X

Subscribe now

to receive regular emails with the latest Bake Free recipes
Follow me on Twitter
Follow me on Instagram
Like me on Facebook
Check my Pinterest account
Join my circle on Google Plus
Subscribe to RSS Feeds
Hello! My name is Siham Costantine Semaan. I was born and raised in Lebanon and I have Celiac disease. I have a passion for food and cooking, so I'm sharing with you all my experience in preparing gluten-free bread, cakes, pies, and cookies. I also have a passion for the Lebanese kitchen and Middle Eastern cooking. You can find my delicious gluten-free recipes, try them, and enjoy them with your family and friends. Thank you for stopping by!
Hello! My name is Siham Costantine Semaan. I have a passion for food and cooking, so I'm sharing with you all my experience in preparing gluten-free recipes. I also have a passion for Lebanese and Middle Eastern cooking. You can try my delicious gluten-free recipes and enjoy them with your family and friends.

Top Slider

Powered by Blogger.

"You can enjoy festive meals,
Sunday lunches and everyday
home cooking, all gluten-free!"


ABOUT ME

I was born in a traditional Lebanese family where everything rotated around food; Christmas dinners, Sunday lunches, and everyday home cooking. My relationship with food was always a love/hate relationship. I loved food but it always caused me discomfort and pain. In my childhood years, I was always anaemic and the doctors would tell my mom to give me iron supplements, and to feed me spinach and red meat. My teenage years were years of migraines and joint pain. The doctors would attribute that to “part of growing up”. I got married in 1987; I was 22 years old; I had my son one year later. In 1992 when I was pregnant with my daughter, my OBGYN said that I would need blood transfusion during delivery because of my severe anaemia. I was sick throughout my pregnancy and I was very weak. Luckily, I had a healthy baby girl, but I lost all my energy after giving birth.
"Join me on my journey of exploring new horizons to food!"
Siham

Recipes

Health Facts



X

Subscribe now

to receive regular emails
with the latest Bake Free recipes
Follow me on Twitter
Follow me on Instagram
Like me on Facebook
Check my Pinterest account
Join my circle on Google Plus
Subscribe to RSS Feeds

By: Bake Free
Gluten sensitivity is a condition with symptoms similar to those of celiac disease that improve when gluten is eliminated from the diet.

People with  gluten sensitivity can experience symptoms such as “foggy mind”, depression, ADHD-like behavior, abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, headaches, bone or joint pain, and chronic fatigue when they have gluten in their diet, but other symptoms are also possible. While these are common symptoms of celiac disease, these individuals do not test positive for celiac disease or for a wheat allergy.

By: Bake Free
‘Coeliac disease is rare’...myth
Research shows that coeliac disease affects 1 in 100 people in the UK, making it much more common than previously thought. Under diagnosis is a big problem and research suggests around 500,000 people have not yet been diagnosed.

By: Bake Free
Silent Celiac Disease
By Judith C. Thalheimer, RD, LDN
From Today’s Dietitian
Vol. 16 No. 5 P. 22

Learn more about this serious condition characterized by atypical signs, symptoms, and presentations that often hinder proper diagnosis and treatment.

A seemingly healthy 14-year-old boy visits his primary care physician for a routine checkup and is diagnosed with iron-deficiency anemia. A 41-year-old woman presents with severe osteoporosis. Neither patient has gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, but after undergoing diagnostic tests, both are diagnosed with celiac disease.1

By: Bake Free
1. Substituting one gluten-free flour for another one in the recipe.
Each flour has its own density. So, if you are substituting for a cup of chickpea flour, you need to find out the weight of a cup of chickpea flour as well as the weight of the alternate flour and then use that.

By: Bake Free
The founder and director of the Center for Celiac Research at Massachusetts General Hospital provides a clear, concise roadmap for understanding why gluten does what it does and what can be done about it.

This article was originally distributed via 24-7 Press Release Newswire. 24-7 Press Release Newswire, WorldNow and this Site make no warranties or representations in connection therewith.
BOSTON, MA, October 24, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ — These days it seems you can’t pick up anything without being proudly informed that it doesn’t contain gluten. But before “gluten-free” became a turbo-powered marketing platform, before, in fact, most Americans had even heard of gluten, Dr. Alessio Fasano, the world’s leading expert on gluten and celiac disease, had already treated tens of thousands of children and adults for conditions related to the consumption of this tiny little protein that causes such outsized health problems.

By: Bake Free
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are developmental disorders that affect children by disrupting their ability to communicate and interact socially. To reduce a child's symptoms of autism, parents often try alternative treatments such as specialized diets. Lately, the gluten-free/casein-free diet has grown in popularity. Some parents report improvements in autism symptoms with this dietary regimen.