Top 10 Food Favorites at Phoenix Gluten Free Expo

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I was honored to be a guest speaker at the Gluten Free and Allergen Free Expo in Phoenix, AZ. In addition to meeting lots of fascinating people, one of the benefits is getting the opportunity to taste-test some of the latest and greatest gluten free products.  Read more

Gluten Free Desserts and Bakeries in Boston

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When visiting Boston as a guest speaker for the Healthy Villi Gluten Free Expo, my niece, who is a “cannoli connoisseur” without any food concerns, and I were on a quest to taste delicious Italian desserts in Boston’s North End. Read more

Gluten Free Tiramisu and Desserts at Eataly Restaurant in Chicago

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gluten free desserts at Eataly ChicagoLa Pasticceria in Eataly Chicago offers an amazingly wide selection of numerous gluten free Italian desserts, gluten and dairy free options and a few sugar free desserts that contain gluten. Read more

Gluten Free Muffin Recipe from Carol Fenster

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I first met Carol Fenster back in 2005 when we were both guest speakers at a national US celiac conference. Ever since that time, Carol has been one of my favorite gluten free cookbook authors. So I was thrilled to try the recipe from her Gluten-Free 101 book and loved them! Read more

Gluten Free at Eataly Italian Restaurants and Store in Chicago

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Italy has always held a special place in my heart from my first visit when studying abroad in college, to living there for 4 months while consulting with clients, and now my frequent vacations back to travel throughout the country. I just love Italy’s incredible food, wine, culture, people and language! Read more

Gluten Free Russia

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Russia 2To help those of you traveling in Russia while managing gluten free diets and food allergies, I’d like to share with you some tips that successfully kept me safe during my entire 2 week vacation with friends to Russia. Read more

Gluten Free and Allergy Free Food and Travel Guide Videos

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After receiving numerous requests for videos about how to eat, travel and live gluten free and allergy free, my team and I decided to expand our YouTube video channel. Read more

Mom’s Gluten and Dairy Free Old English Cookies

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After lots of trial and error with various gluten free flours, my Mom and I perfected this cherished family recipe resulting in delicious gluten free and dairy free cookies. Great for any occasion, I’d like to share this cookie recipe that has been passed down through four generations of home bakers. Read more

Protecting Food Allergy Students with Emergency Epinephrine Act

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I am thrilled to report that the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act was signed by President Obama. This is the first federal law encouraging states to require schools to keep lifesaving epinephrine auto-injectors on hand for use in allergic emergencies for students with anaphylaxis. Read more

Gluten Free Vancouver

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I have been thinking about how I miss the gluten free meals in Vancouver British Columbia since I was just recently contacted to be one of the guest speakers at the upcoming Gluten Free Conference. Having visited Vancouver a number of times, I have always found this city great fun to explore with a lot of gluten free eating options! Read more

Best Gluten Free Finds at NJ Expo

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GFAF ExpoThe GF AF Expo in New Jersey had lots of great products – from gluten free to gluten and dairy free to nut free and GMO free. So I wanted to share with you some of the top new foods from this expo that had 100-plus vendors and over 3,000 attendees! Read more

Gluten & Allergy Free Starter Kit

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“How do I start my gluten free life? I don’t even know where to begin!” After being asked this question more times than I can remember over the years, I am finally posting my suggestions to help even more people around the world. Read more

Best Gluten Free and Food Allergy Fast Food and Restaurant Travel Apps

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My team and I are thrilled that our app iEatOut Gluten & Allergy Free was voted as one of the top food allergy apps of for four years in a row by Healthline. This is one of our favorite apps because once you select your food allergen concerns to personalize your app, you see ethnic food ingredients and questions to ask for safe eating in restaurants close to home and around the world. Read more

Love TSA-Pre – the Pre-Approved Traveler US Airport Program

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While going through security to fly out of Chicago O’Hare International Airport last week, I found myself thinking about how much I love the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Pre-Approved Traveler program. Read more

Back to School Checklist For Gluten and Food Allergy Students

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It’s that time of year again, in certain parts of the world, that students are getting ready to go back to school. I want to share some proven ideas that have helped my clients in the past ensure that gluten and allergy free students will be safe when eating at school and away from home. Read more

Top 15 Gluten Free Food Products for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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From time to time, I do enjoy cooking and eating at home with friends and family. Of course, I love to travel and explore new places and ethnic foods even more. That being said, one of the most frequently asked questions is “What are your favorite products for breakfast, lunch and dinner?” Read more

US Gluten Free Labeling Standard

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I am just thrilled that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued the U.S. Gluten-Free Labeling Regulation! This ruling officially sets the safety standard to label U.S. products gluten-free if they contain fewer than 20 parts per million of gluten. Read more

Top Gluten & Dairy Free Snacks

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After being asked about my favorite gluten and allergy free snacks at conferences, I thought I would share my top picks with you! Hope you enjoy them too! First, since I’m 100% gluten and casein free, I always like to have different types of fresh fruits and vegetables with me while away from home. Read more

Gluten Free Pastries and Crepes in Paris: Sans Gluten

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gluten free pastries at Helmut Newcake Paris FranceStrolling down the streets of Paris is always an incredible experience, the music, the restaurants and the smell of French patisseries on every corner. That’s right, I said patisseries! Read more

Gluten Free in Stockholm Sweden: Glutenfri

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StockholmAfter traveling to Sweden on multiple occasions for business meetings and mini-holidays, the city boat trips that I enjoyed while visiting Stockholm are still some of my favorites rides in the world. Read more