Ilise Ratner

How Do You Own Your Health?

December 3rd, 2012 by Ilise Ratner


This is the article I wrote on Health and Wellness for the Autism Community Magazine. 

I recently heard Rebecca Onie speak on TedTalk about the current healthcare system in the US. She poses the questions: “What if our health care system kept us healthy? What if waiting rooms were a place to improve daily healthcare? What if doctors could/would prescribe/facilitate diet and lifestyle change and improve health?” The work the patient needs to do is not done after the prescription is


Lois Parker

Gluten Free Cranberry and Hazlenut Biscotti Recipe

November 30th, 2012 by Lois Parker

gluten free cranberry hazlenut biscottiThese hazlenut biscotti have a warm, complex flavour with a lighter texture than my usual biscotti.  They have a hint of cinnamon but if you want a spicier flavour just add more spice, perhaps with mixed spice or ginger as well as the cinnamon.  If you like an iced biscotti, making a glace icing with icing sugar and ginger wine would work well.

Kelly Clayton

One Grain More – Les Mis Food Allergy Parody

November 29th, 2012 by Kelly Clayton

The Les Misérables food allergy parody that will knock your hypoallergenic socks off!

With the amazingly popular hit musical Les Miserables coming to theaters oh so soon (only 26 days, but who’s counting?!), I thought it would be appropriate to share this funny and amazing “One Grain More” video made by four people who are struggling to cook gluten free.  I loved the line, “This never ending road to gluten free,” boy does that seem true sometimes!

Teri Gruss, MS

Leftovers… Try Gluten-Free Turkey Tortilla Casserole

November 28th, 2012 by Teri Gruss, MS

Hopefully you don’t have one shred of leftover turkey hanging out in your refrigerator today. But just in case you do, our recipe for gluten-free turkey tortilla casserole gives the last vestiges of the old bird a flavor facelift.

Think of this recipe as a delicious, out-of-the-ordinary “lasagna” made with gluten-free corn tortillas and healthy

Dr. Rodney Ford, pediatrician and author of The Gluten Syndrome, provides us with an excellent and easy-to-follow video that tells us how to know if we need a gluten test.

This short presentation explains which symptoms to look for and tells you the tests you need to to request to find out if gluten is making you sick.

Dr. Ford estimates up to one third of people with chronic diseases are being affected by gluten and sums up why people do not ask to be tested. “We are so used to being sick that we don’t know we’re sick.” People think they have always been this way, so they do not know to ask.

He then establishes a great litmus test to determine who should be tested – “People who are sick, tired or grumpy should be tested.”

 

Teri Gruss, MS

Gluten-Free Pecan Pie Recipe

November 27th, 2012 by Teri Gruss, MS

This gluten free recipe for pecan pie is incredibly sweet and delicious. Don’t be intimidated about making homemade pie crust. A food processor makes the task fast and easy- just keep your butter or shortening chilled and use ice water.

The rich pecan filling is mixed in a blender, making this a fast and easy favorite.

Tip – An 8 or 9-inch tart pan with a removable bottom makes a nice-looking crimped crust and makes cutting pies easy too.

Christie Bessinger

Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

November 26th, 2012 by Christie Bessinger

Everyone loves Chocolate Chip Cookies! Now you can enjoy some that are not only Gluten-Free, but GRAIN-FREE as well. Almond Flour is high in protein, and a good source of magnesium and vitamin E. I hope you love these as much as I do!

 

I adapted this recipe from The Wannabe Chef  Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe: 

 

My Food Philosophy – Finding My Inner Foodie

November 21st, 2012 by Candice Rose Clifford

Yummy snacks can be simple and easy to make!

With all the working out I do it still surprises me how most days I honestly don’t get hungry. It’s something that confuses me, but something I’ve just accepted as a “normal” part of my life.

What helps me cope with this is focusing on how food is nourishing and will help me continue to be healthy. I continually look for ways to make my diet more “nutrient dense.” I’m happy to report that I have been increasing the amount of veggies I’m eating and have found more that I am enjoying! However the child in me is coming out because I have to hide them in my foods….whatever way works right?

Last night I made a delicious bowl of pasta with pesto, eggplant, and peppers. I added kale as well but I think it would of been better if I steamed the kale. Sorry for the absence of a picture, but I must say it was a beautiful {and colorful} creation!

We all know what it’s like to be in a non-gluten-free kitchen: whether it’s you or someone you know that is on a gluten-free diet, being in a kitchen that is not gluten free can be an uneasy experience. Maybe you share a kitchen with someone who does not eat gluten free. Maybe you’re having non-gluten-free friends over or going to a party at a non-gluten-free house. Just in time for the holidays, here’s a video from Marie Fang about staying gluten free in a shared kitchen.

Whether it’s the coming holidays or daily life, this video can help you or someone you know avoid cross-contamination in a shared kitchen!

 

Here are some helpful ideas for the holidays!

Thanksgiving is this week and for some that can mean their first holiday on the gluten-free diet, or their first time cooking for a family member/friend who needs to eat gluten free. No need to worry because Atlanta has a number of gluten-free bakeries that are offering special Thanksgiving items to enhance your holiday feast.

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie is one of the many gluten-free offerings from local bakeries in Georgia this Thanksgiving