Sunday, January 30, 2011

Did You Know?

"Low levels of folate (a B vitamin) are linked to
depression, so load up on asparagus, lentils and spinach,
which contain concentrated amounts of the nutrient."

-Everyday With Rachael Ray Magazine February 2011

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Cherry on Top

"Make room in your pantry for the latest superfood: tart cherries.
The juice from this fruit can help with sore muscles, sleepless nights,
and more. And you don't have to drink up to reap the benefits, says Lona
Sandon, R.D., an assistant professor of nutrition at the University of
Texas Southwestern and a spokesperson for the American Diabetic
Association. Fresh and dried tart cherries pack the same nutritional punch.
(Swap eight ounces of juice for one cup whole or a half cup dried.) Three
ways the fruit benefits your bod: Glucose and Fructose- simple carbohydrates
that are easy to digest quickly, giving muscles the insta-energy they need
to power through workouts. Anthocyanin- a natural anti-inflammatory that
works like ibuprofen in the body. Melatonin- a hormone that helps regulate sleep."

-Women's Health Magazine November 2010

Smart Eating

"Spicing up your diet can keep your taste buds and ticker
happy. Capsaicin, a compound that gives chiles their heat, may
relax blood vessels and bring down blood pressure, an animal study
in Cell Metabolism finds. Cook regularly with red pepper flakes to
add flavor and health perks to dishes.
Snacking daily on a half cup of fresh blueberries may help prevent
arterial hardening, the leading cause of heart attack and stroke,
an animal study in the Journal of Nutrition reports. The berries may
amp up antioxidant activity, reducing inflammation that harms artery

-Self Magazine December 2010

Lentil Stew

"Saute 2 cups cubed eggplant and 1 cup sliced mushrooms
in 2 tsp olive oil until tender, 10 minutes. Add 2 cups spinach
and 1 cup cooked lentils; cook until spinach wilts, 4 minutes.
Top with 2 tsp chopped fresh cilantro and lime juice."

-Self Magazine January 2011

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Baking With Milk

"Does baking with milk evaporate enough not to affect
people that are lactose intolerant?
Baking has no effect on lactose, the natural sugar in
dairy products. However, most lactose-intolerant people
can consume as much as 12 ounces of milk a day without a
problem, and a serving of cake or cornbread contains much
less lactose than a serving of milk, ice cream or yogurt.
If you're extremely sensitive, you can bake with lactose-
reduced milk. It's sweeter than regular milk, though, so
you might need to adjust the sugar."

-Food Network Magazine August/September 2009

Sweet Roasted Grapes

"Serve these syrupy grapes with cheese for dessert.
Grease an ovenproof skillet with 2 tablespoons butter.
Add 1 pound seedless grapes and 3/4 cup walnuts; sprinkle
with 2 tablespoons sugar. Roast about 25 minutes in a 500
degree oven. Transfer to a bowl using a slotted spoon.
Simmer the juices with 1 tablespoon honey on the stove
until syrupy, 6-7 minutes. Off the heat, add a squeeze of
lemon juice and a pinch of pepper. Pour the syrup over the
grapes and serve."

-Food Network Magazine September 2010

Ian's Recalls Two GF Products

Ian’s Voluntarily Recalls Two GF Products Due to Risk of Contamination by Listeria Bacteria
January 24, 2011 by Nancy
Specific Lot Numbers of Wheat Free, Gluten Free Mac and No Cheese and Wheat Free, Gluten Free French Bread Pizza Affected
LAWRENCE, Mass., Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Ian’s is voluntarily recalling specific lot numbers of two products due to a risk of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy persons may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.
The following two products with the specific use-by dates and UPC codes listed are being recalled because they may have been distributed to retailers nationwide and sold in the frozen foods section of the supermarket:
• 8-ounce boxes of Ian’s Wheat Free, Gluten Free Mac and No Cheese with a use-by date of 26Aug2011 and UPC code 7-49512-43670-8 (372 packages impacted)
• 8-ounce boxes of Ian’s Wheat Free, Gluten Free French Bread Pizza with a use-by date of 28Aug2011 and UPC code 7-49512-91572-2 (120 packages impacted)
A total of 492 individual boxes are potentially affected.
Consumers who purchased the above products with the specific use-by dates and UPC codes listed are asked to return the products to the place of purchase to receive a full refund. Products that do not contain the specific use-by dates and UPC codes listed are not affected by the recall, and can be used by consumers.
Consumers with questions can contact Ian’s at 1-800-543-6637              twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, or at

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Hot Tips

"Instead of throwing out your broccoli stems, chop them
up and add them to a pasta dish. The stems have great flavor
and texture; they're perfect in a slaw or simply roasted. Peel
off the outer layer if it's too tough.
Don't miss out on all the flavor left on the cob after you
slice off corn kernels. Run the back of your knife over the cobs,
then add those milky juices right to your dish. If you are making
risotto, simmer the cobs in water to make a corn broth- it makes the
rice extra flavorful.
Try swapping pasta for polenta. Soft polenta is the perfect base
for saucy dishes like sausage and clams. Once polenta cools and firms
up, you can slice it and do almost anything to it- grill it, broil it,
bake it or use it in a casserole."

-Food Network Magazine September 2010

Fresh Local Hummus

Lingonberries Market now carries King Harvest Hummus in
a variety of flavors...Regular, Roasted Garlic, Roasted Pepper,
and Sundried Tomato. Pair them with your favorite cracker or
chip for a delicious snack. If you crave another flavor, let them
know and they will order it for you. There are 12 mouth watering
combinations to choose from. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Cheese Stands Alone

"Scientists have discovered some promising new health benefits.
Cheddar makes your mouth water, literally: A one-ounce serving has
enough saliva stimulating calcium, protein and phosphorus to neutralize
tooth-damaging acids after a meal. And, according to a recent article
from The Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice, cheddar strengthens
enamel, too.
Pecorino Romano is a full-flavored Italian cheese that is made from
the milk of grass-fed sheep, which gives it higher-than-normal levels
of conjugated linoleic acid, which, according to recent studies, helps
reduce fat, suppress diabetes and inhibit cardiovascular disease."

-Food Network Magazine May 2010

Benefits of Sprouted Grains and Beans

"Whole grains, beans and nuts are essentially seeds, so when
they are in a warm, moist environment, they sprout. Sprouting
activates enzymes that make the starch easier to digest and the
vitamins, minerals and proteins easier for our bodies to use.
Because whole grains, nuts and beans are already packed with
nutrition, sprouted varieties provide only a marginal additional
benefit, but they are good for a change of pace-just toss them
into salads or stir-fries. You can find them at many health-food
stores and farmers' markets."

-Ellie Krieger, Food Network Magazine May 2010

Skim Milk

" Drinking skim milk can help curb hunger. According to a
recent study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,
participants who drank about two servings of skim milk in the
morning said they felt fuller throughout the day and ate about
10 percent less at lunch than those who had a fruit drink."

-Food Network Magazine November 2009

Monday, January 24, 2011

Ideas to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

"How about a mug of hot chocolate, some vanilla rice pudding
or a dollop of creamy ricotta cheese topped with almonds and drizzled
with honey? When these snacks are made with low-fat milk or part-skim
cheese, they are nutrient-rich sweet-tooth satisfiers. Remember, if you
eat well most of the time, there is room for a little of even the most
indulgent desserts once in a while."

Ellie Krieger, Food Network Magazine November 2009

Give Capers a Chance

"Capers are one of those ingredients you love or hate. We like
the tart burst of flavor they add to a dish, but if you aren't usually
a fan, try this: Quickly fry them in olive oil, the capers will get nice
and crisp and their intensity will mellow."

-Food Network Magazine November 2009

Just a Reminder...

To come to the next Gluten Intolerance Group Meeting
on Saturday, Feb. 19th from 10am-12pm at Legacy Salmon Creek
Hospital, rooms C-D. Along with many other products, we will be
sampling a brand NEW soup flavor from Kettle Cuisine, Thai Curry Chicken.

Friday, January 21, 2011

6 Salt Alternatives

"Try some of these low-to-no sodium enhancers:
Vinegar and lemon juice have the same magic ability
as salt:The acidity not only adds its own taste but also
brings out the essence of other ingredients.
Tomatoes function similarly to vinegar and lemon juice
due to their acidity. You just need more of them.
Peppers provide tingly heat that distracts the tongue.
Try jalapeno, black pepper, or chili powder.
Onion and garlic-what would we do without them? They
add depth and aroma.
Herbs can lift a dish from ok to fabulous. Many herbs,
such as oregano and thyme, are actually more flavorful when
dried. Tender-leaved herbs such as cilantro, parsley, and basil
are best fresh.
Spices such as cumin, ginger, nutmeg, or any of the dozens
of spices on supermarket shelves add piquant tang."

-Prevention Magazine January 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A Tasty New Superfood

"Move over blueberries. Black rice, a whole grain with a nutty
flavor, is loaded with healthy antioxidants such as anthocyanins-
typically found in dark-hued produce such as blueberries and
blackberries, according to a Louisiana State University (LSU)
researcher who has been studying the rice's health benefits for
several years. The nutritional punch comes from its fiber-rich
bran husks, which are packed with both minerals and antioxidants,
natural chemicals that may help protect us against illnesses such
as cancer, diabetes and heart disease. One spoonful of black rice
has more antioxidants than a spoonful of blueberries."

Pick up your black rice at Lingonberries.
-Healthy Living Magazine Winter 2010

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Brain Fog

Although many patients with celiac disease and gluten intolerance report experiencing “brain fog,” the term is not well understood in the medical community.

In discussion with The Celiac Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) has recognized that this is an important area in need of dedicated study. In an effort to provide some of the information needed to carry out these studies, NFCA is collecting information from people with celiac disease about this important symptom.

To help doctors unlock this neurological mystery, we ask that you circulate this message to your membership and invite them to take this free online survey.

It should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete.

Questions? Please contact NFCA’s Kristin Voorhees at Celiac Central (kvoorhees[at]

Many thanks for your consideration and assistance.


The NFCA Team

restore health.
reclaim lives.
donate now»

whitney ehret
director of communications
national foundation for celiac awareness (nfca)
p.o. box 544
ambler, pa 19002
215-325-1306 ext. 103

Saturday, January 15, 2011

In-Season Superfood: Walnuts

"Nuts give sweet or savory dishes flavor, crunch, and a heart-healthy
punch. Even better? Walnuts scored highest of all nuts in the omega-3s
that protect against heart disease. And their stores of fiber and
unsaturated fat can help you lower "bad" LDL cholesterol naturally.
To preserve taste and prevent spoiling, keep shelled nuts refrigerated
in an airtight container for up to 6 months or in the freezer for up
to a year."

-Prevention Magazine February 2011

Friday, January 14, 2011

Spread The Cheese Contest

Spread the Cheese Contest
Tell us your story for a chance to win one month of FREE coupons for WayFare products!

Three winners will be determined after the contest ends January 31, 2011 and announced in our February Newsletter.

December Contest Update: Due to the number of FABULOUS recipes submitted in December we are still testing & tasting them. We will announce a winner soon.

January Recipe

Mac & Cheese
Ingredients 8 servings
4 C macaroni noodles-cooked and drained
1 container We Can’t Say It’s Cheese-Cheddar Dip
Salt to taste

While the noodles are still hot stir in We Can’t Say It’s Cheese
Add a little water if thinner consistency is desired

Add diced, sauteed veggies, frozen peas, basil, spinach or other
options during step 2.
Add a 1/2 C of We Can't Say It's Sour Cream to make it extra creamy.

Use your imagination for more variations! Please...send us your favorites!

Happy 2011 from the WayFare Team!
1750 Evergreen Dr.
Bozeman, Montana 59715

Pick up your favorite WayFare cheese at Lingonberries.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Subway Goes Gluten-Free? New Menu Tries Out Texas

"Triumph Dining Essential Gluten Free Newsletter says:
If you live in Dallas or Tyler, Texas area, your local
Subway might have some new menu options. According to, Subway's gluten-free menu is being tested in
these two markets. If it's successful, expect a national
roll-out to eventually follow."

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Peel Yourself a Clementine

"When researchers mapped the moods created by certain
fragrances, they found the scent of this sweet, juicy fruit
more likely to boost joy. Not only will a whiff of one help
keep you happy, the vitamin C, calcium, and potassium in it
will help keep you healthy too."

-Prevention Magazine December 2010

Ditch the Salt

"Cut back on fast food and processed food, which are generally
loaded with salt. Get more flavor bang for the shake by sprinkling
salt on finished dishes (instead of cooking with it). Opt for sea
salt: not only does it have a purer "salty" flavor than regular
table salt, but it has less sodium per pinch. Zest up your food with
vinegar, fresh lemon or lime juice, spices, and fresh herbs (thyme
is a great one).

-Health Magazine September 2009

Quick and Yummy Appetizers

"Marinate a variety of drained olives in olive oil seasoned
with lemon zest, thyme, rosemary and basil. Or spice up green olives
with cumin and orange peel. These keep in the fridge for weeks.

Toss whatever nuts you have with olive oil and your favorite spices;
toast in a 450 oven for 10 minutes or until brown. Or, saute almonds in
a pan with olive oil, chili powder, and salt for 10 minutes.

Mix a can of good Italian tuna with anchovies, garlic, onion,
capers, and olive oil; stuff the mixture into piquillo peppers, or spread
it on some good GF bread. No cooking required-serve this dish at room

-Health Magazine September 2009


"Pay close attention to the patterns in your life.
They're the keys to doors only you can open."

-Body & Soul Magazine October 2008

Monday, January 10, 2011

Feta Cheese

"It's not diet food, but a little goes a long way.
Toss some with pasta and homemade pesto or sprinkle it
over romaine mixed with red onion and cucumber."

-Shape Magazine May 2010

Risotto Chips

" Risotto Chips are the newest release from New York
Style snack company, known for its Bagel Crisps. The chips
come in Italian-esque flavors such as Spicy Marinara and
Parmesan & Roasted Garlic."

-Food Network Magazine January/February 2011


"Food isn't just fuel; it has the power to heal."

-Body & Soul Magazine October 2008

Coconut Secret

"Coconut "sap" - who knew? Coconut Secret products
are the first in an exciting new category of foods made
from the "sap" of coconut tree blossoms. All are organic,
raw, gluten-free, dairy-free, GMO-free, and vegan. Exceedingly
nutrient-rich, they contain 17 amino acids, minerals, broad-
spectrum B vitamins, vitamin c, and have a nearly neutral pH."

Pick up your Secret at Lingonberries Market.

-Extraordinary Health Volume 10

Cook Like An Italian

"Not so much the pizza, but fish, veggies drizzled with
olive oil, and a little meat and vino. With age, the brain
starts to develop damage that can lead to difficulty with
thinking and memory, but research shows that people who eat
a Mediterranean diet are 36 percent less likely to have
such damage."

-Health Magazine May 2010

Snack On Nuts

"Nuts of all kinds are full of magnesium, a mineral
linked to improvements in short-and long-term memory.
(A handful of almonds or cashews, in paricular, boasts
about 25 percent of your daily requirement.) According
to research from MIT and Tsinghua University in Beijing,
magnesium seems to promote new connections between brain

-Health Magazine May 2010


"That's how many ounces of water (a little more
than a glass) are in just one wedge of watermelon.

3.4 is the number of glasses of water the average
American drinks every day.

16 Billion is the dollar amount that Americans spend
on bottled water every year."

-Health Magazine May 2010

Eat More Cauliflower

"A new study indicates that citicoline supplements can help boost
energy and efficiency in your frontal lobe-the region responsible for
decision-making, reasoning and working memory. You can also get citicoline
indirectly by eating certain foods. Cauliflower, soybeans, egg yolks, fish,
and peanuts are all sources of the B-vitamin-like choline, which is absorbed
through the intestines and converted to citicoline in the brain."

-Health Magazine May 2009

A Thought

"It's where we go, and what we do when we get there,
that tells us who we are."
-Joyce Carol Oates

Five Combos You'll Go Nuts For

"Almond butter on a Pear
Cashew Butter on Cinnamon Raisin toast (Udi's of course)
Peanut Butter on a Banana
Macadamia Butter on a Fig or Fruit Cookie (Betty Lou's is yummy)
Tahini smeared on a Grilled Lamb Chop
Honey-sweetened Peanut Butter and lime juice make a great dipping sauce!"

Lingonberries has a great selection of Butters, Tahini and cookies!

-Health Magazine October 2009

Stay Fuller Longer

" Stay fuller longer with Omega-3 fats that can help your body
burn more calories and trigger hormones in your tummy that help you
feel fuller longer, Australian researchers say. Get yours the yummy way.

Make a big salad with Purslane, these tasty greens have more
omega-3s than any other leafy green.
Grind up some flaxseed and sprinkle it on your yogurt or cereal.
Pan-sear or broil some scallops for omega-3s from the sea. Pacific
halibut and wild Alaskan salmon are good choices too."

-Health Magazine October 2009

Eating Organic

"Splurge on produce you eat skin and all (skip bananas with
their protective peel, for example) and on proteins most likely
to contain additives.
Peaches, apples, bell peppers, celery, nectarines, lettuce,
beef, eggs, milk."

-Health Magazine October 2009

Golden Opportunity

"The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself."
-Mary Engelbreit

Sunday, January 9, 2011

5 or Less

"If you're short on time but want to make a great tasting
meal fast, try this easy recipe with five ingredients you
may already have in your pantry.

Coconut Sweet Potato Soup Serves 4-6
2 1/2 to 3 pounds sweet potatoes
2 cans coconut milk
2 cups chicken stock
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into 1-inch cubes.
Steam the potatoes until fork tender. Transfer potatoes
into a large pot; add coconut milk and chicken stock.
Using an immersion or stand-up blender, blend until very
smooth. Soup can be strained if a very smooth texture is
desired. When smooth, add salt and cayenne pepper. Bring
to a gentle boil and serve promptly."

-PCC Taste Magazine January 2011

Ask The Experts

"Is it true that people with osteoarthritis should avoid
nightshade vegetables, such as peppers, eggplant, tomatoes,
and potatoes?
"No dietary regimen has ever been shown to alleviate or
prevent osteoarthritis-except for a diet that helps you lose
weight, if you are overweight. There are claims about countless
dietary regimens-from avoiding fruits and vegetables in the
nightshade family, meat, dairy products, cooked or processed
foods, or wheat to eating large amounts of garlic, alfalfa, or
molasses. Anecdotal success stories are plentiful."
" The problem is that osteoarthritis on it's own gets better,
then worse, then better again, but can't be cured-only managed.
As such, it naturally inspires home remedies. Anything can seem
like a miracle worker at some point. That's the insidious part
of it-and why arthritis is such a fertile field for marketers.
"Vegetables and fruits in the nightshade family, especially
peppers and tomatoes, are rich in nutrients, fiber, and other
potentially beneficial compounds. Don't give them up."

-UC Berkeley Wellness Letter, January 2011

A Natural Remedy

"For a really bad sore throat make your own remedy that
really works...

In a small saucepan mix 1 cup water, 1 Tbsp. lemon juice,
1/2 tsp. salt, 1 garlic clove, crushed, a pinch of cayenne pepper.
Bring to a boil but don't over cook. Cool 10 minutes and strain.
Gargle 4-5 times a day, spit it out don't swallow...warm the
mixture every time you use it.
This remedy kills bacteria, helps ease the pain and tightens up
throat tissue."

-Dr. Krumm, Naturopath at Healthpoint Redmond.

Food Should Taste Good

...and it does!

Check out these great tortilla chips in 5 delicious flavors,

Cheddar, Chocolate, Multigrain, Olive Oil, Sweet Potato

Pick them up at Lingonberries today.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Tart Cherries

"Tart cherry extract is an excellent source of flavonoids, which
help strengthen the capillaries, collagen, eyes, joints and arteries.
The anthocyanidin and proanthocyanidin flavonoids in cherries help fight
free radical damage in the body. Tart cherry extract also has anti-
inflammatory benefits. It is well accepted as a supplement for gout, but
most of us don't realize that cherries also help decrease inflammation
in the body (not just joints). Add in the collagen support, and you are
getting a double benefit for your joint health issues."

-The Herbal Pharmacist, A Natural Guide to Optimal Wellness
Volume 6, Issue 1

Add Some Spice To Your Life

"Oregano oil has strong antifungal, antiviral, antibacterial,
and antimicrobial properties. North American Herb & Spice Oreganol
with P73, a powerful blend of wild oregano species grown in mineral-rich
soil, is especially high in the active substance carvacrol and is
extracted in a natural process, so it's free of chemical and pesticide

-Amazing Wellness Magazine Early Winter 2010

Madhava Agave Nectar Light

"Agave is 1.4 times sweeter than refined sugar, offering
equivalent sweetness for nearly half the amount of carbohydrate

-Amazing Wellness Magazine Early Winter 2010

All varieties available at Lingonberries Market.

Watch For Gluten - Food Sources That Need to Be Confirmed

"Brown Rice Syrup (Often from barley)
Caramel Color (Sometimes from barley)
Dextrin (mainly from corn but can be wheat)
Flour or Cereal Products
Hydrolyzed Plant or Vegetable Protein (HPP/HVP)
Maizemeal (May include wheat with the corn)
Malt, Malt Vinegar or Malt Flavoring (Okay if made
from corn but usually from barley)
Modified food starch (From unspecified or not allowed sources)
Mono- or Di-glycerides (Only in dry products)
Flavorings (Can contain barley malt)
Seasonings (Wheat flour is often used as a carrier for the spices)
Soy Sauce (Often contains wheat)
Starch (Could be wheat if the source is not specified-i.e. corn starch)"

-Health Magazine Volume 10 2010

Friday, January 7, 2011

Health Benefits of Pomegranate

"The pomegranate may have been a rich source of mythic iconography
and spiritual inspiration, but it's nutritional profile is even more
dazzling. Though it's a plentiful source of vitamin C and potassium,
antioxidants are what make this fruit a nutritional powerhouse. Pomegranate
juice contains all three of the major antioxidants-tannins, anthocyanins,
and ellagic acid.
"And if that's not enough, consider this: Pomegranates have been shown
to reduce heart disease, clogged arteries, and hypertension; minimize the
risk of arteriosclerosis and the uptake of LDL "bad" cholesterol; and to
fight skin, colon, and breast cancer. Recent studies have suggested that
pomegranates may delay disease progression in prostate cancer, provide
protection against osteoarthritis, and offer natural relief from symptoms
of menopause. A study conducted by Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
found that pomegranate seed oil triggers apoptosis (destruction) of breast
cancer cells, and that the juice can be toxic to breast cancer cells while
leaving normal breast cells unaffected."

-Amazing Wellness Magazine Early Winter 2010

Host Families Needed

Student Exchange Program
Here is a letter that we have received from a family in Germany that would like to participate in the Student Exchange Program of 2011. They need your help locating a family that understands about helping a celiac student.:
"I got your address from the German Celiac Society and I'm wondering whether your organization would like and is capable to support us with the 2011 Student Exchange Program of our daughter Lena (15).
"Lena wants to participate in such a program, managed and supported by US and German student exchange organizations, in 2011 like her siblings Till (Buffalo, NY, 2005/06) and Nora (Allentown, PA, 207/08). The challenge is now to find a host family, willing and able to manage the specific gluten free diet of Lena.
"It would be best to find a host family in which a family member also suffers from celiac disease or gluten intolerance or with a mindset to respect the necessary diet requirements.
"We only need to find a family that would like to host Lena for one school year. All necessary administrational tasks will be arranged by the exchange organization.
"I'd be very glad if you and your organization could support us and I'm liking forward to hearing from you.
"Kind regards
Volkmar Kleinschmidt"

If you are interested in helping this family out, please contact:
Annette Bentley, BA, MSc
President, American Celiac Society
PO Box 23455
New Orleans, LA 70183-0455

Till SzaboAnother Student Exchange

We are trying to help locate a host family during the 2011 school year for a Swiss boy with newly diagnosed with celiac disease. Please see his letter below.
Any interested host families will work with the family and agency to confirm the details of the exchange.
"I am looking for a place to spend one year as a high school exchange student in the USA from August 2011 to June 2012. As a surprise I have just been diagnosed with Celiac Disease. The student exchange organization YFU suggested I find a family who is familiar with the special dietary needs and who are willing to welcome me as my host family for one year.
"So here is about me:
My name is Till Szabo and I am 15 years old. I am an open minded, easygoing and rather humorous person. I am the tallest of my family (with currently 6ft 2 and growing) and I have two older sisters.
"My favorite leisure activity is sports and I am really into surfing even though there is no ocean near Switzerland. On the other hand I am one of the few Europeans who does not play soccer but I am playing floorball in a local team. I play the guitar and I sing in a choir. I like music and l am active in the adventure scouts as leader.
"My high school studies focus on economics which matches my current interest in law and business. For the exchange year I am looking forward to living in a different culture and I am curious to be exposed to new ideas and life concepts. The only restriction really is my allergy to cat fur.
"I look forward to meeting you!"
If you are interested in helping this student, please contact his mother, Stephanie von Bidder. Here is her contact information:
Stephanie von Bidder
Unt. Batterieweg 73
4059 Basel
078 809 24 36

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Sweet 'n' Healthy

"Zero-calorie sweeteners don't all deliver equal benefits,
according to research published in Appetite. In a head-to-head
comparison, plant-based stevia reduced blood sugar and insulin
after meals, reducing risk for diabetes, whereas aspartame (used
in artificial sweeteners) did not. Stevia is available in packets
and liquids, with and without natural flavoring."

-Amazing Wellness Magazine Early Winter 2010

Foil the Flu!

"Vitamin D supplements may get you through the winter flu-free,
a recent study suggests. The amount you should take is still open
to debate, so ask your doctor what dosage is right for you."

Get more Wellness Made Easy tips from the experts behind the
Wellness Letter at UC Berkeley (berkeleywellness

-Diabetes Focus Magazine Winter 2010

Salmon Chowder

" 1 cup unsalted cashews
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, diced
1 pound (about 2) sweet potatoes, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 large carrot , sliced
2 celery stalks, sliced
1 cup frozen corn, optional
1 1/2 tablespoons tomato paste
1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
2 5-ounce cans salmon, drained
2 cups fresh or frozen broccoli florets
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons fresh dill, optional

In a bowl, cover cashews with water and soak for 2 or more hours.
Drain cashews, place them in a blender and add just enough water to
cover them. Process until smooth; set aside. In a large saucepan, heat
oil over medium heat. Add onions and cook for five minutes. Mix in potato,
bell pepper, carrot, celery, corn, tomato paste, pepper flakes and broth.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer covered for 15 minutes or until
potato and carrot are tender. Stir in cashew cream, salmon, broccoli, salt
and pepper, simmer five minutes more. Stir in dill and serve."

-Muscle & Performance Magazine January 2011

Turn Over a New Leaf

"Eat at least one cup of cooked dark-green leafy veggies or
four cups raw every day - think kale, spinach and chard - to ward
off type 2 diabetes, say U.K. researchers. An analysis of the diets
of more than 200,000 people in six studies found that eating the leaves,
which are high in antioxidants and magnesium, can reduce a healthy person's
risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 14 percent. These greens are delicious
wilted in a pan over low heat with a little olive oil."

-Diabetes Focus Magazine Winter 2010


"That's the drop in breast cancer risk for post menopausal women
who eat flaxseed, whole grains and berries."

Remember to grind your flaxseed!

-Diabetes Focus Magazine Winter 2010

Do Good!

"I believe you should make healthy living a habit."

"One of the best ways to fight stress in your life is to do
something good for someone else - an act of love or generosity."

"Oz Wisdom: Avoid snack attacks by carrying fresh fruit or nuts
in your purse."

-Dr. Mehmet Oz, M.D.
-Healthy Living Magazine Winter 2010

Get D for Asthma

"A recent review article, published in the Annals of Asthma,
Allergy and Immunology, found a compelling connection between
vitamin D deficiency and asthma risk. The research suggests you
get some daily exposure to sunlight and consume fish, eggs and
low-fat D-fortified dairy to help ease or prevent lung inflammation.
Also, take a daily vitamin D supplement. Current recommended daily
doses range from 200 to 600 IU; some doctors suggest up to 1,000 IU."

Make sure to talk to your doctor.

-Healthy Living Magazine Winter 2010

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Jensen's Bread and Bakeries

"Jensen's Bread and Bakeries has partnered with Food Services of
America to distribute and supply all McMenamins pubs throughout Oregon
and Washington with their "Better Buns". Their first pallet of buns left
their manufacturing plant last Friday. It will probably be a few weeks
before they start showing up on their menus, so be patient."
"They are also forming an alliance with Sysco and hope to capture the
audience of schools, hospitals and senior facilities. Nothing would make
them more proud than to have their products served in these kinds of
"Also, a GREAT Gluten Free Hot Dog bun is in the works. They plan to
launch it mid April!"
Check out their website.

Living Without

The new February/March 2011 issue of Living Without Magazine
has some great articles:

"Allergic to Corn
The surprising culprit behind your medical symptoms."

"Gluten Attack!
Ataxia: is gluten affecting your brain?"

"Sweet Benefits
All-natural sweeteners are flavorful replacements for sugar."

And many, many more...don't miss it!

Pick up your copy at Lingonberries Market today!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A Thought

"Go ahead-vent a little. Think of it as detox for the soul."

-Whole Living Magazine September 2010

Coconut Milk

If you are working out, working hard or just plain thirsty,
try drinking So Delicious Coconut Milk. It's smooth, creamy,
naturally energizing and it's dairy free.

Come and get it at Lingonberries.

What's New at Lingonberries Market?

1-2-3 Gluten Free Scrumdelicious Chewy Chipless Cookie Mix
All Natural Ingredients FREE of casein, corn, dairy, egg,
gluten, peanuts, soy, tree nuts, and wheat.

Ian's Onion Rings Gluten-Free Crispy Golden Battered
No Wheat or Gluten, No Milk or Casein, No Eggs, No Nuts, No Soy.

Emerald Forest Brand Ricochet All Natural Sugar Free Mints
Sweetened with Xylitol. No artificial coloring or chemicals.
In Peppermint and Fruit Punch Flavors

Come in and check them out!

Top 10 Healthiest Foods

"Blackberries (1 cup)
Walnuts (1 ounce, 15-20 halves)
Strawberries (1 cup, sliced)
Artichoke hearts (1 cup)
Cranberries (1 cup, whole)
Brewed coffee (8 ounces)
Raspberries (1 cup)
Pecans ( 1 ounce, 20 jumbo kernels)
Blueberries (1 cup)
Ground cloves (1 tsp.)"

-Fitness Magazine November 2006

Monday, January 3, 2011


"400%! That's how much of your RDA of Vitamin A - an
antioxidant that promotes healthy vision - you can get from
one cup of mashed, cooked pumpkin."

-Arthritis Today Magazine November/December 2010


"Artichokes are an excellent source of fiber and
antioxidants, making them a smart choice for every diet!
Naturally fat free, low in calories and nutrient rich.
One cooked artichoke (120 grams) contains 10.3 grams of
dietary fiber. Cooked artichokes were the top ranked fresh
vegetable tested for total antioxidant capacity per serving."

-Shape Magazine May 2010

Fake a Fancy Vinegar

"You could spend a fortune on aged balsamic vinegar, but you
can get the same effect by reducing (cooking down) regular balsamic
vinegar, (make sure it is gluten-free.) Just simmer in a saucepan and
the vinegar will thicken into an intense sweet-tart glaze. Try drizzling
it on grilled chicken or steak."

-Food Network Magazine October 2010

Quick and Easy Chicken

"Saute 1 lb. of chicken breast cutlets in 1 tbs.of
extra-virgin olive oil until golden, about 1 1/2 minutes
per side, or until done. Add a drained 6 oz. jar of marinated
artichoke hearts. Season with freshly ground black pepper and
sprinkle with Parmesan cheese."

-Nutrition Action Healthletter December 2009

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Toast Your Spices

"It really opens up the flavor of the spices and gives the dish
a delicious warm, earthy quality. This trick works with any spice:
ground ones like curry powder or whole spices like cumin seeds or
cinnamon sticks. It's a simple way to maximize flavor. Just toast
them in a little bit of olive oil for a few seconds before adding
the other ingredients."

-Food Network Magazine December 2010

Wheat- Free and Wonderful

TO GLUTEN- a protein naturally found in wheat, barley and rye-
can be pretty creative when it comes to cooking and baking from
scratch. They often substitute some intriguing, lesser-known
grains for standard flour. Here are five that anyone would enjoy.

Buckwheat - Try mixing it with mushrooms and a drizzle of olive oil.
Corn - Try making cornbread or polenta, slice it in rounds, pan-fry
in olive oil and top with sauteed spinach and crumbled feta cheese.
Millet - Prepare it as you would oatmeal and top it with a bit of milk
and honey.
Quinoa - Pile it with black beans, salsa, avocado, shredded romaine
and corn.
Sorghum - Try using it for cookies and cakes, add 1/2 tsp. xanthan gum
and 1 1/2 tsp. cornstarch per cup of sorghum flour.

-Arthritis Today Magazine July/August 2010

Are You Putting Your Health in Hot Water?

"When you're in a rush, it's tempting to use hot H2O from
the faucet to brew your Earl Grey. But this shortcut can expose
you to contaminants like lead, copper, and rust. "Hot tap water
is more likely to leach these compounds from your pipes," says
James M. Symons, the author of Plain Talk About Drinking Water.
That may put you at risk for potential problems, such as lead
poisoning. For the safest sip, bring cold water to a boil."

-Shape Magazine May 2010

Shape Magazine Salutes Burger King

"Don't let it be said that the fast-food giant isn't
"sensitive" to the needs of its customers. Burger King
has developed a list of menu items that are safe for people
who are gluten-intolerant. To see which foods are made without
wheat, barley, oats, or rye, go to Watching your calorie
intake? You'll also find a roundup of more than 30 entrees containing
fewer than 500 calories on the Website."

-Shape Magazine May 2010


"Did you know that 2/3 of the fiber in an apple is in the peel.
The peel also contains most of the antioxidants, which may help fight

-Arthritis Today Magazine September/October 2010

Peel Ginger Like a Pro

"Fresh ginger is very healthy but can be intimidating if
you don't know how to attack it, but there's an easy solution-
and it isn't the powdered stuff! Simply use a spoon to scrape
the skin out of all those knobby nooks and crannies. Then slice
or grate the ginger according to your recipe."

-Food Network Magazine December 2010

More Vegetables

"Want to work more vegetables into your diet?
Toss a bag of baby spinach into your pasta sauce
or add a handful of broccoli florets or frozen peas
or edamame to your brown rice or other grain a few
minutes before it's done."

-Nutrition Action Healthletter October 2008

Pumpkin Seeds

"74 calories in a quarter-cup serving of pumpkin seeds,
which are rich in healthful minerals like iron and magnesium,
and may have anti-inflammatory benefits."

-Arthritis Today Magazine September/October 2010

Cherry Juice

"Previous research from the Baylor Research Institute
in Dallas found that tart cherries in pill form relieved
pain in people with osteoarthritis. A recent study found
from Northumbria University in the U.K. found that marathoners,
after drinking tart cherry juice for five days before a race,
had lower levels of inflammation and oxidative stress after
the race than marathoners who drank a placebo beverage."

-Arthritis Today Magazine September/October 2010

Happy New Year!

Let's welcome 2011 with knowledge and power,
to get healthy and stay healthy!