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Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan Cook Book

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Eco Chef Bryan Au here specializing in making Gluten Free recipes, snacks and desserts.
I invented totally new gluten free, dairy free, vegan, raw organic recipes that literally only
takes 5 to 10 minutes to make and is ready to serve, eat and enjoy. These are truly healthy
recipes that are well researched and based this on a doctor’s advice, recommendation. Gabriel Cousens
MD is a raw organic gluten free doctor that has helped thousands of people find true health and well being.
 
For fun photos and some free recipes along with information about my new 

RAW STAR Recipe Book please visit my main website:
 
http://www.RawInTenMinutes.com
 
The thing with cooking, baking or deep frying foods even through gluten free it can create
toxins, carcinogens, saturated fats and cholesterol while RAW Organic Gluten Free recipes
do not have any of these problems, tastes fresher, is easier, faster and so delicious:
Pizza, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Pastas, even Fake “Meats” all these new recipes you can make
at home and is soy free too!
 
The best place to get my RAW STAR Recipe book is on my main website
http://www.RawInTenMinutes.com
it is autographed and shipped anywhere in the World and for international orders.
 
Or you can purchase it from Amazon.com as well. There is nothing else out there so only go with the best!

The Gluten Effect – A book review.

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I was lucky enough to have this book given to me for review but I am in no way obligated to give a positive review and therefore, what you are reading here is my honest opinion.
First thing I should tell you is that this book is very easy to read. You don’t need to understand medical terminology to understand what you are reading.
If you do run across a term you don’t understand, you can find it in the glossary.
In the Introduction, you will find a Gluten Sensitivity Self-Test. I suggest you take the test.
Throughout this book, besides getting a wealth of knowledge about gluten, you will also be treated to stories about real people who live gluten free.
I don’t know about you but I like to read the stories of other “gluten freers” and compare them to my own.
There are clearly labelled illustrations throughout (a picture is worth a thousand words, right?)
This book talks about the history of gluten issues, what gluten is, how it affects the body, leaky gut, the immune system, symptoms you might experience, how the nervous system is affected and how gluten issues relate to other diseases, syndromes and afflictions.
There is an abundance of information in this book and after researching Celiac, gluten and things related to them for the past 3+ years, I have still learned quite a bit from The Gluten Effect.
I highly recommend you visit http://thegluteneffect.com and get your copy now.

Also available is a video of the 2009 Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Forum, which contains the full presentations of Dr. Vicki Petersen,D.C.,C.C.N. (co-author of The Gluten Effect) talked about the numbers of people that carry the gene, about the increase in C.D., ongoing research and so much more, Cynthia Kupper,R.D. who talked about living gluten free and labelling issues (and more), Dr. Rodney Ford, M.D., F.R.A.C.P. who had some very interesting ideas and suggestions on how to raise awareness as well as his vision to have total gluten awareness. He also went into the history of celiac diagnoses beginning with Dr. Gee, Dr. Thomas O’Bryan, D.C.,C.C.N. educated us with information about ongoing physical issues, (heal the gut) he talked about how Celiac can kill people (he calls it the OMG reaction), reversing Alzheimer’s and Epilepsy with a gluten free diet!
I have only touched on some of the things that you will learn from this book, The Gluten Effect, and this video of the 2009 Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Forum.
If you have gluten sensitivity or Celiac disease, do yourself a favour and read the book and watch the video. They would be a great gift for someone you know with gut issues.

Looking for Books on Celiac Disease and Living Gluten Free?

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There have been quite a few books written about living with Celiac and cooking gluten free (I am hoping to have mine published soon)
Most of them are really well written by knowledgeable authors.
If you are newly diagnosed, I recommend that you buy at least one book. There are so many things that I had to learn (sometimes difficult lessons) and these books are designed to educate you more quickly and less painfully.
I highly recommend cooking everything from scratch so that there is no risk of cross contamination etc., so, aside from checking this blog for recipes, you may want to get yourself a good Gluten Free cook book.
Here are a few of the books available at http://www.glutenfreemall.com
• Are You Gluten Sensitive? – Dr. Rodney Ford
• Celiac Disease and Living Gluten-Free – The First Year – Jules E.D. Shepard
• Dangerous Grains (Celiac Disease Books) -Ron Hoggan
• Gluten-Free Girl – Shauna James Ahern

Gluten Free Mall has some pretty good deals and discounts too.

Amazon carries quite a few good books as well, such as:
• Living Well With Celiac Disease: Abundance Beyond Wheat and Gluten – Claudine Crangle
• Celiac Disease – Jaqui Karr C.S.N.
• Celiac Disease For Dummies – Ian Blumer and Sheila Crowe
• Gluten-Free Cooking For Dummies – Danna Korn and Connie Sarros

A lot of Amazon’s books are also discounted.
There are many other places to find what you need, such as http://www.celiac.ca , http://www.celiac.com and http://www.glutenfreefaces.com
Just remember, gluten free is not a diet, it is a way of life and it is easy once you understand the basics.

2010 in review

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The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was viewed about 33,000 times in 2010. If it were the Taj Mahal, it would take about 4 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 280 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 553 posts. There were 169 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 93mb. That’s about 3 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was November 28th with 280 views. The most popular post that day was Celiac and Loved Ones.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were cookeatshare.com, glutenfreefaces.com, facebook.com, twitter.com, and weglutenfree.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for flourless pie crust, gluten free baking powder biscuits, gluten free perogies, gluten free scalloped potatoes, and gluten free phyllo dough.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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Celiac and Loved Ones November 2010
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My Story in a Nutshell March 2009
48 comments

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Gluten Free Perogies May 2009
8 comments

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Gluten Free Phyllo Dough March 2010
2 comments

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Gluten Free Scalloped Potatoes May 2009
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GF Overflow

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I just became aware of a wonderful and helpful new site.

”Search, browse, and discover thousands of gluten-free foods and products. GF Overflow makes gluten-free living easy.”

www.gfoverflow.com

A little background…from the site

“My dad was diagnosed with Celiac Disease over 10 years ago when I was in high school, and we had a tough time converting to and keeping a gluten-free kitchen. I know how difficult a process it can be to find everyday foods that are gluten-free, and was often very frustrated by the process.

Things have improved a lot in the past 10 years in terms of labeling and information available from food manufacturers, but I still see a lot of room for improvement. Even now, I occasionally come over to cook dinner at my parents’ house and find myself having to leaf through notebooks trying to find whether a specific brand of margarine, ketchup, or spice is gluten-free.

Instead of continually wishing there was a better way, I decided to build one!

The site is free and currently lists over 2,700 products across a wide variety of categories. I’ll be working continuously to update and improve the selection of foods. You can search by keywords (“frozen pizza”, “cookies”, “pasta sauce”, etc) to find matching gluten-free foods, or just browse through categories to see everything available. I launched the site earlier this week, and while it has a pretty extensive list of products in it, it’s still very much a work in progress.”



Finally…Food I Can Eat! – A Great Cookbook

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www.deliciousalternatives.com

Bio:  Shirley Plant

Food Allergy Consultant and Dietary Designer

Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, multiple food and environmental allergies 20 years ago, Shirley has learned through personal experience how hard it is to change your life for the better.

Shirley understands first hand the difficulties of trying to plan creative, nutritious and affordable menus while having to avoid such common foods as wheat, dairy, eggs, corn, gluten, sugar, just to name a few.  But through understanding, education and a keen interest to help people find food alternatives to fit into their life schedules, Shirley has developed an expertise and well known reputation in Dietary Design.

As one of the Food Editor’s for Lapointe’s Cookbook, “From Our Kitchen to Yours”, published by General Store Publishing House and author of “Finally Food I Can Eat” and “Libre” an inspirational dietary handbook and cookbook for people with food allergies and food intolerance, Shirley is well known in the Ottawa area as a expert in menu planning.  She has published various articles for Eco- Sense, a publication for people with allergies, and for the Celiac News, Ottawa Chapter a quarterly newsletter.  She has also been a presenter at the 5th Annual Heart Smart Smorgasbord, and has done dietary seminars at Rainbow Natural Foods and at the Ottawa Environmental Health Clinic on food allergies, intolerances and rotation diets.

Shirley strives to keep current with new research and development in the area of nutrition and its effect on health. She is actively involved in the AAIA ( Allergy Asthma Information Association), Canadian Celiac Association, and AEHA ( Allergy and Environmental Health Association).

Shirley’s expertise also extends into the kitchen with her tasty deserts and snacks and other specialized catering items. Shirley enjoys performing cooking demos and has appeared on  Rogers TV, CTV’s News at Noon, A Channel News, Regional Contact, and the cooking stage at the National Women’s Show Cooking Stage, and Go Green Expo.

As a Food Allergy Consultant and Dietary Designer, Shirley brings a sound expertise and understanding to clients and their families that few can match. Her pleasant and caring manner, her own experiences as a food allergy sufferer and her creative design flare, makes Shirley and Delicious Alternatives  “a must” for clients struggling to find the light at the end of dietary tunnel.