Going Gluten Free

Pantry Staples: A Blogger's 10 Favorite Gluten-Free Products

Posted by By Peggy Trefts on October 13, 2015

If you're new to the gluten-free lifestyle or food allergy community, you may not know what's available in the area of baking and cooking products. If you're already living the lifestyle, you may enjoy trying out different products... or maybe you just like peeking inside someone else’s pantry and refrigerator.

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Recent Blog Articles

18 For Autumn:
Favorite Fall Gluten-Free Recipes

Posted by Jules Shepard on October 10, 2015

As the leaves turn colors, we turn to fall (gluten-free) recipes using ingredients like pumpkin, apples, and cranberries. Associate Editor Jules Shepard offers a rundown of favorite autumn recipes in the areas of breads, sweets, and sides.

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Cheerios Recall

Posted by Erica Dermer on October 5, 2015

Attention! There has been a voluntary recall of Cheerios (multiple varieties) produced in July in one of General Mills' facilities in Lodi, Calif. The manufacturer conducted the recall because there may be an undeclared allergen (wheat) found in the product, which could make it very dangerous for those with celiac disease, NCGS, or a wheat allergy.

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No Gluten? No Big Deal

Posted by Larry Canale on September 27, 2015

A high school sophomore shows the way when it comes to following a gluten-free diet. Her example reminds us to keep an even keel and communicate clearly about what a gluten-free diet involves, and to teach people in a direct way about how serious a food allergy can be.

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Gluten Insensitivity:
How to Handle Rude Food 'Tudes

Posted by Larry Canale on September 18, 2015

Anyone who deals with gluten intolerance and food allergy issues encounters people who dismiss them or doubt them, sometimes with a bit of condescension. Over the years, Gluten Free & More magazine's editors, authors, and expert sources have offered ready advice on how to respond, how to cope, how to rise above.

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Diary of a Food Allergy Mom:
Toughing Out an Allergy Test

Posted by Cindy Gordon on August 26, 2015

I’d like to talk about a special day in the life of a food allergy mom. About a year ago, my boys had their annual allergy testing. Their bloodwork came back with some good numbers—numbers indicating that perhaps their allergies were declining or going away. Could this be possible after years of avoiding foods, of being scared of a deadly reaction?

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Gluten in the Pharmacy

Posted by Erica Dermer on August 18, 2015

Have you ever actually gone into the pharmacy and said, “Hey pharmacist, does this medication have gluten in it?” and received a verified 100% safe answer in return? If you’re like me, you are more likely to get a blank stare, or maybe something like, “Well, I don’t think so, but I can’t be sure.” If you have a good pharmacy staffed by good pharmacists, they’ll probably have to spend 20 minutes and look over the product insert and call the manufacturer—but even then, sometimes the answers are a bit muddled.

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Diary of a Food Allergy Mom:
Allergies vs. Little League

Posted by Cindy Gordon on August 5, 2015

“Take me out to the ball game, take me out to the crowd/Buy me some peanuts...” SCREEECH! Stop the song! No peanuts here, please---we’re allergic to those things! It just so happens that my little guy, who has a peanut allergy in addition to a few others, likes baseball. You know, the sport that traditionally has peanuts at the game. Even the most famous baseball song mentions peanuts.

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Saving Money Part 2:
A Visit to the Dollar Store

Posted by Erica Dermer on July 28, 2015

As someone who must eat specialty food (gluten-free/dairy-free/egg-free), I find myself spending more than twice as much—or more—than most “normal” people. I also know that I spend more than my fair amount of my paycheck on gluten-free substitute food. I’ve been exploring new ways to help curb my massive gluten-free food bill, and I have many readers that are searching for a way to save some bucks too.

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Diary of a Food Allergy Mom:
Vacation Bible School vs. Snack Time

Posted by Cindy Gordon on July 23, 2015

I really feel that we have been blessed with a church that seems to work hard to help children with food allergies, specifically my children. When we started to attend, we were not able to take communion. The pastor asked a close friend of ours why we didn't participate, why we chose instead to walk past the receiving line. Our friend explained our food allergy needs to the pastor. He told our friend to do what she could to make sure that our entire family could participate the next month.

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