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Trick or Treat Gluten Free Style

October 22, 2014

By Beth Hillson It’s that time again when the ghosts and goblins invade your neighborhood demanding sweets. (I dare not imagine the consequences if you don’t cough up some candy – but toilet paper, tomatoes, and eggs could be in your future.)  Halloween is back and the kids are getting excited. With a little preparation, you and your gluten free   …Read More

A GF Tale

October 19, 2014

By Beth Hillson In the words of Charles Dickens, the adventures surrounding a family wedding in Rockland, Maine proved to be the best of times and the worst of times for someone with celiac disease. Peak foliage week made for a spectacular drive and the affair, orchestrated by the bride and groom, was like a fairytale. My sister, who also   …Read More

Pumpkin Waffles with Apple Cider Syrup

October 17, 2014

By Beth Hillson Makes 6 waffles  Is it me or is everything coming up pumpkins this month?!  Pumpkin Lattes, Pumpkin Chili, Pumpkin Cheesecake, and Pumpkin Soup.  Then there’s the aroma of the warm spices that marry so well with pumpkin dishes – cinnamon, cloves, and ginger.  Pumpkin recipes have been everywhere lately — the bakeries, my favorite little lunch place,   …Read More

Gluten on the Brain

October 15, 2014

By Beth Hillson One of my favorite science writers, Moises Velasquez-Manoff, had a piece in last Sunday’s New York Times titled, “Can Celiac Disease Affect the Brain?” It reports that gluten antibodies have been linked to all sorts of brain functions from neuropathy to autism, schizophrenia, and something called gluten ataxia or balance issues.  (Did you know that about 10   …Read More