Eating out with celiac disease can be an adventure in fear and trepidation. And many restaurants don’t make it any easier. Is this section, I cover who does it right, who does it wrong and everything in between.
I’m blessed in a lot of ways when it comes to my celiac disease. I’ve got an amazing partner in Mrs. Dude who goes above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to keeping me safe. The Dudettes are so understanding and […]Read More
When I was in grade school, we went to Colonial Williamsburg every year for a class trip. Perhaps I was too young to appreciate the history and the culture of the times, or perhaps it’s because I had the emotional maturity of a small […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
Ok…lots of thoughts spinning in my empty head about this. Some you’ll agree with and some…not too sure. Let’s start with the facts. Fact: Moo Cluck Moo is a popular burger/chicken joint in Michigan that specializes in food with less hormones, preservatives and other […]Read More
I like Starbucks. I like the vibe. I like the service. And yeah…I like the coffee. I didn’t always. Thought it was too strong. But back then, I didn’t exactly drink coffee. Warning: Coffee-snob sentence coming up! I’d have coffee with a flavored creamer […]Read More
Dude note: Sometimes emails sent to me need no introduction. Just read, absorb and share. Thank you. ———————— To the waitress(es) who mocked me for ordering gluten free: This is not a thank you letter. You know the kind. The social media posts that […]Read More
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I AM someone who's been gluten-free since 2007 due to a diagnosis of severe celiac disease. I'm someone who can steer you in the right direction when it comes to going gluten-free. And I'm someone who will always give you the naked truth about going gluten free.
I AM NOT someone who embraces this gluten-free craziness. I didn’t find freedom, a better life or any of that other crap when I got diagnosed. With all due respect to Hunter S. Thompson, I found fear and loathing of an unknown world. But if I can share my wisdom, tell my stories and make the transition easier on you, I’ve done my job.
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