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Kimberly McGowan

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I was diagnosed with celiac disease in late February after a life long struggle with digestive issues. I am in an exploratory phase with food right now. I have found that many of my old favorite recipes are pleasantly converted to gluten free and have proudly toted my gluten free alternatives to many a covered dish gatherings with rave reviews. The diet however has many challenges and it helps to read through websites like these to see how others handle situations.

  1. As thanksgiving approaches my stress level increases. It is now not only my own diet that I have to worry about but also the diet of my 13 year old daughter. Thanksgiving being such a family oriented and traditional holiday, especially in the realm of food, makes it very difficult to maneuver. Being...
  2. I have a new appreciation for the fact that my diet has had to be modified. Without the need to analyze what I am eating, the revelation and reality of what I am eating would not have occurred. I was a person always conscious of healthy eating habits, so I thought. Delving into the world of food...
  3. Ingredients:2 Large cans gluten-free artichoke hearts, drained 8 baby carrots, sliced lengthwise10 asparagus stalks previously steamed until bright green and tender crisp1 medium tomato ½ yellow or red bell pepper 5 fresh basil leaves, chopped4-6 oz. feta cheese4 tablespoons fresh...
  4. Food, food, food. The one thing I realize since being diagnosed with celiac disease, is how much time was not spent on food before. I must spend half of my recent waking hours thinking about what to eat. I have told myself that I am trying too hard and that all I need to do is convert my...
  5. I have not yet gotten an answer to the question " Are strawberries grown in wheat straw gluten free. I have asked my local Chapter of the Dept. of Agriculture to look into the question. However, I have found that the surface coating of gluten can be removed with Vege Wash that you...
  6.  I have been reading articles that say that people with celiac shouldn't consume strawberries due to the fact that they are grown in straw. I picked strawberries with my children yesterday and I asked the local grower what type of straw they used and sure enough it was wheat straw. I have eaten...