Eating Out

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.

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Hey Applebees: We're Celiacs…We're Not Psychotic

December 8, 2014 | 46 Comments

So I blew my back out on Thanksgiving. Not the first time…and won’t be the last time. But it’s been a painful couple of weeks for me. Real painful. Mrs. Dude’s cousin was staying with us for the weekend. He also has a pretty […]

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Some Friendly Advice from a 14-year-old Celiac

December 2, 2014 | 17 Comments

I just woke up from my Thanksgiving food coma. Let me know if I missed anything. While I LOVE getting emails from all of my fellow celiacs, there’s something special about receiving one from someone who’s much younger than I am. It’s a reminder […]

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Sh*t Happens. Don't Let it Ruin the Evening.

November 23, 2014 | 45 Comments

Dude note: As I’m writing this post, I just popped open a pre-Walking Dead Experimental Ale from the good folks at Ground Breaker. All I can say is…oh my. Anyway…I’ve had celiac disease 7 years now (yay me!) In those 7 years, I have […]

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A Gluten-Free Escape to Brooklyn, NY

November 18, 2014 | 26 Comments

Mrs. Dude and I had the honor of being invited to a wedding in Brooklyn, NY this past weekend. The drive in was simple but as we were approaching Brooklyn, it dawned on me that I forgot to pack any pants and I thought…well […]

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Will This Gluten-Detector Become a Celiac's Best Friend?

November 5, 2014 | 119 Comments

“Chuck! I got it! Take LIVE tuna fish, and FEED ’em mayonnaise!” (name the movie) My brother and I are always talking business ideas. Some are grand. Many are inane. None have come to fruition (yet). One of the grand ideas my brother had […]

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Let's Talk About (Gluten) Intolerance: An Interview With Chef Marc Vetri

July 29, 2014 | 197 Comments

My Facebook and Twitter feeds were all abuzz last week and we all know what that means. More dang controversy in the gluten-free world. What people were sending me was an article on Huffington Post titled “I’m Gluten Intolerant…Intolerant“. I figured it was just […]

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Dude…Do I Have Your Permission to Cheat??

June 27, 2014 | 77 Comments

Sometimes I just gotta shake my head. Maybe you folks can help me out with this one. I received the following email from a fellow celiac: Dear Gluten Dude, I have celiac disease. I have followed a very strict gluten free diet for over […]

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Dude…How Do You Eat Out So Much??

June 24, 2014 | 51 Comments

See the picture of that yummy looking bread above? That’s the secret of enjoying a night of eating out. It’s all about being prepared and doing everything you can possibly do to minimize the risk and maximize the pleasure. Let me take a step […]

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How Does a GLUTEN-FREE BAKERY Compete with a gluten-free bakery?

April 10, 2014 | 34 Comments

First, a quick Dude note: May is Celiac Awareness Month but I’ll be kicking things off a bit early. After much agonizing debate (said simply for dramatic effect), I’ve decided to go with the theme “30 Days of Helping 30 Fellow Celiacs”. The official […]

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Wheat Chex are Gluten Free? I'm Not Sure Whether to Laugh or Cry.

February 25, 2014 | 92 Comments

I’m not gonna rant about this one. (Dude note: If you can’t see the picture above, click here.) I really try to balance the pulse of this blog so I don’t come across as a complainer; though lord knows there’s enough to kvetch about […]

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