Why We Need Celiac and Food Allergy Awareness

Why We Need Celiac & Food Allergy Awareness

Do you remember when Disney pulled an episode of Jessie because the children threw pancakes at a fellow classmate on a gluten free diet? Alongside the rest of the celiac community, I thought this sent a poor message, one of intolerance. BUT, I never thought this would actually happen to me… until yesterday. On Monday, I began working with a new supervisor who is more than twice … Continue reading Why We Need Celiac & Food Allergy Awareness

We Interrupt This (Belated) Magical Monday to See Tim McGraw

I’m going to have celiac disease for the rest of my life. (That’s just how autoimmune diseases work, and I’m alright with it). I’m working on ensuring that celiac disease is NEVER an excuse to miss out on an awesome opportunity. This week, it was Cheyenne Frontier Days. In Denver $80 gets you a nosebleed seat to the Cassadee Pope, Kip Moore, and Tim McGraw concert. … Continue reading We Interrupt This (Belated) Magical Monday to See Tim McGraw

Hiking Pikes with Plenty of Chocolate!

I don’t like bars. I know many celiacs swear by them, and hikers too. Somehow, I’m a celiac who loves to hike, but I am yet to become a fan of bars. Fortunately, there is plenty of other food to pack for the trail. Last weekend, my friend and I hiked Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs. Standing at 14,114 ft high, it’s known as one of the 14-ers in Colorado. … Continue reading Hiking Pikes with Plenty of Chocolate!

Misconceptions in Celiac Disease

Misunderstanding Food Allergies and Celiac Disease

Nearly every day I hear someone say something that sounds absurd if you know the facts about food allergies and celiac disease. Here are the three misconceptions that I run across most frequently. Misconception #1: Food Allergies are “Unhealthy Foods.” Last week as I walked through the grocery store, one of the samplers offered me a chip. Of course, I couldn’t take it because of the risk of … Continue reading Misunderstanding Food Allergies and Celiac Disease

An Oldie, But a Goodie!

I recently reached a milestone birthday, the one where there are no more Taylor Swift songs left to sing about your age. That’s right, last week I turned 23, and I will seriously miss jamming out to 22 in my car. Fortunately, the title of this post doesn’t refer to my age, but rather the star recipes of my birthday dinner. My family pulled together some awesome … Continue reading An Oldie, But a Goodie!

Celiac & Coeliac Around the World!

Variety is the spice of life. And, within the celiac and allergy friendly world, we’re always looking for new food, recipes, etc. to brighten up what could be a mundane diet (at first!). Quick Celiac Tip: For more information, recipes, etc. try searches with celiac and coeliac, since they bring up different results! I even venture as far as to use a google.co.uk search and a google.com search … Continue reading Celiac & Coeliac Around the World!

Baking, Awareness, and Reviews (Gluten Free of Course!)

I went on a baking craze today! Maybe it was for the arrival of my sister home from college, or our recent find of new boxed mixes that don’t contain tapioca (my pesky allergy).  Either way, I baked them all in celiac awareness style. So let’s check out the products! Vegan Chocolate Chip Banana Bread The vegan chocolate chip banana bread isn’t a mix, but rather a … Continue reading Baking, Awareness, and Reviews (Gluten Free of Course!)