Calorie Counting and the Gluten Free Diet

0 Comments 10 April 2015

We gain weight when we consume more calories than we expend in exercise and other activities. Period. End of discussion — there is no such thing a gluten free (or a gluten toxic) calorie. Continue Reading


A Hot Breakfast that is Gluten Free and Low in Sodium

0 Comments 07 April 2015

People can enjoy a hot breakfast that is gluten free, low in sodium, or even sodium free. Continue Reading


Breakfast Cereals that are Gluten Free and Low in Sodium

0 Comments 06 April 2015

This list enables me to make low sodium choices when I am enjoying breakfast. It exists because I need to choose early-morning options that are both gluten free and low in sodium. I need to make these choices all day and every day, of course, and I could not find a convenient way to do this on-line. Continue Reading


More Than Gluten Free

0 Comments 03 April 2015

I need a gluten free diet that is also low in sodium. I’ve prepared lists of foods that low sodium foods that are also gluten free. I’d like to share those lists with you.  Continue Reading


Flourless Baking and the Gluten Free Host

0 Comments 14 March 2015

Many desserts and other treats can be baked without using flour of any sort. Thus, we can entertain guests without uttering those emotionally-laden words “gluten free”. Continue Reading


Should You Be Tested for Celiac Disease Before You Begin a Gluten Free Diet?

0 Comments 11 March 2015

Yes, a screening  for celiac disease is an important first step. Here’s why: Continue Reading

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Is Gluten Free Sourdough Bread Available?

0 Comments 07 March 2015

Yes indeed, gluten free sourdough bread is a possibility,  particularly for folks who are willing to bake it at home. Continue Reading


Are You Considering the Gluten Free Diet?

0 Comments 26 February 2015

I disagree with the assertion that “The biggest reason to go gluten free when not medically required to is simply because there is no downside to doing a gluten free trial provided proper nutrition is maintained
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Gluten Free at Costco

0 Comments 19 February 2015

I shop gluten free in many different stores, but Costco generally has the lowest prices for the groceries that I need. Continue Reading


My Gluten Free Breakfast-of-Choice

0 Comments 18 February 2015

Chex cereal is my usual choice for breakfast. There are seven gluten free varieties, and I normally mix cereal from two or three boxes, so I have plenty of variety. Continue Reading


Breakfast Cereals: Gluten Free, non-GMO, and Certified Organic

0 Comments 17 February 2015

Natures Path breakfast cereals are gluten free, non-GMO,and certified organic. Continue Reading

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Gluten Free Cheerios Coming Soon!

0 Comments 13 February 2015

Gluten free Cheerios will appear on grocery shelves this summer!  Continue Reading


Summer Camps for Celiacs

0 Comments 08 February 2015

A child who lives gluten free deserves a week where there are no concerns  about the safety of ” food or the attitudes of the children who will be sharing that food. A gluten free summer camp is a wonderful opportunity for a child. Continue Reading


It Isn’t Easy Being Gluten Free. How Can We Support Each Other?

0 Comments 07 February 2015

“When our idea of danger is eating gluten, there is trouble afoot. Yes, we the people have gotten soft”. This sentence was dropped from a Superbowl ad after 18000+ people signed a petition declaring it offensive to people who live gluten free. (FYI, I was never asked.) I’m glad. I am not sure what I would have said or done. I have several thoughts and questions about this situation. Continue Reading


Gluten Free Living and Television Content

0 Comments 02 February 2015

A Superbowl ad was revised a few days before the big game because 15,000 people signed a petition saying that the it was offensive to people who live gluten free. You need to see the original ad for the rest of my article to make any sense. Fortunately, it’s only about three minutes long. Continue Reading


New Gluten Free Products Launched During Superbowl Week

0 Comments 26 January 2015

Two new gluten free options become available this this week, just in  time for the Superbowl. Continue Reading


Gluten Free Valentines Day, Part 2: the Classroom Party

0 Comments 22 January 2015

Virtually every elementary classroom has Valentines Day party and most of the food at that party is gluten toxic.  Continue Reading


Gluten Free Valentines Day, Part 1: for Children

0 Comments 21 January 2015

Hopefully, these four items will help you and your children celebrate Valentine’s Day: Continue Reading


Gluten Free Girl Scout Cookies

0 Comments 19 January 2015

Two varieties of gluten free cookies — Toffee-Tastic and Trios — will be available this spring during the Girl Scouts’s annual cookie sales campaign. Continue Reading

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Pizza Hut Introducing Gluten Free Pizza

0 Comments 17 January 2015

Pizza Hut will begin offering gluten free pizza on January 26 at about one-third of its outlets. Cheese-only and pepperoni options will be available in a 10 inch size. Continue Reading

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Is This Gluten Free?

0 Comments 16 January 2015

Is ________ gluten free? The computer search engines have discovered approximately 105 million answers to that question. There is some consensus, and several computer apps that may help us find appropriate answer. One of my favorites is called (appropriately) “Is This Gluten Free?” Click here to download it from Google Play. The app is free. Continue Reading

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Gluten Free on Superbowl Sunday

0 Comments 15 January 2015

Superbowl Sunday isn’t officially a holiday, but it certainly a day for celebration and  party food. Here are some suggestions for celebrating the event: Continue Reading

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Using ‘Apps’ for Gluten Free Shopping

0 Comments 05 January 2015

Your smart-phone is  a  great  gluten free shopping tool since it is useful even when you are not  in front of your computer. The tools that make all this possible are called ‘application software’, or simply ‘apps’. Continue Reading

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Gluten Free Super Bowl Party

0 Comments 03 January 2015

The avocado is the official fruit of the Super Bowl. I don’t know if anyone has officially decreed this, but the fact that 104 million pounds of avocados were consumed last Super Bowl season is proof enough for me. Continue Reading


Gluten Free New Years Resolutions

0 Comments 29 December 2014

It’s New Years’ Eve. Let’s do resolutions right this year. There are three basic rules: Continue Reading

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Wrapping up the Holiday Season

0 Comments 22 December 2014

The holiday season climaxes this Thursday (Christmas Day) I’ve been writing about this wonderful season since early November. My suggestions may still be useful to you, but only if you can find them quickly. Hopefully, these links will help with last minute decisions. I think its easier to work in a question & answer format.

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Reminders for the Gluten Free Host

0 Comments 21 December 2014

Your goal is to make every guest (wheat eaters or people who live gluten free) as comfortable as possible. Here are three final tips: Continue Reading

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Etiquette for Gluten Free Guests

0 Comments 13 December 2014

How should people who live gluten free conduct themselves when sharing a meal or when  standing around a table of refreshments which may or not be gluten free?  It seems to me that there are five “DON’Ts”: Continue Reading

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Attractive Labels for Your Gluten Free Banquet Table

0 Comments 09 December 2014

Attractive and professional labels and stickers lessen the chance of “gluten free errors” during your holiday feast and also proclaim that safe gluten free dining is a priority in your home. Continue Reading


The Gluten Free Christmas Guest

0 Comments 04 December 2014

During this you may be an overnight guest in a wheat-eating home — not a comfortable situation, either for the guest who lives gluten free or the family that is providing hospitality. Continue Reading

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The Season to be Jolly and Gluten Free

0 Comments 03 December 2014

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A Christmas Wish: Prepare Your Gluten Free Food in an Efficient and ‘Safe’ Kitchen

0 Comments 28 November 2014

Walk through your kitchen this holiday season and determine what items would help you prepare ‘safermeals quicker and easier. Be sure those items appear on your Christmas wish-list! Continue Reading

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Desserts for your Gluten Free Holiday Meal

0 Comments 26 November 2014

Desert is often the high point of any feast, gluten free or otherwise. I’ve already posted a video-demonstration on preparing gluten free pies as well as well as one covering flourless gluten free cakes. Interested in other possibilities? Click here Continue Reading

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Gluten Free Pies for Your Thanksgiving or Christmas Feast

0 Comments 25 November 2014

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Gluten Free Appetizers for Your Thanksgiving or Christmas Feast

0 Comments 25 November 2014

Appetizers whet the appetite for the holiday meal and simultaneously control the hunger pangs that we all experience waiting for the feast to be ready. Continue Reading

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Gluten Free vs. Gluten Friendly

0 Comments 21 November 2014

The terms “gluten free” and “gluten friendly” are NOT  interchangeable. Continue Reading

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Vegetable Side Dishes for your Gluten Free Holiday Celebration

0 Comments 20 November 2014

These videos will enable you prepare gluten free vegetable side dishes for your Christmas or Thanksgiving feast. Continue Reading

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Flourless Cake Recipes for Your Christmas or Thanksgiving Holiday Feast

0 Comments 18 November 2014

Flourless cakes appeal to everyone at your holiday feast. Wheat-eaters are a bit disappointed when they hear the term ‘gluten free’. Almost everyone responds positively to the word ‘flourless’. Continue Reading

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Gluten Free Holiday Breakfast Recipes

0 Comments 14 November 2014

Here are six suggestions for your  Christmas or Thanksgiving day breakfast. Continue Reading

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Explaining the Gluten Free Diet to The People Who Celebrating With You

0 Comments 11 November 2014

During the holiday season, you may need to explain the gluten free diet to a friend or family member who knows very little about the gluten free diet and how you deal with it. Here are my thoughts on the subject. I’ve phrased this in the form of a letter, which you can modify to fit your situation. Another approach would be to read my ‘letter’, react to it as seems appropriate, and use the ideas in conversations with friends and relatives. Continue Reading

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Cranberry Sauce for Your Gluten Free Christmas or Thanksgiving Dinner

0 Comments 07 November 2014

Cranberries add color and excitement to your holiday table. Cranberries are naturally gluten free, of course. Your concern is to make sure that toxic material does creep find their way to your holiday table. Check out these ten recipes and then view the videos to get even more ideas.
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Gluten Free Gravy for your Christmas or Thanksgiving Feast

0 Comments 06 November 2014

Gravy plays a part in every holiday celebration. Check out this article which includes a video designed help you with your holiday feast.  Continue Reading

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Gluten Free Dressing for Your Holiday Turkey

0 Comments 05 November 2014

Here are videos that guide you in preparing dressing to go with your gluten free turkey. Dressing can be cooked inside the turkey or cooked separately. My policy  is to cook the dressing separately — that way you can offer different kinds of dressing to accommodate your guests’ food allergies and preferences.

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The Gluten Friendly Family’s Holiday Feast

0 Comments 03 November 2014

The gluten free family friendly feast (GFFFF) is much more than a fancy gluten free holiday dinner. It means that celiacs and others get the gluten free food they need, wheat-eaters get their expected favorites, and the rest of the dinner guests fill their plates with whatever appeals to them. Continue Reading

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Holiday Shopping for the Gluten Free

0 Comments 02 November 2014

Amazon is already using the term “black Friday” in its advertising. Walmart and Whole Foods are talking about “early bird sales”. Target promises  “free shipping just for the holidays.”  Continue Reading

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A Gluten Free Holiday Season

0 Comments 30 October 2014

The annual Thanksgiving,  Hanukkah,  Christmas and New Years Eve celebrations involve family reunions and festive meals. During the year since the last family gathering, some people may have been diagnosed with celiac disease or ‘gone gluten free’ for some other reason. Continue Reading

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Survey Results: the New Gluten Free Labeling Requirements

0 Comments 25 October 2014

Our recent survey indicated a positive feeling about the new rules and a hope (or is it an intention) that the program will be expanded. Continue Reading


Too Much Halloween Candy

0 Comments 16 October 2014

In the days after Halloween, most families must decide what to do with an over-supply of candy. This candy may-or-may-not be gluten free — the problem is that there is simply too much of it. It makes sense to have a solution in mind before the crisis erupts. Here are some suggestions:  Continue Reading


Gluten Free Ideas for Halloween

0 Comments 15 October 2014

◊ Our gluten free Halloween celebration feels like  the Zombie apocalypse and at other times a fun celebration for people of all ages who live gluten free as well as for wheat-eaters. Continue Reading


Safest Treats for Trick-or-Treaters

0 Comments 14 October 2014

The safest possible treat for a young ghost or goblin is a goodie that is not designed to be eaten and is therefore appropriate for any child . Continue Reading

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