Understanding autoimmune disease

By: Leanne Ely Rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, lupus, thyroid disease, celiac disease, psoriasis and inflammatory bowel disease are all examples of autoimmune diseases, and millions of North Americans are affected by them. If you don’t have one of these diseases yourself, I’ll bet you know someone who does. Autoimmune disease is one of the top […]

There is no conspiracy: Gluten really is evil.

Food For Thought There is no conspiracy: Gluten really is evil. By: Leanne Ely The other day I heard a conversation that really bothered me. It took everything in my power not to interject, but we all know that sometimes it’s not appropriate to speak your mind to strangers in public places. This blog is […]

More to tapioca than pudding!

Tricks, Tips and a Recipe More to tapioca than pudding! By: Leanne Ely Many people are familiar with the creamy white dessert known as tapioca pudding, but there’s a lot more than that to the root of the cassava plant. In some countries, tapioca (which is essentially a root vegetable) is eaten as a main […]

Few good grains left, but what about teff?

Tricks, Tips and a Recipe Few good grains left, but what about teff? By: Leanne Ely Teff is one of the smallest grains in the world, and it’s also one of the oldest, having been around for more than four thousand years. If you’re leading a gluten-free lifestyle, you may want to consider adding teff […]

One of the good grains: Amaranth

Healthy-Foods One of the good grains: Amaranth By: Leanne Ely If you’re pursuing a gluten-free lifestyle, you’ve probably come across amaranth on your travels. Amaranth is a teeny tiny seed that was eaten by the ancients. Today, we’re learning that this gluten-free grain is extremely nutritious, and this wee seed is making a long overdue […]

Pork rinds on my mind

Tricks, Tips and a Recipe Pork rinds on my mind By: Leanne Ely Mmm crunchy fried pork skin! Pork rinds are a snack food made by cooking and smoking pieces of pork skin, and then deep frying them in lard. This frying process makes the pork skin puff up, giving it a crunchy airy texture. […]

Buckets of nutrition in buckwheat

Buckwheat flour, Buckwheat, Gluten free flour

Healthy-Foods Buckets of nutrition in buckwheat By: Leanne Ely With all of the bad press wheat’s getting these days, you might be surprised to see buckwheat as the topic of this week’s health food post. But what you might not know is that buckwheat is actually not wheat. It’s not actually a grain at all […]

Gluten free finger foods

Mixed nuts- Paleo/gluten free snacks- Paleo finger foods

Dinner Diva Gluten free finger foods By: Leanne Ely In one of my last posts I shared some strategies for you to use when you’re trying hard to stay on track with a healthy eating plan when the family BBQ invite comes along. Today, we’re going to look at the flip side of that by […]

Gluten free without spending a fortune

Food For Thought Gluten free without spending a fortune By: Leanne Ely When you stand in front of the gluten-free baking mixes and specialty gluten-free foods staring back at you from the store shelves, you might wonder how you’re expected to afford not eating wheat. And with some gluten-free baking mixes nearing the ten dollar […]

Go ahead and eat oodles of Kelp Noodles

Healthy Foods Go ahead and eat oodles of Kelp Noodles By: Leanne Ely Not too long ago, I wrote about the benefits of eating sea vegetables. I enjoy sea vegetables often and you should too! Now, I’ve gone on record before saying I wouldn’t make you eat sea vegetables. But guess what? I take it […]