Chuck E. Cheese’s Offering Gluten-free Pizza and Cupcakes in Minnesota

After hearing about the unsafe gluten-free pizzas at Domino’s, it was a breath of fresh air to hear that Chuck E. Cheese’s is test marketing gluten-free pizza and cupcakes at select Minnesota locations under the guidance of the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG). Both of their gluten-free options will arrive in pre-sealed, single-serve packaging and they will remain that way through preparation to ...

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Coconut Butter and Coconut Oil – What’s the Difference?

I’ve only recently started using coconut butter in my raw foods recipes, but I’ve used coconut oil for years. It took me a while to figure out what the coconut butter hype was about, because I thought that coconut butter and coconut oil were the same thing. They are NOT. They are drastically different and yield different results when making raw ...

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Cooking with Coconut Oil – Includes Bonus Sweet Surprise Cherry Pie Recipe


I first became introduced to coconut oil when I purchased the BabycakesNYC cookbook. Not only does coconut have a great flavor, but it’s a great substitute to make egg-free french toast and easily substitutes in exchange for canola oil when baking. While I am no nutrition expert, I’m a nutrition guru, who loves to learn about the health benefits of different foods. ...

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Dear Abby, I’ve been diagnosed with Celiac Disease…

The below Dear Abby letter is my take on someone who has just been diagnosed with Celiac Disease and doesn’t understand that the gluten-free diet is not a death sentence. I personally think that the gluten-free diet is a blessing of sorts… Dear Abby, I have spent the last few months visiting several doctors trying to figure out what is wrong with me. I’ve experienced everything from extreme ...

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Dining out gluten free: How to avoid an allergic reaction

Recently, I had lunch at PF Changs in Irvine.  Unfortunately, my lunch did not go as planned as I ended up having an allergic reaction after dining there.  This was quite unfortunate, considering about a year ago I gave PF Changs a glowing review for their committment to catering to food allergies and developing a gluten-free menu that would be ...

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Do You Make Your Own Gluten-free Bread?

I have often wondered what percentage of people following the gluten-free diet actually make their own bread.  I tend to use mixes to make sweet breads, but I usually buy my gluten-free bread off the shelf, or from my favorite local gluten-free bakery Pure Knead. Most of us know that gluten-free bread has come a long way in the last ...

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Domino’s: Gluten-Free Pizza Not Safe For People With Celiacs

(Editor’s Note: A follow up on Domino’s Pizza Offers Gluten-Free Pizza…Sort Of) 5/8/2012 9:29 PM ET  (RTTNews) – Domino’s new gluten-free pizza should not be eaten by people with Celiac disease, the company said in a statement. Apparently, the first gluten-free pizza being offered by national pizza chain is designed for people with gluten sensitivity, as opposed to those with ...

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Don’t Let Fear And Anxiety About Gluten Steal Your Joy!

Once you’ve been diagnosed with Celiac disease or gluten intolerance, it is easy to become wrapped up in fear and anxiety about food.  This is absolutely normal as now there is an apparent “evil” out there just waiting to get ya.  However, reality is it’s been getting you on a regular basis prior to being diagnosed or figuring it out on ...

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