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Book Review: Gluten is My Bitch

by April Peveteaux Tighten your seatbelt and prepare for a wild ride as you learn how to manage celiac disease (CD) in this informative and "crudely" entertaining book by April Peveteaux. The preface sums it up:  “For mom (sorry for all the cursing)”.   People suffering from celiac disease require plenty of education and emotional…

Product Review: Udi’s Gluten-Free Thin & Crispy Pizza Crusts

The first thing my college-aged daughter feared after being told to stay off gluten was no more PIZZA.  “How can I be a normal college kid and not be able to eat pizza?”, she wondered.  My first experience with gluten-free pizza almost cracked my front tooth, so I’ve been wary of GF crusts ever since.…

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Product Review: Oskri Coconut Almond Bar

If you’re a macaroon fan, then meet your new favorite snack bar. Like a solid, non-alcoholic piña colada, these bars are a tropical coconut blast. Using at most three ingredients (coconut, rice syrup and either almonds, mango or pineapple), these 264 calorie snacks are gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and very filling.   Yes, the almond Oskri…

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Product Review: Amy’s Bean, Rice and Cheese Burrito

At some point in most people’s lives – whether it be in college, logging long hours at the office, or living on a dishwasher’s salary in order to ski bum – frozen burritos have been a key dietary staple. Beans and cheese wrapped in a flour tortilla is not only fast and cheap, but also…

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Product Review: San-J Teriyaki Sauce

One of the chief concerns for people transitioning into a gluten-free diet is the potential  loss of flavor in food. Fears of a vast, bland, plain, flavorless oasis can be paramount for some. This is because we all know that the secret is in the sauce, but the problem is that so many sauces use…

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Product Review: Sunshine Burgers – Southwest Flavor

Wow, have veggie burgers come a long way from the TVP laden meatless patties that first appeared in restaurants back in the early 1980s. Fast forward to 2013, where many find themselves not only vegetarian, but also with a gluten – and maybe even a soy – allergy or sensitivity. Finding an allergen-free veggie burger…

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Book Review: Wheat Belly

by William Davis, MD A far cry from just-another-diet-book, Wheat Belly, written by cardiologist William Davis, M.D., takes an in-depth look at how the staff of life has actually begun to yield the opposite effect. From diabetes and heart disease all the way to mental disorders including schizophrenia, this well-researched New York Times bestseller is sure to make…

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Product Review: Ancient Harvest Quinoa Pasta, Garden Pagodas

It’s always refreshing to find an Italian food product that passes the “I wouldn’t have known it was gluten-free” test. While nailing the cooking time is still paramount with this tri-colored corn and quinoa flour pasta, every other aspect takes care of itself. Those quick, cold summertime onion and garden fresh tomato pasta salads just…