Picnic Perfection – Hold The Gluten Podcast Episode 60

The latest episode of Hold The Gluten Podcast is now live! Episode 60 “Picnic Perfection” Features: Summer picnics – how to avoid getting glutened Maureen’s 7 layer dip recipe Homemade gluten-free dishes by host – how to handle? Pack your “emergency” gluten-free stash GoPicnic pre-packaged meals ready to eat meals Focus on fun, family & friends Delight’s new…

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Gluten Free Mozzarella Sticks

It has been four long and torturous years since I have eaten mozzarella sticks. 1,460 days without deep fried deliciousness. During a recent (rare) dinner out, I watched my husband happily devour a basket of mozzarella sticks while I ate a (ho hum boring) salad. Enough was enough! I needed fried cheese and I needed…

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(Naturally) Gluten Free Hummus with Balsamic Vinegar

We have very cool friends for neighbors.  Sherry and Ray live down the street from us.  Too far to stick your arm out the window for a cup of sugar, but close enough to wander down for one of their fabulous get togethers.  Sherry and Ray recently hosted a Snuggie Party at their abode.  Yes,…

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Deep Fried Deliciousness

I have a confession to make: I used to be a half price appetizer kind of girl. Downright shocking, isn’t it? I fondly recall many an evening spent with friends, family, and my future hubby dining out. Our local Houlihan’s would have 1/2 price apps on Tuesdays from 5 to 7 p.m.; Chi Chi’s was…

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Thanks For Feeding The Celiac

In taking a brief pause from the back to school mayhem, I (happily) realized we attended two tremendous gluten-free friendly picnics this Summer.  I admit it, my expectations “food-wise” are fairly low when it comes to friends and family members “accommodating” my disease.  That sounds harsh, but I totally don’t mean it in a bad…

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Guac Totally Rocks!

I have a special place in my heart for avocados… When I was first diagnosed three years ago with Celiac Disease, I had no idea what the heck was safe to eat. I made the usual newbie mistakes, thinking “wheat free” labels meant gluten free (and totally glutening myself in the process). I was terrified…

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