Learning which ingredients are gluten-free and which are not, takes
some time and patience. Within the first few months you learn a lot of
what you need to know to live gluten-free. But there are a few
lingering ingredients that it took me a while to digest, remember and
even accept they a...
It’s hard to imagine. In six years my celiac daughter, Emma,
will go to college — living a gluten free life away from her sheltered
little gluten free cocoon we’ve put together for her. Yes, someday I
will need to stop being the go-to gluten-free food encyclopedia and
trust that she can ke...
We’ve all heard of Oprah’s Big Give show from a few years ago. I am
suggesting during this Celiac Disease Awareness Month to do a “Gluten
Free Give Back”, as we take time to give back to this disease that has
changed our lives so significantly.
During this month I plan to do occasional posting...
Well whether we like it or not, the holidays
really are upon us. Many of us are already thinking about Thanksgiving
dinner — some may be contently planning knowing they’ll be cooking their
own gluten-free dinner, while others may be “white knuckling” it until
Thanksgiving, worried they’ll ...
You may not be enjoying the gluten-free food to it’s fullest at
Target Field. The brand new home for the Minnesota Twins is complete
with a gluten-free concession menu, but I’ve tracked down additional,
more kid-friendly items that are gluten-free and — so far — aren’t on
It has been a busy decade for celiac disease. I even think
non-celiacs would agree we heard more about celiac disease and the
gluten-free diet in the last 10 years than ever before! Including me.
We had it in our family for 40 years before I had any idea this disease
even existed – with my daughter E...
For years I’ve only purchased big brand names
of ibuprofen and cough/cold medicine for my gluten-free daughter,
because I couldn’t guarantee the generic, store brand version sitting
right next to the big name brand (and about a third less in cost) was
gluten-free. Now it appears that’s about...
I was doing some research tonight when I stumbled upon what I
consider a most disturbing celiac-related confession on a website that
appears to highlight anonymous revelations. The title was I’m Dying and I’m 19…
The skeptical news person in me questions how realistic the
Ida our 17, turned 18-year-old, exchange student from Norway will be
leaving us in 9 days. As I look back the year has gone by so fast. It
has been a year of growing in the celiac lifestyle - with a teenager
who doesn’t need me hovering over her all the time. Although not to say
she couldn’t hav...
Yes, it would have been more appropriate to celebrate Mother’s Day with this post, but ironically (or is it coincidentally) the job of being a mom has really prevented me from preparing this post before now.
On this Mother’s Day, I found myself thinking back to all those times during Emma’s illness, subse...
So you’ve likely seen the lists flying around Facebook: 25 Random Things about Me.
Well I haven’t done it yet. But I thought I would incorporate this
“Random” List into my blog. It’s a quick list– some things you may have
never heard before.
25 Random Things about Celiac Disease
So I’m new to all this funky technology. LinkedIn, Technorati,
Digg, Blogs, Carnivals, and I’m just really settling to Facebook and
thesavvyceliac.com of course. But right now “Twittering” (or is it
sending “Tweets”) are all the rage. It’s like consistently updating
your status with people on F...
This fall you heard about my family's adventures with hosting an exchange student with celiac disease. Ida is now half way through her stay here and I believe she’s having a great time. She’s had some adjustments to make with her diet here. For example: we still haven’t found a regular bun recipe that has met my ex...
Even just a few years ago, gluten-free shoppers were going to grocery stores with papers in hand, making sure they were reading ingredient lists correctly. In fact, in that first year after my daughter’s diagnosis, my average time at the grocery store doubled–and so did my bill.
But now, technology is making it ...
My husband and I had been in “survival mode” for about 3 months; back in October of 2000, our then-18-month-old daughter was getting strong and healthy on the gluten-free diet. But I needed more for my sanity. I couldn’t keep feeding my daughter only hamburger, eggs and French toast until she was 18. I needed t...