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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 »

Jersey Mike's Goes Gluten Free with Udi's

Jersey Mike’s Gluten Free Sub with Udi’s Bread

Over the past few years, several major nationwide fast casual chains have introduced gluten-free items. Subway was testing gluten-free sub bread in the pacific northwest. I still haven’t seen it. Papa John’s introduced an ancient grains gluten-free pizza that isn’t even celiac safe. So when I heard that Jersey Mike’s was launching gluten-free subs nationwide,… Continue reading »

Bacon Fat Sugar Cookies

Chocolate Frosted Bacon Fat Sugar Cookies

Every year, my gluten-free friend gfJules hosts the Gluten-Free Cookie Swap. This is an open recipe contest – where anyone can post their favorite gluten-free cookie recipe online. It doesn’t matter what kind of cookie it is, or what it’s made of. It just has to be made from a certified gluten-free flour! Of course, it’d… Continue reading »

Drag Queen Bingo at La Gattara Cat Cafe

Drag Queen Bingo at La Gattara Cat Cafe

Drag Queen Bingo at the La Gattara Cat Cafe is pretty much exactly what it sounds like – bingo, played with cats at a cat cafe, with drag queens. Now, there’s no show – just a lively game of bingo where you can bring you own food and drinks (as long as they don’t interfere… Continue reading »

Enjoy Life Foods Banana Rum Brownies

Enjoy Life Foods Gluten Free Banana Rum Brownies

While you probably know by now that I am not a killer baker, I do love experimenting with recipes, especially from my favorite brands like Enjoy Life Foods – the sponsor of this post. This recipe is from Enjoy Life Foods’ Spiced Banana Rum Blondie. The recipe is credited to Laurie Sadowski, who I think… Continue reading »

Schar Table Crackers making Christmas Crack

Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Christmas Crack

As a kid, I had never heard of Christmas Crack. In fact, I’d never tasted anything like this recipe before. I’ve never melted butter and brown sugar before in a sauce pan and tasted the liquid gold that’s produced from combining this sugar and fat together. It’s dangerous. Dangerously good. Yes, I understand that Christmas… Continue reading »