Jun 22, 12
By Amanda Hill
This week marks the “official start” of summer, but the temperature makes me feel like we’re already weeks into the season. But, if you’re looking for an excuse to celebrate summer this weekend, do I have a treat for you!
When I was a kid, summer brought a few certainties—swimming, camp and Frozen Fruit Cups. Each summer, Mom would make a batch (or two, or three) of Frozen Fruit Cups to store in the freezer. It was a sweet treat that my brother and I were free to grab and snack on during a hot summer afternoon. I don’t get to spend as much time at the pool anymore, but I still make Frozen Fruit Cups to enjoy on the patio during a hot Texas evening.
Sep 09, 11
By Kelly Bogard
Food allergies are an inconvenience, at best, and a gluten allergy can be a major pain. For the one in 133 Americans with celiac disease, everyday foods like cereal and cookies usually are off limits, and finding gluten-free recipes – that taste good - can be really difficult. (For more information about celiac disease, read Amanda Hill’s “Living gluten free” post.) But guess what? I found a delicious recipe for Gluten Free Nirvana Bars from a fantastic blog, Gluten-Free Goddess. With her permission, Gluten-Free Goddess has allowed us to share this recipe with you.
Sep 06, 11
By Amanda Hill
Imagine not being able to eat birthday cake at parties or cereal for breakfast. For people allergic to gluten–a condition known as celiac disease– living gluten free is a daily challenge.
One in 133 Americans has celiac disease, according to the University of Maryland’s Center for Celiac Research. Gluten is found in grains like wheat, rye, barley and malt. That means foods like bread, pasta, pastries—even some soups, candies and meat marinades—can make someone with celiac disease very sick. Just an eighth of a teaspoon of flour in a day can cause digestive complications, fatigue and muscle cramps, and long-term symptoms like anemia and weight loss.
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