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Have a SAFE Gluten-Free Halloween 2017

I’ve written about the Teal Pumpkin Project® for years and I’m a huge supporter of FARE for starting a movement to include food-allergic (and even celiac) kids into Halloween. I can’t even imagine being a kid again and going door to door, but not being able to eat a thing. Or getting pillowcases full of… Continue reading »

Is the Starbucks Maple Pecan Latte Gluten Free?

Is Starbucks Maple Pecan Latte Gluten Free?

Starbucks just launched their newest seasonal latte, the Starbucks Maple Pecan latte. I love maple AND I love pecan, so clearly I was excited to try this. When I tested the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice latte, it came up as safe on the Nima , and Nima themselves even found it to be safe, so I… Continue reading »

Fair Oaks Farm #FarmInsight17

Meeting Your Meat: A Farm Tour with IFICF #FarmInsight17

I recently was asked to come on a farm press trip with the International Food Information Council Foundation (the lovely people behind FoodInsight.org). Naturally, I like exploring things that are new to me – and traditional farming is definitely not something I’m well-versed in, or something I even have the appropriate clothing for. So I… Continue reading »

Go Beyond Celiac

Go Beyond Celiac Digital Community

I was a part of something really magical in 2015, but it took me this long to tell you about it. Why? I couldn’t really share with you all the exciting things NFCA (now Beyond Celiac) had planned until now. Because the people at Beyond Celiac have been hard at work since those meetings in… Continue reading »

The Best Gluten Free Pasta Celiac and the Beast

Best Gluten-Free Pasta

I recently embarked on a huge task with Gluten Free & More magazine. We tested over 40 brands of spaghetti, and a few other non-spaghetti thrown in there just to test the pasta brand, to find the best gluten-free pasta. We found 12 best gluten-free pasta varieties and you can find them all in the… Continue reading »

Chocolate Sandwich Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Chocolate Sandwich Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

  I’m not going to beat around the bush, my job is pretty rad. I get to play around with sweets all day and come up with ideas that make me want to eat even more sweets. I’m lucky to also partner with incredible bloggers on this Hot August Nights promotion. Because it’s still 105-109… Continue reading »

why you need a celiac diagnosis

Why Do I Need a Celiac Diagnosis?

I always get the question “why do I need a celiac diagnosis?” This is usually because people think because non-celiac gluten sensitivity (now called non-celiac wheat sensitivity) and a celiac both eat the same diet, that they are the same condition. Why bother with all the tests if you eat the same anyways? Because celiac… Continue reading »

Goddess Garden Sunscreen and Sun Repair

Gluten-Free Sunscreen + After Sun Repair with Goddess Garden

Living in Arizona, I’ve had to learn about sunscreen since I was little. Since we’re practically living on the surface of the sun, I’ve also had to learn about skin repair after bad sunburns. We planted aloe plants so I could cut them up and put aloe vera all over my skin. As I grew… Continue reading »

Step Beyond Celiac 5K

Donate to Celiac and the Beast’s KC5K Step Beyond Celiac Fundraiser!

I rarely get a chance to raise money for celiac organizations. I used to do a fun auction around the holidays, and now I typically just donate a portion of the Ceilac and the Beast ad proceeds to the top three celiac organizations. But, that’s not as fun and as FUN-draiser, and I would love… Continue reading »

Oatmeal Cherry Breakfast Bars

Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cherry Breakfast Bars

In a gluten-free breakfast rut? Sometimes I’m looking for something other than toast to have for a quick and easy gluten-free breakfast. I love balls and bars and bites for an easy breakfast. I like making things once – on an weekday morning, and having breakfast ready for the following week. These gluten-free oatmeal cherry… Continue reading »