Imagine if everyone understood the gluten free diet and why we have to care about it so much. We’ve come a long way over the past 10 years. Every chance I get, I educate the newly diagnosed, their families, restaurant staff and food suppliers on gluten free and how we can eat safely. Wouldn’t it… Continue reading What Everyone Should Know About the Gluten Free Diet
As a celiac, I take dining out very seriously. Gone are the days, when we’d be out and about, feeling a little hungry and slip into the nearest eatery to give them a try. As you get older, you do seem to plan things more, and that’s usually how my meals out are arranged. My… Continue reading Walking out of a Restaurant
Okay, so this isn’t really a word, but I have been using it and doing it for many years. To me, experi-baking is the process I go through to come up with new recipes, or improve on those I already have. Over time, I have perfected this process with defined steps and usually predictable outcomes. … Continue reading Experi-Baking
For many years, I have been the President of our local chapter of the Canadian Celiac Association. The members have watched me start a gluten free bakery, close my bakery, start my baking show on cable and they have been amazingly supportive. At our regular meetings and get-togethers, I share lots about what’s happening with… Continue reading Talking to Others
If you are reading this blog, you probably know that I host a gluten free baking show on our local cable channel. What an amazing opportunity that has been. I believe in the power of video to spread the message on gluten free baking. It should not be so mysterious and unattainable. How many times… Continue reading My “Own” Video
I have always enjoyed making chicken soup. I’m not sure if it’s the idea of a homemade cure-all, or that it was something from my childhood that always gave me a warm feeling. To me, chicken soup represents taking time to make something unquestionably healthy and wholesome for the whole family. And then came gluten… Continue reading Comfort Food for the Whole Family
In today’s internet age, most of us who get a diagnosis to start a gluten free diet, hit the internet and hit it pretty hard. I remember, at the beginning, staying up late at night because I’d read some information that contradicted information I’d read earlier. What was wrong? Could sources not agree on the… Continue reading Where Can I Find Out What I Need to Know?