Tag: Celiac Disease

Scary Ingredients: Glucose made from (Shudder) Wheat

Yeah, I know I haven’t posted in a while.  I suck. Are we good now? Ok…honesty time here: I FREAKED OUT when I saw this ingredient on Riesen Choclate Caramels and After Eight Thin Chocolate Mints. I seriously thought that the universe was conspiring against me. Like, WHY would you use wheat for seeetener???  What …

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Toronto:  Off The Hook Fish & Chips

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What’s this?! A title picture of a plate of clearly deep-fried, battered fish and chips? Have I finally lost my patience and sanity with having to be constantly gluten-free and gluten-vigilant, and decided to trash my intestines in a huge gastronomic temper tantrum? Why, no…not at all 🙂 I have discovered deep fried pescatarian heaven. …

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Eat Your Words: Crispy Baked Salt and Pepper Smoked Tofu with Cilantro Jalepeño Sauce

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You know when people quit smoking or find religion or whatever behavior or lifestyle change they’ve made,  and then become this completely annoying person that’s out to convert everyone else? That’s me with tofu. I’m a former tofu hater. Like, big time. All I knew about tofu is that my parents poured ginger syrup over …

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The Truffle Trend: Tricks of the Trade

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Since Celiacs  mainly eat junk food made with potatoes, corn, or rice flour, the taste and flavor profiles can get pretty same-old/same-old after a while. The two guilty pleaures that never get old?  Fresh, hot popcorn and crispy frites! A good friend of mine (who was a major foodie) recommended that I go to a …

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Eats Shoots and Leaves: A Post for Salad Haters

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This isn’t a post to lecture you on why you should use  correct punctuation (although I’d prefer if you did). It’s about, well…eating shoots and leaves. We all know that eating salad is good for us, and that as mature adults we should eat salad frequently for fiber, nutrients, and all that kind of good …

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I Heart Gluten-Sensitive People. (Whether They’re Really Gluten-Sensitive or Not). 

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   Every Celiac cringes when their restaurant server responds to their order of a gluten-free meals and specific food-handling details with “so… how sensitive are you?”  Uhhhhhh….. It’s not the servers fault:  they have been witness to many similar requests.  And often, when those requesting a gluten-free meal aren’t happy with the limited choices, they …

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Getting a Celiac Disease Diagnosis Sucks

“Congratulations!  You’re the winner of an incurable, lifelong, invisible autoimmune disease that will complicate your life!” Yeah, that’s pretty much what I heard when I got my diagnosis of Celiac Disease.  Actually, I wasn’t the only one that heard it:   the phone call from the gastroenterologist’s office came through the hands-free speaker of my …

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Simple Salsa

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Simple Salsa is my friend. It’s a fruit, it’s a vegetable (ok, technically it’s just a fruit because it has seeds, but don’t get all technical on me–the USDA considers it a vegetable so that’s good enough!) It’s savory and spicy and just everything good! It’s also always there for me, as my fridge is rarely without …

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