See It Before You Squeeze It with Tree Top Apple Sauce

This post is sponsored by Tree Top. I met Tree Top apple sauce several years ago in Irvine, where they took me on a farm tour. It was so much fun (even though I realized I wasn’t much of a farm girl, but I did look super cute in a sun hat). Ugly in a… Continue reading »

Easy Vegan Gluten Free Broccoli Alfredo with Daiya Cheezy Mac and Follow Your Heart Shredded Parm

Easy Gluten-Free Vegan Broccoli Alfredo Pasta

I love to eat mac and cheese. However, since I’m celiac (meaning gluten-free for life) and dairy-free (hopefully not for life – one day I hope to eat dairy-full pizza again, if my intestines ever things I deserve it). But for right now, it’s vegan cheese for me. But, if you’ve ever had dairy-free cheese,… Continue reading »

What I'm looking for at Expo West 2018

Preview of Natural Products Expo West 2018

I’m once again a part of the New Hope Blogger Team for Natural Products Expo West 2018. This is what…my 5th year on the team? Check out my reviews from 2013 (before I was even on the team), 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017… Expo West is my favorite place over the years to find the best editorial… Continue reading »

Eating Disorders Awareness Week

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2018

Eating disorders can affect anyone, anywhere. Let’s get real about who struggles and bust harmful myths together! Join me and NEDA for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (#NEDAwareness) from February 26-March 4 this year. Learn how to get involved as an individual or become a partner organization at   Please allow me to stray from… Continue reading »

My Gluten Free World Expo

My Gluten Free World Expo 2018

UTAH! Are you ready to party? I am! I can’t wait to go back to one of my favorite places in the USA – Salt Lake City! It’s not that far away from Orem, where the My Gluten-Free World Expo is headed to this March! TO FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION: Come see me in… Continue reading »

ShiftCon 2018 Beauty Counter

ShiftCon 2018: Best of the Expo

ShiftCon is always one of my favorite conferences of the year. While I am a science-based blogger, I am passionate about fighting for labeling in products, natural bath and beauty products, disclosure in supplements, regenerative agriculture, and green cleaning products, and fragrance free living. All of these things are part of ShiftCon. It’s not just… Continue reading »

Zumba at OptumCare® Community Center

OptumCare Community Center: I Survived “Senior” Zumba

As someone who hasn’t always had mobility, especially mobility that someone my age typically has, I really love any activity program that keeps people mobile. This is especially important as people age – as mobility generally decreases. For someone like me, who already has limited mobility due to my hypermobility syndrome, it’s so important to… Continue reading »

WFFS 2018 Best Gluten-Free Finds

Best Of Winter Fancy Foods Show 2018

I love the Winter Fancy Foods show because it kicks off the entire year of trade shows for food. As a blogger and an editor, I thrive – nay, I live off of the trade show floor. My life for the entire next year is all about what launches on the show floor. New products,… Continue reading »

Gluten-Free Valentine's Day Gift Guide 2018

Gluten-Free Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2018

Visit the Celiac and the Beast Gluten-Free Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2018!

Dear Marketing Stop Being Dicks to Gluten Free People

Hey Party City, I’m Not Gross

God. I hate writing these blog posts. I’m in San Francisco right now and I’m sick. Not metaphorically sick of the fact that brands keep making fun of us, but like literally sick. Like blowing my nose into Boogie Wipes that are made for snotty sick kids, stuffing my face with Sudafed. But I’m here… Continue reading »