A FEW RECOMMENDATIONS....
My mother in law leant me this cookbook a while back and I just LOVE it. Quinoa 365-The Everyday Superfood. Many of the recipes are gluten free, kid-approved or vegetarian. Quinoa contains a perfect balance of all eight essential amino acids and is a great source of protein. It is gluten-free, wheat-free, and nutrient-packed. I never knew what to do with Quinoa so I was always afraid to cook it. As it turns out, it's delicious, versatile and now a staple in my pantry. Here's one of many tasty recipe from the book.....
Black Bean Soup
1 TBSP olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup quinoa
2 cups vegetable broth
2 cans black beans, rinsed
1 TSP minced garlic
1 TSP chili powder
1/2 TSP cumin
1/4 TSP red pepper flakes
2 TBSP chopped fresh cilantro
1 TBSP fresh lime juice
1/4 TSP salt
1/2 cup sour cream or plain yogurt (optional)
Place the oil in a large saucepan over medium high heat. Add the onion and saute for 5 minutes. Add the quinoa and toast lightly for about 4 minutes. Add the broth, black beans, and garlic to the pan and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce to a simmer. Cook until the quinoa is tender, stirring frequently for about 14 minutes. Add the chili powder, cumin, and red pepper flakes. Puree the mixture with hand blender. Stir in the cilantro, lime juice and salt. Serve with sour cream if using.
When I was first diagnosed these books were and still are of great importance.
A little information from Afterglow cosmetics. It is a gluten free makeup line that I like to use and you can purchase it through Kiki's Store.
Are your gluten free cosmetics made
in a gluten free facility?
Our gluten free cosmetics are made in a 100% gluten free facility.
If I don't see the word 'gluten' on my cosmetics' labels, does that mean that they are gluten free?
Many gluten based ingredients used in cosmetics are not listed as 'gluten' on the ingredient label. We suggest that you purchase your products from reputable companies that communicate that they understand what gluten and Celiac Disease are and thoroughly communicate their commitment to providing gluten free products.
Why would wheat be in my cosmetics anyway?
Gluten derived cosmetic ingredients are common in many cosmetics. Gluten is found primarily in wheat, but also in rye, malt, oats and barley. These gluten cosmetic ingredients are used in cosmetics as binders to help the ingredients stick together and are also used as emollients in the form of gluten derived oils.
Celiac Disease and gluten intolerance are primarily an issue related to the auto-immune system of the intestines. However, much of what we put on our skin goes in. For a person suffering with celiac disease and the inability to digest gluten, even minor contact with gluten laced cosmetics could possibly contribute to discomfort. This may be even truer when one takes into consideration that many lipsticks on the market contain gluten as a cosmetic ingredient. This is a sobering thought for a women suffering with gluten intolerance when it is said that the average women eats pounds of lipstick over a lifetime. So, why not make it edible and gluten free at the same time?
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