Gluten Free and Allergy Free Food in Belgium: Sans Gluten et Allergenes

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BelgiumI have visited Belgium on numerous occasions for both work and pleasure and found the atmosphere charming. For those traveling to Belgium gluten free (sans gluten) and allergy free (sans allergenes), I would first recommend that you download our translation cards for the French and German Languages. These are available for gluten free, allergy free, dairy free and shellfish free lifestyles. Read more

Peanut Free Restaurants in Chicago and New York City

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Anaphylaxis is a life threatening allergy which is extremely difficult to deal with. The daughter of one of my team members is anaphylactic to peanuts so we know first hand the lengths that you need to go through to be safe. I’m even anaphylactic to pencillin and found out the hard way. Read more

Gluten Free Amsterdam in Netherlands : Glutenvrij

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I have always loved Amsterdam and the Netherlands and have been there many times for both work and vacation. Also when I was living in France, one of my closest friends, Frederique, was from Amsterdam so it holds a special place in my heart. Read more

Gluten Free French Croissants in Paris, France and Europe: Sans Gluten

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gluten free croissants in Paris FranceWhen I was diagnosed with celiac disease and an allergy to dairy and casein over 15 years ago, my first thought was, “How am I ever going to give up croissants and petit pain au chocolat (chocolate croissants)?” Read more

Mom’s Gluten Free and Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

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Gluten & Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

My Mom has always been the baker in the family and loved experimenting with new recipes and ingredients. So, when I was diagnosed with celiac disease and an allergy to dairy / casein, she  naturally started trying to modify our family recipes with safe products for me to enjoy. Read more

Gluten Free Pizza and Pasta in Florence / Firenze Italy: Senza Glutine

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I’ve been missing Italy a lot lately since a friend of mine and her husband just came back from their holiday in Florence or Firenze in Italian and another friend is planning her trip over the summer. These both bring back great memories of traveling multiple times to Florence with close friends from university as well as from graduate school. Read more

Peanut & Tree Nut Free Bakeries in IL, MN & NY

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ChocolateThe daughter of one of my business colleagues is anaphylactic to peanuts which means that she has anaphylaxis – a life-threatening type of allergic reaction triggered when she eats peanuts. So I am writing this post to make sure that those of you with nut allergies can find safe and tasty dessert options! Read more

SmartGate for US CBP Travelers at Australian Customs

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Due to working with Australian-based clients, I had the opportunity to live in Sydney and Manly for 5 months. I just love the people, the country, the beaches, the food and the wine! Read more

Gluten Free & Vegan at Erin McKenna’s Bakery in NYC, LA and Orlando

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Screen Shot 2015-04-08 at 12.15.57 PMWhile working with a client, I was fortunate to have had a corporate apartment in Midtown Manhattan for 7 months and really fell in love with the city.  So I try to make it to New York City for fun a few times a year to visit my favorite gluten free eateries, take in a few Broadway shows and enjoy the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Read more

Gluten Free Lunch at Mena House Restaurant in Cairo Egypt

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Gluten Free Lunch at Pyramids

When I was traveling in Cairo Egpyt, I had the opportunity to stay at the Mena House Oberoi which is a beautiful hotel located 700 meters from the pyramids in Giza. We watched the sunrise and had coffee on our outdoor balcony in the morning gazing at these wonders of the ancient world. Read more

Gluten, Dairy & Nut Free Hostess Type Goodies

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4 pack penguinosWhen my brothers and I were growing up, Hostess cupcakes, twinkies, ho hos and ding dongs were some of our special treats to eat as long as we were behaving! HA! Needless to say, after I was diagnosed with celiac disease and an allergy to casein, Hostess goodies were a thing of the past for me. Read more

Snorkeling and Gluten Free at Sharm El Sheikh

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After touring Egypt, I had the opportunity to spend a few days in Sharm El Sheikh with friends and go snorkeling in the Red Sea. This had been something on my bucket list ever since a friend from college had gone scuba diving there a few years ago and loved it! Read more

Sunrise and Gluten Free at Magical Machu Picchu Peru

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Machu Picchu in Peru has been a dream of mine ever since I was a little girl. Well, finally the timing was right and I was ready for my long awaited journey to the Land of the Incas! Read more

Gluten Free Wine Tasting in Martinborough New Zealand

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I started driWine Tasting in Martinboroughnking wine when I was living in France and discovered that I loved it! Needless to say, I have enjoyed wine tasting around the world with my friends ever since. When I was a guest speaker at the Gluten and Allergy Free Show in Sydney Australia, we tried some great wines from Martinborough New Zealand based on the recommendations of various sommeliers. Read more

Gluten Free Mexican Food at Cantina Laredo Restaurants

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I’ve had a craving to eat Mexican cuisine for awhile and just wanted to do something as simple as eating chips and salsa with my friends. In most Mexican restaurants, those of us that are gluten free, typically, are not able to eat the corn chips due to cross contact in the fryer with items containing wheat such chimichangas! Read more

Gluten Free Food at Cheeseburger in Paradise Restaurants

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I’ve been in search of a great tasting gluten free and dairy free turkey burger for quite some time. It’s actually been very difficult to find as most restaurants include bread crumbs and sometimes milk in the food preparation. Read more

Gluten Free, Wheat Free and Lactose Free Airline Meals

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Many airlines around the world cater to those who would like to eat or require special dietary meals such as gluten free or lactose free meals when traveling by air. You either need to contact the airline directly to order your special meal or have this preference included in your frequent flyer profile. Read more

Gluten Free Foods and Restaurant in Christchurch New Zealand

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After finishing a radio interview in Christchurch New Zealand about gluten free travels and the Let’s Eat Out! series, a friend and I wanted to celebrate and asked our hotel concierge for a restaurant recommendation. Luckily, we were able to get a reservation at Cook’n with Gas. Read more

Fresh Green Juice in Chicago: Healthy & Gluten Free

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Screen Shot 2016-03-02 at 2.12.30 PMI have been on a quest to find places that juice fresh vegetables and fruits for quite some time. Believe it or not, I actually like the taste of raw juice from foods such spinach, kale, parsley, cucumbers, broccoli, carrots, lemon and ginger, to name a few. Read more

Hold a Million at Federal Reserve Bank in Chicago

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$1 Million at Federal Reserve

Visit the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and hold a million dollars! Believe it or not, my first job out of college was a Federal Reserve Bank Examiner. When I would go into banks to audit their books, they were half expecting to see a bank examiner looking like the person in the Jimmy Stewart movie “It’s A Wonderful Life” which is one of my favorites. Read more