Erica Dermer

Erica Dermer, founder and head celiac in charge of Celiac and the Beast, started her blog because she felt like she had a new voice to bring to the gluten-free table and needed some celiac catharsis through writing. With a background in marketing and market research and development (including the food and beverage industry), she’s always had a soft spot in her heart for packaged goods, marketing, and branding in the gluten-free food industry. It also helps that she’s a self-proclaimed terrible cook, so she relies on many gluten-free products to help her get through her day without burning down the kitchen. She uses humor to get through her diagnosis and living gluten-free in a world full of wheat. She has partnered with her non-celiac significant other, who not only designs gluten-free themed merchandise for Celiac and the Beast, but is a key taste-tester for the brand. Check out her blog at http://www.celiacandthebeast.com


Recent Stories From this Author

Things I Wish They Gave Out Trick-or-Treating
October 29, 2014 As a former chubby, sugar-obsessed youth, Halloween was my absolute favorite. Not only could you dress up as something fun and...

Environmental Intolerances and a Fragrance Free Me
October 22, 2014 In addition to food allergies and intolerances, I know many of us have environmental intolerances. I have very sensitive skin...

Staying Safe This Halloween
October 15, 2014 Yes, ghouls and goblins can be mighty scary. However, if you have a food allergy, food intolerance, or celiac disease – your...

Allergen-Friendly Baking Substitutions
October 8, 2014 With a title of Living Without's Gluten Free & More - you'd get the idea that we're really good at making substitutions in...

Labeling and Legislation for Food Allergies & Gluten
October 1, 2014 I recently had the pleasure of watching Jules Shepherd (aka GF Jules and author of numerous GF books), Robyn O’ Brien (author...

Secrets From a Three-time Winner of Cupcake Wars
September 24, 2014 The Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest from Gluten Free and More magazine are more than just expos full of yummy and safe treats....

Gluten-Free Snacking for “Normal” Eaters
September 10, 2014 Last week, my partner launched the Adventure Video Club. The AV club is a collection of epic-adventure seeking individuals all...

GREAT Kitchens: Making Restaurants Celiac Safe
September 2, 2014 With the recent FDA “gluten free” labeling regulation going into effect this month, some celiacs might feel like they can let...

Missing The State Fair
August 21, 2014 I’ll admit it. I really wish I could try out a deep-fried Oreo. And I’d really like to try a deep-fried Snickers. I eat a...

Gluten-Free Mobile App Reviews
August 5, 2014 Finding a safe, gluten-free restaurant can be difficult, and sometimes impossible. As I return from yet another conference a...