Wednesday, June 4, 2008

PUCKER UP


Fresh squeezed lemonade, the quintessential flavor of summer. It is so easy to make the real thing, and once you taste the difference, you will never drink those awful imitations again. I use the follow as a general guide line, one cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice, 1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar, depending on how sweet or tart you like your lemonade and four cups of water. I usually strain the juice before mixing it all together and I love to freeze some in ice cube trays. Using lemonade ice cubes prevents a watered down treat! I also zest all of my lemons before I juice them. I save the zest in zip lock bags in the freezer. That way I have fresh lemon zest on hand!

3 comments:

rebelgirl7 said...

Hi there,
Thanks very much for answering my question on Shauna's blog. My gastroenterologist told me years ago that Oats were a "gray area" and I have just never decided to try them again. I am also an RN, its good to know these answers for our patients too! Thanks!

sweetpea said...

Hi rebelgirl7,
Thanks for stopping by my blog! Describing oats as a grey area sums it up perfectly! I have not had any oat, and after two years of a gluten free diet I have not had substantial healing and still have symptoms. It has been a frustrating journey. I try to stay focused on what I can enjoy rather than pine for things I can't have. Shauna is the best!
Cari

rebelgirl7 said...

Have you tried an elimination diet?
Do you still eat dairy?
I would start with eliminating all dairy (if you haven't tried already)for 1-2 weeks and see if your symptoms improve. Also, interesting enough approx 50% of Celiac patients also have hypothyrodism or sub clinical hypothyroidism and this left untreated can certainly cause GI sx as well as other SX.