Gluten-Free Blog


On March 15, The Wall Street Journal published an article that discusses the complexity, yet growing prevalence of gluten sensitivities. Health Journal columnist Melinda Beck explains that the medical community has begun to acknowledge the existence of gluten intolerance in a new light. A recent study released by BMJ Medicine posits that gluten can cause a negative immune […]   Read more »

Recipes, cooking ideas, baking tips and tricks are some of the most important tools needed when getting started in your gluten-free kitchen.  So where do you go to find these things? The Internet? Your neighbors?  Your family? I prefer to turn to cookbooks. To me there is nothing like standing at your kitchen counter with […]   Read more »

Dining Out Tips

March 2, 2011 at 11:57 pm

Tips for Dining Out Someone asked me the other day if my gluten intolerance was challenging when dining out with friends and family at a restaurant or café. My initial reaction was, “Oh goodness no! I love food and I love going out – my eating gluten-free rarely gets in the way of eating at […]   Read more »

Gluten Free Skincare

February 9, 2011 at 11:43 pm

Just like a longer daily commute or a snow-shoveling backache, dry skin is an unpleasant, but inevitable, outcome of harsh winter weather. Finding the right products to battle these arid conditions is never easy, and, for some with gluten sensitivities, this process can be even more difficult. Even though people disagree on the effect topical […]   Read more »

On the Road with Heather Collins: SE Asian Style 2/9/11 Hello Udi’s Gluten Free Fans! It has been a few months since my last blog post. What have I been up to? Last month, I spent three weeks traveling around Southeast Asia with my sister and brother-in-law who live and work in Singapore. I was […]   Read more »

The Way To Their Heart Through the Stomach

February 7, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Share your love this Valentine’s Day through a mouth-watering, three-course meal that you can enjoy in the comforts of your home. Whether you’re celebrating with that special someone, or your beloved friends, win their hearts while remaining stress-free of possible restaurant cross-contamination or ordering fiascos. Here are two choices for each course, so pick the […]   Read more »

Guerrilla Tactics for the Office Food Wars

January 18, 2011 at 8:12 pm

I wake up each morning committed to healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle.  I know that eating gluten will cause my fibromyalgia pain to flare up like a fiery dragon ripping and tearing through my muscles.  I am full of motivation, exuberant and happy with myself for doing what is best for me, starting my […]   Read more »

Gluten-Free Casual Entertaining

January 12, 2011 at 12:02 am

It’s 9:30pm the boy (my 3 month old) and the girl (his beautiful mother) are both asleep or almost asleep.  I am finishing up prep work in the kitchen fuelled by the dulcet tones of the Dropkick Murphys blaring from the kitchen iPod dock.  And by blaring I mean 2 on a scale of 10… […]   Read more »

Healthy Gluten-Free Eating

January 11, 2011 at 11:58 pm

Healthy eating hasn’t always been standard practice in my life. Growing up, my father and I stood resolute in our unhealthy Sunday ritual of fast food and Chicago Bears games. Since then, I have (thankfully) learned that food is so much more than instant gratification – it is the gas that fuels our bodies and, […]   Read more »

On the Road with Heather Collins

November 22, 2010 at 10:11 pm

11/22/10 Greener Pastures for the Gluten Free Green Monster I knew something was wrong with the Gluten Free Green Monster (aka my work suitcase) as I was packing up for the American Dietetic Association Food, Nutrition Conference and Expo in Boston. The vibrant green it was named for had faded to a dull grey.  It […]   Read more »

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