Category: Gluten-free

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:

T-Tapp the Total Workout

T-Tapp is described as a series of copyrighted, sequential movements designed to put the body in proper functional alignment. Its special sequence of comprehensive, compound muscle movement helps establish better alignment as well as increased strength and flexibility of the spine, better neuro-kinetic flow, lymphatic function, and increased metabolic rate. Increased energy, mental clarity and... Read more »
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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 »

If a Goddess Wore Makeup

Makeup artist Sheila Hansen is a beautiful example of what organic makeup and products can do for you. I think it's brave for someone who makes a living using mainstream products to make the switch to natural and organic ones. Unlike some "natural" products the lines she uses are truly high quality and produce desired results.
I was recently shopping at the Andersonville Galleria and I happened upon Sheila Hansen’s space, which was purely synchronistic. I’ve mentioned previously in this blog that I am upgrading my products to those with more holistic and organic standards. It’s not uncommon for food allergy sufferers, especially Celiacs, to have to avoid food allergens that... Read more »

An Update on the Kombucha Recall

As I have previously mentioned, Kombucha has been taken off the shelves of many Chicago retailers. Click here if you want the scoop. I’ll share with you a few places where I found kombucha, just save a couple of bottles for me please! You can find Kombucha at the Green Grocer on 1402 W. Grand.... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

Where's the Kombucha?

Perhaps you have noticed that Kombucha is no where to be found these days. Whole Foods has recently pulled the beverages because of elevated alcohol levels that were not indicated on labels. The company is awaiting their suppliers to update their labels. Under government regulations, products containing alcohol levels of 0.5% or more need to... Read more »
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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 »