Shopping for safe gluten free products should have gotten easier after the FDA’s gluten free food labeling rule became final in 2014. As a celiac, I believe it has actually become harder in many ways. When I returned from speaking at The Food Allergy Blogger’s Conference in Denver, Colorado, I sat down to write this post.
In spite of all the advances in gluten free products, eating out is the one thing that everyone living gluten free agrees is still stressful, risky and often difficult to navigate. That’s why I was so excited about certified gluten free Green Chef Meal Kits* — a meal kit that is itself certified gluten free,
We could all use a good gluten free holiday breakfast recipe round up, don’t you think? I am uncharacteristically thinking ahead this year. Probably because I’ll have a house full of family on Christmas morning, but I like to think maybe I’m turning over a less procrastinator-like leaf. Probably not, though. I’m trying to decide
It’s my favorite time of the year: Gluten Free Cookie Swap time! I can’t believe it’s the seventh year we’ve hosted this community event, and now, hundreds of gluten free cookie recipes and thousands of dollars of prizes later, it’s now the 7th Annual Gluten Free Cookie Swap! This year’s prizes are amazing! I’ve invited
If you’ve followed me for awhile, you know I love to bake. I’m actually considered an expert at gluten free baking (it took me long enough, experimenting for years to get it right!) BUT … I do NOT consider myself to be an expert cook. Breads and the sweet stuff just come naturally to me.
Is There Gluten In Cheerios?! You may have heard about the infamous General Mills Cheerios recall of some lots of Yellow Box and Honey Nut Cheerios labeled as GLUTEN FREE due to gluten contamination, after reports of consumer illness. For details on the recall itself, what caused it and which boxes were affected, read Cheerios Recall Facts
Every September 13 we celebrate Celiac Disease Awareness Day! And Happy Birthday, Dr. Gee! Wait, you don’t know Dr. Gee? And you’re not sure you fully understand what celiac disease is? Maybe a little unsure about what that gluten stuff is, too? Not to worry. You’re not alone, which might be one reason why Congress
This is Back-to-School Week in our house, or “that week,” as my kids have been calling it, since the “S”-word has been taboo lately (and I don’t mean Summer!). Aside from getting all my mom ducks in a row with the requisite clothes and “S”-supply shopping, planning for interesting school lunches and gluten-free breakfasts I
I just learned that Target stores are discontinuing San-J Asian cooking sauces, in favor of a private label line. This move upsets me for many reasons. To me, San-J is to asian sauces what Glutino always has been to pretzels — THE company to turn to for gluten free in the category. Think about it:
You don’t have to give up on dining out at restaurants — you can work with restaurant personnel before and during meals, and you may even enjoy safe fast food experiences when you know what to look for and consciously avoid cross-contamination.
Are gluten free cosmetics, lotions, soaps, toiletries … really necessary? In some cases, yes. There was quite a stir after a study by George Washington University researchers showed not only that gluten is an ingredient in many cosmetics and topical lotions (although they are rarely labeled as containing gluten – a problem), but that using these products may