Natural Remedies for the Flu

Natural Remedies for the Flu

Is it ever not flu season? Is a bug ever NOT going around. Feels as though there is always something going around being passed from kid to kid, family member to family member and coworker to coworker. We do our best to maintain a healthy immune system so we don’t catch what is going around […]

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Celiac Blood Testing is Only 20 Percent Accurate

Celiac Blood Testing is Only 20 Percent Accurate

  According to estimates, one in every hundred Americans has celiac disease (CD), but only three percent of them have been properly diagnosed. Once CD is diagnosed, treatment is simple—a gluten-free diet. As an author, researcher, and gluten-free advocate, I work hard to raise awareness for celiac disease (CD) and gluten issues with the goal […]

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Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Raw Hemp Seed Basil Pesto: Recipe

Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Raw Hemp Seed Basil Pesto: Recipe

This oh-so-delicious recipe is from Sun Power Cafe in L.A. It’s gluten-free, grain-free, and raw. Try it with your favorite gluten-free or grain-free pasta. INGREDIENTS: 6 c fresh basil 1/3 c hemp seed (soaked 4 hrs) 1 tbsp lemon 2 cloves garlic 1/3 c extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp salt ½ tsp ground black […]

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Gluten-Free,Grain-Free, Dairy-Free Round Chocolate Spirulina Balls: Recipe

Gluten-Free,Grain-Free, Dairy-Free Round Chocolate Spirulina Balls: Recipe

  These gluten-free, grain-free goodies are raw and made with a dehydrator. They are a great snack before or after a workout and kids love them, too.   (This makes a small batch. Double up on the ingredients for a larger batch.)   INGREDIENTS: ¾ – 1 c coconut butter (more for a creamier texture) […]

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What’s All This Talk about Xanthan Gum?

What’s All This Talk about Xanthan Gum?

What is xanthan gum anyway? A fundamental gluten-free baking ingredient, xanthan gum appears in many of our store-bought gluten-free goodies and in our recipes, so it’s about time you learn more about it! Classified as a polysaccharide, a type of carbohydrate, xanthan gum is found in foods, cosmetics, and industrial substances. It is made through […]

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The Gluten-Free Diet: Can Non-Celiacs Benefit?

The Gluten-Free Diet: Can Non-Celiacs Benefit?

Over recent years, avoiding gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, has become increasingly popular among Americans. Many people on the gluten-free diet have celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder triggered by gluten that can affect the entire body, in particular the small intestine, causing serious health problems. A study is suggesting that people […]

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Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Raw Gravy – Recipe

Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Raw Gravy – Recipe

This is a gluten-free, grain-free version of a diet staple. Top this over mashed potatoes and your meat or meat substitute of choice. Yum! INGREDIENTS: 1 c cashews (soaked 4 hrs and drained) ¾ c crimini mushrooms 2 ½ c filtered water 2 tsp lemon juice 2 garlic cloves 2 ½ tsp gluten-free Tamari sauce […]

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Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Sesame “Ricotta Cheese” – Recipe

Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Sesame “Ricotta Cheese” – Recipe

I got this dairy-free ricotta recipe from a class I took at the Sun Power Cafe in L.A. It’s grain-free, gluten-free, and raw…not to mention delicious! INGREDIENTS: 1 ½ c raw sesame seeds (soaked 4 hrs and drained) 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 tsp nut yeast 2 tsp onion powder 2 tsp lemon […]

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Gluten-Free,Dairy-Free, Grain-Free Nacho “Cheese” – Recipe

Gluten-Free,Dairy-Free, Grain-Free Nacho “Cheese” – Recipe

The perfect afterschool snack or movie time treat. Dip your favorite gluten-free chips and crackers into this! INGREDIENTS: 1 med red bell pepper, seeded and rough chopped 2 tbsp paprika 1 tsp chipotle powder 2 tbsp lime juice 1 ½ c water 1 tsp ground cumin 2 tsp sea salt 3 tbsp nutritional yeast 2 […]

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Gluten-Free, Grain-Free Culture Starter with Veggies- Recipe

Gluten-Free, Grain-Free Culture Starter with Veggies- Recipe

  For some good-for-you gluten free, probiotics and a yummy snack, make this recipe contributed by Judy Willardson.   INGREDIENTS: Kefir starter grains Assortment of vegetables such as cabbage and celery A bit of apple   DIRECTIONS:  Mix kefir starter grains with veggies and apples and some liquid, such as water or vegetable juice, covering […]

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