If You’re Gluten Free, You May Be Dairy Free As Well

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One thing that many celiacs and gluten free people discover upon becoming gluten free is other food intolerances. If you have eliminated gluten from your diet but still have discomfort and other gastrointestinal symptoms, maybe it’s time to consider that you have another intolerance. I know, it’s the last thing that you want to hear, […]

The Problem With Restaurants Offering “Gluten Free” Options

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There is a problem going around that not a lot of people or restaurants or chefs are willing to talk about.  However, this problem is very serious for Celiacs and gluten free people like me.  Many restaurants are starting to offer gluten free food which is great in theory, because it gives us way more […]

Turkey and Tacos: Thanksgiving Break

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Thanksgiving is always a difficult holiday for being gluten free.  I don’t enjoy large meals or potlucks because of the risk of cross-contamination, the awkwardness of not being able to eat most things, and the stress of it all.  However, since Thanksgiving is about getting together with family, I suck it up and eat some gluten […]

My Gluten Free Weekend in Boston

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This past weekend, I visited my sister who lives in Boston.  I was definitely excited to be in a city with limitless gluten free options (well, compared to Orono, Maine).  I knew that there wouldn’t actually be endless amounts of gluten free food, but I was excited anyway, as I was visiting the “big” city. […]

Guide to Gluten Free Alcohol

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When I became gluten free, people had all kinds of advice to give me about food, grocery shopping, restaurants, and baking, but no one ever really mentioned alcohol and what I could and couldn’t drink.  It turns out that there is definitely some alcohol that contains gluten, and a lot that does not.  I have […]

Things I Wish I Had Known Before Becoming Gluten Free

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As with any lifestyle change, everything tends to change a little bit.  When I altered my diet, I expected what I ate to be different, but not much else.  I wish I had known that making a major diet change that would last the rest of my life would affect some other things.  While I […]