Month: April 2017

what is celiac disease

Explaining Celiac Disease to Others

April 28, 2017 | 19 Comments

So May 1 kicks off another celiac awareness month. I always get a little torn about this month. Too many in the community use it as a month to promote shitty gluten-free foods, which not only doesn’t help raise awareness, but also is not […]

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Ordering Gluten-Free at a Restaurant? Listen Up.

April 18, 2017 | 17 Comments

Back in the day, I worked in the restaurant industry for many years; mostly behind the bar but sometimes waiting tables as well. In all the years I worked, I cannot remember one time where someone had a food allergy and certainly nobody ever […]

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I’m a Celiac Idiot

April 12, 2017 | 20 Comments

For the past few years, we’ve gone to our friend’s house to celebrate Passover. It’s always a blast. Lots of food. Lots of wine. And lots of laughter. Just a great tradition. Even though I’m a (non-practicing) Catholic, it is still one of my […]

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Papa John’s and Starbucks Go Gluten-Free. Or Do They??

April 6, 2017 | 30 Comments

It ain’t easy being a celiac. And for restaurants, it ain’t easy to feed us. I get that. And I also get that any time we eat out, unless the restaurant is 100% gluten-free, we take a risk. It’s a risk I’m willing to […]

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My Week from Hell…With a Happy Ending

April 4, 2017 | 20 Comments

For those of you who follow me on Facebook (bless your little hearts), you knew I was having a procedure yesterday. For the rest of you…ummm…I was having a procedure yesterday. Now that we’re all on the same page, here’s how it all went […]

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