Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity Information

For information about the gluten-free diet, celiac disease and gluten sensitivity, see:

Gluten Freedom:
The Nation’s Leading Expert Offers the Essential Guide to a Healthy, Gluten-Free Lifestyle
by Alessio Fasano MD and Susie Flaherty (2014)

Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar–Your Brain’s Silent Killers
by David Perlmutter, MD with Kristin Loberg (2014)

Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health
by William Davis, MD (2011)

Living Gluten Free

Gluten-Free Recipes

Gluten-Free Peanut-Butter Cookie Sandwiches (sugar-free & vegan)

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Crazy-delicious, this Gluten-Free PEANUT-BUTTER COOKIE SANDWICH RECIPE breaks all the rules because even the creamy frosting is healthy too! While standard buttercream frosting is LOADED WITH ICING SUGAR (typically 4 cups to 1 pound per batch), this delectable recipe is entirely free of cane sugar!

YUM Tabbouleh Salad (gf, vegan, paleo, low-GI)

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This fresh take on the traditional tabbouleh salad is crazy-delicious and also extremely versatile. It is not only fantastic straight up as it is, but can be used as a condiment or serve as an awesome prepped food for other dishes.

YUM STRAWBERRY JELLY (vegan, gf, sugar-free, diabetic-friendly, low GI, low-sodium)

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Because of the use of low-GI sweetening, combined with the naturally low carbohydrate density of strawberries, this delectable dessert is diabetic-friendly!

Old Fashioned Pancakes (gf/v/sf)


Delicious and fluffy pancakes that no one will guess have no gluten, milk, eggs or sugar!

Peanut-Butter Candy Melts

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Delicious low-glycemic (low-GI) chocolate-covered peanut butter cups candies that even a 12-year-old can make! YUM! www.yumfoodforliving.com

Spicy Thai Lemongrass Soup

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Delicious immune-boosting low-fat vegan recipe. Healthy, easy, and entirely plant-based and free of gluten and dairy.

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JOIN ME at the West Coast Christmas Show!

Be sure to visit the West Coast Christmas Show THIS WEEKEND at the Abbotsford Tradex! I'll be delighting the tastebuds with super delicious and easy-to-make Fudge and Truffles recipe demos, that are also allergy-friendly as well! (all free of sugar, gluten, dairy, nuts)

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FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND World Award-Winning YUM At Frankfurt Book Fair

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Allergy-Friendly Danube River Cruise – Prague to Budapest

Allergy-Friendly Danube River Cruise - Prague to Budapest, featuring AVALON FRESH! In addition to the cruise being entirely gluten-free and celiac-safe, there be healthy and delicious vegetarian food options made available on the cruise with local garden-fresh ingredients that have been designed by the prestigious Wrenkh Brothers.