Going Gluten-Free

Countdown to 2015 Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest Sweepstakes Continues: Readers' Favorites Gluten-Free Books

Welcome to WEEK 10 of our Countdown to 2015 promotion! We're counting down to 2015 with some of the brands we've featured at the Gluten Free Food Allergy Fests in 2014, and celebrating 7 cities on our map for 2015! This week is brought to you by great authors we've had at our events! Enter to win great gluten-free books with Celiac and the Beast and Sweet Debbie's Organic Cupcakes! …   More...

Why You Should Attend the "Gluten-Free for Beginners" Webinar

Next week, Gluten Free & More magazine is hosting a “Gluten Free for Beginners” webinar on December 17th at 7pm EST. This webinar will feature Gluten Free & More editor-in-chief Alicia Woodward and blogger/Gluten Free & More contributor Celiac and the Beast (that’s me!). We understand from personal experience that going gluten-free is not an easy task. Whether you’ve just been diagnosed as a celiac, non-celiac gluten sensitive, or you are going gluten-free for health and well being, we’re here to help you! Switching from a gluten-full to a gluten-free life doesn’t come with an owner’s manual, but we can provide some basic groundwork for you to feel comfortable and confident when shopping, cooking, and even dining out and traveling – gluten free.   More...

Understanding the Manufacturing of Allergen Friendly Foods

While at the Food Allergy and Celiac Convention at Walt Disney World, I had a chance to listen to the “From Start to Cart” presentation with Joel Warady, the CMO from Enjoy Life Foods. You’re probably familiar with his brand. You might have seen them on the grocery-store shelves, or at one of the Gluten Free & More Magazine Gluten Free Food Allergy fests throughout the country last year. They make Top-8-Free foods, or “allergy friendly” foods. They never use the term “allergy free” because someone can always be allergic to one of the ingredients in the products, even if it’s not in the “top 8” most frequent allergens. They were the first brand to get GFCO certified from the Gluten Intolerance Group. They are a big brand that’s very well known in the food-allergy space, but what all goes into that?   More...

Substitution Tips from the Allergy Free Cook

I recently had a chance to listen to Laurie Sadowski, better known as The Allergy Free Cook, talk about making baking substitutions for those with food allergies and sensitivities. As a self-proclaimed terrible baker, I make substitutions left and right for practically every recipe I find – so it was great to hear her inside tips and tricks for what I’ve been pulling out of nowhere this whole time (perhaps why most of my recipes have failed). I hope you find a new tip and trick for substitutions in your own recipes below!   More...

Thanksgiving Black Friday Deals

As everyone is racing for deals on televisions and video game consoles, you should consider stocking up on fantastic gluten-free deals this Black Friday. I asked around, and I’ve compiled a list of some gluten-free deals you might be interested in Friday, as well as some deals that continue into Cyber Monday. The best part of this Black Friday is that you can access all of these deals online – no need to leave your…   More...

Thankful For Eating Different

As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s important to think about the things we are thankful for. This Thanksgiving, let’s be thankful for eating different – instead of sulking in the fact that we probably can’t eat most of the food on the table. This Thanksgiving I’m thankful for… Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Food There’s nothing on our family’s traditional dinner table that can’t be made gluten-free. If you prefer baking from scratch, Gluten Free & More Magazine has posted countless recipes for…   More...

Countdown to 2015 Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest Sweepstakes Continues: Triumph Dining's "The Essential Gluten-Free Restaurant Guide 6th Edition"

We're so excited to introduce another great brand giveaway as part of our Countdown to 2015 promotion! We're counting down to 2015 with some of the brands we've featured at the Gluten Free Food Allergy Fests in 2014, and celebrating 7 cities on our map for 2015! This week is brought to you by Triumph Dining's "The Essential Gluten-Free Restaurant Guide 6th Edition". This popular guide contains pver 8,500 restaurants for all 50 states. Enter…   More...

Exploring a Plant Based Diet

After being diagnosed with celiac disease, I took a long and hard look at my diet. Obviously, I had to take out everything gluten-related immediately. Being gluten-free was an adjustment all by itself, but a few years later, I realized that several other foods just weren’t doing it for me anymore. I also recently removed all traces of dairy from my diet as well. I was doing just hard cheeses for a few years, but it was still upsetting to my digestive tract. Now, I am happily cheese free and live off of Daiya, GO Veggie, and Teese cheeses. I hardly remember what real cheese tastes like anymore (okay, that was sarcastic - of course I remember how delicious cheese tastes). It was only in the past few years, when I started befriending a couple of vegans, that I really explored the depths of what a plant-based diet could be.   More...

Celiac Is Not A Death Sentence

Have you heard that people with celiac disease are more prone to die of cancer or heart disease? That’s been the story, right? But now according to a new report, celiacs like me—those who’ve hit the 10-year anniversary of their diagnosis--are no more likely to die from cancer or cardiovascular disease than the general population.   More...

My Response to The New Yorker

Excruciating stomachaches, painful mouth sores, low muscle tone, depression and fatigue has plagued my family for years—but it wasn't until my son's weight dropped from 95th to 5th percentile that I put him on a gluten free, dairy free diet. Although all the symptoms pointed to celiac disease, medical tests revealed no official diagnosis. Only one thing was clear: He got better on a gluten free, dairy free diet—and so did the rest of my family.   More...

Countdown to 2015 Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest Sweepstakes Continues: Keli's Hawaiian Sauces

It's another week of our "Countdown to 2015 Giveaway" on Living Without's Gluten Free and More! Every week we'll be posting a new giveaway with great brands from our Gluten Free Food Allergy Festivals! We're excited to launch our fests in 7 cities next year! This week is brought to you by Keli's Hawaiian Sauces! Enter to win these delicious gluten-free sauces below. This Week's Giveaway: An Assortment of Keli's Hawaiian Sauces …   More...