Newly Diagnosed?

Interested in help from Dr. Oz?  Go here and enter your information.  Dr. Oz is doing a show on Celiac Disease on December 10, 2009. 

I just have to say that since Jon & I were diagnosed in 2006, the gluten-free diet & diagnosing Celiac Disease has come such a long way.  This makes me all warm & fuzzy inside for more that just 1 reason.  Most importantly, I hate for people to suffer if they don’t have to.  If gluten is making you sick in one way, shape or form, a gluten-free diet can only help.  Secondly, the availability of gluten-free food in grocery stores and restaurants has just exploded.  I can only imagine what it was like 10 years ago, let alone 20. 

So, kudos to all who work hard to get the word out there.  There are so many people & companies that are making the gluten-free diet easier to follow & going to great lengths to get the word out about Celiac Disease.  I even saw a letter in my January Runner’s World this morning from a reader!  She wrote in to thank RW for including quinoa pasta in the list of pastas to eat in the last issue.  Baby steps really do add up.  :)

 

 

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Cookie-A-Day: Day 4 – Pecan Shortbread Cookies

Today I bring you what I was hoping to be a near replica of my beloved “Pecan Sandies” that I loved back in the day.  The cookies turned out more cake-like then they did like shortbread, but that may have been my decision to use Pamela’s Baking & Pancake Mix instead of my GF Flour Mix (Carol’s sorghum mix).  See, the recipe doesn’t call for any baking powder or soda, and Pamela’s has both.  The cookies are still very tasty, just a different texture that I think I was hoping they would have.  As a matter of fact, both Hannah & Jon loved these!  The recipe for these comes from a friend, Lori, of Fake Food Free. Lori doesn’t bake gluten-free yet, but is interested in giving it a try.  I can’t wait to see how her treats turn out.

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Here are the changes that I made to the recipe:

  • I used 1/4 cup of granulated sugar (I didn’t have any demerara).
  • I used Pamela’s Baking & Pancake Mix in place of the whole wheat flour.  Next time I am using Carol’s sorghum mix.

That is it.  Very simple to mix & make.  A perfect treat with coffee or tea.

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Hope you all enjoyed week 1 of Cookie-A-Day!  Next week will have 5 days of cookies!  I am going to be making some old favorites next week, so make sure to keep coming back!  Also, if you have any requests, post them in the comments & I will see what I can do to make them.  Any old favorites you want converted to gluten-free?  Email or leave a comment.  I am happy to give it a go!

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Found out some exciting news yesterday….Dr. Oz will have a show on Celiac on December 10th!  Be sure to tune in.  I love Dr. Oz!

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