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  • Dining Out Gluten Free

    Dining Out Gluten Free

    guest post by Nancy J. Metcalf As anyone who must eat gluten free can attest, eating out can sometimes be a challenge. Thankfully many restaurants offer a gluten free menu. One word of warning, what this really means is the items may not actually “gluten free” but “should be gluten free”. In restaurants that do not [...]

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    | April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Why I Stopped Eating Meat

    Why I Stopped Eating Meat

    Several years ago, just after getting diagnosed with Celiac Disease and finding out that I had to eat gluten free, I heard a radio broadcast that convinced me that eating meat was bad for me. I remember bits and pieces of what I heard, but not the facts. However I do remember being throughly convinced [...]

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    | February 11, 2014 | 1 Comment
  • Greensboro Gluten Free Food Drive

    Greensboro Gluten Free Food Drive

    The Greensboro Gluten Free Support Group is holding a gluten free food drive. All of the donated food will go to the Greensboro Urban Ministry Food Bank. With the large amount of people who have been diagnosed with celiac disease and gluten intolerance over the past few years, the the need of gluten free foods has [...]

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    | December 24, 2013 | 0 Comments
  • What is Gluten-Free & What Does it Have to Do With Me?

    What is Gluten-Free & What Does it Have to Do With Me?

    As someone who talks and writes about celiac disease and the gluten free diet, and well as being the organizer of a local Gluten Free Support group, I sometimes get called on to give a talk about the gluten free diet. The gluten-free diet is becoming more and more prevalent with many people affected by [...]

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    | December 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

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Dining Out Gluten Free

Dining Out Gluten Free

guest post by Nancy J. Metcalf As anyone who must eat gluten free can attest, eating out can sometimes be a challenge. Thankfully many restaurants offer a gluten free menu. One word of warning, what this really means is the items may not actually “gluten free” but “should be gluten free”. In restaurants that do not [...]

What is Gluten-Free & What Does it Have to Do With Me?

What is Gluten-Free & What Does it Have to Do With Me?

As someone who talks and writes about celiac disease and the gluten free diet, and well as being the organizer of a local Gluten Free Support group, I sometimes get called on to give a talk about the gluten free diet. The gluten-free diet is becoming more and more prevalent with many people affected by [...]

A Guide to Surviving the Holidays Gluten Free

A Guide to Surviving the Holidays Gluten Free

Let’s face it, the holidays are busy and stressful. However, trying to navigate a gluten free diet during this time can triple the stress. The sensory temptations of baked goods are overwhelming as well as the possibilities of cross-contamination at holiday parties, Those with celiac disease or gluten intolerance are vulnerable from well-intended but sometimes [...]

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2014 Asheville Gluten Free Expo

2014 Asheville Gluten Free Expo

The 2014 Asheville Gluten Free Expo will be held on Saturday, March 29th, 2014, from 10AM through 2PM on the Campus of UNC Asheville in the Sherrill Center, Kimmel Arena, 227 Campus Drive. Admission is $5 .00 Children under 11 and under are free,  ($20 maximum for families) The Expo will feature Gluten Free tastings, samples, coupons, cooking [...]

2014 Charlotte Gluten Free Expo

2014 Charlotte Gluten Free Expo

This Year’s Gluten and Allergen Free Wellness Event will be March 29, 2014, 10 am – 4 pm at the Harris Conference Center, 3216 CPCC Harris Campus Dr., Charlotte, NC 28208 This Event will be hosted by Echo Event Solutions, the same organization that has been successfully producing this event for years. I have personally been to this event in [...]

Celiac Awareness Day

Celiac Awareness Day

Friday September 13th is National Celiac Awareness day, and I’m more than glad to participate. I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease nine years ago, and since then I have seen a huge number of friends, relatives and acquaintances diagnosed with Celiac Disease, or some type of gluten intolerance. Because the disease is so close to [...]

Dining out Gluten free

Dining Out Gluten Free

Dining Out Gluten Free

guest post by Nancy J. Metcalf As anyone who must eat gluten free can attest, eating out can sometimes be a challenge. Thankfully many restaurants offer a gluten free menu. One word of warning, what this really means is the items may not actually “gluten free” but “should be gluten free”. In restaurants that do not [...]

Asheville Dining Out

There are more options for dining out on the gluten-free diet than ever before. Asheville is great for small local restaurants that are knowledgeable about gluten-free restrictions and are able to accommodate them. Many chain restaurants have realized the importance of catering to people with dietary restrictions and include gluten-free menus. However, we advise that [...]

Raleigh-Durham Dining Out

  There are more options for dining out on the gluten-free diet than ever before. The towns of Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, Wake Forest and more offer a wide variety of great gluten free places to eat. The Triangle has good small local restaurants that are knowledgeable about gluten-free restrictions and are able to accommodate [...]

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A Guide to Surviving the Holidays Gluten Free

A Guide to Surviving the Holidays Gluten Free

Let’s face it, the holidays are busy and stressful. However, trying to navigate a gluten free diet during this time can triple the stress. The sensory temptations of baked goods are overwhelming as well as the possibilities of cross-contamination at holiday parties, Those with celiac disease or gluten intolerance are vulnerable from well-intended but sometimes [...]

Greensboro Whole Foods – A Whole New Gluten Free Offering

Greensboro Whole Foods – A Whole New Gluten Free Offering

Food shopping choices in Greensboro just got much better. When I first moved to Greensboro in 1995 I have to admit I was less than impressed with the grocery stores. After having lived in, and visited larger cities, I knew what a good quality grocery shopping experience could be, and I wasn’t finding it in [...]

2011 Gluten Free Halloween Candy Guide

2011 Gluten Free Halloween Candy Guide

 Goblins, witches and hordes of children at your doorstep! Halloween is scary enough without wondering what exactly you are putting in your mouth! Whether you prefer sour and tart treats or chocolate delights, there are plenty of gluten free candies available, the trick is telling the difference. We’ve put together this comprehensive guide of gluten [...]

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Planning for a Gluten Free Thanksgiving

Planning for a Gluten Free Thanksgiving

| November 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

So you’re planning a gluten free Thanksgiving dinner? It’s going to take some extra work and planning, but it’s well worth it for you or your gluten free guest to have a enjoyable, worry-free thanksgiving. Traditional recipes can be changed and ingredients can be substituted. However, if you, or the person you are cooking for has [...]

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I hate Gluten

I hate Gluten

| August 24, 2013 | 2 Comments

Hate is a strong word. Perhaps too strong. Inevitably, each of my kids picked up on the H-word when they were young. Then they proceeded to use it in every context: “I hate school”, “I hate dinner”, even “I hate you”. We did our best to nip this in the bud, but the word hate [...]

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Mixed feelings about Doughnuts

Mixed feelings about Doughnuts

| July 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

    Gluten-Free Dunkin’ Donuts are Here! And what’s not to love about doughnuts? As someone who hasn’t eaten a good doughnut in over 8 years I can’t help but be excited, fried dough with tons of sugar? Yum! But wait a minute, how good, (or bad) are these doughnuts for me? Starch, fat and [...]

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