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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Hold The Gluten Podcast 03 – Picnic Paranoia

Episode 3 of my Hold The Gluten Podcast is now live! Episode 3 “Picnic Paranoia” Features: A Celiac’s “Picnic Paranoia”. Food as a social experience. Surviving (gluten free!) summer picnics, pool parties, and various shindigs. Easy Gluten Free dishes to bring to get togethers. Maureen’s 7 Layer Dip Recipe. “Beyond Rice Cakes” – a gluten…

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These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

“Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens…” Nah – too much rain gives my roses black spot and I’m terribly allergic to cats.  Really.  I broke out in hives just typing the word “c-a-t”. Anyway – being an official member of Club Celiac for almost three years now, I’ve encountered many a gluten free food…

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Hold The Gluten Podcast 02 – One Sandwich, Hold The Bread Please

Good things are happening at Hold The Gluten! Episode 1 of the HTG Podcast is now under my belt. Whew! With wet feet, I have eagerly returned to the microphone and Episode 2 of my Hold The Gluten Podcast is now live! Episode 2 “One Sandwich, Hold the Bread Please” Features: BREAD…the holy grail for…

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Hold The Gluten Podcast 01 – Gulp…Testing 1-2-3

Well, it’s official, the very first episode of my Hold The Gluten Podcast is LIVE!!! I need to give huge props to my very talented tech-savvy hubby.  Without him, I would never have entered this mystifying world of two turntables and a microphone.  Well, there’s really no turntables, but it just sounds hipper. Episode 1…

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Breakfast of Champions

Yesterday we celebrated Father’s Day. In the PC (pre-celiac) days, we would have (1) gone out to breakfast, (2) the kids would have trashed the table, floor, and surrounding vicinity, (3) we would have left a very, very generous tip, and (4) we would have vacated the building post-haste. With Celiac Disease, dining out for…

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Mint is Magnificent!

Little ol’ me is growing an herb garden. Well, I guess I should clarify; my herb garden is predominantly a mint garden. There are two basil plants thrown in for good measure, but mint is the front runner in the pack. Why? Well, I used to be a vodka kind of girl. In my single,…

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Not A Dry Eye in the Room (Except Mine!)

No, I’m not hungover. Yes, I have slept recently. One of the funny things about Celiac Disease is that a person can develop other disorders, intolerances, etc. Ok, that’s not really funny, but I’m trying to find some humor in this 🙂 Since I’ve been diagnosed with Celiac Disease, I have had the worst dry…

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Waffles Are Wonderful!

I’ve always been a “road less taken” kind of girl. I never like to follow the crowd, have a bit of a rebellious streak, and never, ever am keen on anyone telling me what to do. Maybe that’s why I can’t cook to save my life!? Recipes are like the voice of authority to me.…

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