Saturday, February 26, 2011

Cookbook for Sale!

I am extremely excited my cookbook is for sale!  It can be found online at:, (see,, and It is also available at Deseret Book.

Almost any bookstore or health food store will be able to order it for you, even if the store doesn’t have a copy. Here is the information you will need to give the manager if you want your store to sell the cookbook:  Gluten-Free Cooking Made Easy is published by Walnut Springs Press, an imprint of Leatherwood Press, and is distributed by Brigham Distributing ( For more information or to place an order, please contact Barry Reeder at (435) 723-6611

Also, if you have a minute, check out my "stirring the cornbread by hand" story on the author highlight from my publisher at the following link:

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Gluten-free Recipes

My sister-in-law, Michele Ashman Bell, is an author.  I love her books!  (Check out her awesome blog at When we had a family dinner last week-end, she shared an incredible salad recipe.  Here it is:

Lemon Garlic Salad

Large bag of Romaine lettuce
Swiss cheese, sliced into small strips
Cooked, crumbled bacon
Toasted, slivered almonds
Grape tomatoes


Juice of 1 lemon
3/4 cup canola or vegetable oil
2/3 cloves crushed garlic
Salt and Pepper, to taste

Combine dressing ingredients and wait 2-3 hours before serving. 

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Our Family

Our family has learned to adapt to the gluten-free diet, but it was difficult at first.  Now that I have a collection of recipes in my cookbook that our family enjoys, it has made life much easier.  My husband loves the Beef Stroganoff recipe.  One of my favorite recipes is Lemon Chicken.  Some recipes our children ask for when it is their special birthday meal, are Beef Enchiladas, Sweet and Sour Chicken, Thai Red Curry, Hot and Spicy Chicken, Pizza, and Salt and Vinegar Chicken.

We treasure our family and there is great joy knowing that we can be together forever.  To learn more about eternal families, click on this link:

Monday, February 14, 2011

"The Intestinal Battlefield"

I think I am starting to understand how gliadin affects the intestines.  Dr. Peter H.R. Green, M.D., who is the director of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University, has written an informative book. It is entitled, Celiac Disease:  A Hidden Epidemic.  In his book, on Page 26, he explains:  "In the digestive tract of people with celiac disease, the gliadin molecule gets into the intestinal lining and continually stimulates the inflammatory response.  The inflammation becomes excessive and causes continuous damage to the villi until the triggering toxin is removed."

OK...though this quote is beneficial, I suppose it is a little on the technical side. :)  My eleven-year-old daughter (who also has celiac disease), summarizes this idea in the following way:  "A molecule gets into your digestive system and RUINS IT!"  However, our lives are not ruined forever.  We have the opportunity to eat delicious gluten-free food happily...(especially chocolate). 

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

My cookbook is ready!

My publisher, Walnut Springs Press, is awesome!  My cookbook will soon be in stores and is already available on!  I can't wait for you to try my recipe for Flavorful Baked Fish, Hot and Spicy Chicken, Lemon Chicken, and Chicken Fettuccine!  You are going to love this cookbook!