It's blamed for a host of ailments: headaches, digestive distress, weight gain, poor immune function, hormonal disruption, and even behavioral problems in children. But does gluten, the natural-occurring protein found in wheat, barley, rye and so... Read more
Pasta is such a versatile food, it’s no wonder it’s so popular. A survey conducted by the National Pasta Association found that 77% of Americans eat pasta at least once per week. Used as a side dish or main entree, eaten hot or cold, topp... Read more
I have a wallet made of hemp. Although I’ve seen some very fashionable hemp accessories, mine’s really old and not very cute, but I can’t justify buying a new one until it wears out. I guess I’ve learned firsthand that hemp fi... Read more
''Show me the research!'' Of all the advice and information I absorbed as an undergraduate studying health and physical education, this one phrase from a literature review professor is one that has stuck with me throughout my career.... Read more
What could be more frustrating than not seeing the scale drop despite days or weeks of doing everything right? After all that hard work—all the cookies you didn't eat, all the willpower you maintained, all the time you logged at the gym&mda... Read more
I'm trying to cut out gluten (because it can cause my fibromyalgia to act up more) and dairy (lactose intolerant but low level) and also trying to lose weight. Trying to find new things to eat any ideas? Meals? Snacks?... Read more
Forget machines, do free weights. Ask for an orientation from one of the gym trainers. I do a full-body workout 3x/week. Free weights are better because you have to use all your muscles to stabilize while lifting, you don't with machines.... Read more
I have multiple food allergies and gluten intolerance, and I feel immense gratitude every day that the world of specialty food options has come so far. When I was first diagnosed, 18 years ago or so, there was almost NOTHING on store shelves that I... Read more
The gluten-free phenomenon has lead to dozens of new products on store shelves. Breads and baked goods are some of the hardest foods to make tasty and sans gluten. We polled our readers and took their favorite brands for a test drive.The CriteriaFor... Read more
Quick breads are a staple in my house, but not the kind loaded with fat, sugar and all purpose bleached flour, which makes it more like cake than bread. My approach is to use healthy substitutes that are rich in whole grains, protein, and fiber, like... Read more
The Essential Baking Company's Gluten Free Super Seeded Multi-Grain Bread.
Unlike many GF breads, it is not as heavy as a brick. Yes, it is dense, but that's a given. It has an almost nutty taste about it, but without nuts. In fact, it is glute... Read more
Hello Sparkfamily! Did you say almond flour? Here is an awesome recipe that I know you will love! Check it out!
Note: Gluten Free
1 ½ cups blanched almond flour
2 tablespoons coconut flour
¼ cup golden flaxmeal
¼... Read more
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