Month: July 2013

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Dear Hostess: Please Don't Make Your Twinkies Gluten Free

July 31, 2013 | 144 Comments

Hostess has announced that they are looking into making gluten-free Twinkies. And I ask. Why? When I was a kid, I loved Twinkies. My Mom? Not so much. She wouldn’t buy them. This is why kids have parents. It may be decades too late […]

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Air Berlin Poisons Its Customers (and Other Gluten-Free Horror Stories From the Past Week)

July 29, 2013 | 106 Comments

Not a great week for celiac awareness folks. No other medical condition, especially one as serious as celiac disease, gets this total lack of respect. Cases in point: Horror Story #1: The above image was sent to me by a fellow celiac. She had […]

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An Interview with Jenna Drew: Miss NJ International and Fellow Celiac Advocate

July 26, 2013 | 3 Comments

The Miss International 2013 competition begins today in Chicago. Why is this news? Because Jenna Drew is competing as Ms. New Jersey. And each contestant has the opportunity to select a platform of her choice that she spends the year promoting. Ok…again…why is this […]

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Who Has the Best (Gluten-Free) Buns? Rudi's vs Three Bakers

July 24, 2013 | 22 Comments

In this corner…out of beautiful Boulder, Colorado…weighing in at a lean 74 grams…Rudi’s Gluten Free Hamburger Buns. And in this corner…from downtown Moscow, Pennsylvania…weighing in at a crisp 85 grams…Three Bakers Gluten Free Hamburger Buns. LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLLLLLLLLLLE! Round 1: Out of […]

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Tim Horton's Gluten-Free Macaroon: A Dude's Review

July 23, 2013 | 55 Comments

The good folks at Tim Horton’s reached out to me last week and asked if they could send me their new Gluten-Free Coconut Macaroons. As I tell all companies who want to send me samples, I said I’d be happy to try them but […]

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Who's a Better Celiac Spokesperson: Elizabeth Hasselbeck or Dr. Peter Green?

July 19, 2013 | 36 Comments

Just watch the following video and you tell me who you’d rather be representing the celiac community. Elizabeth Hasselbeck says gluten-free is good for everyone and we should be “replacing” our old diet with the same gluten-free foods. Dr. Peter Green, noted celiac expert, […]

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Eat Like Crap. Feel Like Crap.

July 17, 2013 | 49 Comments

Life is supposed to be all about balance. Work hard but play hard too. Spend time with your family but make sure you get some “you” time. Save money but enjoy the fruits of your labor. Eat healthy but treat yourself once in awhile. […]

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Dear Gluten Dude: My Wife Just Got Diagnosed With Celiac Disease and I Have Questions.

July 15, 2013 | 44 Comments

Hi folks. I am back from my blogging sabbatical! I’d like to say that I’m feeling reborn and revitalized. The truth is I’m still feeling tired and a bit detached. But I’ll power through it and come out on the other side just fine. […]

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A Fellow Celiac Reminds Me Why I Blog

July 9, 2013 | 41 Comments

I’m in my first blogging rut in the 20 months since I’ve started this blog. I haven’t written a post in 7 days. I’ve dropped off the social media radar a bit. I’m not responding to my emails like I used to. I’ll admit […]

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What Happens to YOU When You Get Glutened?

July 2, 2013 | 190 Comments

Last Wednesday, Mrs. Dude walked into my home office, took one look at me and said “You’re struggling, aren’t you?” And so began the latest episode of “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Gluten Douche”. The day before, I had just written a glowing post about […]

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