Dairy, Soy and Gluten Free Cheesecake from Daiya

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thumb_IMG_2130_1024The other day, my team and I were honored to attend the launch party by Daiya Foods introducing their new line of gluten free, dairy free and soy free cheesecakes! I was of course thrilled since these were the best tasting cheesecakes that I’ve eaten since being diagnosed with celiac disease and an allergy to dairy and casein over 13 years ago!

I loved them! Rich and creamy, the Daiya Cheezecakes come in four flavors and are made with an artisan gluten-free crust. Since the taste testing, I have served this as dessert to my friends and family. The great thing is that they couldn’t taste that it was gluten and dairy free until they saw me joining them – then we were all part of the clean plate club!

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Gluten Free and Allergy Free London

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iStock_000011501378XSmall LondonWant to eat gluten and allergy free in London? Well, after receiving lots of requests for recommendations on how to eat safely with food allergies in London, I’d like to share some travel tips.

Based on working in London, having dear friends who live here and being a guest speaker at the Allergy and Free From Show at Olympia for 4 consecutive years, London is dear to my heart!

Coeliac UK is a great gluten free resource for eating in London and throughout the UK including this quick tips guide they provide on their website. Also, Anaphylaxis Campaign, Allergy UK and Action Against Allergy provide valuable information about living with food allergies. Read more

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Gluten Free and Vegetarian at Taste of Chicago Food Festival

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Taste of ChicagoWhen I think of summer, the first few things that come to mind is sun, fun and food! Being from Chicago, there are festivals all summer long that celebrate all three of these things. However, living gluten and dairy free makes it a little more challenging to eat at any of the outdoor food festivities. Well, not at the Taste of Chicago this year!

Reflecting changing dietary preferences and a trend toward healthier eating, for the first time this year, the Humana Healthier Choices listing includes gluten free, wheat free and vegetarian foods that are available at Taste of Chicago starting today July 8 through July 12.

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Gluten Free Asia (Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, China and Japan)

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After receiving numerous requests about traveling gluten free to Asia, I’d like to share some suggestions that have helped fellow travelers feel safe eating gluten free, dairy free and even vegan while experiencing Asia.

Now find restaurants and food ideas when traveling to Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, China, Japan, Bali, Cambodia and more.

A recent article in Timeout Hong Kong featured a few restaurant suggestions for gluten free meals too! Another article from Myanmar Times features healthy gluten free and vegan options in Thailand, Singapore, Cambodia and Bali. Read more

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Avoid Cross Contact in Gluten Free Restaurant Meals

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Tips for Food Service 2One question that I frequently receive while presenting at conferences is how to ensure that there is no cross contact with foods that contain gluten and other allergens. I’d like to share with you a few  thoughts and questions that you can ask restaurant staff while ordering your meals. These help to ensure that cross contact mistakes are not made and that your meals will be safe for you to eat.

Cross-contact occurs in two primary instances. First, when the menu item is prepared in the same frying oil or boiling water as other foods containing common allergens. And second, when microbes or food particles are transferred from one food to another by using the same knife, cutting board, pots, pans or other utensils without washing the surfaces or tools in between uses. Read more

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