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:
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!
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.
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.
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:
The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.
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.
Celiac and Loved Ones November 2010
My Story in a Nutshell March 2009
Gluten Free Perogies May 2009
Gluten Free Phyllo Dough March 2010
Gluten Free Scalloped Potatoes May 2009
Website includes a new design and inviting feel
EAST HARTFORD, CONN., Dec. 28, 2010 – Bakery On Main invites you to visit its new website to experience all of the new features it has to offer consumers.
The new design is unique in that it is completely made up of hand-drawn illustrations, and gives consumers the feeling they are actually walking into Bakery On Main – the website is essentially a blown-up version of the little bakery in the company’s logo.
A number of changes have been made to this updated version of its website including a detailed FAQ page, updated store locator, more user-friendly and more secure online store, and a completely new section, titled community. The store locator will be continually updated as it enters new stores and receives information.
News stories have been brought front and center on the homepage including major events, stories, new product releases, and “the blog race”. The Blog Race is a game that determines which Bakery On Main product has the most buzz going on the blogs.
The newest and most exciting part of this website is the Community section. This section makes it easy to find product reviews, gluten free resources, newsletters and events.
The new website makes it easy for consumers to join the company’s email club. There is a “join the club” mailbox icon, a top level link, and a page within the community section on every page on the website.
The Eat Better Live Better club members get $1.50 off the customer’s next purchase, special offers and coupons every month, recipes, new product announcements, news, events and more. Bakery On Main welcomes members from anywhere in the US, UK and Canada.
For more information, please contact Christine Shawah at (860) 895-6622, extension 306 or email at Christine@bakeryonmain.com.
ABOUT BAKERY ON MAIN
Bakery on Main was founded in 2003 with a simple philosophy: food that’s good for you should taste good too. It all started in the small bakery of a natural foods market on Main Street in Glastonbury, Connecticut. Founder Michael Smulders listened to his Celiac customers complain about the taste of many of the gluten free options available to them. He thought that no one should have to suffer because of a food allergy or other special dietary needs, and made it his mission to create products that were good for them but taste like they aren’t.
Today, the company’s products- gluten free granola, gluten free granola snack bars and gluten free Fiber Power granola- are made in a 34,000 square foot manufacturing facility with state of the art quality
controls and in-house gluten testing on every batch. Located just a few miles down the road from the original bakery, the plant maintains the same small bakery quality by continuing to bake in small batches. For more information, visit www.bakeryonmain.com.
What do you get for a Celiac who has everything? A gift basket from I Can Have That!
Here is what the owner and founder of I Can Have That had to say:
“When I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2007, my sister was unable to find a gift basket she could send to me. After some research, we decided to start I Can Have That! in response to the growing need for gluten free and allergy friendly products. We launched the website in the summer of 2009.
For people wishing to send a gift basket to someone with a food allergy, sensitivity or intolerance, we offer lovely baskets filled with delicious foods that they can enjoy, and feel special. Our baskets are perfect for holidays gift giving, for any other special occasion, or simply as an expression of love and care. Our focus on gluten free and allergy friendly products allows us to provide the best products available.
“Happy Holidays” is our signature holiday basket and is a great way to send Season’s Greetings to anyone. We offer baskets with various themes including Italian, grilling, kids, and celebratory foods to name just a few, any of which would be delightful holiday gifts. Just in time for the holidays we recently released two new baskets. Our “Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate!” basket is filled with delicious, as you can guess, chocolate goodies, sure to satisfy the cravings of even the most discerning chocolate aficionado. “The Classics” is a retro-candy extravaganza full of candies popular from childhood. Our baskets are assembled by hand with love and care and will be appreciated by anyone.
Our prices start at $25.95 and delivery is available nationwide.
Our website is http://www.icanhavethat.com.
One can follow us on both Facebook http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Dublin-OH/I-Can-Have-That-Gluten-Free-and-Allergy-Friendly-Gift-Baskets/85571157538 and Twitter @ICanHaveThat to keep abreast of specials and other news.”
Beautiful, safe and reasonably priced. What more could you ask for?
Liz, the owner of Gilbert’s Goodies had this to say:
I have multiple food allergies and could not find products that were delicious and safe to eat. So I developed a line of baked goods and cookie doughs that are all natural, gluten-free and allergy-friendly.
All of our products are made without wheat, gluten, peanuts, tree nuts, dairy (milk), soy protein, corn/corn syrup, transfats or preservatives.
Our baked goods include cookies, unique and fun scoopable cookie dough, pies, tea bread mixes, gift baskets and more.
Check out our website at www.gilbertsgourmetgoodies.com.
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.”
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.”
If you live in California, or are going to be visiting on October 16th, you won’t want to miss this event!
I have the good fortune to have been given some Sonshines products to try.
Just so you know, I am under no obligation to give a good review.
What I am writing here is my honest opinion of the products I have tried.
When I saw the butter tarts and pecan tarts, I could hardly wait to pop one in my mouth, so I did.
They were fabulous!
The crust is light and flaky and the filling was satisfying without being too sweet.
Next I sampled the biscuits (with raisins in them – thank you very much!) I gently warmed them and topped them with butter – yummy!
Blueberry bread for breakfast. OH YEAH BABY!! I didn’t even butter the second slice!
Today I made a loaf of white bread with Sonshines mix. It says easy as 1 2 3 on the package and they aren’t kidding! The instructions say that you can add hemp seeds as well. I am going to purchase a few packages and experiment with the hemp and with flax as well.
I also made the brownies from the mix Sonshines gave me. Easy as 1 2 3? You betcha!
I frosted them with a fudge butter icing but they didn’t need it. They are moist and delicious!
The final Sonshines mix I tried today is the Tempura batter mix. I made chicken “nuggets” I am so happy that I have so much mix left over. I am going to try it with veggies too!
Tune in next time when I try more of Sonshines products or better yet, pick up some of your own.
You can visit their website at http://www.sonshinesbread.com