March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day, commemorating the most beloved and commonly recognized of all of the patron saints of Ireland. For most people in America, green beer, corned beef and cabbage and Irish soda bread are the typical fare enjoyed at most celebrations. However, if you have food sensitivities, suffer from celiac disease or opt to consume gluten-free foods, celebrating can be quite a challenge.
Today, I am happy to welcome back to The Organic View, best-selling 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.
Tune in to this segment of The Organic View Radio Show as Beth Hillson’s talks about how you can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day gluten-free!