when I first learned I had Celiac disease, I wasn’t aware that medications and vitamins had gluten in them.  I’ve also had other people voice the same concern.  I learned that this is due to cross…

Continue Reading →

Page 4 of 7