Monday, November 30, 2009

Health & Wellness

Health Care Reform Clears First Major Hurdle

Almost every week, a call or email comes in sharing yet another story of someone unable to get health insurance because they or a family member has celiac disease. Eliminating pre-existing conditions is a top issue in health care reform. Thankfully, the House of Representatives has now passed legislation which would bar insurers from using a prior health condition to deny coverage.

This was the first major hurdle for the Affordable Health Care for America Act, H.R. 3962. The bill also removes lifetime and annual limits on benefits and covers preventive services with no cost to the patient.

The importance of this legislation for persons with celiac disease or any other chronic health condition cannot be understated. Insurance companies could no longer refuse to cover customers with pre-existing medical conditions. A new program would be created immediately to assist individuals currently unable to obtain insurance due because of prior or ongoing medical conditions. Lifetime and annual limits on benefits would be prohibited. Limitations would also be placed on how premiums are set and insurers could not use health status to charge higher rates. Additionally, plans would be required to cover preventive health services at no cost to the patient.

The insurance market reforms in H.R. 3962 are critically important. Today, if an individual struggles for years before being properly diagnosed with celiac disease, the risk of being denied health insurance is very high. Once properly diagnosed and following a strict gluten-free diet, patients can still have difficulty finding affordable health insurance. This must change.

As the umbrella organization for celiac disease in this country, the American Celiac Disease Alliance (ACDA) has been able to represent the needs and concerns of patients, researchers, and others, on the issue of health reform.

Find out how your representative voted

My family had a very difficult year dealing with COBRA and the loss of our insurance.  I fully understand how important it is for all of us to be able to obtain and keep affordable health insurance.  Please check this out, as I think it is so vital that insurance companies are not allowed to call all of the shots when it comes to our health and well being! 
The Celiac Shack
Making gluten free fun one day at a time!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Shack Attack

From our shack to yours.....

Happy Thanksgiving to

 you and your family!

The Celiac Shack
"Making gluten-free fun one day at a time!"

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Gluten Free Product Review

Gluten Free Protein Shakes

I have been looking for a Protein Shake that I could use in place of my old shakes, and I think I have found it.  I use Protein Shakes as a meal replacement in the mornings to make things easier in my life.  I add whatever fruit I have on hand to make my delicious and nutritious quick breakfast.  I used to use an off brand, but can no longer use it due to gluten, as with many other items in my life.  I have a friend that introduced me to the Arbonne Go Easy! Protein Shake with INNER G-PLEX.  I found out that it contains no gluten, so I thought I'd give it a whirl.  Come to find out that it's actually really good.  It comes in either Chocolate or Vanilla, and I would recommend either one.

I did find this comment regarding Arbonne:  Please note that although these products do not contain any gluten, they are not manufactured in a gluten-free facility. 

I haven't had any problems with the shakes so far, but I want to be as up front as possible for those of you that this would be an issue for. 

Give them a whirl...they come in either a 15 or 30 day supply size, and you may be able to sweet talk a consultant to give you a discount like I did! 

Here is the link so you can check them out:

Go Easy! Protein Shake with INNER G-PLEX - Vanilla & Chocolate

The Celiac Shack
Making gluten free fun one day at a time!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Kids Corner

It's Gluten Free Candy Time!

"Mom!, Can we buy some candy today!??!?!?!?!" is the most common question that I hear while grocery shopping with my children. They see aisles of goodness while waiting for "Eternity" in the check out line. I am actually surprised that my kids don't wither from dehydration and starve right there in the line every time we are forced to wait longer than 3.3 seconds. Let's not even get them started on how hard it is for a child to walk through a complete store without having to use the bathroom at least four times, need to sit for a break, and death knocking on their door from the agony food shopping has caused their poor little bodies!

I have come to the conclusion that I AM the meanest Mother in the world for subjecting my little ones to this hell. So at the end of it, I enter my "No. No. No" mode when asked for snacks, treats, candy and let's not forget gum!

I got tired of having to read all the labels on the rare occasion that I actually did surrender to their whining, so I printed off this list of safe and gluten free candy/gum so I'd always be prepared. It has made my life easier when I take off my witch hat and ditch my broom. I highly suggest you doing the to be prepared on those days you decide that your only goal in life isn't to torture your children! haha


Good luck with your horror trips to the grocery store, and actually, my kids are very well behaved in ALL public places, but you can't break a kid from wanting, or trying to get a peice of's in their nature!

Let us know if we can do anything to make your gluten free life easier!


The Celiac Shack
Making gluten free fun one day at a time!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Health & Wellness

Pediatric Celiac Disease ~ What You Need To Know

If you are anything like me, you probably went through, or are going through a difficult time not understanding why your child is irritable, has problems eating, has increased crankiness, isn't growing like they should, and the list goes on.  I went through a period when I thought that I was just not doing something right as a Mother.  Why couldn't I figure out what was wrong with my child.  I should be able to determine what is wrong with my own child!  Well, the reality is that my child has a gluten intolerance, and there was nothing I could've done differently at that time because you just don't know what you don't know! 

I am well informed now on the issue of gluten intolerances and celiac disease, and I can tell you that making the change to eliminate gluten from our diets has changed our lives.  My son is a completely different little boy now, and I know I am doing the right thing for him so he will be able to have a happy and normal life. 

Listed below is a link that contains information about Pediatric Celiac Disease Symptoms that I think you may find helpful if you're contemplating what is going on with your child, or if you're trying to decide if you should attempt the gluten free lifestyle. 

I am a Mother, first and foremost, and my concerns are for the well being and safety of my children, and we have a lot of hands on experience that we'd love to share with you if you do need help or have questions.  Please feel free to contact us so we can help you, and if we don't have the answers, I'll do my best to see that we find them together!

Making gluten free fun one day at a time!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Travel & Leisure

On-The-Go Gluten Free

Whether you're planning on staying local this weekend, or heading out to a new and exciting place for a great Gluten Free adventure, there is one site that you should check out now.  Gluten Free On The Go is the world's largest global on-line database of gluten free eating establishments, provides you with an easy way to manage gluten free lifestyles. They provide FREE access to thousands of listings catering to gluten-free guests, showcasing restaurants, pizzerias, bakeries, hotels, etc. both around the corner and around the globe.

I just used Gluten Free On The Go to check out a few new places to eat in Michigan, and this site looks like a good place to start if you're stumped on where to go. 

We're always looking for new ideas, places and events to incorporate into our gluten free lives, and if you have any other suggestions, we'd love to hear them. 

We're also looking for product suggestions from all of you. The Celiac Shack is looking to add to our product lines, and would love to carry the products that you use and want most.  Just drop us a line and we'll do our best to get your favorite products delivered to your door at a cost less than you're paying now! 

Open up and let your suggestions fly...we're ready!

Making gluten free fun one day at a time!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Shack Attack

Gluten Stinks ~ A poem About Gluten

I'd like to share a poem that my Son wrote about Gluten ~ It made me giggle and I hope you enjoy it also!


Gluten is in everything that I used to eat
Gluten is as bad as my brothers’ smelly feet!

We had to stop eating our bread
Cause gluten was hurting my mom’s head

We changed our noodles and our sauce
Mom said it’s a must, and she’s the boss

No more oatmeal, no more chips
Those people that make gluten sure are dips

We eat different and it’s okay
Now I help shop and have a say

We eat more veggies and more fruit
I don’t like the veggies ~ it’s not a hoot

I don’t mind eating gluten free
It’s just the way we have to be

I get special treats all to myself
All stocked on my very own shelf

I feel much better gluten free
Now everyone can see the real me

I’m not so grumpy or tired at school
Being gluten free is really cool

I have found some websites and cool links
I met some friends that also think GLUTEN STINKS!

~ Sam Jones ~ Age 8

The Celiac Shack
Making gluten free fun one day at a time!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Gluten Free Product Info

General Mills/Betty Crocker G.F. Snacks

Here is the day all of you have been waiting for!  Today is our General Mills/Betty Crocker Prize Pack Giveaway!  If you've subscribed to our newsletter "The Pipeline" and read our contest corner, you are well prepared and ready for this challenge!  If not, I would suggest signing up ASAP and cramming!  Subscribe Here: The Pipeline

The "Jones Gang" has taste tested all of the fruit snacks that General Mills sent to us in this Prize Pack, and the verdict is in. My kids loved the Gushers, Fruit by the Foot, and the Fruit Roll-Ups.   The Build-A-Bugs got mixed reviews.  My older kids didn't like them as much compared to the other products, and my four year old liked only half of the colors/flavors.  I would have to say 3 out of the 4 products they sent us were huge hits and the other was just ok. 

As  mother, I do like the fact that a major company such as General Mills sees the importance in adding gluten-free items to their catalog of foods. I will continue to work with such companies to make you aware of any products that are gluten free. Our goal is to have entire foods store dedicated to our cause. It may take my lifetime to see this vision realized, but it's something I believe in.

Follow the instructions in The Pipeline, and you could soon have your very own General Mills/Betty Crocker Gluten Free Prize Pack delivered directly to your door! 

Here is a photo of the loot you're all fighting for:

Contest Code: Gushers
Our e-mail:

Good Luck!

The Celiac Shack
"Making gluten free fun one day at a time!"

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Kids' Corner

Cheeseburgers In Paradise

Ok, so I am aware that my kids LOVE to go out to eat and it's more difficult for us to do so than for other families, so when I came across the Cheeseburger in Paradise restaurant, my kids were thrilled.

It is a fun place with a great island feel and my kids could order off the menu like "normal" kids. They offer a full gluten free menu including cheeseburgers without the buns (My kids really don't mind cause they don't like the buns anyway). They were able to order french fried potatos, and even got dessert!!! What an amazing place for kids!

If you're looking for a special place to go out to, Cheeseburger in Paradise offers a great place for the little ones. We used to go to another hamburger joint that is very well known, but since they haven't gotten on the gluten free wagon, we now have offered Cheeseburger in Paradise our gluten free business.

Listed below is the link to their site, and they have locations all over the country:

Cheeseburger In Paradise

They have created their gluten free menu in cooperation with the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG), so that makes me feel really good to know that it has been double checked with professionals!

If you have any questions or comments, we'd love to hear them!

The Celiac Shack
Making gluten free fun one day at a time!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Health & Wellness

Funding For Gluten Free School Lunches!

The need for increased reimbursement for medically prescribed diets is particularly important. While schools are required accommodate such diets, they receive no additional funding to purchase the necessary foods.

Students with celiac disease are routinely denied access to their medically prescribed gluten-free (GF) diet because schools can't afford GF foods. Many products contain wheat as an ingredient or filler which can remove lunch staples as options for celiac students.

The only way to guarantee that children with medically prescribed diets receive proper nutrition and their medical diet is to reimburse schools for the actual cost of those meals.

A recent survey by the American Celiac Disease Alliance (ACDA) found in almost every state, students with celiac disease have requested but were denied GF meals. Cost was cited as the main reason schools did not accommodate the diet.

Please support students with medically prescribed diets and ensure funding to meet their needs when Congress considers the legislation to reauthorize the child nutrition programs.

Listed below is a link for you to personally help support this cause and to help our Celiac and gluten intolerant children!

The Celiac Shack
Making gluten free fun one dat at a time!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Travel & Leisure

Gluten-Free Costa Rican Adventure

We tested our dart throwing skills on a global map today and hit Central America. We have found a place where hiking, rafting, beaches can all be yours without the worry of making sure if your meals are gluten-free. Yippy! If you have a hunger for adventure in a exotic local and have gluten intolerances, this is the place. Though this particular event was in 2008, I understand that they are trying to put something together for 2010. It looks like it would have been a riot to go on. Check out this link for their current adventues.

Director Becky Harrison has been arranging gluten-free menus for her trekking clients in Nepal for many years. Now, with a little help, Becky has taken gluten-free adventure to the next level by offering other great adventures that are totally gluten-free!

How do they keep meals gluten-free? They use two ecofriendly jungle camps as their base of operations. Each has their own kitchens and cooks that already cook for gluten-free guests. By making all the meals gluten-free, you won't be worried about cross contamination.

The types of meals you can expect will be a blend of local fruits and vegetables, fish, rice dishes and barbequed meats. They do everything to make sure you get a wide variety, including some pretty interesting desserts.

As for the experience, you’ll be amazed. Green, lush jungles, beautiful waterfalls and rushing rivers give this country a magical feel. They'll be hiking up Arenal Volcano, rafting the Pacuare River, and you'll have a choice of extra activities provided for filling out the days they are setting aside for free time.

Lodging is a two person A-frame permanent safari style tents with thatched roofs and beds with mattresses and bedding. Bathrooms are outside and conveniently located near the tents.

Now doesn't that all sound rustic and cool! Stay tuned next Friday for more fun places to go and live gluten-free.

The Celiac Shack
"Making gluten free fun one day at a time!"

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Shack Attack!

Monthly Contests = FREE Swag!

Aloha "Shackers"! Here is your chance to win some free stuff. All you have to do for the recipe contest is sign-up for our newsletter and submit a dessert recipe. I know you all have a ton of recipes sitting around that you could share. Believe it or not, we have had zero entries for the last two months. The second contest requires you to sign-up to follow our blog and tune in for our post on Nov. 18th. The first person to e-mail us after the post is published wins the prize. Two simple ways to win some cool stuff from The Celiac Shack. The links for participation and the details for the contests are listed below.

Good luck!

Recipe Contest

Though eating healthier is always on our minds, the season to splurge is upon us. The challenge this month is for all of you to send us your best gluten-free dessert recipe! It can be your own recipe made from scratch, or a recipe that you have found else where and made. This is a perfect time to have your tasty treat on our tables during the upcoming holiday season. If your submission is chossen, we will send you absolutely FREE a bag of Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips by Enjoy Life and publish your recipe in Decembers newsletter.

Betty Crocker/General Mills
Prize Pack Giveaway!

The folks at General Mills/Betty Crocker contacted us recently to see if we would be interested in sampling some of their gluten-free products and to blog about them. In return, they offered to give the following to one of you "Shakers". The Betty Crocker “Simple Joys” prize pack includes 2 packages of Betty Crocker Fruit-Flavored Snacks, a retro Pick ‘em Up Sticks game, a light-up yo-yo and a classic Frisbee. The liaison for General Mills says, "Betty Crocker Fruit-Flavored Snacks is a snack you can feel good about as they are made with real fruit and each serving is less than 100 calories! Now kids – and kids at heart – can enjoy the simple joy of a fun, great tasting gluten free snack." The "Jones Gang 4" will be sampling them in their lunches this week and reporting back to home base for us to blog about. Though I appreciate the free swag they have provided, it by no means is a golden ticket to a great product review blog. I was straight forward about this before they offered this gift. What can you do to get your hands on this package? I will be blogging about these snacks on one of the Wednesdays in November. This day is devoted to product information of all sorts. Yes Alice, you must follow me through the looking glass and join our blog to win. I will included a promotional code in the blog. The first person to e-mail us with this promotional code will be the winner! I will need you to send your name and mailing address along with the code so I can forward the information on to General Mills. They will then direct send the prize pack to your doorstep for free.

"Making gluten free fun one day at a time!"

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Gluten Free Product Info.

DQ Gluten-Free Products

I know this is not typically the time of year you would normally visit an ice cream stand but I couldn't wait to share this awesome discovery with you. Dairy Queen has a huge amount of gluten free items on their menu. How great is that! Okay this may not be like discovering a new dwarf planet with the Hubble telescope kind of find, but as a mother of four children who like their mid-summer roadside ice cream stops, it's pretty cool. The only draw back is the possibility of cross contamination. Let's face it, the teenage kids that usually work these places probably never have heard of gluten, let alone cross contamination. So if you are seriously sensitive you may want to just wave and drive by. They do sell three prepackaged items that are gluten free if you just can't stand the thought of missing out.

They are:
• DQ® Fudge Bar
• DQ® Vanilla Orange Bar
• Dilly® Bar (look for this in a sealed plastic wrap)

For those who like to live on the edge and can handle the possibility of some cross contamination, here's your list. Products: containing no wheat, barley, oats or rye.

• Vanilla and Chocolate Soft Serve
• Arctic Rush™ slush - all flavors
• MooLatté®
• (Please note: This does NOT include Hazelnut Flavored drinks.)

Additionally the following toppings are gluten-free:

• Chocolate
• Hot Fudge
• Marshmallow
• Butterscotch
• Strawberry
• Caramel

They have a few other items and toppings not mentioned on this post. If you would like to find out more, just click on this link. DQ I hope this information helps those sweet tooths in your household.

The Celiac Shack
"Making gluten free fun one day at a time!"

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Kids Corner

Gluten Free Paper Mache

My Daughter came home from her kindergarten class yesterday and told me they were working with Paper Mache. I didn’t think much about this statement until I began thinking about the ingredients of Paper Mache! AHHHH (Most paper mache is made out of paste which does contain gluten!)

Just as we make our own Playdough, I realized that we must come up with a quick and simple Paper Mache recipe for all of my troops to use at home and in school. Listed below are a few ideas that I found useful.

Homemade Gluten Free Paper Mache Recipe

White Glue (Note: Elmer’s and Ross are both gluten free)
Paper (We used old newspaper)

Mix two parts white glue with one part warm water. Stir well and the Pasteis ready to use. Now you need paper-newspaper works well! Dip each piece of paper in the liquid mixture and apply it one piece at a time to form your shapes.

There is a premade product out there called Claycrete Instant Papier Mache - made from 100% pure paper pulp. You need to mix the dry mix with water, knead it and model it.

Our family enjoys making things from scratch, so we opted for the homemade version of this awesome and fun substance! Give it a whirl with your kids and see their eyes in amazement with all of the fun they’ll have!

The Celiac Shack
"Making gluten free fun one day at a time!"

Monday, November 9, 2009

Health & Wellness

Gluten Free Diet Growing In Importance

Though we have known the benefits of a gluten free diet to Celiacs for awhile now, doctors are now linking gluten to other medical conditions. Though they may be willing to see a connection, many are unwilling to prescribe a gluten free diet to treat such illness. Unfortunately the medical community still see this diet as another mystical remedy promoted through organic outlets in college towns. Unless you can fix it with a pill prescription, healthy choice ways of treating ailments are treated more as a myth than a viable solution. Hopefully as more time passes, doctors will see that there are many less traveled roads to cures than modern medicine realizes.

Fibromyalgia is illness that has shown improvement through a gluten free diet. People who suffer from the unrelenting pain of fibromyalgia are interested in finding any solution they can. One option that has come up in recent years is the possibility of using diet for fibromyalgia treatment. People suffering from fibromyalgia have found that when they alter their diet for fibromyalgia, eliminating certain foods that aggravate their symptoms, they may have a reduction in pain. One of the substances most frequently eliminated when adjusting your diet for fibromyalgia is gluten.

There is also reason for diabetics to pay attention to the gluten free diet. People with type 1 diabetes have a higher risk of celiac disease, and about 8 to 10 percent of people with type 1 diabetes also have celiac disease. Symptoms of the disease are generally gastrointestinal -- bloating, gas, and diarrhea -- but not everyone gets them. Because it interferes with the body’s ability to absorb nutrients, celiac disease also can cause weight loss and fatigue.

We are not saying that the gluten free diet is a cure all for all illnesses, but we are seeing a growing importance as it is linked to many other medical conditions. Please consult your physician if you have an illness that you may think is related to gluten. Though knowledge is key, it is never a smart move to self prescribe any medical treatment, no matter how informed you may think you are.

The Celiac Shack
"Making gluten free fun one day at a time!"

Friday, November 6, 2009

Travel & Leisure

Yosemite National Park

Today we are traveling to California to visit Yosemite National Park. The gluten free lifestyle is gaining so much momentum, that one of the most pristine location in America is taking notice. The Yosemite Lodge at the Falls has a chef named Michael Gover that has added items to the menu for people with gluten intolerances. Gover realizes that gluten-intolerance is often associated with other food sensitivities and has made it a point to be knowledgeable about various modified diets. While Yosemite Lodge at the Falls offers a variety of gluten-free options that include rice pasta and GF bread for substitutions, Gover encourages guests to contact him directly prior to their visit to begin a dialogue on how to best meet their gluten-free needs. Gover and his staff will make every accommodation necessary to ensure a gluten-free meal without cross contamination concerns.

Rooted in classical fare featuring organic foods from the region, the Mountain Room Restaurant at Yosemite Lodge at the Falls specializes in eclectic cuisine to cater to the varying preferences of travelers from around the country and the world. Below are a few of the mouth watering dishes they are serving up. Though I like to promote more family locations, this is a place better visited without the kids in tow.


Rabbit Rillette- House made rabbit confit, golden rain puree
Mahi-Mahi Monterey-Coriander seasoned fillet, jasmine rice, house vegetables, ranchero sauce, avocado crème fraiche
Five-Spice Crème Brulee
Holiday Turkey Gravy

The Celiac Shack
"Making gluten free fun one day at a time!"

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Shack Attack


Now that November is well under way, all thoughts turn to the holiday season. A time to get together with friends/family and eat lots of food. Unfortunately this is a challenging time for people with gluten intolerances, but it's a manageable feat. We have a few recipes to help you for the Thanksgiving holiday in this months "Pipeline" newsletter. A gluten and dairy free turkey gravy, plus a gluten free cornbread stuffing.

Also in this issue, we feature two great contests. A Dessert Recipe Entry Contest where the best recipe will be published in our December newsletter and the winner will receive a free bag of gluten free chocolate chips. The other contest is our Betty Crocker/General Mills Prize Pack Giveaway!

This is just the tip of the iceberg for the issue. There are helpful links, articles and much more. Click the link and subscribe for your free issue today!
"The Pipeline"

We are also looking for input and stories from our followers. It doesn't matter what social website you may see this on, we want to hear from you. We share many of these thoughts in "The Pipeline". We also use this to better understand the gluten free lifestyle and improve the quality of the subject matter that we publish in all forms. I am including our e-mail for your voice to be heard. Negative or positive, bring it! ;)

The Celiac Shack
"Making gluten free fun one day at a time!"

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Gluten-Free Product Info.

Glutino-Introduces G.F. Frozen Chicken Entrees

One of our Canadian followers wrote to me and stated that she tried a Chicken Pad Thai entree last week from this company and said it was really tasty and well priced. Though we don't sell this at our store, my objective with my blogs is to create awareness to our readers. These are not solely pieces for self promotion. Since only two out of the six "Jones Gang" our gluten intolerant, this looks like a quick healthy option for us when I don't have time to cook something different for my son and myself. It looks like the only way to buy it here in the states is on-line at Yup, one of our competitors. I don't know if anyone else has noticed, but the Canadians seem to be really progressive about this whole gluten-free thing. Yes my husband and three other kids are supportive, but still occasionally miss some of the gluten filled delicacies I used to make. Little do they know I am secretly searching out options to recreate these dishes gluten-free.

Glutino Foods and its brands Glutino and Gluten-Free Pantry are known by consumers living with celiac disease and other food allergies for providing a wide selection of gluten-free and wheat-free products.

New Glutino Frozen Chicken Entrees:
Tuscan Chicken with brown rice
Chicken Ranchero with brown rice
Chicken Pad Thai
Chicken Penne Alfredo

The Celiac Shack
"Making gluten-free fun one day at a time"

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Kids Corner

Wheat-Free, Gluten-Free Cookbook for Kids and Busy Adults, Second Edition

Let's face it, being a child with gluten-free needs just stinks. As adults we can rationalize things and understand them in ways that children cannot. They see their friends chomp on things that they could only dream of having.

This book has easy to make gluten-free recipes that satisfy even the most finicky eaters. When you need a meal and don't have much time or energy, you're sure to find something you can pull off-and smile while you're doing it. Ann Whelan, Editor/Publisher of Gluten-Free Living Connie once again shows us that the gluten-free diet is not restrictive but merely a variety of delicious substitutions. Elaine Monarch, Founder/Executive Director, Celiac Disease Foundation Put away the complicated cooking gadgets: a wheat- and gluten-free diet for your kids just got easier! All the recipes in this completely revised second edition are simple to make for busy parents on the go, and they conform to new gluten-free guidelines. Written by celiac-disease authority Connie Sarros, the recipes run the gamut from simple treats to hearty meals and are sure to please your child without sacrificing nutrition! Includes Casein-free options and nutritional breakdowns for all recipes Tips on how to read labels and packages to be sure thatingredients are gluten-free Hints on meal planning and cooking basics Simple dishes that even kids can make for themselves. has this book on sale for $11.53 and they even have a Kindle edtion for $9.99.

The Celiac Shack
"Making gluten-free fun one day at a time!"

Monday, November 2, 2009

Health & Wellness

Gluten-Free Pocket Guide

 If you are anything like me, I am always on the go and have a tendency to forget things from time to time. My fridge and calendar are filled with countless reminders of school functions, doctor appointments and such. I don't know how often I have found myself in a food store searching for items that I need for gluten-free recipes. If you also do this, fear no more! The Gluten Free Lab has created a portable cheat sheet for shoppers like me that left the recipe on the counter instead of in my purse. I must admit that I have chosen the incorrect product and my poor son Sam has paid the price. This is a compact gluten-free shopping, ingredient & product guide.

Print it and keep in your purse, wallet and/or kitchen, pass it around to your well-meaning friends & family (surely they will appreciate having a guide!), email the PDF as a quick-reference for the people who want to cook you dinner! Click on Compact Reference for your printable copy.

What a life saver!

Check-out The Gluten Free Lab for other helpful information like this.

The Celiac Shack
"Making gluten-free fun one day at a time!"