Dr. Andrew Wakefield, who published a study in 1998 about the possible link between autism and vaccines which was subsequently questioned and discredited by the medical community, has defended his work in an interview on CNN. Dr. Wakefield’s work has been discredited over the past several years, and ten of the eleven doctors who were […]
As a children’s author, researcher, and humanitarian, I have been growing increasingly alarmed at the growing rate of autism diagnosis. Whereas in the 1980s, a study shows that 4 in every 10,000 children exhibited signs of autism, a study conducted recently by Cambridge University’s Autism Research Center showed that approximately 1 in 60 children […]
The delicious treats of the Gluten Free Cookie Jar Baking Co are now available everywhere, yet the facility is tucked away in South Florida, founded by nutritionist Randi Rakow. The company offers a variety of cream canoe cakes (Twinkies), cookies, and brownies. It was like the good ole days. While enjoying that creamy vanilla filling […]
(I am not paid or given any incentive to write one way or the other. What you are about to read is from me to you, my honest opinion.) The Gluten Free Certifications Organization has given a thumbs up to Nu Go Free’s bars – Carrot Cake (in other words “Yum”), Dark Chocolate Crunch (double […]
Above is an adorable stuffed animal that a Danny the Dragon fan created to depict the children’s character that we know and love. We have quite the fan club! Learn more about my Danny the Dragon children’s series, by visiting the mentioned links.
I’d like to share a lovely note of congratulations (for my award nomination in the AZ Authors Association Literary Contest and as an award-winning finalist of the National Best Books Awards of 2009) from my dear friend Carol Downing, a teacher at Blossom Montessori School for the Deaf, who also provided the sign language interpretation on the Danny the Dragon Meets […]
Be sure to read my October tip and “tid bit” in the latest issue of the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) newsletter. This month’s tip informs parents on how to teach children about eating a gluten free diet. Believe me, it’s not as daunting as it may seem! Click here to read.
INGREDIENTS: Your child’s favorite ice cream (as much as you prefer) *OPTIONAL: gluten-free chocolate DIRECTIONS: 1. Freeze your ice cream to a firm level. 2. Oil your cookie sheets. 3. Shape your ice cream into fun shapes, yet be sure they are 1 3/4″ – 2″ thick. Cookie cutters are good to use to get […]
Ingredients: 1) 2 cups gluten-free flour mix 2) ¼ cup sweet rice flour 3) ¼ cup millet flour 4) ½ tsp xanthan gum 5) 2 ½ tsp baking powder 6) ¼ tsp salt 7) 6 TBL coconut oil (may need 7) 8) 2 eggs 9) 1/3 cup maple sugar or agave 10) 1 tsp cider […]
Reminder to all my Gluten Free enthusiasts! Eating and baking gluten free is fun and delicious if you know what you are doing. Jen Cafferty ( the founder of the expo) wants to be sure we all are successful in our endeavors in the kitchen. Read on. The 2009 Gluten Free Cooking Expo is August […]
This past Wednesday, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Joanie Winberg on her radio show: “Single Again, Now What?” We took an in-depth look at the subjects of children’s literature, the home environment and the roles of parenting, and went over proven solutions to turn the raising of our children, successfully in our favor. I do hope […]
It was a pleasure to be interviewed on Lynn Serafinn’s “Garden of the Soul” radio show earlier today. We talked about the “Danny the Dragon” book series and my overall intentions to inspire kindness and friendliness as well as healthy eating and dietary awareness in children; and we also delved into such important topics as the […]