-Frequently Asked Questions-

What is celiac disease?

-Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder where consuming gluten causes damage to the small intestine in people with the disorder and causes them to not properly absorb nutrients. It affects 1 in 100 people, and is estimated to be undiagnosed in 2.5 million Americans, according to the Celiac Disease Foundation.

What is gluten? 

-Gluten is the protein found in wheat, rye and barley. It is also a common additive in many foods.

What does it mean to be a vegan?

-Veganism is the strictest form of vegetarianism. Vegans do not eat meat, fish, eggs, dairy, honey or any other product that is derived from an animal source.

Is veganism healthy?

There is a great, and growing, body of evidence and research that suggests it is, and that it is even healthier for you. As with any diet, it depends what you eat.

Why are you both gluten free and vegan? 

I became a vegan as a personal lifestyle and philosophical choice. The gluten-free thing happened when I found out I had celiac disease.

Can you be both? 

Of course! You are definitely more limited than you would be if you were one or the other, but look around this blog, there’s lots of good things you can still eat!

How do you come up with your recipes? 

I’m constantly inspired from a variety of sources. If I see a dish I like on a television cooking show, I try and figure out how I can remake it to be gluten free and vegan. Same goes with eating at restaurants, shopping in the grocery store, reading a magazine… the list goes on.

Why are many of the recipe serving sizes for only one or two people? 

I cook mostly for myself. You can double, triple or quadruple the recipe to feed your family and friends if you need to.

What do I do if I don’t like an ingredient you use? 

Feel free to sub it out. If you’re not a cilantro fan, use parsley instead. Half the fun of cooking is to be able to be creative in the kitchen.

What brands do you use?

Every brand I use is almost always certified gluten-free and produced in a gluten-free facility due to cross-contamination concerns. I try to reference the brands when I feel they are important. And be sure to check out my product reviews to see other brands I have tried.

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