It’s Easy Being Green!

There are many ways we can each make a difference in taking care of Mother Earth.  One of which is buying naturally gluten-free fruits and veggies as close to your home as possible.  Shopping for gluten-free produce is easy! Join a CSA.  CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture.  In a CSA, people in the community…

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Traversing the Grocery Store – Gluten Free

I remember when I first went gluten free; I would spend hours at the grocery store.   Fear not!  You can easily tackle gluten free food shopping with some important tips in mind: 1)      Do your research and create a list before you shop.  Compile a “cheat sheet” of what is gluten free before hitting the…

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Gluten Free Holiday Party Tips

I’ve been gluten free for over five years. Most of the time I think I have this lifestyle down pat. I can easily name 20 gluten free flours, describe the inner workings of xanthan gum, and recite how to make fab waffles using Gluten Free Bisquick. Then the month of December arrives with a slew…

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A Gluten Free Thanksgiving IS Possible!

When I was first diagnosed with Celiac Disease, Thanksgiving was a holiday that came with much trepidation.  Truth be told, Aunt Edna’s gelatin mold was indeed a bit scary, but my big fear was how to survive Thanksgiving gluten-free.  Our dinner table was traditionally laden with gluten-filled fare such as stuffing, rolls, gravy, and pies. …

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Behind the Scenes at General Mills

I recently had the holy crap are you for real?! exciting opportunity to visit the General Mills facility in Minneapolis.  Along with eleven other passionate gluten free bloggers, I participated in a General Mills Gluten Free Summit.  Also in attendance was the dynamic Danna Korn, author of six gluten free books and founder of GlutenFreedom…

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Hold The Gluten Podcast 14 – Is It January Yet?!

The latest episode of my Hold The Gluten Podcast is now live! Episode 14 “Is It January Yet?!” Features: Wine and M&M’s…Duh – forgot gluten free food at a recent party. Gluten Free Flours – always refrigerate (4 to 6 months) or freeze (up to one year).  Due to the lack of processing, most alternative…

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Hold The Gluten Podcast 06 – Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (Gluten Free!)

The latest episode of my Hold The Gluten Podcast is now live! Episode 6 “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (Gluten Free!)” Features: Getting to your destination. Airlines offering GF meals. Pack GF snacks in carry on (a must!) Research, research, research! GF blogs & newsgroups can provide info on where to safely eat at your destination.…

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Hold The Gluten Podcast 05 – Happy Hour, Gluten Free!

The latest episode of my Hold The Gluten Podcast is now live! Episode 5 “Happy Hour, Gluten Free!” Features: Discussion on what alcohols are gluten free. Tequila – Jose Cuervo.   All Jose Cuervo Tequilas, Authentic Cuervo Margaritas, Margarita Minis, and Golden Margaritas are gluten-free. Rum – Bacardi Rum.  Mojito Recipe. Cider – Woodchuck Draft…

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Get Carded…

Ah, remember the good ol’ days?  Nervously waiting to be asked for i.d.  Hoping you looked “old enough”… Call me vain, but I’d pay 100 bucks to have someone card me today!  However, snickering while they looked at the birth year on my license would definitely forfeit the Ben Franklin. I’m actually writing about cards…

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Hold The Gluten Podcast 04 – Get Tested!

The latest episode of my Hold The Gluten Podcast is now live! Episode 4 “Get Tested!” Features: Discussion on genetic testing and blood tests.  Exactly who needs them? The genetic test for Celiac Disease is known as the Celiac Disease DNA Test.  To clarify even further, specify HLA genotyping of the DQA1 and DQB1 genes.…

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