June 7, 2022

Gluten-Free Diet Is More Than Fad

While an estimated 1% of the population suffers from celiac disease, a whopping 29% of the American population say they’re trying to cut back or eliminate gluten from their diets. So why are so many people avoiding gluten if only 1% of the population has celiac disease? Science is showing more and more that this is not black and white – there are reasons that go beyond the latest trends explaining why so many people are avoiding gluten. While many people have dismissed this huge boom in gluten-free dieting as a fad with no scientific basis, studies are slowly beginning […]
April 3, 2022

Foods That Help Fight Allergies

When pollen is flying through the air on a spring or summer breeze, foods that reduce allergy symptoms can be a lifesaver. Eating specific compounds—such as the FoodTrients omega-3 fatty acids, curcumin, gingerol, oleuropein, and quercitin, as well as probiotics—go a long way toward reducing the swelling of nasal passages and the production of antihistamines. Omega-3 fatty acids are found in large, deep-water fish, whole grains, and nuts. You can also take omega-3 supplements daily to help fight inflammation. Curcumin is an ingredient of the spice turmeric. I have a few recipes using turmeric if you need some ideas for […]
June 22, 2021

4 Gluten-Free BBQ Tips For the Summer!

It’s summertime and in this household that means one thing: barbeque season. We can’t wait until the weather permits getting outside and lighting up the grill. There is nothing better than Sunday BBQs at the park filled with good food, family, and plenty of sangria. Coming up with a strictly gluten-free BBQ menu can be tricky, so we’ve compiled a few trusty, tasty tips and recipes that will last you through cookout season. Read on, and get your grills ready! 1. Make This Gluten-Free Chicken Marinade ¼ cup olive oil, 2 tsp gluten-free red wine vinegar, 1 Tbsp gluten-free Italian […]
June 22, 2021

Ramp Up Flavor With This Guide to Good-for-You Grains

Cultivating grains is what changed our Neolithic ancestors from hunter-gatherers to an agrarian society about 10,000 years ago. In the grass family of plants, grains are a part of the human diet all over the world, providing complex carbohydrates, protein, vitamins, and minerals. I’ve put together a list of grains, some of which you may have heard of and some that may be completely new to you. Among them are ancient grains that people are rediscovering and incorporating into meals in creative and tasty ways. Characteristically, these grains are unrefined, have a firmer texture and more flavor than highly processed […]
May 24, 2021

Alternative Flours Are Springing Up All Over

The demand for alternative flours has never been greater, and food companies are delivering. As I see it, there are several reasons for this including the fact that many people are avoiding gluten, which is the protein in wheat flour. It can cause gastric distress in some individuals with celiac disease and many other people feel their energy level and well-being improve by avoiding gluten. Whatever the reason consumers are flocking to alternative flours, there are scores of delicious new flours and meals to replace traditional wheat ones. At the Natural Products Expo in Anaheim, CA, last month, the FoodTrients […]
December 15, 2020

Gluten-Free Side Dishes

It’s time to admit it, when it comes to holiday dinners, the side dishes are really the best part. A moist piece of turkey is delicious, and we can’t knock a juicy ham, but the true joy in our bellies comes from the tasty side dishes like savory stuffing and creamy green bean casserole. Unfortunately, a lot of those dishes tend to be forbidden territory for folks on a gluten-free diet. But fear not! There are loads of mouth-watering gluten-free holiday side dishes to make your dinner as warm and satisfying as your holidays! Here are some of our favorite […]
December 1, 2020

Do You Know What Your Ideal Diet Is?

Most nutritionists agree there is no one dietary pattern that’s ideal for everyone. In addition to your unique combination of genes, medical history, cultural and family background, taste preferences and daily living patterns, you apply your own set of values to your eating approach. Some people may focus on preventing or managing disease, others on protecting the environment, some on managing weight, others on enjoying what they eat and so on. Prioritizing what matters to you can help determine your eating style. The six dietary patterns discussed here have dominated headlines over the past few years. We’ve tapped nutrition experts […]
December 1, 2020

Three Gluten-Free Desserts for the Holidays

The holidays are a time where warmth and sweetness prevail. While someone living with a gluten allergy has many options for their main course, it’s a bit tougher to navigate desserts, which are usually a gluten mine field. Having a dietary restriction used to put a damper on the holiday cheer, but with the myriad of delicious gluten-free recipes available now, it’s no longer an issue. Can we get a “pa rum pum pum pum”? For those of you ready to ring in the gluten-free holidays without sacrificing your sweet tooth, here are three delectable gluten-free desserts to enjoy while […]
November 17, 2020

Halloween for Celiacs: Beware of Gluten!

Halloween is my #1 favorite holiday: the costumes, the decorations, the spooky atmosphere, the fall foliage, and yes, of course, the treats. Halloween can bring with it a lot of situations where we are faced with new products that we are unfamiliar with. Parties, trick or treating, school events, and buying candy are just a few of the circumstances where we may find ourselves asking, “Is this gluten-free?” Adhering to a gluten-free diet doesn’t mean you have to skip out on all the Halloween fun. We’ve compiled some tips and tricks to help ensure accidentally eating gluten is one thing you do […]