Welcome to the Hold The Gluten Podcast!  This is a gluten free zone…  You’ll find nary a wheat, barley, oat, or evil stalk of rye lurking here.  Join us as we podcast about our lives – gluten free.

Contact us at the Hold The Gluten Podcast line at 1.502.35GFREE (1.502.354.3733)


Hold The Gluten Podcast HostMaureen

Maureen Stanley lives life marvelously gluten free in New Jersey with her husband, two children, and an extremely rambunctious dog.  She believes bacon, nachos and chocolate should be basic food groups.  Maureen was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2005.  Shortly thereafter, she began podcasting and blogging about not only living, but thriving gluten free.  Topics have included the art of gluten free baking, avoiding cross contamination, and how to read ingredient labels like a pro.  In addition to Maureen’s Hold The Gluten site, her work has also been published in Gluten Free Living magazine.  Since 2010 Maureen has blogged monthly on General Mills’ Gluten Freely site.  She also writes for Delight Gluten-Free Magazine.



Vanessa Maltin Weisbrod is the Executive Editor of Delight Gluten-Free Magazine, an international publication geared towards people with food allergies, celiac disease and other medical conditions relating to food. In addition to the magazine, Vanessa also consults for a variety of gluten-free food manufactures and is an active member of the Advisory Board of the Celiac Disease Center at Children’s National Medical Center.

Vanessa is also the author of two gluten-free cookbooks: Beyond Rice Cakes: A Young Person’s Guide to Cooking, Eating & Living Gluten-Free was released in September 2006 and her second book is The Gloriously Gluten-Free Cookbook: Spicing Up Life with Italian, Asian and Mexican Recipes (Wiley) was released in April 2010.

Vanessa has appeared on numerous television shows as a gluten-free food and celiac disease expert including Planet Green’s Emeril Green, CNBC’s On the Money and CNN’s Newsroom with Heidi Collins. She has been interviewed and quoted in U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek, The Washington Post, Washington Woman, Supermarket News, Publix Greenwise Magazine and numerous other local newspapers.

Vanessa received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the George Washington University and a Culinary Arts degree from the Institute of Culinary Education. She also holds certificates in the Practical Applications of Food Allergy Guidelines and Nutritional Analysis for Federal School Breakfast & Lunch Programs.

Previously she worked as a health care reporter for the Advisory Board Company’s Daily Briefing and for Cox Newspapers, where she covered health care, politics, immigration and other breaking news for major newspapers including the Palm Beach Post, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and the Dayton Daily News.  Vanessa joined the Hold The Gluten Podcast in August 2011.