Author Archives: Jennifer Harris

Gluten-Free Shopping in Paris

Gluten Free Works Jennifer Harris

gluten free paris monopOur recent trip to Paris, France was filled with lots of sightseeing, shopping and taking in the local cuisine. Traveling gluten free in Europe does require some research, so I wanted to share my gluten-free shopping experience.

It is important to know how to say gluten free in the appropriate language, so in French you ask for products that are ‘sans gluten’. I found it difficult to come by people who spoke English when we were in Paris, so make sure Read More »

Product Review: Better 4 U Pizza Dairy Free and Gluten Free

Gluten Free Works Jennifer Harris

Better 4 U Pizza Gluten Free Dairy Free

Better4U Foods Roasted Vegetable Pizza
Credits: Better4U Foods

Every Wednesday I look forward to watching the weekly video of new product reviews from Phil Lempert, The Supermarket Guru, because usually at least one gluten-free product is included in each episode. After scoring a hit (85 and above) of an 88, this Examiner was very interested to sample the gluten-free pizza from Better 4U Foods.

Unfortunately I cannot tolerate dairy or soy and it is quite difficult to find a dairy/soy-free, gluten-free pizza. In steps Better 4U Foods with their dairy/soy free roasted vegetable pizza made with Daiya cheese and a multi-grain crust made with Read More »

Simply Gluten Free Magazine Embraces Gluten-free and Allergen-free Living

Gluten Free Works Jennifer Harris

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Photo: Simply Gluten Free Magazine

There is a new magazine dedicated to gluten and allergen-free living set to hit the market this Fall called Simply Gluten FreeCarol Kicinski, author, blogger, and speaker, is behind the new bi-monthly publication and its mission to provide knowledge and support to those seeking optimum health for themselves and their families.

The magazine, which will also be published in digital format, will be loaded with easy-to-prepare recipes with page-after-page of food photography. Wendy Gregory Kaho will serve as the editor of the magazine and a pool of very familiar and talented gluten-free bloggers will serve as the Read More »

Gluten-Free Shopping in Germany

Gluten Free Works Jennifer Harris

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A plethora of gluten-free foods can be found when traveling in Europe. Photo Credit: Jen Harris

It has been a month since I returned from our European vacation. We visited many cities in Germany, Brussels, Belgium, Paris, France, and Prague, Czech Republic. By far the best place to shop for gluten-free groceries was Berlin, Germany.

It is important to know how to say gluten free in the appropriate language just in case you find someone who doesn’t speak English. In German, gluten free is pronounced glutenfrei (gluten fry). I have to say that English must be the second language in Germany because there was rarely Read More »

Gluten-Free Foods and Tools to Pack When Traveling Abroad

Gluten Free Works Jennifer Harris

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Mrs. May’s Cashew Crunch is filling and slightly sweet. Photo: Mrs. May’s

When we went on our trip to Europe I wanted to be realistic about what gluten-free foods I brought with me. I didn’t want to be in a situation where I had little to no food options, but I also didn’t want to bring my entire pantry with me, so I managed the situation by packing my favorite ‘staple’ items that did not need refrigeration.

I don’t know about you, but I tend to eat totally differently when I am traveling than I do at home, so I pack items I know will keep me full between meals and in place of meals. I also pack something sweet because that is usually the Read More »

Gluten-Free Product Review: Dr. Schar’s Honeygrams

Gluten Free Works Jennifer Harris

Dr. Schar Honey GrahamsThis Examiner was fortunate enough to receive a box of Dr. Schar’s newest product, Honeygrams, to try and review. One of my favorite snacks as a kid was graham crackers topped with peanut butter and I am happy to report that these graham crackers taste better than the wheat-based version of my youth.

Dr. Schar has created a graham cracker that has the perfect amount of Read More »

Gluten-Free Sample Boxes Delivered to Your Doorstep

Gluten Free Works Jennifer Harris

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PaleoPax’s gluten-free sample service. Photo Credit: PaleoPax

There are hundreds of gluten-free products poised to hit store shelves this year, and if you are a gluten-free foodie like me, then you want to try them all without breaking the bank. Not all gluten-free foods are created equally, so we are fortunate there are companies out there ready to deliver gluten-free sample boxes right to your doorstep.

These companies offer monthly, quarterly, and yearly subscription services that save you money and time by taking the guess work out of buying and trying new Read More »

Olmesartan Blood Pressure Medicine Linked to Celiac Disease Type Villous Atrophy

Olmesartan Benicar Villous Atrophy Celiac DiseaseI just received an email from the Celiac Disease Research Center at Columbia University regarding a study showing a possible association between a blood pressure medication and villous atrophy. The blood pressure medication is called olmesartan and it is also known as Benicar, Benicar HCT, Azor, and Olmetec.

According to this article, the three-year study was conducted by the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and it included 22 patients who had symptoms of celiac disease, but antibody blood tests did not support that diagnosis. During this study patients improved with discontinuation of the drug, while a gluten-free diet had had no impact on their Read More »

FreshDirect Launches Gluten-free Store Online

Gluten Free Works Jennifer Harris

 

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Gluten-Free Foods Delivered to Your Door! Photo: FreshDirect

FreshDirect has gone the extra mile and created a gluten-free store filled with more than 500 items for those who need to follow a gluten-free diet.  The store was launched during National Celiac Disease Awareness Month and its goal is to make it easier to find gluten-free foods by putting them under one department.

FreshDirect is an online shopping site that delivers groceries straight to your door.  The gluten-free products in the store can be searched by meal (breakfast, lunch or dinner, snack, and dessert) and by specialty (kid friendly, whole grains, recommended snacks, pantry favs, sensible treats, and dairy alternatives).  Products that are naturally gluten free like Read More »

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