Gluten-free and Sugar-free Challah for Rosh Hashanah

OK, I’m a tad on the late side with this, but not too late:  Rosh Hashanah started last night (Wed. the 28th), and will run until Shabbat, aka Friday nightfall, on the 30th.  So if you’re heading out to any Rosh Hashanah dinners, or even hosting one, it’s not too late to consider a gluten-free…

Sugar and Yeast Infections

Though it may not be at the top of the list of causes of yeast infections, sugar is cited frequently as a possible, even likely, contributor. For some women, there is a definite connection between how much sugar is in their diet and how frequently yeast infections occur.  One thing that’s clear is that yeast…

Foods with hidden flours/foods and gluten

If you have celiac disease, then you’re probably well-aware of what you can and can’t eat.  Numerous websites are thorough about listing foods that do have flour and/or have gluten, plus several foods that may have flour and/or gluten.  But I’m especially intrigued by the foods with hidden flours that the rest of us aren’t…

The Man Who Couldn’t Eat

Think going without breads or sugars is hard? Try not eating anything. When I write about the various aspects of a no flour no sugar diet, including its challenges and benefits, my goal is to offer alternatives that won’t leave you feeling deprived.  Because when you feel like you’re being deprived, or lacking something, you…

Is Molasses Healthy for You?

It’s not exactly wheatgrass juice, but of the various forms of sugar, molasses is in most ways the healthiest, relatively speaking of course.  Molasses presents a bit of a paradox, in that it’s a byproduct of the sugar refining process, but is not a refined sugar itself.  It’s more typically known to be an unrefined…

Dried fruits as a quality unrefined sugar food

Dried Fruit: the Unrefined Sugar Food of the Day Photo by Rev Stan, from Flickr I’ve been thinking, and reading, a lot about dried fruit of late, since I’m getting all caught up in the questions about fructose, refined sugars and unrefined sugars. If selected wisely, that is, not in a mass-produced version, especially not…