Apr/May 2011

Features

Life Without Food

As an infant, Aaron Weinbach would frequently cough, vomit and have difficulty feeding. Although doctors dismissed it, his mother Bonnie knew something wasn’t quite right but she had no idea what the cause of the problem was.   More...

Postcards from Allergy-friendly Camp

For many parents, sending a child away to summer camp in a remote location, miles from home, requires a leap of faith. But when your child has a life-threatening anaphylactic food allergy or life-changing celiac disease, it’s even harder to entrust his or her life to strangers. In addition to asking about camp sports and specialties, you must ask about the closest hospital. In addition to packing bug spray and rain gear, you’re packing EpiPens and coolers of safe food.   More...

Gluten-Free Cooking for Flavor

Subscribers Only — There used to be a time when home cooks considered certain cooking methods sacrosanct. These time-honored techniques coaxed forkfuls of flavor from humble ingredients. Then along came microwaves, Foreman grills and other eat-quick, flavor-be-damned kitchen appliances that quickly turned old-school cooking into a dying art form.   More...

Special Diet Travel Guide: Westward Bound!

Subscribers Only — If you’re looking for a summer destination with outdoor fun for the whole family, enjoy the best of the west in Wyoming and Montana. Pristine air, cooler temperatures and low humidity make these states an idyllic refuge from the summer heat. And with an abundance of national parks and big-sky panoramas, there are endless possibilities for memorable adventures, along with delicious opportunities for gluten-free, allergy-friendly dining.   More...