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

“Almost” Gluten-Free Versus Gluten-Free
April 25, 2016 “Almost” gluten-free versus gluten-free. Is there really a difference? Yes! Does it matter? Yes!

5 Lies We Tell About Our Food Allergy Issues
April 25, 2016 Let’s be honest. People with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity are pretenders. We tell tales to make our lives (and other...

Easter Food-Allergy Gluten-Free Friendly Candy
March 22, 2016 Scrambling to fill your food-allergy friendly gluten-free Easter basket? Search for these products and have a happy Easter!

Don’t Miss This!
February 29, 2016 Le Creuset’s Oasis collection of top-selling cookware shows off limited-edition spring hues—pink, azure blue, lemon yellow and...

Gluten-Free Tax Break
February 29, 2016 If you have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, you may be able to deduct those pricey gluten-free foods from your taxes....

Spring Cleaning
February 26, 2016 Now’s the time to sweep out the cobwebs! Think outside the mop and broom and support your home, your health and your gut with...

Gluten-Free Mac & No Cheese. Please.
January 2, 2016 We tried many varieties of gluten-free, dairy-free mac & cheese to come up with our top picks. One of the best-tasting came...

Don’t Miss These Gluten Free Items
January 2, 2016 Artisan Baker Multigrain Bread is a new European recipe from Schär made with sourdough, millet, buckwheat and quinoa flours,...

Buy and Save in Gluten-Free Bulk!
January 2, 2016 Everyone on a gluten-free or allergy-friendly diet knows that specialty foods can cost twice as much, if not more, than...

Are Oats Gluten Free?
December 22, 2015 Are oats gluten-free you ask? Well, oats are one of the hardest to explain to newly diagnosed people with celiac disease or...