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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Functional Gluten Free Snacking

Ok, so you're trying to stick to a gluten free lifestyle but you got the munchies....big time. What to do, what to do.
Fruit, ya, tons of it....apples, baby carrots and as many berries in season as time and money can afford.
What else do you snack on ? If you are a celiac or just a wee bit sensitive to gluten in foods, how do you deal with the munchies?
I was chatting with a gluten intolerant lady who works in a restaurant. She said she eats eggs at least twice a day..... hmmmm. So am I stuck with eggs and apple sauce for meal upon meal?
Is it just me, or do you find gluten free breads to be horrible tasting and ridiculously expensive?
How do you cope easily with the gluten free lifestyle? What are your tips to keeping it EASY and STRESS FREE?!!!!
Leave your ideas and comments please, I am eager to hear what you have to say.
Best In Christ,
Carla

Monday, July 23, 2012

Gluten Free At Country Style

I contacted Country Style ( which is a fast food coffee and donut chain in Canada) and asked them if any of their items are considered gluten free. They advised me, that as of current information from their soup suppliers ( as of July 2012)
the following soups are considered gluten free:
cream of mushroom, cream of broccoli, broccoli and cheddar, french onion and garden vegetable are gluten free.

For more up to date information about their menu and it's ingredients, contact Country Style's corporate head office by looking at their corporate website. The contact info is listed near the bottom of the first home webpage.
http://www.countrystyle.com/

Best of Health to you and your families in Christ.

(Note that any of the above information is not considered health or medical advice and any up to date 
information about potential allergens should be confirmed with professional medical advice. This blog and it's author accepts no liability for any ideas discussed in this blog. Medical advice should be obtained from a licensed medical professional.)

Monday, July 16, 2012

Renewable Energy

Just saw a documentary from "Modern Marvels" produced by A&E Television Networks in 2006. entitled
"Renewable Energy". Ok, so it's not quite as current as I would prefer, but it sure boosted my optimism towards renewable and sustainable forms of energy.
It was only 50 minutes long and was available at the local public library.
It's ISBN is 1-4229-1581-6

It describes in simple common terms the most basic forms of renewable energy that
modern man is exploring and currently utilizing successfully.
Some of the energy forms discussed in this documentary are:
Wind Energy, Solar Energy ( including photo voltaic forms as well as solar thermal power,
geothermal energy, biomass energy from crops such as Switch grass, bio diesel, ocean wave energy, ocean current energy, and I'm sure there's a few more that I can't recall at the moment.

In particular, I found the discussion of using biomass quite intriguing. Those who are working in the field and research of biomass were trying to figure out which crop would produce more power with as little effort and expense to grow. Their discovery was an easy-to-grow grass called "Switch grass". Apparently this type of grass is easy to grow in a variety of climates and produces a much higher yield than is retained from using biomass sources like corn or sugar cane.

There was quite a long section about wind energy. I find the wind turbines to be amazingly powerful, but wonder if it isn't a bit of an eyesore to be putting up more than a modest amount of these wind turbines in public places. But I am sure that smaller wind turbines could be added in smaller versions for smaller uses even on top of our homes and they wouldn't have to reach unsightly heights to be effective in a windy city like mine.
Perhaps we need to stop insisting on energy "superheroes" and accept smaller helps, such as personal home sized solar power water heaters, such as are now mandatory in Israel.
I learned earlier this week that Israel has also issued a  very progressive water saving toilet design for all it's households. Apparently each household toilet has two buttons for flushing. Therefore the user can choose one button for liquid flushes (urination only) and another button for larger flushing (feces ). This change in toilet choices saves gallons and gallons of water consumption in only one week and could so easily be adapted for use in Canada and elsewhere and save our nations millions of dollars in water costs.

If any of my wonderful blog readers have some input on these matters I would greatly enjoy your comments which you can leave by pressing the comments tab.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
blessings.
Carla