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Gluten & Allergen Free Expo, Here We Come!

Gluten Free goodness awaits all GF New Englanders this weekend. Why? Because it’s the Gluten & Allergen Free Expo in Springfield, MA! And that means lots of gluten free samples, new products and like-minded folks all under one great big happy gluten-free roof. Free safe gluten free goodies?? As our 10-year-old says, “Awwwwww, yea, baby…!!! I […]

Gluten Free Popcorn and Seasonings

Our little community is having a Magic Show for the kids in the park this weekend. Fun! So when they asked for volunteers, I quickly offered to be in charge of refreshments. This way I can make the treats mainstream, kid friendly and gluten free so our son can enjoy treats along with all the […]

What Do New FDA Gluten-Free Labeling Laws Mean?

It’s finally here! The day for which we, the “let’s be gluten-free” people, have been waiting: the FDA has finally laid down the law for gluten-free labeling. So what does that mean for us? One one hand, we can breathe a little easier: the law has been passed. On the other, our struggles are just […]

FDA Announces Gluten Free Labeling Requirements

Breaking news directly from the U.S. FDA: FDA defines “gluten-free” for food labeling New rule provides standard definition to protect the health of Americans with celiac disease The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today published a new regulation defining the term “gluten-free” for voluntary food labeling.  This will provide a uniform standard definition to help […]

Hidden Gluten List Update

Since my original 2010 List of Potential Hidden Gluten has been so popular, I figured I should update it with what I’ve learned since. So without further ado, here’s my new and improved List of Hidden Gluten to download for your personal use. Enjoy! Hidden Gluten Sources 2013  

Thank Goodness for the GFCO (Gluten Free Certification Organization)

While there still aren’t ANY federal requirements for manufacturers about food products being labeled as “gluten free” here in the US (see my diatribe on the FDA’s lack of response here), at least we have the Gluten Free Certification Organization. The GFCO is a branch of the Gluten Intolerance Group of Whenever I consider a new […]

-Recall Alert- Batch of Applegate GF Nuggets Contain Wheat

The FDA just put out a press release that a batch of Applegate Farm’s Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets, made on Sept 19, 2012, actually contain wheat and are therefore not safe for a GF diet. They report that consumer who was familiar with the nuggets noted a color difference and contacted the manufacturer. Upon investigation, it […]

Finding a SAFE Gluten Free Restaurant on the Road

My little family took a BIG road trip last week: Florida to Massachusetts! While on the road and at our destination, there have been several chains that offer gluten-free menus, we didn’t always come across those while on the road. And now that we’re here in Cape Cod, the chain restaurants are few and far in between. […]

Gluten Symptoms: Do They Vary with Amount?

I’ve always wondered if there is a difference in severity of symptoms based on the amount of gluten ingested. Like, if I ever dared to eat a roll or a whole slice of pizza or something, would I get the same symptoms with the same severity as if I accidentally ingested a tiny bit of […]

Gluten-Free on the New Cheesecake Factory Menu??

Well, it‘s that time of year again. My best friend just loves the Cheesecake Factory, so I’m off to another birthday bash next week. So I was just trying to figure out if there was anything I would dare order this year. (I chickened out last year because I didn’t want to get sick). Turns […]