Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Muscian referral

This lady is amazing! Free spirit, and beautiful soul.
Please, if you are looking for something.. she might have the connection...

Monday, June 23, 2008

cookie recipe

Super nummy cookies.

From a friend of flutterby (quintina)
Flourless Almond Butter Cookies

One cup creamy Almond butter
One cup white sugar
One teaspoon baking powder
One egg

Preheat the oven to 350°.

Cream the Almond butter and sugar in a bowl, with a wooden spoon or by hand works best.

Beat in the baking powder.

Add the egg.

Mix until it is all well combined.

The dough will be sticky, so be prepared to get your hands messy. Roll some dough into a ball. (How big? That depends on you. I have found, however, that the smaller these cookies are, the better they hold together. Eat two instead of one!) Roll the ball into white sugar. Line a baking sheet, covered in parchment paper, with sugary balls of dough.

Bake in the oven for about ten minutes. You will know the cookies are done when they feel coherent, but still a little soft. Take the tray out of the oven and let the cookies rest for at least five minutes. Afterwards, carefully transfer them to a cooling rack. After ten minutes or so, they will have hardened and be glistening with sugar.

(If you prefer, you can use peanut butter instead, but I truly perfer the almond butter)

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

CPR - getting involved

Compression Only CPR - The Latest Info

Based on scientific evidence, the Red Cross supports “compression only” CPR as an acceptable alternative when a responder is . ..… untrained …… unwilling …... unable …... or unsure …… how to perform full CPR … cycles of chest compression AND rescue breathing.

The Red Cross & the AHA hope that compression only CPR will save lives by encouraging bystanders who witness a sudden collapse of an adult to get involved and have someone call 911 & start performing chest compressions until help arrives or the adult shows obvious signs of life: breathing & movement.

All Red Cross CPR classes will continue to teach rescue breathing.

The following individuals will still need to take training which includes BOTH chest compressions & rescue breathing:

- those who take CPR training for certification to meet State & Federal requirements;

- lay responders in the workplace who have a duty to respond; and

- those responsible for infants & children.

Source - http://foxriver.redcross.org/
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Thursday, June 5, 2008

company courtesy

Something I never got used to, was how much those without allergies or intolerances of food, are so intolerant.

I work in the medical field and still, I hear, the only lunch I am buying, since I can't be hassled with something else, is Subway.

Yes, my boss knows this leaves me out. He knows I am celiac and he still insists that I am an inconvenience. He insists that I show up for lunch with them and bring my own to still be part of the team, since I am the senior member of the Marketing think tank.

So if this is your experience, you are not alone. You are not asking too much to have them make one more step to accommodate you. If they are buying lunch and you are willing to bring your own, it would stand to reason that you get reimbursed for the comparable cost of your meal.

So stand strong and don't hang your head. This behavior is too common and honestly, there are times that it is inconvenient to be Celiac but moreso, they would never want you to really join them in Wheaty-evil which could/would cost many sick days.

Think, is there a better way to do things? How do you solve the problem?

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Oats - Gluten free remedies

One of my favorite treats as a child were the oatmeal cookies grandma made. She tried to make treats that were at least somewhat from good ingredients. Brown sugar instead of white sugar, sometimes honey and raisins. But my favorite? Chocolate chip oatmeal cookies, with walnuts. LKarge walnut chucks!
I found a recipe that sounds delicious, and some sources of wheat free/gluten free oats.
for the cookies

and pulled from the gluten free girl website today, 6/2/08
The gluten-free awareness is now so much more enormous than even three years ago that we have a plethora of oats choices for us. Here are just some of them:

Gluten Free Oats - Bob's Red Mill

Laura Scudder's Oats Rolled Wheat And Gluten Free

Gluten-free Oats from Wyoming

Cream Hill Estates in Quebec, Canada

Gifts of Nature in Montana

Only Oats from Saskatchewan, Canada

I'm sure there are more. If you know of any other reliable growers, please let us all know in the comments.