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Panera Bread – Gluten Free Options

I love Panera Bread and that we have one not too far from us! Even if we forget that it is there half the time, it is nice when we remember it.  Bryan loves their bread and their creamy tomato soup and I truly miss their bread but love their salads and their creamy tomato soup also.  We went to ...

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Gluten-Free on the Go

It’s that time of year when we’re ready to get out and hit the road for fun adventures! No matter whether you’re headed near or far, it’s a great idea to be prepared to make gluten-free munching easy and safe. For out of town travel, it helps to plan ahead. Pack a few meals in a carry on bag, just ...

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Gluten Free Almond Butter Alternative to Peanut Butter

June 29th is National Almond Butter Crunch Day. Almond butter is a great way to get that good, healthy fat.  There are many varieties of almond butter on the market and most of them are gluten-free.   Barney Butter Maranantha Almond Butter Blue Diamond Almond Butter Justin’s Almond Butter Naturally Nutty Almond butter Trader Joe’s Almond Butter   All of ...

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Gluten-free Pizza Coming to California Pizza Kitchen

[Editor’s Note: California Pizza Kitchen introduced gluten-free crusts but pulled the product due to cross contamination.  Updated August 3, 2012] Yes, you read that title right.  California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) will add gluten-free crust to its June 29th new menu roll out. The chain already has a gluten-free menu, but it has not included pizza until now. “The new menu will ...

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Chef Damian Cardone Brags About Feeding Gluten-free Patrons High Gluten Pasta

  [Editor’s Note: This story is from 2011. It still illustrates why we must be vigilant about where we go to eat.] Gluten-free Nation, you should be rightly shocked, dismayed and FURIOUS!  A chef in Glenwood Springs, Colorado is poisoning you…and bragging about it. Chef Damian Cardone is wantonly feeding gluten pasta to patrons who request gluten-free food according to a post ...

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Six Steps to Safe Gluten Free Dining

1.     Find a restaurant that can accommodate gluten free meals. Many restaurants are very familiar with gluten free meals or have a gluten free menu.  If you are new to gluten free dining, stick to a restaurant where you don’t have to explain yourself.  There is a list of gluten free restaurants at www.glutenfreerestaurants.org   2.     Do your homework ahead of ...

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Overcoming Gluten Free Social Isolation Part II: Attending a Wedding

You receive an invitation in the mail to a good friend’s wedding.  This is something you have been looking forward to for awhile, but now that you have been diagnosed with Celiac disease, you notice that accompanying your excitement is some unwelcomed anxiety about being able to eat at the wedding.  You already know the cake is a no-go, as ...

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