Going Gluten Free

Winter Fancy Food Show

Posted by Erica Dermer on January 28, 2015

The Winter Fancy Food Show is one of my favorite expos of the year. It’s an industry-only event for specialty food manufacturers, retailers, and press. While it’s not a gluten-free show specifically, it does feature many of the hottest new gluten-free products that consumers will start to see on the shelves soon.

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Recent Blog Articles

Buyer Beware

Posted by Jules Shepard on January 21, 2015

In this brave new world of gluten-free this and that everywhere you turn, do you feel safer and more satisfied, or just more overwhelmed? Unfortunately, in spite of the FDA’s new gluten-free food labeling regulations becoming final in August of 2014, there are still plenty of pitfalls gluten-free consumers can fall into when shopping, eating out and trusting others with your health.

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Embracing Alternative Gluten Free Grains

Posted by Erica Dermer on January 14, 2015

A few weeks ago, I had a chance to listen to Dr. Anne Lee – nutritional director for Dr. Schar – present on gluten-free diets and health consequences. Like a typical doctor, she had lots of charts and graphs to illustrate her points. Some of these facts made my stomach churn and made me think twice about the gluten-free brownie I was eating (okay, maybe just once for a fleeting moment)!

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Why We Should Buy Girl Scout Cookies This Year

Posted by Erica Dermer on January 7, 2015

The Girl Scouts are now offering Gluten-free Girl Scout cookies? Tell me more!  This story is all over the Internet and top-of-mind for most of my gluten-free friends. People magazine just posted a story about the new cookies here. You might remember that Girl Scouts tested a cookie in select markets last year, and it seems like they’re bringing gluten-free to the masses with two new varieties – even though they’re still considered part of a pilot program.

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New Year New You: Gluten Free

Posted by Erica Dermer on December 30, 2014

New Year resolutions are top of mind to many today. Will you pledge to lose those last 10 lbs.? Do you swear that you won’t leave 2015 Christmas shopping until December 24th this year…again? If you’re here on GlutenFreeandMore.com, chances are your life is about living with celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, or food allergies and intolerances. Instead of worrying about silly resolutions this year, let’s get serious about your health instead.

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Countdown to 2015 Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest Sweepstakes Continues: Udi's Gluten-Free Granola Bars

We're on our last week of our Countdown to 2015 promotion! Thanks to everyone who entered so far. 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 Udi's Gluten Free. Enter to win! …

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Gluten-Free New Year’s Resolutions

Posted by Erica Dermer on December 23, 2014

It’s only a few more days until the New Year and we welcome in 2015. Have you made your New Year’s Resolutions yet? If not, don’t worry – I can help you make your resolutions right now. Here are some resolutions that gluten-free people can make 2015 a healthier and happier New Year!

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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! …

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

Posted by Erica Dermer on December 11, 2014

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.

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Understanding the Manufacturing of Allergen Friendly Foods

Posted by Erica Dermer on 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” 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?

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Countdown to 2015 Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest Sweepstakes Continues: Glutino

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 Glutino! Enter to win! …

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Substitution Tips from the Allergy Free Cook

Posted by Erica Dermer on December 3, 2014

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!

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Countdown to 2015 Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest Sweepstakes Continues: Lemon Love Dressings

Welcome to week 8 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 Lemon Love! Enter to win! …

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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…

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Countdown to 2015 Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest Sweepstakes Continues: Beanfields Snacks

We're happy to have Beanfields Snacks as this week's partner for 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! Enter to win! Countdown to 2015 Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest Sweepstakes Continues: Beanfields Snacks …

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Thankful For Eating Different

Posted by Erica Dermer on November 19, 2014

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…

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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…

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Exploring a Plant Based Diet

Posted by Erica Dermer on 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 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.

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Celiac Is Not A Death Sentence

Posted by Christine Boyd on November 11, 2014

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.

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Countdown to 2015 Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest Sweepstakes Continues: Sevierly Good Gluten Free Baking Mixes

We're on our fifth week of "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 Sevierly Good Gluten Free! …

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