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Gluten Free Indian Food and Gluten Free India Tour

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Since India as a country is so large, Indian culinary ingredients are directly related to the availability of products in each region. Masala (spice) is used in the majority of Indian dishes. Although the exact spices for a specific dish vary by chef, their choices for what spices to include are standard across Indian cuisine. Common herbs and spices include bay leaves, black pepper, cardamom, chili pepper, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, cumin, fennel, fenugreek, garlic, ginger, mustard seed and turmeric.

Culinary practices also vary in Indian cooking and restaurants. Common Indian condiments include: Read more

Gluten and Dairy Free at Cafe Marly in Paris France : Sans Gluten

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gluten free Paris FranceParis is one of my favorite cities in the world even as a celiac on a gluten free diet! I fell in love with Paris on my 1st visit with my high school French language class. I still remember walking down the Boulevard Saint Michel and deciding that somehow I was going to study in France during my junior year in college. Read more

Gluten Free Travel in Madrid and Spain – Sin Gluten

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GF Spain 1When thinking about traveling to Madrid, Barcelona and throughout Spain gluten free and allergy free, I immediately smile as I fondly remember exploring the food and culture across this country numerous times. Read more

Gluten Free River Cruising in Canada

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Ocean EndeavourA fellow celiac, E’Louise Ondash, contacted me about her gluten free experience cruising the St. Lawrence River with Adventure Canada and we would like to share her thoughts on traveling gluten free with all of you.

So, in her own words: Read more

Gluten Free Rome, Florence, Venice and More in Italy – Senza Glutine

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ItalyDreaming about gluten free Italy or senza glutine in Italian? Want to visit for business or pleasure yet concerned about how to safely eat gluten and wheat free?

Learn some ideas on traveling Italy while managing a gluten free diet and / or food allergies. Hope you love Italian food, culture, language and the people as much as I do! Read more

Gluten Free Fast Food and Allergy Free Too

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I receive a lot of emails asking for tips on eating safe fast food when on the road. Since the mobile app iCanEat Fast Food Gluten Free and Allergy Free has been expanded to 40 chains across the US, I decided that now would be a good time to offer my advice.

First, keep in mind that it is nearly impossible to ask questions about the ingredients and food preparation techniques used when ordering in a fast food atmosphere. Therefore, I rely on the information provided in the allergy charts and gluten free menus from the specific fast food and quick service restaurant chains. Read more

Dairy, Soy and Gluten Free Cheesecake from Daiya

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thumb_IMG_2130_1024My team and I were honored to attend the launch party by Daiya Foods for their product 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 15 years ago! Read more

Gluten Free Foods and Restaurants in London UK

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

Gluten Free and Vegetarian at Taste of Chicago Food Festival

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When 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! Read more

Gluten Free Bangkok, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore

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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 Thailand, Japan and across Asia. Read more

Are French Fries Gluten Free?

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One question that I frequently receive while presenting at conferences are if French fries are gluten free. The second question is how to ensure that there is no cross contact with other foods that contain gluten and other allergens so that the fries are safe for celiac / coeliac diets . Read more

Gluten Free and Allergy Airport Food Tips

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airport tipsAt the airport and want to buy some quick gluten free and allergy friendly snacks for the flight, looking for a gluten free meal or just have time for gluten free fast food? Well, thankfully now, some airports around the world are offering gluten free and allergy friendly snacks and food for travelers at food stands, quick service carry-outs and markets. Read more

Gluten Free Travel in Paris and France – Sans Gluten

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gluten free paris franceDreaming about gluten free Paris, the French Riviera, Provence or anywhere else in France? Want to visit for business or pleasure yet concerned about how to safely eat gluten and wheat free? First, remember to look for the words “sans gluten” which means without gluten in French! Read more

Travel Planning for Gluten Free and Food Allergy Trips

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Airline - Girl at AirportPacking for trips when traveling gluten free due to celiac disease as well as with food allergies is continually discussed when I’m guest speaking at conferences. From my perspective, maintaining a 100% gluten free and dairy free diet for over 15 years has definitely changed the way that I pack for business trips and vacation. Read more

Gluten Free and Allergy Free Restaurants in Switzerland

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gluten free SwitzerlandI have traveled gluten free and with food allergies around Switzerland many, many times and even worked in Geneva for 6 weeks. Each time I am fascinated with the scenery, views and people. I would like to share some recommendations with you to help make your gluten free and food allergy travels easier when enjoying this beautiful country including language travel cards, food products, restaurants and hotels. Read more

Top 10 Picks from Chicago Gluten and Allergy Free Expo

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GFAF ExpoI love to discover delicious tasting gluten free and allergy friendly foods at the various expos where I’ve been a guest speaker throughout the US and around the world. I also think it’s great to see the surprised look on the faces of my family and friends when they taste these products and then find out that they are not made with gluten, dairy, soy and other allergens! Read more

Gluten Free in San Juan and Puerto Rico

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After hearing about Kayla K’s recent gluten free travel to Puerto Rico, I asked her to be a guest writer for our Gluten Free Blog and share her gluten free finds and adventures in and around San Juan. Read more

Top 10 Tips for Safe Gluten Free and Allergy Free Travel

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Travel (3)On a global basis, it is estimated that 300-plus million individuals worldwide are now managing special dietary needs. According to global market research sponsored by GlutenFree Passport, over 85% of gluten free and allergy free individuals have two primary concerns when traveling: Read more

Gluten Free and Vegan Fast Food Meals at Chipotle Restaurant Chain

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When I’m guest speaking at industry conferences, I often get asked the question, “What is your favorite US fast food chain for gluten and allergy free meals?”

My answer is Chipotle for a number of reasons from an allergen perspective: Read more

Gluten Free French Baguettes in Paris and France: Sans Gluten

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gluten free baguettes in Paris FranceWhen I was diagnosed with celiac / coeliac and food allergies including dairy and casein, my first thought was truly, “What about French baguettes and croissants in Paris? How can I possibly live without some of my favorite foods?” Read more