Vila's Cottage Crafts
Cherry almond scones! MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM! How delicious are these! And, as is true of everything in Gluten Free and Glorious, they're totally safe for anyone with gluten sensitivity.
In fact, even if you don't have trouble with gluten, you will love these! Perfect for breakfast. Wonderful with lunch, an absolute delight with dinner! You really must try them!
Department of Agriculture researcher, Dr. Forrest Nielsen says that boron seems to boost estrogen levels in women by boosting steroid hormones in the blood.
He documented that in women getting adequate boron, the most active form of estrogen--estradiol 17B--doubled, reaching levels found in women on estrogen replacement therapy.
The diet of the average American contains about half the boron found effective in the studies. High levels of boron are found in apples, pears, grapes, dates, raisins, peaches, hazelnuts, peanuts, almonds, peanuts, and honey.
Food--Your Miracle Medicine by Jean Carper, p 410
Who knew that gluten-free dishes could be so delicious and satisfying! You'll love this book, whether or not you merrily munch on wheat and, for that matter, whether or not you're vegetarian!
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Authentic Thai food is simply fantastic! And this Thai mushroom soup from Gluten Free and Glorious is the best Who says you have to work like crazy to have delicious food! Not with this recipe!
One of the health tips associated with this recipe:
As with many if the medicinal mushrooms, shiitake has been shown to be of benefit as an adjuvant cancer therapy. It has been shown to improve specific immune markers (including natural killer cells, tumor necrosis factor, T-helper cells, and a variety of interleukins) and patient outcomes.
The Health Benefits of Medicinal Mushrooms by Mark Stengler, N.D., pp 11-12
I think SpiderHawk's dishes have more flavors than a lot of "traditional" cooking. I don't do it all the time but I like a lot of the "new to me " ideas she presents in Gluten Free and Glorious
— Barrett Ravenwolf
Jo Howard Gray writes on Facebook:
My friend Vila SpiderHawk or Alice Exley as FB insists on calling her, is an amazing author and cook! I have written the Foreword for two of her lovely books but this book is one of her other passions. It available for purchase on your Ipad! FANTASTIC! Check it out! https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/301056
Listed on Barnes:Anonymous Posted October 30, 2013
Cookbook and source for healthy and vegetarian eating! I simply love all of Vila Spiderhawk's recipes and I have every one of her books!
For healthy eating this is the book to use. Vila is an awesome writer. All of her books are a must read.
One of my daughters has severe gluten intolerance, and cooking for her own needs while still making great meals for her family has been a challenge. One of the beauties of this cookbook is that although gluten free... it is tasty, simple, and a diet that all would enjoy.
— Julianna Joyce
A new cookbook written by a friend - gluten-free and (mostly) vegan, a plus for those who also have problems with lactose. Along with a lot of great recipes,
Vila's also included a lot of nutritional tidbits and information. A real bargain at only .99! We're trying the Asparagus, Mushroom and Penne in Lemon Sauce for supper tonight:)
— Donna Barney
You did a great job, Vila, this is even better than I had hoped. I just bought it and already have several recipes picked out to try:) I love all the nutritional tidbits and information you added, they really help when you're trying to balance such a crazy diet.
— Donna Barney
I can finally have bread that tastes like BREAD and cookies! A great cook book, everything you would need to eat healthy. And she looks up the nutritious stats for you. And you will learn to eat food to heal yourself instead of drugs and vitamins the way it is suppose to be. And don't forget to check out her other books too. She has other cook books and some fiction out that are all a work of art! Yes, I AM a great fan of Vila's and know her work well. You will do yourself a big favor by looking up her other works and best of all, they are all .99 you read it right, .99 each! She practices what she preaches, helping the economy and helping all of us that need to get healthy. Enjoy!
— Peg Hicks
Okay, I admit it, I am not a huge fan of cookbooks. But there's a "but" coming here. BUT I have a serious sensitivity to grains containing gluten, so believe me,
I was so very glad when this book came out! First off, I have not had a good scone since before I developed this sensitivity. Can you imagine the nirvana I found
in her Cherry Almond scones? Divine! And I got to try the Irish Soda Bread just after St. Patrick's Day, but that's okay. The list goes on, and continues to go on
as I eat my gluten-free way through this cookbook.
Finally, delicious recipes that I can use!
Thank you, Vila SpiderHawk!
— Helen Collins
I just previewed a wonderful new cookbook by Vila SpiderHawk--Gluten Free and Glorious. I was skeptical at first, as I am no vegan, but Vila has shared some wonderful recipes with me, and I went in with an open mind.
I was blown away! Not only are the recipes absolutely delicious (yes I tried several!). I was amazed at the information shared on lots of herbs and natural ingredients. This book is a fantastic reference item along with easy to use and understand recipes! I was going to try and give a favorite recipe but I just can't pick one! I suggest you give this a read and you will be as impressed as I am!
— Debra Smith, Editor and Publisher of Open Circle e-zine