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Gluten Free, Vegan & Allergy Free at Chipotle

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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

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Gluten and Dairy Free at Cafe Marly in Paris: 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

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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

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Top 15 Gluten Free Products for Inside the Home

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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?” Read more

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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

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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

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Gluten Free Amsterdam: 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

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Mom’s Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

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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

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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

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Gluten Free Lunch at Mena House & Pyramids in Cairo

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Gluten Free Lunch at Pyramids

When I was traveling in Cairo, 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

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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

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Cantina Laredo Restaurants: Gluten Free & Vegetarian Too!

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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

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Tasty & Gluten Free at Cheeseburger in Paradise

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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

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Order Gluten Free & Diabetic Airline Meals

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

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Delicious & Gluten Free in Christchurch New Zealand

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After finishing a media 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

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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

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Hold a Million Dollars 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

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Gluten Free Dining Language Cards

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I fell in love with languages back in high school where I studied French and Spanish. After that,  while living in Italy, Brazil and Germany,  I also studied Italian, Portuguese and German. So being able to communicate in foreign languages is really important to me. Read more

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