postheadericon A Few tips on living gluten-free

I’m writing a series on Celiac disease/food allergies/food intolerances over at BostonNow. Much of what I have written is things I’ve said in many different ways here, but the articles might be helpful for some of my readers.

Starting to eat a Restricted Diet – Part 1 in a series Is tasty food too much to ask?

There has been a rise in awareness and diagnosis of Celiac Disease (an auto-immune disease that requires a diet free of gluten- the protein found in wheat, rye, barley, and oats), as well as a rise in awareness and diagnosis of food allergies and food sensitivities. There are also many families who choose a gluten-free/casein free or gfcf (no gluten, no milk) diet to help treat Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Combine all those groups, and you have a large population looking for food that is free of various ingredients. Many of those people are also looking for food that tastes good, too! Read More …

I don’t have time to cook! Tips for healthy eating with food allergies
Part 2 in an ongoing series

In part one, we talked about making food that is safe for restricted diets taste good. What can you do if you’re on a restricted diet due to Celiac Disease, food allergies, or food sensitivities and you (sadly) don’t have a significant other who is home all day to cook for you, nor are you home all day. You don’t like eating out all the time, because as much as restaurants try to get things right, they can make mistakes, and then you get sick. What’s the solution?

I am the significant other at home all day (ostensibly) cooking, but I have chronic pain, I’m homeschooling 3 young children, and we also have several other activities in our life besides cooking! I’ve assembled a few tips and tricks that have worked for us – eating food that is safe for you and won’t make you sick, while still continuing your busy life. Read More …

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