Tag: Celiac Disease

Back to School Lunch Box Treats

I can hardly believe it’s that time of year already! For all the kids who are allergy-free there are tons of great options for safe school lunches. Many allergic kids want to feel “normal” and enjoy treats just like all the other kids. With these treats on hand they will fit right in and stay allegy... Read more »

Kim & Scott's Cafe Twist

I recently had lunch with Kim Holstein of Kim & Scott’s Gourmet Pretzels and she could not be any nicer or more inspired by her work. I was treated to a warm gluten-free pretzel and Mediterranean Salad (sans the feta). The gluten-free pretzel was actually really good and has a biscuit like flavor and consistency.... Read more »

Glow Gluten Free . . . Ready Set Glow

Remember cookies? Those round yummy, crunchy, sweet things that can be found at bakeries? Some of you with celiac or wheat allergies might have forgotten but Jill Brack of Glow Gluten Free offers a delicious reminder. When Jill and her daughter were both diagnosed with celiac disease they found themselves missing their favorite treats. Not satisfied... Read more »
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Food Should Taste Good

That’s not just a header for this article but the name of a company that makes yummy, crunchy and salty snacks. I became aware of them when I sampled their gluten-free sweet potato chips at Kim & Scott’s Twist Cafe (more on Kim & Scott’s later this week). I’m not a chip person but I... Read more »

Creamy Drinks for Summer Happy Hours

When you have food allergies you have to be careful about what you order at the bar. If gluten is an issue there is always potato vodka (like Chopin for example), hard cider and even gluten free beers like Bard’s. For those who are lactose intolerant creamy drinks are out of the question unless you... Read more »

Allergy Free Treats for Road Trips

Allergy Free Treats for Road Trips
It’s summer and if your not “staycationing” I hope you are vacationing. Here are some allergy free treats to pack and eat along the way:
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A Light Summer Recipe

Quinoa is a great gluten free, high-protein grain. Unfortunately, I’m allergic to it but why deny the rest of you who can enjoy it! Here’s a perfect summertime salad recipe from Joshua Rosenthal’s Integrative Nutrition Feed Your Hunger for Health and Happiness. Quinoa can be found at Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and other specialty health... Read more »

Eating Allergy Free at Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza is just around the corner. For those of you lucky enough to attend but unlucky with food allergies I suggest you plan ahead. I recently contacted Carol Ann Dennison, Lollapalooza’s Access Program Coordinator, and she had this to say, “My best advice to our patrons is to just ask a vendor during the festival... Read more »

Quick and Easy Guide to Festival Eating

Quick and Easy Guide to Festival Eating
Summer is the perfect time to check out Chicago’s wonderful festivals. I’m looking forward to my personal favorite the Evanston Ethnic Arts Fest this weekend. Not only do I love the shopping but I can usually find something good to eat. That is not an easy task when you have multiple food allergies. Here’s my... Read more »
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BG Salon: Allergy Aware Hair and More

Since eating a more pure diet I have also been inspired to do a holistic overhaul of my beauty products. I think those of us with food allergies are just more sensitive to all things we put on our bodies. Many people with celiac disease have to avoid gluten that is present in many common... Read more »