• Miscellaneous

    Where is Celiac Disease?

    Have you been diagnosed with celiac disease? Then Beyond Celiac wants to hear from you! Beyond Celiac is a US-based charity and advocacy group for celiac disease patients. They’re researching where in the world people with celiac disease are located to determine if there are geographic trends. The information will also help them better serve their website readers. So, if you have celiac disease and would like to share, please fill out the form here. I think it goes without saying, but if you don’t have a diagnoses of celiac disease, please don’t fill out the form; I won’t be.

  • Gluten-Free Product Reviews

    Gabriella’s Kitchen skinnypasta Superfood Teff Macaroni & Cheese

    When I first found out I could no longer eat gluten — 10 years ago now! — I feared I’d never be able to eat my favourite meal again, macaroni and cheese. Of course, back then gluten-free pasta was limited to that sticky brown rice stuff that just…didn’t work with mac & cheese. Plus, how was I ever going to make a decent cheese sauce without wheat flour to thicken it?! Of course, my fears were eventually alleviated through the brands that have come to the market since then, as well as a good family recipe that just happened to not need flour. Annie’s Rice Pasta and Cheddar satisfy my…

  • Miscellaneous

    8 Tips on How to Eat Without Trigger Foods

    Emily Han, contributor to the Kitchn, has been eating without gluten and other common trigger foods for a year. As I’ve been doing this for nearly 10 years now, I often forget how much of a struggle things were initially. But Emily is taking a really positive approach, focusing on being appreciative of how much better she feels and for the opportunity to learn new things. If you’ve just started in your gluten-free journey, check out Emily’s tips she’s picked up over the last year: 8 Things I’ve Learned About Cooking Without Gluten, Dairy, Nuts and Sugar

  • Restaurant Reviews

    Gluten-free pitas at Pita Pit

    I recently got to eat my first pita in about 7 years! I was driving around my neighbourhood when I noticed a big sign in front of my local Pita Pit saying they had gluten-free pitas. I was so excited I had to tell my husband, and we made a date to go have lunch there the following Saturday. I was in heaven! Not that pitas are the best food ever (pizza is, obviously), but after not being able to have one in so long it was exciting and refreshing. And I’ll be honest, the pita itself was pretty damn good! I expected it to be dry, crumbly and horrible-tasting.…

  • Gluten-Free News

    Well.ca Discount on Gluten-Free Items

    Well.ca, my favourite online drug store that sells everything from vitamins to housewares, is currently having a sale on gluten-free products! You’ll see familiar brands like Udi’s, Glutino and Bob’s Red Mill, as well as lesser known brands like Maxwell’s Kitchen, Pamela’s Products, and Nameste Foods. Use coupon code GOGLUTENFREE between now and May 11th to get 15% off! Enjoy!

  • Gluten-Free Product Reviews

    Gluten-Free Pasta from Brands You Know

    Gluten-free pasta is becoming more easily available, both at restaurants and in grocery stores. I’ve recently seen gluten-free varieties from major brands like PC Organics, Barilla and Catelli. Not only that, but grocery stores are even stocking gluten-free pastas – from these mainstream brands and long time gluten-free brands – in the regular pasta aisle. While it’s great to see such progress in the market, I actually missed the launch of these new products because I’ve stopped going down those aisles in the grocery store! PC Organics Brown Rice Pasta The PC Organics label is on everything from baby food to crackers, and now they have gluten-free spaghetti and fusilli.…

  • Gluten-Free Product Reviews

    ClubHouse Gluten-Free Gravy Mixes

    Just in time for Thanksgiving (which was this past weekend), Club House introduced gluten-free gravy mixes! This is great news for the many gravy-making-challenged folks out there (like my entire family) who also have to prepare gluten-free foods. My mother-in-law recently saw a commercial for Club House’s gluten-free turkey gravy mix and decided to try it out with us this weekend. The instructions call for as much turkey drippings as you want (the more, the better!), plus water to a maximum of 1 cup, and the mix. Due to an unfortunate kitchen debacle, we didn’t have any drippings so the gravy was made with just water. As far as gravy…

  • Gluten-Free News

    Gluten Free Macaroons at Tim Hortons

    Back in July, Tim Hortons introduced their first gluten-free treat – macaroons. Looks like they’re just testing the waters with this product though, as on their “What’s New” page it mentions these are only available for a limited time. Hopefully the demand will be high enough that Tim Hortons will consider adding more gluten-free items to their menu. I know I personally avoid Tim Hortons for anything but beverages as it simply isn’t worth stopping there. In fact, it was over a month after macaroons were introduced that I spotted them, as I’m there so infrequently. I still haven’t actually tried them. It would be great to add another restaurant…