Elisabeth Hasselbeck, talk show host, best-selling author, nogii diet founder and outspoken advocate has officially launched her new website ElisabethHasselbeck.com, a Gluten-Free lifestyle community. The site, which will be updated daily, acts as an online extension of her book Deliciously G-Free as well as a place to communicate with the busy mom, chat about The View, and share stories, opinions and recipes.
The 34-year-old mother of three kids – daughter Grace, 6, and sons Taylor, 4, and Isaiah, 2 – opens up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about her G-Free community, her supportive husband Tim Hasselbeck who ‘gets’ her, and their upcoming Valentine’s Day plans with the kids which includes “candy for breakfast!”
CBS: Congrats on the launch of your official website! Tell us all about it.
EH: “While visiting ElisabethHasselbeck.com, you will share in fashion, food and favorites that I find along the way! The Deliciously G-Free community is incredible and inviting, whether you are a resident expert or new to the gfree lifestyle. The recipes and sharing are not to be missed! In addition, you can see my various posts on travel, decor, shopping, kids, family, and our great nation.”
CBS: Congrats also on your new book Deliciously G-Free.
EH: “Thanks! In Deliciously G-Free you will find crowd-pleasing, great-tasting, flavor-packed plates that will have your family and friends asking for seconds.”
CBS: How have you been able to manage celiac disease so well?
EH: “Managing celiac disease, now, is more easy than ever before. [I had] to wait in pain for almost a decade before finding an incredible physician. Getting the proper diagnosis from Dr. Peter Green of the Celiac Disease Center NYC Columbia was the hard part. The initial on-ramp to eating and living on a G-Free diet was what inspired my first book, The G-Free Diet: A Gluten-Free Survival Guide.”
CBS: Do your kids have it as well? Does everyone in your house eat G-Free all the time?
EH: “I get the kids tested regularly for antibodies, and vitamin levels. They are clear so far. We have a hybrid home…each year it becomes more and more G-Free.”
CBS: How are your three kids doing? What are they into?
EH: “Kids are great! I feel most complete as a wife and mom.
Grace is 6, and is such a thoughtful, kind little girl. She is quite the artist, and loves to run track, and wants to play football.
Taylor is 4, has a contagious smile, and is currently into changing the batteries on anything and everything in our home.
Isaiah is 2, and loves music. He drums on anything, including his brother and sister.
CBS: You are one busy mama! How do you manage your busy career on The View, launching your new site and book, being a mom-to-3 and a devoted wife to your husband?
EH: “I mess something up every day. I work late into the night, sometimes into the next day, and I have a husband who ‘gets me’ enough to know that I will forget to make the bed and might leave every cabinet open in my morning tornado! Tim is the reason I can take on so much. I am only as capable because he does so much.”
CBS: What has surprised you the most about motherhood?
EH: “Nothing surprises me… a lot amazes me. For instance, how my mom did it all. Amazing: as an attorney, without cell phones, without an assistant, without a microwave. But with such strength and grace. Amazed am I!”
CBS: With Valentine’s Day coming up, how do you plan to celebrate with Tim?
EH: “Valentine’s Day is really about the kids. Before big days, I like to spend the night decorating the kitchen table for them. This year, I am thinking we will have candy for breakfast! We will give each other a valentine in front of the kids…and one NOT in front of them!”