Gluten Free Fig Cookies (Cuccidati)

Cuccidati, or fig cookies as they are more often called, are one the popular treats that pop up around the holiday season.  A staple in Sicily, these yummy Christmastime cookies are filled with figs, dates, raisins, and a variety of spices! They are a bit time consuming to make, but worth the effort! Filling 2Continue reading “Gluten Free Fig Cookies (Cuccidati)”

Gluten Free Shampoo & Conditioner

The decision to use gluten free shampoo and conditioner is entirely individual. Some people recommend using them, others do not. Now, please mind you that I’m simply sharing my OPINION on this sensitive subject. For myself, I try to use a gluten free shampoo and I do recommend it for my patients (please note thatContinue reading “Gluten Free Shampoo & Conditioner”

Lithuanian Kugelis

In my family, Christmas wouldn’t be complete without one of our favorite dishes- homemade kugelis. Kugelis is a traditional Lithuanian dish made of grated potatoes, eggs, and bacon. It’s probably one of my favorite things to eat and once you look over the recipe you will see why- there’s nothing healthy about it! It’s trulyContinue reading “Lithuanian Kugelis”

Gluten Free Parmesan Risotto

Risotto is a delicious Italian rice dish. Typically made with arborio rice, it is cooked to a cream consistency and served as a side dish, or alone!  Making risotto is takes some effort because you need to follow the steps carefully and be a slave to the process. It’s MUCH easier if you have everythingContinue reading “Gluten Free Parmesan Risotto”

Celiac basics for patients & those that love us

So what IS celiac disease? This is a question I answer all too frequently. Usually someone will interject that it is a food allergy. No, it isn’t. I’m not allergic in the same way that someone is allergic to bees or peanuts.  Celiac disease is considered to be an autoimmune disorder. Our small intestine normally hasContinue reading “Celiac basics for patients & those that love us”

Gluten Free Tiramisu Cupcakes

In case you’re not familiar with tiramisu, it is a popular Italian dessert. It is traditionally coffee-flavored, made with ladyfingers dipped in coffee between layers of mascarpone cheese and sugar with chocolate. Tiramisu literally translates as “pick me up”. How perfect is that? Now, lady fingers aren’t generally gluten free unless you search really hardContinue reading “Gluten Free Tiramisu Cupcakes”