This upcoming summer I will have officially been gluten free for four long, rollercoaster years. If you would have told me that I would be where I am today four years ago, I don't think I would have believed you. I was about to be a junior in college, had gone through some major life changes outside of … Continue reading 10 Things I Wish I Would Have Known When I Was First Diagnosed…
As you know, it's May. What you may not know is that it's Celiac Awareness Month! I typically have no shame in spamming the internet with all things gluten free but this is the month to turn it up to 11. Advocacy is the name of the game in May (and every other month). The … Continue reading Happy Celiac Awareness Month!
Recently, I was invited to a homemade pizza making party and it made me think about the things in my life that I have said yes to because I didn't want to hurt someone's feelings who, at no fault of their own, didn't understand my disease. The friends of mine who were hosting the party … Continue reading Learning How To Say No
If you didn't already know, May is celiac awareness month and I am going green for the occasion. This is the perfect time for you to advocate not only for yourself but for the 1 and 100 people also diagnosed with celiac disease and the many more that are undiagnosed. Check out this post by … Continue reading May is Celiac Awareness Month
I just came across this awesome financial aid opportunity for people to get a little extra to help pay for their gluten free foods. Check out Better Batter's website for more information. "Better Batter’s gluten free products are the product of a family just like yours. Founder Naomi Poe found the gluten free diet to be enormously … Continue reading Better Batter | Financial Aid Program
**1/7/17 it seems as if this link has been taken down and the site is no longer active ** Hey all, I just came across this new interactive map that allows you to add gluten free places in four categories: bakery, gluten free store, full GF restaurant, and restaurant (with GF options); I'm super excited … Continue reading New Interactive Gluten Free Map
If you know me at all you would know that this is the kind of stuff that gets me excited. SO FREAKIN' EXCITED. If you have not heard of the Teal Pumpkin Project you can read all about it here. It is an initiative by Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) that promotes inclusion of … Continue reading The Teal Pumpkin Project
*Maybe not dead but damn near close. Sometimes a celiac just wants to get drunk. Cider, as I have mentioned before, is my go-to alcoholic drink. But I am starting to realize that the world may not completely understand what cider actually is or what other beverages do not classify as cider. I recently proclaimed myself … Continue reading One Redd’s and You’ll Be Dead*