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Updated Gluten-Free in Phoenix (and why you always need to take responsibility for your own food safety)

April 9, 2015
Where to eat gluten-free in Phoenix

Two years ago I posted a list of my favorite gluten-free restaurants in Phoenix. I wanted to share the places where I feel safe with anyone who is in the area and needs a good gluten-free meal. I had been meaning to update the list for a few months now because I have expanded my […]

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Not an endorsement? (Updated)

March 15, 2015
Kraft Singles and Kids Eat Right - A horrible decision

Last week, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics announced a partnership between Kraft and Kids Eat Right. Specifically that the Kids Eat Right logo will now appear on packages of Kraft American Singles. The Academy has fully denied that this is an endorsement of a product, even though Kraft told The New York Times that it […]

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Why a Celiac Should Always Ask

March 4, 2015
Why a Celiac Should Always Ask Questions to Keep Safe at Restaurants

I have celiac disease. That means I have to ask a bunch of annoying questions every time I go out to eat to make sure my meal is prepared safely. One small crumb of gluten can knock me out for a month. I’ve been gluten-free for almost four years now. I know what restaurants around me are […]

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A Lightbulb Celiac Moment

February 8, 2015
Allergy is a word people understand, so I use it.  But on this particular day in Austin, I didn’t. When he asked if I had an allergy, I told him no. I have celiac disease.  And his response changed my whole way of thinking.

While in Austin over the weekend, I grabbed lunch at a little salad place called Leaf. They make the salads right in front of you, and you can customize them any way you want. I asked the guy who was making my salad to please point out anything I should avoid because of gluten. He asked me […]

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Gluten? Get over it.

January 28, 2015
Gluten? Get over it.

I wasn’t going to say anything about the new NASCAR ad that will be running during the Super Bowl because I didn’t want to appear “too sensitive” to gluten jokes. I mean, I’m an adult. I can take it. Stupid gluten-free sissies, haha.  Whatever. But then my friend reminded me that adults making fun of […]

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Gluten-Free on a Budget (Giveaway!)

January 23, 2015
Gluten-Free on a Budget

When I started my journey with celiac disease, I was completely overwhelmed. It turned out that I needed three things to get me through the rough start: 1) Education 2) Supportive family members, and 3) A gluten-free community. One of the first people I met in the gluten-free community was Chandice Probst. Her passion for […]

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The Best Ever Sugar Cookies

December 18, 2014
Best Ever Sugar Cookies | (gluten-free option)

This, my friends, is the recipe for the best sugar cookies ever. Ever. It’s my great-grandmother’s recipe, and I probably shouldn’t even be giving it to you. Make a batch with your favorite people. Share with the neighbors. Have fun smashing the dough, and whatever you do, don’t forget the secret ingredient.   (Hint: You can find […]

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Brown Rice Cereal with Raisins and Pecans

December 8, 2014
Brown Rice Cereal with Raisins and Pecans | #SweetNaturally

I worked together with the California Raisin Marketing Board to create this recipe and was compensated for my time. The opinions below are mine and mine alone and do not represent those of the California Raisin Marketing Board. ***** A couple years ago, I teamed up with the California Raisins to create some killer recipes […]

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DIY Hot Chocolate Stirs with Van’s Snack Bars

December 2, 2014
DIY Hot Chocolate Stirs with Van's Snack Bars

I’m over at Van’s Foods today teaching you how to whip up these fun Hot Chocolate Stirs. They are so easy and make a perfect treat or handmade gift for the holidays. Click here or on the photos below to learn how to make your own!

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Kid-Friendly Thanksgiving Sides

November 26, 2014
Kid-Friendly Thanksgiving Sides | InspiredRD for Van's Foods

I’m sharing some kid-friendly Thanksgiving side dishes on Van’s Foods blog today. Click on the photos to see the recipes! Also, if you have been looking into the MuTu System for diastasis recti, this weekend you can grab the program for 40% off! Sale starts tomorrow and goes through Monday.   Happy Thanksgiving!     […]

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