Archive for January, 2011

Seven Surprising Gluten-Free Foods

When I was diagnosed with Celiac disease, there were a ton of things that I cut out of my diet that I later re-introduced. I’ve discovered that even if it isn’t marked gluten-free, it might still be gluten-free. It’s just that there are strict guidelines if a product is going to be marked gluten-free that most companies don’t want to follow.

Always be careful when eating food not marked gluten-free. Stick to small portions until you know whether or not the food will bother you. Always pay attention to what your innards have to say! If you react to a food, stop eating it – it’s as simple (and sad) as that.

So here’s my list of seven surprising gluten-free foods, in reverse order…


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Craving Cookies n’ Creme Candy?

My absolute favorite chocolate bar using to be Hershey’s Cookies n’ Creme – white chocolate with bits of Oreo-like cookie. MMMMM! Of course, I can’t have it any more because the cookie bits contain flour.

Last night I was at the grocery store hunting for peanut butter M&M’s when I spotted…

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Update to “Gluten Free on the Run”

Several weeks ago, I posted about eating gluten-free on the run. I didn’t cover Taco Bell because, to be honest, their food just grosses me out. 🙂

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Gluten-Free but Still Not Feeling Well?

The CNN Health experts tackled an interesting question this week:

“How long does it take to feel the benefits of a gluten-free diet once diagnosed with celiac disease? I have been living gluten/casein free for over five years now and have yet to see much improvement.”

Dr. Melina Jampolis suggested a few possible causes…

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Tales to Tell of Stories

I have always wanted to visit the Stories dining room in The Halliburton, so in November Mike and I decided to take advantage of a buy one get one free coupon and treat ourselves to dinner there for our six-month anniversary.

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Celiac News this Week: Hydrolyzing, Labelling, and Breastfeeding!

There have been some interesting Celiac-related stories that hit the news this week. There are three in particular that I found interesting and wanted to share with you: product labelling changes, news on breastfeeding, and surprising findings about hydrolyzed wheat flour.

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Good Gluten-Free Bread Does Exist!

One of the things that I have learned since being diagnosed with Celiac disease is that having good substitutions for key foods makes following the diet much easier as you don’t really feel like you are missing out on anything. Luckily for Haligonians, there are some excellent bakeries around town that provide tasty gluten-free goods.

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