Friday, November 28, 2014

Mandolin Danger

Beware of the mandolin kitchen tool. My sister was using it to thinly slice potatoes and a butternut squash, when she accidentally cut off the tip of her thumb and had to rush to the ER. Don't think it won't happen to you...please be careful!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Pumpkin Pudding (egg-free, dairy-free)

AUTHOR: Danielle Walker -
PREP TIME: 20 mins
COOK TIME: 15 mins TOTAL TIME: 35 mins


*  I used the Trader Joe’s Organic can, but you can try homemade as well


  1. Pour half of the coconut milk in small bowl and sprinkle the gelatin over top. Allow it to bloom (or soak up the liquid) for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk together the remaining coconut milk, pumpkin puree, honey, and pumpkin pie spice in a saucepan over medium-high heat for 5 minutes.
  3. Pour in the gelatin and whisk until completely dissolved. Do not let it boil.
  4. Pour mixture into a large heatproof bowl, and press a piece of plastic wrap directly on top of the liquid. This will prevent a gelatin ‘skin’ from forming on top.
  5. Place it in the refrigerator for 6 hours or until set. The pudding will be almost solid when chilled.
  6. Remove the plastic wrap and use hand beaters or a stand mixer to beat for 3 to 5 minutes on high, until smooth and creamy.
  7. Serve with gingersnap cookies or you can use it as a pie filling!

No Cheating!

No indiscretions during Thanksgiving please. A friendly reminder that regardless of symptoms the damage still occurs.
Frequently people ask, "Will I be alright if I occasionally cheat and have gluten?" My response never changes. The answer is always: No, once you have determined you are gluten sensitive even the smallest dietary indiscretions can set you back several months. The holidays can be a challenge for some but I encourage you to remain diligent. =-)

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Chocolate Pumpkin Chiffon Pudding

  1. In a food processor combine pumpkin, coconut milk, and eggs
  2. Pulse in coconut sugar, melted chocolate, salt, and stevia
  3. Transfer into ½ cup mason jars, and place in fridge for 2 hours to set
  4. Serve
Makes 6
please note: this recipe contains raw egg

-Elana's Pantry

Green Smoothie

Don't think you can drink a green smoothie? Let this combo from Live Train Eat Repeat change your mind!
Blend 2 cups coconut water, 1 red apple, 1 banana, 1 kale leaf (no stalk) & half a cup of mango
This is great for kids or adults transitioning into adding more greens into their diets!
— with Sandra M Vazquez.

A Place for Us

We won't be having a support meeting in December but will have one
in January. We are looking for a new place to have our meetings that
is convenient and free. Please let us know if you have any ideas.
Contact: Maureen Marty:
Thank you!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Our Support Group

Attendance was up at the November meeting of the Gluten Free Support Group.  Speaker Lisa Angst gave a most interesting presentation, sharing her experience with relationships, travel and shopping while coping with health issues and diet restrictions.  She offered to be our guest again at a future meeting.  Lisa's book, Living Well with Diet Restrictions, is available at and through Barnes & Noble.
We are on a search for a new meeting place as the Public Safety Complex at the Clark County Fairgrounds is utilized by the academy every Saturday throughout the first six months of the calendar year.  Your suggestions for a location should be sent to Maureen Marty at
Also, support group members would like to hear your suggestions or requests for topics for our meetings.