Chrystal Carver, Author of Sweet & Simple Gluten-Free Baking; Irresistible Classics in 10 ingredients or less! is the recipe developer and writer behind glutenfreepalate.com. She comes from a family with a history of cooking and baking, and has been an avid baker since she was little. Chrystal started developing gluten-free recipes in 2009 when her daughters both tested positive for Non-Celiac Gluten Intolerance (NCGI). Chrystal believes that baking gluten free should not require extravagant ingredients or complicated steps. With her background in problem solving and design for usability, she started converting everyday gluten-containing classics to easy family friendly gluten-free recipes. You can connect with Chrystal on Facebook, Twitter, and at http://www.glutenfreepalate.com.
Testing for celiac disease involves two main stepsblood tests followed by an intestinal biopsy. However, the process isnt always straightforward. Questions, confusion, and even misdiagnosis happen all too often. Heres how to avoid common testing pitfalls.
Quinoa is quickly rising in popularity in the food world. This little grain (which is actually a seed!) is considered to provide many healthy benefits and packs quite the punch when it comes to its overall nutrient wealth. While quinoa is cooked and served like a grain - quinoa overcomes where other grains lack. Quinoa serves as a complete protein source. Cooking quinoa is much simpler than you might think - almost as easy as rice!
Being gluten-free is a great opportunity to experience the abundance of variety, new cuisines, and cooking techniques, and the freedom to be flexible. Author C.J. Williams has made her own celiac diagnosis a gymnasts tumble, as she says, instead of a bone-breaking free-fall. Williams writes a blog (see below) to explore travel and celiac-safe restaurants around the world, to discuss the joys of whole foods and whole life, and to promote the idea of building
Theres nothing that goes together quite as perfectly as movie night and popcorn. And those of us who eat a gluten-free diet are always on the lookout for popcorn that hits the spot. Fortunately, I discovered Lesser Evil brand Buddha Bowl popcorn varieties on a shelf at my local Whole Foods. It's perfect for those nights when you want to open a new bag, relax on the couch, and turn on a great movie or series.