Posted in Food Allergies, Gluten Free by Lucy
May is a big month in my world. I have something to celebrate almost every day: Mother’s Day, my birthday, Food Allergy Awareness Week, Celiac Awareness Month; not to mention May Day and Memorial Day.
Each of these topics provokes deep thoughts, especially my birthday lately. My son is starting to make fun of my age! I think that’s more about his age (9) than mine. At least that’s what I think.
Besides not thinking about my age, you know I always think about food allergies, celiac disease and everything gluten free. That’s my year-round, full-time job, and I love it! In May I get a little more reflective, and recently shared some thoughts on video about Food Allergy Awareness and Celiac Awareness. My deep thoughts these days.
As always, I’m eager to know what you’re thinking, so please stay in touch. And, try these links to great information if you’re celebrating food allergy or celiac awareness.
Posted in Uncategorized by Lucy
I’m not talking about ants or spiders; I’m talking about friendly bacteria. That’s the hot topic these days for researchers trying to understand why food allergies and celiac disease diagnoses are increasing in our population.
Moises Velasquez-Manoff has written a book on this topic, “An Epidemic of Absence: A New Way of Understanding Allergies and Autoimmune Disease”. And, this past Sunday the New York Times Read more »
Posted in Gluten Free, Healthy Eating, Uncategorized, Vegan by Lucy
Kenneth Chang’s article “Gluten free, whether you need it not” in the New York Times on February 4 raises a couple of excellent points:
- People need more information about celiac disease
- There is another newly defined condition known as non-celiac gluten sensitivity
- A gluten-free diet is not “new” – in fact, wheat is a relatively new food that the human body often does not tolerate.
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Posted in Food Allergy Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Holiday Traditions, Uncategorized by Lucy
Our friend, Kendall Egan, from Gluten Free Living recently shared her Apple Crisp recipe which this year included Lucy’s Ginger Snaps! It’s now a Thanksgiving family favorite at her house and we decided that this yummy comfort recipe just has to be published! We’ll post in again in November.
Kendall says it’s the gradual result of adapting recipes, and this one serves 25. Following a gluten free diet herself, she’d been foregoing dessert at Thanksgiving. Read more »
Posted in Holiday Traditions, Uncategorized by Lucy
In recent years at this time, I’ve picked a topic to think about for healthy holidays.
In 2010, I wrote about eating more fruits and vegetables. Last year, it was hydration and exercise.
This year I’m thinking about happiness and kindness. Whether your holiday budget this year is big or small, kindness can overflow. And, kindness is good for you too! Check out this article that summarizes two studies on how kindness leads to happiness and vice versa. Read more »
Posted in Holiday Traditions, News, Uncategorized by Lucy
It’s almost time for a Thanksgiving celebration – which means it’s a perfect time to ponder why we are thankful! Thanksgiving is often spent with family or friends, enjoying delicious food, watching football, and maybe even participating in a Turkey Trot run! I enjoy the relaxing quality time I get to spend with my family – I am always thankful for this time of year! Read more »
Posted in Food Allergy Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Healthy Eating, Holiday Traditions, Vegan Recipes by Lucy
Once again cocoa is magic! All the ingredients in this vegan, gluten free cake are wonderful; and yet again, cocoa really makes it work. That’s true with other cakes I’ve made too. Cocoa is a star ingredient.
I highly recommend this easy, delicious recipe. For the crust, I use either Lucy’s Chocolate Cookies or Lucy’s Chocolate Merry Mint Cookies (one of our yummy new holiday flavors). Read more »
Posted in Uncategorized by Lucy
Though I’m not there, the cookies are! Just this week, Lucy’s made their way into several Cincinnati Kroger locations. We’re part of their new gluten free offerings, and if we sell well, we’ll get a chance to be in other Kroger stores across the country! More places for you to find Lucy’s!
Did you know I have very special Cincinnati ties? I lived there for several years. Read more »
Posted in Gluten Free, Healthy Eating, News, Uncategorized by Lucy
Calling all Costco Members! Guess what!? You can now find Lucy’s at the following warehouses in the Mid-Atlantic and North Eastern areas of the country. If we’re not yet at your local Costco, ask for us at Customer Service!
Glenrock Road, Norfolk, VA 23502
Ordnance Road, Glen Burnie, MD 21060
West Ox Road, Fairfax, VA 22030
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Posted in Holiday Cookies, Holiday Traditions, News, Uncategorized by Lucy
Fall is one of my favorite seasons. The crisp, cool air and the changing leaves always bring a little extra cheer to my day. Despite the days getting shorter, Fall is a very fun time of year for adults and children alike. Here are some of my favorite things about this time of year:
Enjoying a warm cup of coffee on a chilly morning
Decorating for Fall – festive pumpkins, gourds, orange & yellow leaves! Read more »