Month: November 2013

thankful for celiac

9 Fellow Celiacs I'm Thankful For

November 27, 2013 | 32 Comments

What? You were expecting a post about why I’m thankful I have celiac disease? I’m thankful for a lot of things in my life…having celiac is not one of them. But there has been a silver lining in this disease. It has put me […]

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gluten free Thanksgiving stuffing

To All Those Saying Celiacs Must Go Without on Thanksgiving…I Say "Stuff It"

November 25, 2013 | 29 Comments

That’s right…it’s time for my first recipe post EVER. We celebrated our first Thanksgiving yesterday. Why yesterday? Long story short: Mrs. Dude is Jewish and I’m Catholic so the tradition has always been we spend Thanksgiving with her family and Christmas with mine. But […]

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celiac legal advice

What are the Legal Options When a Divorced Father Intentionally Feeds His Celiac Child Gluten?

November 22, 2013 | 39 Comments

Divorce is ugly. I get it. But I never understood why any parent would ever, and I mean EVER, take it out on his or her own children. When you become a parent, your number one job is to protect that child. Period. Which […]

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Jimmy Fallon makes fun of gluten free

Jimmy Fallon…What Did We Ever Do To You?

November 20, 2013 | 122 Comments

Another day…another blog post where I need to defend my fellow celiacs from the media whores who keep piling on. Watch the video above (or here). This may be about as bad as I’ve seen. And I didn’t want to do this today. I’m […]

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omission safe for celiacs

Is Omission Beer Really "Risk-Free" for Celiacs??

November 19, 2013 | 212 Comments

I had a dream last night. I was at a gluten-free convention. This one booth had two different rice dishes set up for people to taste. I grabbed a fork and excitedly took a few bites of one of the dishes. Only after I […]

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mrs dude

Happy Birthday to the Amazing Mrs. Dude

November 15, 2013 | 20 Comments

Mrs. Dude turns XX today. We are celebrating by taking our Dudette, who broke her arm on Wednesday, in for elbow surgery. Yeah…good times. But I didn’t want the day to pass without Mrs. Dude knowing that I’d be lost without her. That my […]

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celiac advice

A Fellow Celiac Needs a Group Hug & Some Advice. Let's Bring It.

November 14, 2013 | 53 Comments

I received the following message yesterday. She is in a place that most of us have been at one time or another. Celiac can be a frustrating, isolating, never-ending disease. And when it’s got you by the throat, it can seem like there is […]

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what is your glutened personality

Let's Name Our Glutened Alter-Ego. Hi…I'm Hank. What's Your Name??

November 11, 2013 | 51 Comments

For years, Mrs. Dude has been trying to come up with a name for me when I get glutened (besides the typical curse words she deservedly calls me under her breath). Well…after convincing her that Breaking Bad is the best thing since sliced bread […]

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media gluten

Dear Media: Please Shut the Hell Up

November 8, 2013 | 46 Comments

It’s official…we’re a punchline. We’re whiny. We’re difficult. We’re privileged. But most of all…we’re a joke. Gluten-free is making headlines for all the wrong reasons. Who to blame? Where do I start??? I blame the idiotic marketing companies who have turned gluten-free into a […]

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gluten free awareness tour

Do NOT Do Business with Lou Reyes and the Gluten-Free Awareness Tour

November 5, 2013 | 32 Comments

Wow…what a dirtbag. I really tried to give Lou Reyes the benefit of the doubt. It’s just who I am. Deep down, I want to believe people are good. But after the wave of emails I’ve received in the past week about this guy, […]

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