Gluten Free

6 Ingredient Lemon Lavender Breakfast Donuts

Lindsay Pleskot | Posted 04.13.2017 | Canada
 Lindsay Pleskot

Easter is just around the corner which, for me, always makes it really feel like spring! All of the pastel colors, the memories of Easter egg hunts ou...

Pure Maple Syrup Has Some Oh-So-Canadian Health Benefits

Kathy Smart | Posted 04.24.2017 | Canada Living
Kathy Smart

Oh, Canada! Our beloved home, and also the home of the liquid gold known the world over as pure maple syrup. Maple syrup is as Canadian as hockey, snow, and our classic red and white. But did you know that this liquid gold also has genuine nutrition benefits?

Even Amateur Chefs Can Master These Pasta Dishes

The Huffington Post Canada | Kayla Greaves | Posted 12.14.2016 | Canada Living

And they'll taste great!

Should I Be Gluten-Free?

Dr. Alison Chen, ND | Posted 12.12.2016 | Canada
Dr. Alison Chen, ND

GLUTEN-FREE (GF) IS A CATCHY FAD that has become more popular over the last few years. You've probably seen many different gluten-free options at rest...

My Pumpkin Is Teal For Kids Who Can't Eat Every Halloween Treat

Kathy Smart | Posted 10.26.2016 | Canada Parents
Kathy Smart

For children with allergies and conditions like celiac, Halloween can be bittersweet. Nobody wants to spoil the fun or take away the sweet treats from others, but wouldn't it be nice for every child to feel included? We can all help to promote a safer, happier Halloween for everyone by supporting this project.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Energy Bites

Carolyn Berry | Posted 10.12.2016 | Canada
Carolyn Berry

The Fall marks back to school and back into that dreaded word (for some) "routine." With a busy schedule, having healthy snacks on hand is a must! The...

French-Canadian Cranberry Pecan Gluten-Free Stuffing Recipe

Kathy Smart | Posted 10.07.2016 | Canada Living
Kathy Smart

This easy stuffing combines traditional French Canadian flavours. Serve this holiday favourite as a side, or toss it into a casserole with other post-festivity leftovers. Mmmmm, leftovers. \

Kids With Dietary Needs Must Be Empowered, Not Protected

Miriam Pearl | Posted 10.07.2016 | Canada Parents
Miriam Pearl

I wasn't doing my kids any favours by handling everything, and I knew I had to let the kids take some of the responsibility. Even though they were only 6 and 7 then, I started to share everything I knew and everything I did in the name of safe eating for Celiacs and allergies, and as time passed, they started to take over for themselves.

Sweet Treats For The Jewish New Year

Miriam Pearl | Posted 09.21.2016 | Canada Living
Miriam Pearl

I love the harvest that autumn brings to us. It's an invigorating time of renewal and bounty in nature and with Rosh Hashanah on our heels, it's a time for setting intentions for a sweet, bountiful year. My whole family including the gluttons for gluten look forward to eating my gluten free adaptations. I hope to make your year a little sweeter with a couple of fresh ideas for those baskets of harvested apples.

Why Exactly Is Gluten-Free So Expensive?

Miriam Pearl | Posted 09.01.2016 | Canada Living
Miriam Pearl

Eating out is a luxury. Eating out gluten-free is a luxury on top of a luxury! It's a real treat to go to a restaurant, but people who have celiac or allergies don't have many options where they feel eating is safe.

The Real Reasons Why You're Having Stomach Problems

Dr. Alison Chen, ND | Posted 08.25.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Alison Chen, ND

The gut is like a highway junction to every part of the body. The mucosal lining of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) gives direct access to the blood stream which carries nutrients, oxygen, toxins, waste products, and inflammatory markers to the whole body. So when there is trouble in the gut, you can have health issues throughout your body.

That Goop From Your Canned Beans Makes A Magical Egg Subsitute

Kathy Smart | Posted 08.16.2016 | Canada Living
Kathy Smart

Aquafaba can be used to replace egg whites in many sweet and savory recipes. Its unique mix of starches, proteins and other soluble plant solids gives aquafaba a wide range of emulsifying, foaming, binding, gelatinizing and thickening properties.

Two Fresh And Flavourful Herbs To Enjoy This Summer

Kathy Smart | Posted 08.15.2016 | Canada Living
Kathy Smart

I love to use fresh herbs in my cooking because it adds a depth of flavour and a freshness that you just don't get from using dried herbs. Here are two of my favourite fresh herbs -- their nutritional benefits, how to use and store them, and some Smart tricks!

The Secrets To Making Great Tasting Food Gluten-Free

Miriam Pearl | Posted 07.18.2016 | Canada Living
Miriam Pearl

If you stick with the basics, you will not need a "special" recipe book. Use your trusted favourite recipes and keep some basic guidelines. Here are some simple swaps you can start to do that will convert some of your favourite recipes so they are safe to eat.

Your Favourite Comfort Food Gets A Delicious Makeover

The Huffington Post Canada | Pauline Osena | Posted 07.08.2016 | Canada Living

Your favourite comfort food gets an allergy-friendly makeover.

Living With Crohn's Is A Bitch -- Going Gluten Free Isn't

Deepi Harish | Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Living
Deepi Harish

Plant based and gluten free sounds like torture to me and unmanageable, because I don't have the discipline to make a drastic lifestyle change. I rather enjoy eating the foods I love and pay for it when I have to. But making the change improved my life in so many ways.

How To Keep The Excitement In Your Gluten-Free Kitchen

Miriam Pearl | Posted 05.24.2016 | Canada Parents
Miriam Pearl

I have had to become resourceful and over time I have learned how to manage the restrictions in such a way that my kids can always find something to eat. If I can offer up advice or ideas that other moms or dads who are doing all of the preparation can find helpful I'm totally into that.

What I Wish People Understood About Celiac Disease

Kathy Smart | Posted 05.03.2016 | Canada Living
Kathy Smart

"Do I REALLY need to eat gluten free?" The answer is no. If you are not an individual who has celiac disease or has been diagnosed with non-celiac gluten sensitivity, then no, you do not need to eat gluten free. However, for many of us, our lives and health depend on it.

A Recipe For Gluten And Dairy-Free Lasagna Magic

Meghan Telpner | Posted 04.29.2017 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

Though lasagna itself is technically a one-potter, and we all love a good One Pot Wonder, there are a few steps here and it is a little labour intensive. The final result is, however, very much worth it.

5 Reasons To Put Quinoa On Your Plate 3 Meals A Day

Kathy Smart | Posted 04.20.2017 | Canada Living
Kathy Smart

Quinoa is amazing, and versatile. It is gluten-free and contains iron, B-vitamins, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, vitamin E and fibre. It is one of only a few plant foods that is a complete protein and has all nine essential amino acids.

Theresa Nicassio's Plant-Based Recipes Are All About 'Inclusive Cooking'

Christine Blanchette | Posted 04.20.2017 | Canada Living
Christine Blanchette

Dr. Theresa Nicassio has done a great service for healthy eating with her cookbook YUM, which may surprise those who have not experienced plant-based recipes for a gluten-free diet. It all started for Dr. Nicassio when she typed her recipes into a compilation.

As A Mom, Gluten-Free Certification Is A Matter Of Trust

Miriam Pearl | Posted 04.05.2017 | Canada Parents
Miriam Pearl

When you see the Gluten Free Certification Logo on your favourite products you should know that much work goes into getting this stamp of approval. Even though the people who buy these gluten-free products that are more accessible and easy to find than ever have their own reasons for consuming them, they still need to be certifiably 100 per cent safe for celiacs.

4 Mouth-Watering Low Calorie Pasta Substitutions

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 03.30.2017 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

Sure, pasta fits into a healthy 80 Twenty lifestyle, but the common complaint from pasta lovers trying to watch their waistlines is difficulty controlling portion sizes. A cup of pasta looks a little sad when compared to the amount you would typically serve yourself. Especially when you compare to restaurant portions which can be 6 cups of pasta or more!

The History Of Healthy (And Not-So-Healthy) Ice Cream

Lyda Mclallen | Posted 03.18.2017 | Canada Living
Lyda Mclallen

The history of ice cream is a messy one. No one has been credited with inventing ice cream, but many nations and individuals claim to have. Between its origins almost 2000 years ago and the present day, huge tweaks and changes have been made to the formula, bringing us to a present day where we may finally have created a healthy ice cream. But to know where we're going, we first need to know where we've been.

Plan Ahead When Travelling With Food Restrictions

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 03.12.2017 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

One of the great pleasures of travel is, of course, the different food options that are available at different destinations. But for those travelling with food restrictions -- allergies, gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan or religious boundaries -- it requires some definite pre-planning.