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False Facts - 100% gluten free! by Lauren D. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease I'm breaking from topic (somewhat) here to let you know about a truly funny comic whose author and illustrator is going after his dream to turn it into a hard-bound, full-co ... Read on »
Multigrain asparagus risotto by Lauren D. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease I promise no ranting and raving today.  Last week sent the celiac community reeling.  I wrote my un-censored reaction to the Dr. Oz segment, but there were a couple ... Read on »
Dear Dr. Oz, eating gluten free does not make me fat. by Lauren D. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Everybody.  Watch.  Out.   The gluten free diet… Makes. You. Fat!  (please read the sarcasm in my typing) Recently, Dr. Oz did a segment on his show about ‘the gluten fre ... Read on »
Compassion by Lauren D. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease “The reason you don’t let your children eat five big tubs of ice cream is because you care about them. With self-compassion, if you care about yourself, you do wha ... Read on »
Browned butter brownies (gluten free, gum free) by Lauren D. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease   Browned butter seems to be cropping up in recipes everywhere these days – in both savory and sweet recipes, involving meats, breads, and vegetables.  From b ... Read on »
Whole grain muffins, gluten free and dairy free by Lauren D. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Maybe it’s the cold weather and carb-cravings, the need to feel warmth in the belly when warmth from the sun on the face has long been absent, but I found mys ... Read on »
French cut green beans with prosciutto by Lauren D. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease I have really been digging the simplicity of vegetables lately.  It feels good after the December days of indulgence, to eat very simply.  A pile of green beans, ... Read on »
Gums be gone - gum free, gluten free chocolate chip cookies by Lauren D. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease I began this gluten-free life very wary of any ingredients I didn’t recognize as food.  This wasn’t anything particularly new for me, although playing investigator each t ... Read on »
The Internet versus face-to-face interactions - is the Internet enough? by Lauren D. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Possibly one of the most memorable pictures from my introduction to psychology course in college was this picture of one of Harlow’s monkeys.   The poor littl ... Read on »
Dear Grandpa, you'd love this lentil soup by Lauren D. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease This morning I received a letter from my grandfather, written on the back of a large white envelope in small, black cursive: I thought about you yesterday as I excited ... Read on »
On well-being and strong chair legs by Lauren D. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Let me tell you a story about a chair.  The story is short and simple, but I think you will find it interesting.  This chair was no ordinary chair, yet not extraordinary ... Read on »
Superman at a kryptonite party by Lauren D. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease It’s hard to imagine there was a time in my life when butter used to sit in my refrigerator so long that it actually expired. It was my second year ... Read on »
Summer salads by Lauren D. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease I am waiting ever so patiently for my cherry tomatoes to ripen. We have what I think are the largest cherry tomato plants in all of Portland, weighted down with cou ... Read on »
Caramelized red pepper and onion over lamb burgers by Lauren D. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Some of you might have noticed a little tag on some of my posts called, “ Things Ben demands we cook .”  These are things that are particularly a result of Ben’s cravings an ... Read on »
Grilled Broccoli by Lauren D. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease During the long, gradual, uphill climb, in 95 degree+ heat last week, I thought to myself, “you asked for this.”  I had been yearning for, dreaming about, a hot summer day.  ... Read on »
Pea and bacon quinoa salad by Lauren D. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease My brother used to call them “ball-balls.”  (sorry brother).  I am suspicious, though, that my brother calling these little, green, ball-shaped veggies by this particularly ... Read on »
Greek Frappe by Lauren D. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease “…sunshine today with possibly a few sprinkles tomorrow and that is it for the next seven days,” I heard as I reached over to hit the snooze button, “It looks like we fina ... Read on »
Wash-and-wear gluten free cornbread muffins by Lauren D. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease I’ve found myself looking online for simple meal ideas.  For easy, quick, whole-foods kinds of meals.  No-frills, wash-and-wear-kind-of-gal meals.  I’m looking for ways ... Read on »
Gluten free -- Mainstream? by Lauren D. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Sometimes I indulge a small fantasy of mine.  I think to myself about all of the delicious naturally gluten free food in the world, like strawberries, peaches, asparagus ... Read on »
Sausage and white beans with swiss chard on crostini by Lauren D. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Sometimes, you just need a little inspiration.  And some sunshine.  We’re pulling out of the grips of a horribly wet stretch here in Portland, finally seeing some reliab ... Read on »