How I Came To Be

We’ll skip the birds and the bees part, since I assume you already know about that… I was born and raised in Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia. After finishing high school, I completed a Bachelor of Journalism with Honours at the University of King’s College.

In 2005, I finally started my technical writing career with a wonderful company that shall remain unnamed, since I’m still with them (and plan to be until I retire!).

I was diagnosed with Celiac disease on September 11, 2009. For more on that, see the “How Gluten For Punishment Came To Be” page.

  1. #1 by thefoodgirlintown on September 18, 2012 - 3:30 pm

    Hello there! Have you tired Jane’s On the Common as a place to eat with Gluten Free options? They make their menu very accesible to vegans and celiacs…you should check it out!
    I am writing a post about them today, why dont you have a read when its posted and follow me?

    • #2 by glutenfree4hfx on September 18, 2012 - 4:08 pm

      It’s great to meet you! We are actually working on a review of jane’s as well. We had the pleasure of dining there just last weekend. 🙂 can’t wait to read your review!

  2. #3 by Tracey Randem on April 4, 2013 - 8:33 am

    Kim…I am wondering if you know of any 100% dedicated gluten free kitchen that offer meals…not snacks or sandwiches. I am concerned with cross contaminiation (surfaces, deep fryers, etc). Thank you, Tracey

    • #4 by glutenfree4hfx on April 4, 2013 - 9:07 am

      Hi Tracey:

      Unfortunately the only 100% dedicated gluten free place I know of in Nova Scotia is Pete’s Gluten-Free Eatery on Dresden Row, which just does wraps, soups, sandwiches, and snacks. With that being said, I have been surprised at the number of restaurants I have visited that are just as aware of cross-contamination on surfaces, fryers, and grills as they are of gluten-free ingredients. The Wooden Monkey (downtown Halifax and Dartmouth) is absolutely amazing and I’d highly recommend it, even though they are not 100% gluten free.

      Hope that helps!

  3. #5 by lindsaycrocket on June 16, 2013 - 4:05 pm

    Hi there – I’m wondering if you have eaten gluten-free at the Riverside Pub in Bedford? Thanks! Lindsay

    • #6 by glutenfree4hfx on June 17, 2013 - 9:14 am

      No, we haven’t tried Riverside Pub. I also don’t see any gluten-free options on their online menu ( You might want to call and check before you go there. As a side note, Finbar’s Irish Pub is just across the street and has tons of great gluten-free options. 🙂

  4. #7 by momgfnoms on December 9, 2013 - 1:58 am

    Love your voice and the resources on your blog! I’ve nominated Leibster award! Here’s the info

  5. #8 by saragillis on February 1, 2016 - 2:23 pm

    Just discovered your site. What a great resource. My partner is currently being tested for celiac and we’re starting to gather information about local celiac-friendly spots. Thank you!

    • #9 by glutenfree4hfx on February 1, 2016 - 9:57 pm

      You’re welcome! We haven’t posted in quite some time but we are still here 🙂 please feel free to reach out if you have any questions!

      • #10 by saragillis on February 6, 2016 - 5:22 pm

        In case you haven’t had an opportunity to check out Moxie’s (if it’s the type of restaurant you would choose to dine in): My husband recently had a work lunch at Moxie’s (the Bayer’s Lake one). I didn’t think he would have a good gluten-free experience but he was incredibly impressed at how seriously they took his situation. The manager came to speak with him, and the head chef prepped the meal. It was served to him separately from the other diners as well.

      • #11 by saragillis on February 6, 2016 - 5:24 pm

        And now I see that you have already reviewed Moxie’s!

      • #12 by glutenfree4hfx on February 6, 2016 - 5:34 pm

        Yes it’s a great spot, especially when we’re in other cities or just want a nice safe meal 🙂

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