A Blogger A Day: The Healthy Apple
Why we’re fans: If gluten-free had a football team, Amie would be their cheerleader. I first met Amie at Appetite for Awareness 2010, where she was manning a booth for Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery. Her excitement was infectious, and that energy carries over into her ongoing work to promote gluten-free awareness. Her recipes are just as vibrant, mixing surprising flavors like raspberries and black beans into a dish that, quite simple, is delicious.
Amie’s Story: I’ve struggled with lactose intolerance and gluten intolerance from a young age, so my recipes cater to the dairy and gluten-free lifestyle, without sacrificing taste. I cook. I travel. I write. And I do it all gluten-free and deliciously.
According to Amie: The most unexpected part of going gluten-free was realizing how delicious naturally gluten-free eating can be. Fresh vegetables, fruits and lean proteins, and I’m a happy camper! I love sharing my ‘Clean Food’ recipes with gluten-free folks to show them how easy it can be to prepare a healthy, gluten-free meal in a pinch using unprocessed, pure foods in their most natural state. A baked sweet potato with Greek yogurt and cinnamon, a bowl of gluten-free oats with honey and cashews, a stir-fry with nut butter and rice noodles…the options are endless and fun to create with simple, purely gluten-free foods.
A taste of The Healthy Apple:
- Vegan Gluten-Free Strawberry n’ Fava Bean Puree
- Gluten-Free Grapefruit, Fennel n’ Anise Pound Cake
- Kale Parsley Soup
For more of NFCA’s Celiac Awareness Month celebration, visit www.CeliacCentral.org/awarenessmonth.