Health & Wellness

Gluten-Free Shopping Tips
Celiac disease or not, here are some rules of thumb for healthy shopping from Alexandra Anca & Theresa Santandrea-Cull, authors of Complete Gluten-Free Diet & Nutrition Guide: 1.            Buy fresh food! What could be healthier... More »
How is Celiac Disease Diagnosed?
Author of Complete Gluten-Free Diet and Nutrition Guide and celiac expert, Alexandra Anca, says there are several ways to test for celiac disease including: EndoscopyTo take a biopsy of the small intestine, a gastroenterologist will perform an endoscopy, using intravenous sedation. These... More »
Gluten-Free Living
Most people feel completely overwhelmed when they are diagnosed with gluten intolerance and/or celiac disease, since the only recognized therapy is a gluten-free diet. How do you steer absolutely clear of anything containing gluten and yet enjoy delicious food all at the same time? How do you learn... More »
"A" List of Foods to Avoid When Gluten-Free Shopping
“A” list Print out and keep a copy of this “A” list of foods to avoid in your pocket when you go shopping for gluten-free foods and ingredients: •  Wheat •  Barley •  Rye •  Triticale (a cross between wheat and rye) •  Spelt (early coarse wheat) •  Kamut or kawmut (... More »
Beets, Grains and Greens Hash (gluten-free)
Who says hash needs potatoes? No one who eats this dish will. The fresh spinach and nutty grains balance the earthy sweetness of the beets. More »
Peppery Turkey Casserole
With five different kinds of peppers, this dish is a testament to the depth and variety of this useful ingredient. We’ve added quinoa because it’s a nutritious complete protein. Here, we’ve stirred it in after the dish has finished cooking to make a casserole, but if you prefer, serve it on the... More »
Gluten-Free Two-Bean Turkey Chili
This delicious chili, which has just a hint of heat, is perfect for a healthy dinner on a busy weeknight. Add a tossed green salad, sprinkled with shredded carrots. More »
Gluten-Free Creamy Alfredo Vegetable Pasta with Prosciutto and Peas
You will want to dive right in to this lighter take on a classic, creamy Alfredo dish with an abundance of mouthwatering ingredients. More »
Butternut Squash, White Bean and Kale Stew
Call it a stew or call it chili, you'll definitely call it delectable. Far from being a retiring meatless dish on the sidelines, this is a healthy take-center-stage attention-grabber, from Camilla Saulsbury's 5 Easy Steps to Healthy Cooking. More »
What is Gluten and Why Does it Matter?
 What is Gluten and Why Does it Matter?   Gluten is a kind of protein found in wheat (and its relatives spelt, farro, emmer, Kamut, barley, rye and triticale). It also appears in a surprising number of prepared foods, ranging from salad dressings to dairy products. More and more people... More »
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