Tag: Celiac Disease

Salad Dressing Challenges

It’s hard to find good store brand salad dressings when you have multiple food allergies. If one is soy free it will have dairy then another will be gluten free but will have soy. Plus many dressings are filled with high fructose corn syrup and red number no-blah blah blahs. I hate to dump chemicals... Read more »

Brunch is Back with Purely Elizabeth Gluten Free Mixes

Hello Brunch! Light, fluffy and gluten-free. Unlike other pancake mixes these are packed with fiber and nutritious ingredients.
I suffer from brunch envy. Remember pancakes and muffins? Well they are back on the menu thanks to Elizabeth Stein, proprietress of Purely Elizabeth. These gourmet-baking mixes are all natural with organic ingredients free of sugar, dairy, wheat and gluten. In September of 2009, Purely Elizabeth was launched. You’ve got to appreciate a woman doing... Read more »

Allergy Free for the Fourth of July

If the Taste of Chicago disappointed you then perhaps the Fourth of July can rebuild your faith in allergy free eating. Here are few great products to try out: For related topics check out: What to Eat When It’s Too Hot to Cook Your Guide to Allergy Free Ice Cream Allergy Free for Memorial Day Holiday... Read more »

Organic B.R.A.T. Feel Better Drinks

I just became aware of a gluten free product that is perfect for hot summer days or for those following the Doctor-recommended B.R.A.T. Diet (an acronym for bananas, rice, applesauce and toast). Organic B.R.A.T.™ feel better drinks are made with ingredients that settle an upset stomach and help to calm vomiting & diarrhea while also... Read more »

University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center Spreads GF Awareness

I recently became aware of The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center. It’s had a great impact on the availability of safe, gluten-free dining options in the city. With the help of the Gluten Free Certification Organization, they have encouraged restaurants to get properly educated and accredited to serve the celiac community. The University of... Read more »

Mary's Gone Crackers Has Gone Cookies

Delicately sweet. Ginger Snaps are the perfect cookie for when you have a tummy ache. Ginger relaxes and soothes the intestinal tract. It's the ideal treat for pregnant women who also have food allergies.
If you have wheat allergies then you’ve probably seen Mary’s Gone Crackers Gourmet products at Whole Foods or other specialty stores. I became aware of their new line of cookies at the recent Greenfest where they were giving out samples. Even though I’m avoiding sugar I gave into temptation. Luckily for me they are made... Read more »

Lots of May Happenings

Get out your pens and mark your calendars as May is going to be very busy. First up, May has been designated as National Celiac Awareness Month. For most of us celiac awareness is an every day thing but if others want to join in on the fun I’m happy to extend that olive branch.... Read more »

Gluten Free Celebs

Some celebrities will omit gluten for cleanses or to lose weight. These celebs like us are full-time gluten avoiders. Its good to know we are not alone. Here are some celebrities who just say no to bread:

Celiac Disease v. Wheat Allergy

If you have been diagnosed with celiac disease you are unable to eat foods that contain gluten, which is found in wheat and other grains. Eating wheat or gluten for you will set off an autoimmune reaction that causes the destruction of the villi in your small intestine. Additionally, this creates antibodies that attack your... Read more »