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

Why You Should Attend the "Gluten-Free for Beginners" Webinar
December 11, 2014 Next week, Gluten Free & More magazine is hosting a “Gluten Free for Beginners” webinar on December 17th at 7pm EST. This...

Understanding the Manufacturing of Allergen Friendly Foods
December 10, 2014 While at the Food Allergy and Celiac Convention at Walt Disney World, I had a chance to listen to the “From Start to Cart”...

Substitution Tips from the Allergy Free Cook
December 3, 2014 I recently had a chance to listen to Laurie Sadowski, better known as The Allergy Free Cook, talk about making baking...

Thankful For Eating Different
November 19, 2014 As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s important to think about the things we are thankful for. This Thanksgiving, let’s be thankful...

Exploring a Plant Based Diet
November 13, 2014 After being diagnosed with celiac disease, I took a long and hard look at my diet. Obviously, I had to take out everything...

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...