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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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Top 10 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 a few weeks ago 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

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Gluten Free at Eataly 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

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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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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 like having different types of fresh fruits and vegetables with me. Read more

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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

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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 and Allergy Free 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 Belgium Travel Paks that include translations and dining suggestions in the Dutch, French and German Languages. These are available for gluten free, allergy free, dairy free and shellfish free lifestyles. 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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Gluten Free Croissants in Paris 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 12 years ago, my first thought was, “How am I ever going to give up croissants and petit pain au chocolat (chocolate croissants)?” 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 in Florence Italy: Senza Glutine

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I’ve been missing Italy a lot over the past few days since a friend of mine and her husband are leaving tomorrow to experience Christmas in Florence or Firenze in Italian. This brings back great memories of celebrating New Years in Florence with my closest friends from graduate school. 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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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

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Great Wine Tasting in Martinborough

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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

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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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