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Ask Heidi: Cheating on the gluten free diet

Adventures of a Gluten Free Mom, celiac disease, gluten-free diet

  Marjorie asked: You have been so forthcoming about being a former gluten cheater and I really appreciate your honesty.  I’m guilty of cheating too, it is so hard to stay on this diet sometimes (even though I feel so much better when I do).  My question is, how did you finally overcome the temptation […]

Why We Do What We Do

Stages of Grief, Gluten-Free Diet, Celiac Disease

I am often asked by those close to me why I research and talk about gluten so much.  Can’t I just “get over it” and move on with my life?  Why does everything always have to be about gluten? I received the most heartwarming email the other day from one of my readers who summed […]

2011 Gluten and Allergy Free Halloween Candy Lists

Gluten Free, Dairy-Free, Food Allergies, Halloween, 2011, Candy Lists, Kids

The 2011 Gluten and Allergy Free Halloween Candy Lists are here! My friend Alison from Sure Foods Living works extremely hard every year to put together these comprehensive candy lists for those of us in the gluten-free and food allergy community.  I am so deeply appreciative to Alison for her amazing dedication and hard work, […]

Heidi’s Favorite Trail Mix

Trail Mix

I’ve never been a huge fan of trail mixes, especially those of the store-bought variety because there’s usually too many things going on in them that don’t appeal to my taste buds. Nor do I care for protein bars.  I know a lot of folks like them (my boys love LÄRABARS) and they are very […]

Camping (Mis)Adventures, A Weekly Menu Plan and A Few Giveaway Winners

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I must confess that I’m not much of a camper, it’s not something we did when I was growing up in a family of 4 females and one token male.  I’m really not sure why we didn’t go camping either.  Afterall, my parents met when they spent their college summers working at Roosevelt Lodge in […]

Freedom Foods Tropic O’s Cereal (a.k.a. Gluten, Allergen and Synthetic Dye Free “Fruit Loops”) with a Giveaway!

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Soy-Free, Dye-Free Fruit Loops

Gluten and allergen free moms, REJOICE!  The day has finally arrived that our kiddos can make the dreaded Fruit Loop necklace along side their classmates and no longer feel left out! It was precisely the above situation that led me to Freedom Foods in the land down under a couple weeks ago.  When Luke and […]

Menu Plan – Week of September 5 (and Some Gluten Free Pita Bread…and a Gyro)

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Monday: Labor Day BBQ Tuesday: Shrimp Scampi and Green Goddess Green Bean and Tomato Salad (recipe to come) Wednesday: Crockpot Smothered Round Steak my mom made this recipe often while I was growing up and it’s delicious!  I’ve obviously had to make a few tweaks since then but it still tastes exactly as I remember:  […]

“In Defense of 20 Parts Per Million” by Alessio Fasano, M.D.

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 The following letter is reprinted with permission from The University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research. “In Defense of 20 Parts Per Million” A Letter to the FDA From Alessio Fasano, M.D., and The University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research In its efforts to establish a safer food environment, the U.S. Food and Drug […]

Top Shelf Premium Cocktail Mixers (and a Giveaway!)

Top Shelf Mixers

Let me first start off saying that there are some parts of my “job” as a blogger that are just down right difficult to do and the perfect examples are yesterday’s gluten free beer showdown and today’s review of Top Shelf Ultra Premium Cocktail Mixers.  Sometimes, ya just gotta take one (or two) for the […]

I Am Indiana Jones

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I love Indiana Jones. I don’t think there is a man in the world who would not love to become either Indiana Jones or Han Solo in their next life (well, maybe James Bond as well).  Now granted, our intrepid adventurer is brought to life so well by Harrison Ford’s impeccable performances, George Lucas’s and […]