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Eating out with Celiac Disease – Why you should always ask questions

Celiac Disease, Health March 4, 2015
Eating out with Celiac Disease - Why you should always ask questions

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 safe to frequent. I know which ones take gluten-free seriously. It would be easy for…

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A Lightbulb Celiac Moment

Celiac Disease, Health February 8, 2015

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 if I had an allergy. Here’s where I would normally say yes. Over the past…

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Gluten? Get over it.

Celiac Disease, Health January 28, 2015

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 other adults for being weak in the name of gluten only adds more fuel to…

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Gluten-Free on a Budget (Giveaway!)

Celiac Disease, Health January 23, 2015

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 this community is exceeded only by her sweetness of character. I am incredibly thankful for…

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Paleo Turkey Chili

Health, Recipes, Recipes - Gluten-Free, Recipes - Main Dishes, Recipes - Soups & Sandwiches October 30, 2014

My favorite part of Halloween is probably the annual “make-the-face-of-your-pumpkin” photo. That never gets old. What does get old? The heat. I know, we choose to live here, but can’t I just wear a scarf once in the month of October? No? Ok fine. I’ll just take my whiny self into the air-conditioned house and curl up with a nice bowl of chili. This chili is incredible, and so worth the…

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Pumpkin Spiced Hummus

Health, Recipes, Recipes - Appetizers, Recipes - Gluten-Free, Recipes - Vegetarian October 14, 2014

The first time Joe took a bit of hummus, he proudly exclaimed, “I love this humpus!” Yes, humpus. We laughed so hard that the name stuck. So if you come over and I put out a tray of veggies and humpus, please make sure to refer to it accordingly. For October entertaining, I love to put a pumpkin spin on anything I can. This pumpkin spiced hummus humpus has a hint…

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2014 Gluten Free Halloween Candy List (and what to do with all that candy)

Celiac Disease, Health October 13, 2014

It’s almost Halloween, so it’s time to start thinking about ALL THE CANDY. If you’re gluten-free like me, you’ll want to make sure any candy you eat is safe. Click here or on the image below to find this year’s list of gluten-free Halloween candy. But just because it’s gluten-free, doesn’t mean it’s healthy. So what should you do with the pounds and pounds of candy your kids bring home? First, pick…

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