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Fun with Gluten-Free Foods

Posted on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 by HylaryL

Woman holding vegetables As someone who has been gluten-free since 2010, I can tell you that the prospect of never eating my favorite pastas, cakes or cookies again can be very troubling. Oftentimes when people hear “gluten-free” they think of cardboard, something lacking in flavor, and other unappetizing things. Fortunately, nothing could be further from the truth! Forget what you think you know about gluten-free foods, and get . . . more »

Slow Cook Your Way to a Healthy Meal!

Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2013 by HylaryL

The 150 Healthiest Slow Cooker Recipes on Earth Sometimes cooking something delicious and healthy after a long day of school, work or taking care of the family can be a real hassle. But before you reach for your phone to order pizza, why not plan ahead and make something everyone can enjoy in one of the handiest tools ever created for the kitchen: the slow cooker! Slow cookers (a.k.a. crock pots) are an . . . more »

Avoid the Calories from Your Favorite Chain Restaurants

Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 by HylaryL

The Steamy Kitchen's Healthy Asian Favorites I think we can all agree that some of the best, most flavorful food in the world originates from the multitude of cuisines found in Asia and its surrounding islands. From Chinese to Japanese to Thai food and more, the list goes on and on of delicious culinary treasures that anyone regardless of their nationality or ethnicity can enjoy. The only problem? Though generally quite . . . more »

Healthy (and delicious!) versions of your favorite childhood treats!

Posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by HylaryL

Real Snacks Who doesn't remember that joyful feeling we experienced as a child opening a fresh Twinkie, finishing off a circus train shaped box of animal crackers or licking your fingers to get the last little bits in a bag of Corn Nuts. Those special snacks always inspire a nostalgic feeling for days past, and, unfortunately, remind us of how lacking in nutrition our treats really were. . . . more »

The Easy Way to Go Gluten-Free!

Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by HylaryL

The Complete Guide to Naturally Gluten-free Foods It seems like going gluten-free is the new thing to do in the world of diets and nutrition, but for those of us who suffer from Celiac's Disease, gluten sensitivities or wheat allergies, it's more than just a fad. But with all of the gluten-free products available out there, where do you even start if you're just beginning on your life without wheat? If your . . . more »

Fight those rainy-day blues: bake something delicious!

Posted on Friday, November 30, 2012 by HylaryL

Baked Elements Is all this rain making you feel cooped up inside at home? Why not do something fun to fight those rainy-day blues: bake a delicious treat! If you don’t already know, the Santa Clara County Library District owns thousands of cookbooks, enough to keep even the most ferocious chefs busy for days. Check out the list below of some of our newest arrivals that focus . . . more »

Want to get your kids to eat healthy? Try adding dinosaurs!

Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by HylaryL

Eat like A Dinosaur How many parents have tried every trick in the book to get their kids to eat healthy? How much harder does it get to find kid-approved meals when a child has special dietary needs or restrictions? If you’re about to give up on trying to force feed your child broccoli, take a look at Eat Like a Dinosaur a new recipe and guidebook for gluten-free . . . more »

Embracing allergy-friendly cooking: it's possible!

Posted on Thursday, August 23, 2012 by HylaryL

Allergy-friendly Food for Families It seems like whenever someone is diagnosed with a food allergy or intolerance that automatically means that all forms of gourmet home cooking are doomed. Say goodbye to your old favorites, it's cardboard and water from here on out, right? Wrong! More and more, celebrated chefs and nutrition experts are devoting time and energy to publishing allergy-friendly cookbooks that can turn your kitchen into a . . . more »

Carol Alt: Former Supermodel and Raw Food Diet Champion

Posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 by HylaryL

Easy Sexy Raw In her latest book, Easy Sexy Raw, former supermodel, actress and author Carol Alt continues her efforts to improve health and well-being through the raw food diet. In her first book, Eating in the Raw, Alt explained how integrating the raw food diet into her life eased a lot of chronic ailments she had been experiencing, from headaches, to sinusitis to stomach pain. One thing . . . more »

Paleo who?

Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 by HylaryL

The Paleo Diet At reference desks throughout Santa Clara County Library we receive all kinds of questions about the Paleo Diet. From requests for books to more information about this increasingly popular way of eating, the Paleo Diet seems to be something that has taken the health and nutrition world by storm. But what exactly is the Paleo Diet? Is it difficult to follow? Complicated? Will it work . . . more »

Is gluten-free for you?

Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 by HylaryL

4 Ingredients Gluten-free It seems like everywhere you turn in the culinary world "gluten-free" is something people are talking about. Does all this talk leave you wondering about this mysterious "gluten" and why it seems to be public enemy number one these days? Well don't worry because your library has loads of books and resources on the subject to help you learn about the gluten-free diet and if . . . more »

Is gluten-free for you?

Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 by HylaryL

4 Ingredients Gluten-free It seems like everywhere you turn in the culinary world "gluten-free" is something people are talking about. Does all this talk leave you wondering about this mysterious "gluten" and why it seems to be public enemy number one these days? Well don't worry because your library has loads of books and resources on the subject to help you learn about the gluten-free diet and if . . . more »

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