Gluten Free

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 04.28.2016 | 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 04.19.2016 | 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 04.19.2016 | 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 04.04.2016 | 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 03.29.2016 | 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 03.17.2016 | 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 03.11.2016 | 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.

8 Unexpected Ways You Can Save Money On Your Tax Return

Caroline Battista | Posted 03.01.2016 | Canada Business
Caroline Battista

Even after mastering the basics of tax preparation and filing, a lot of filers will often find out new things about their tax returns that end up delivering a few more benefits along the way. I call these tax "aha!" moments.

These 5 Gluten-Free Beers Taste Like The Real Thing

Ryan Tessier | Posted 03.01.2016 | Canada Living
Ryan Tessier

With the advance in modern technology and brewers finding alternative grain bases like corn, rice, millet, buckwheat and sorghum, there are now a handful of breweries that have responded with some surprisingly good alternatives. Here are five gluten-free beers that are sure not to disappoint.

How Dining Out Can Improve Your Community

Lyda Mclallen | Posted 03.01.2016 | Canada Living
Lyda Mclallen

Over the past few years, the terms 'organic' and 'sustainable' have become buzzwords for health. But these words go beyond a person's health. Supporting local organic food and farming can help revitalize the economy. Community-based agriculture has the potential to create jobs and develop small businesses. Encouraging locals to stay healthy is the side job.

Moderation Is The Only Secret Ingredient You Will Need This Year

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 02.16.2016 | Canada Living
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

It's not sexy or glamorous, but it works. Eat a normal portion once in a while and it not only satisfies your desire for pasta with creamy sauce (which is a normal part of living) but it also has the super powers of staving off binges and feelings of deprivation from good food.

Which Gluten-Free Celebrity Are You Most Like?

Miriam Pearl | Posted 02.16.2016 | Canada Living
Miriam Pearl

Celebrities wield their influence and media outlets go gaga over celebs endorsing their gluten-free choices. Grocery stores have whole aisles dedicated to gluten-free products which are great for those of us who depend on gluten-free eating for health reasons. But who are these celebrities, what are their reasons for deleting gluten from their diet?

Smashing 8 Popular Nutrition Myths

Rose Reisman | Posted 02.10.2016 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

It seems like every other day there's a new headline warning about another food that's going to cause serious or chronic disease, or a new celeb diet claiming it's the one true way to trim down and stay in shape. The constant contradictions can be confusing!

Healthy Mediterranean Quinoa Salad Recipe

Lyda Mclallen | Posted 02.09.2016 | Canada Living
Lyda Mclallen

A Mediterranean Quinoa Salad might look light but don't be surprised if you feel full after a few bites. It will keep you filled, fueled, and satisfied, making it one of your go to meals.

Food Should Be Fuel, Not What Makes Us Fat

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 01.28.2016 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

Food has become what makes us fat or skinny -- acceptable levels of fat or skinniness are determined by sex appeal, not by doctors, physiologists or experts in health. We hand select beautiful people who won a genetics lottery, put them on a pedestal in social media, TV and magazines. We covet their qualities, and then we blame bread when we are fatter than them.

I'm A Gluten-Free Mom, And My Kids Eat Cake

Miriam Pearl | Posted 01.27.2016 | Canada Parents
Miriam Pearl

It's important to go beyond teaching your kids what's safe for them by also teaching them to distinguish between what is good food, what is not so good food and what is pure crap. I don't believe it's important to never ever let them eat treats.

Gluten-Free Strawberry Licorice Recipe

Meghan Telpner | Posted 01.08.2016 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

Way back in the day, like most of the candy we enjoy today, there was some natural twist to it. Marshmallows were made from marshmallow root, root beer used actual roots and licorice was derived from licorice root.

Kupfert And Kim Offers An Accessible Take On Vegan Fare

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 12.18.2015 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

Suss and Kupfert's aim is just to offer another choice to the city -- not just for vegetarians and vegans, but for those who are seeking quality foods to enrich their diets with. Even the most staunch of carnivores can enjoy meals here (points at self)

A Holiday Survival Guide For Vegans (And Their Hosts)

Pamela Tourigny | Posted 11.27.2015 | Canada Living
Pamela Tourigny

Don't feel badly. Especially if you're a new vegan, you may feel terrible for "imposing" on your host, or intimidated by the looks you're being given by others. Stay firm with your beliefs and don't let anyone make you question the legitimacy of your position.

3 Gluten-Free Recipes For Comforting Winter Soups

Miriam Pearl | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada Living
Miriam Pearl

I gather fall ingredients and pack up the freezer just like the squirrels that can be seen gathering and burying nuts and seeds for the winter months. This time of year is dedicated to squirreling away containers and freezer baggies of all our fall family favourites.