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I\'m a busy internet marketer with time for myself. Having a gluten intolerance has been a challenge, but it\'s getting easier. Follow my adventures as I figure out what I can - and cannot - eat, where to buy it, and how to cook it.

21 March 2017 ~ 0 Comments

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

21 September 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Gluten-free pitas at Pita Pit

Pita Pit logoI 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.

Gluten-free pita at Pita Pit

My first pita!

04 May 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Well.ca Discount on Gluten-Free Items

Well.ca Go Gluten Free GracefullyWell.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!


01 February 2014 ~ 0 Comments

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!

15 October 2013 ~ 0 Comments

ClubHouse Gluten-Free Gravy Mixes

Club House Gluten-Free Turkey GravyJust 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.

01 September 2013 ~ 2 Comments

Gluten Free Macaroons at Tim Hortons

Image via Huffington Post

Image via Huffington Post

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.

03 July 2013 ~ 0 Comments

20% Off Gluten-Free Foods at Well.ca

Just a quick update to mention that Well.ca is offering 20% off gluten-free food items until July 7th!

Click here to see their gluten-free products.

27 September 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Gluten Free Expo Toronto

Gluten Free ExpoCanada’s Gluten Free Expo is on this weekend in Toronto. If you’re in Southern Ontario this Sunday, go check it out.

23 July 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Bacon is rad

My boyfriend saw this on Facebook today and I had to share.

28 March 2012 ~ 0 Comments

The Do’s and Don’ts of Accommodating Dietary Restrictions at Dinner Parties

This article passed through my Twitter stream today, via foodie and fellow SEO, Graywolf:

Dos and Don’ts: Accommodating Dietary Needs at Dinner Parties

Obivously this is something readers of this site will be familiar with, but it’s becoming a more common issue for regular folk as the occurrances of all dietary restrictions seems to increase.

With my group of friends, the protocol for dealing with dietary restrictions was established early, with two of my highschool friends being vegetarian. It became an unspoken rule that when we got together for meals, they brought their own if they couldn’t eat what was being served. In our younger years, we’d usually just get together for barbeques, so the vegetarians only had to supply their own meat substitute.