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    Celiac Awareness Month Begins Today- May Day

    So many fun things going on this month!  I will be launching a fun giveaway later this week or early next week – just finalizing some last minute details. 


    The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness has a great celebration planned!  The theme this year is “Keep It Simple and Safe”.  They have rounded up 16 bloggers to share about every stage of the gluten-free journey!  Should be an awesome series to follow, so make sure to keep checking back each day for new posts! 


    Jules of Jules Gluten Free Flour has a great “Deal of the Day” today:

    Free CookiE-book

    To impart my cookie-baking secrets, and in response to the many, many requests I get, I’ve created a new cookie e-book.

    Featuring stunning color photography, this 18 page e-cookbook features 11 cookie recipes your friends and family will love, including:

    • Chocolate Chip
    • Graham Crackers
    • Gingerbread
    • Linzertorte
    • Oatmeal Raisin
    • Peanut Butter
    • Peanut Butter and Jelly
    • Pecan Snowball
    • Filled Raisin
    • Snickerdoodles
    • Vanilla Wafers

    Making your own cookies allows you to control the sugar content, fat content…and is cheaper and more satisfying than buying pre-packaged ones. And this e-book will show you how easy it is!

    I am downloading this now, as I loved the Oatmeal Raisin recipe can’t wait to try the Graham Crackers for s’mores over our new fire pit!

    Quick facts about Celiac Disease:
    • 1 in 133 people have Celiac Disease
    • 97% of those people are undiagnosed
    • Celiac Disease is not an allergy, but an autoimmune disease

    Quick Facts about the gluten-free diet:

    • It is not a fad diet
    • It will not necessarily make or help you lose weight
    • It will not necessarily make or help you gain weight
    • It is free of wheat, rye, barley and oats (there are oats that are certified gluten-free that some people can tolerate)
    • The easiest way to transition to a gluten-free diet is to start by eating naturally gluten-free foods – whole, unprocessed foods

    What can you do to help spread awareness?  Take an extra minute to explain what Celiac Disease is the next time you are asked about it. 

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