Two sisters in Loveland who went gluten-free have a new resource to help others who are also trying to follow this diet. Local 12's Liz Bonis tells us more about it in today's Medical Edge.
As twin sisters, Kim and Kate always had a lot in common. So when Kim noticed she was "Not feeling well, very tired run down, I began to have sores that looked like cold sores around my mouth," both were tested and diagnosed with Celiac Disease.
It's an autoimmune disorder which causes the body to attack itself every time you eat foods with gluten. "A lot of people think that you only can not have wheat but you can't have wheat, oats, rye and barley; you can't have goetta and syrup; there's certain flours but there's little things like soy sauce that have gluten in it so you have to be really really careful."
So Kim took the lead, and with Kate by her side, began a journey to learn more about a gluten-free diet. As you might imagine, she learned a lot in that journey and chose to chronicle some of what she's learned in "Something's Off: Living with Celiac Disease." It's an e-book you can discover online. Rather than just buying gluten-free foods or giving up those loved, "just about everything that I used to eat I have made gluten free."
For example, these truffle cookies made with peanut butter and chocolate chips are flour free. Kim says she knew something was off. So did Kate. "So I thought I want to do something to help others as they start the diet and I also want to help others who don't understand."
You can also download the whole e-book with more recipes for $0.99 by clicking here.
1 cup Jif Peanut Butter
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 tspn baking soda
1/2 cup Nestle Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
Preheat oven to 350. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients except for chocolate chips. Stir in chips after all other ingredients have been combined. On ungreased cookie sheet or use aluminum foil to cover cookie sheets, drop by rounded teaspoon 2" apart. Do not flatten. Bake 9 minutes (cookies will be soft) and remove from the oven and let stand for 5 minutes. Remove cookies from cookie sheet and cool completely.