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Amy Fothergill

Map of Gluten-Free Businesses in the San Francisco Area

March 25th, 2013 by Amy Fothergill


If you are looking for gluten-free restaurants, bakeries, grocery stores and more in the San Francisco Bay Area, look no further. Now there's a map! This handy guide gives locations from Mendocino to Monterey and as far east as South Lake Tahoe.

GF Business NorCal

GF Business NorCal

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NFCA Staff

Sex and the Celiac: Dating Tips for the Gluten-Free

February 15th, 2013 by NFCA Staff

When you have celiac disease or another gluten-related disorder, dating can be fairly tricky. With so much focus on restaurant outings, movie theater snacks and the post-date kiss, people with a gluten-related disorder have a lot more to think about than just finding the perfect outfit.

The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) shares these 5 tips for navigating the dating scene while staying gluten-free. (more…)

Jilly and Jessie Lagasse were diagnosed with celiac disease, one in 2001 and the other in 2004, so now they must adhere to a strict gluten-free diet. No problem for the Lagasse Girls because they have created a gluten-free cookbook called The Gluten-Free Table that is full of family favorites and Southern classics that are sure to please the most discerning palate.

My first attempt at roux for the chicken pot pie filling Credit: Jennifer Harris.

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Laura Hanley

The Britney Spears Gluten-Free Soundtrack

February 4th, 2013 by Laura Hanley

I don’t care what you think about her life choices, lack of shoes, or all-around confusing actions, Britney Spears basically made a soundtrack that speaks to my journey with the gluten-free diet.

Annnnnd here we go:

Toxic 

When you have come to the realization that gluten is toxic for your body, but you still have a deep, passionate love for it. It’s like that bad boy you know isn’t good for you, but you can’t help the fact that you are so attracted to it.

Baby One More Time

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1/18/2013

Recent Court Settlement Sets Strong Precedent for Gluten- and Allergen-Free Accommodations; NFCA Urges Colleges and Universities to Take Action.

 

Ambler, Pa.  (Jan.  15, 2013) – Students choose their college or university based on a number of factors. Their ability to find a meal on campus shouldn’t be one of them.

 

gluten free college cafeteriaAccording to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA), an estimated 1 in 131 Americans is affected by celiac disease. These individuals require a strict, lifelong gluten-free diet – including when they’re at college.

 

“Students are coming home on break to find they have elevated blood levels or have lost significant weight because they’re not getting the gluten-free nutrition they need,” explains Alice Bast, founder and president of NFCA. “It’s a serious threat to their health, and it’s time the schools paid attention.”

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Approximately 1,572 pounds of The King's Delight Co.'s Applegate Naturals frozen, gluten-free chicken nuggets have been recalled because they contain wheat. 

The presence of wheat is not declared on the label of the 8 oz. cartons.

Applegate Naturals Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets

Applegate Naturals Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets

Here are the details of this recall if you have purchased this product: (more…)

Let me preface this post by noting that Valentine's day is not a holiday I, personally, subscribe to. The cards, the flowers, the mush, the grand gestures, and all the things that some expect of this day...none of that is really my jam. So, last year, after I requested no frills or fancy dinners or grand gestures, my boyfriend, Mike, presented me with a terracotta pot with a yellow lily and some dirt in it. (Read: don't scoff yet...) Upon further inspection, it turned out that the "dirt" was finely crushed chocolate cookie bits covering a blue Solo cup filled with his gluten-free version of cookies and cream ice cream (my absolute favorite) that he had mixed and made himself. This gesture seemed small to some in my life, but to me, the girl who hadn't had cookies and cream ice cream in almost two years, it was the grandest gesture of them all.

Betsy's Bakery in Camp Hill, PA

Betsy's Bakery in Camp Hill, PA

That one grand gesture, when someone went out of his way to make sure that I could eat what I loved and not get sick is why the the candlelight dinner at Betsy's Bakery in Camp Hill, PA is so important. This little bakery is hosting a reservation-only, gluten-free candlelight dinner on Valentine's day this year. Taking your gluten-free sweetie to this dinner may be the gesture they've been looking for if you haven't quite mastered the gluten-free vibe in the kitchen, or if you're tired of going out to eat at the same "safe" restaurants all the time. (more…)

cleveland gluten free cookie

You are invited! The Greater Cleveland Celiac Association Annual Cookie Exchange

Sunday, December 9, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:30 PM

Solon Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library

34125 Portz Parkway Solon, 44139 (off Rt 91 - SOM Center Rd )

Visit www.clevelandceliac.webs.com for details.

Bring the kids! We will have kid's activities at this meeting. (more…)

Thanksgiving is this week and for some that can mean their first holiday on the gluten-free diet, or their first time cooking for a family member/friend who needs to eat gluten free. No need to worry because Atlanta has a number of gluten-free bakeries that are offering special Thanksgiving items to enhance your holiday feast.

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie is one of the many gluten-free offerings from local bakeries in Georgia this Thanksgiving

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Jennifer Harris

New Gluten-Free Support Groups in the Southeast

September 22nd, 2012 by Jennifer Harris

Gluten Free Works Jennifer Harris

 

I just learned about two new support groups for those on the gluten-free diet in Statesville, NC and Tri Cities/Johnson City, TN. The two new groups are:

Certified Gluten Free Certified Gluten Free (more…)