As people gather for the holiday celebrations and family events, the buffets are chock filled with gourmet goodies and treats which may look really appetizing but for someone who suffers from allergies to gluten, even one teeny bite can create a painful reaction which can even lead to hospitalization. This certainly is not the way to spend the holidays!
Sometimes, if you ask your host/hostess, you may be pleasantly surprised that there are some foods available that you can enjoy. However, to be on the safe side, it is always best to bring something you know is safe and in fact gluten-free.
Today, I am happy to welcome back to The Organic View, author, Beth Hillson, founder of Gluten-Free Pantry, President of the American Celiac Disease Alliance and editor of Living Without Magazine. For those of you that love Beth, please pick up a copy of her best-selling book, Gluten-Free Makeovers, in which she has assembled over 175 Recipes -from Family favorites to Gourmet Goodies- Made Deliciously Wheat Free!
Beth was diagnosed with celiac disease over thirty years ago and has been helping people to “substitute boldly and eat well” through her use of “recipe DNA” the ratio of wet to dry and fat to flour. With this new understanding of recipes, readers are not only able to enjoy Beth’s diverse compilation of favorites ( including Grandma’s Babka, Potato and Cheese Pierogi, Pumpkin Orange Marmalade Cake and even Brownies called “magnifique” by the infamous Julia Child!) but they are able to give their own beloved dishes a gluten-free makeover as well.
In this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, host, June Stoyer will be joined by special guest Beth Hillson to talk about how you can enjoy a gluten-free holiday!Stay tuned!