Gluten Free

Are Allergies the New Fad Diet?

Feb 28

Are allergies the new fad diet? This isn’t as easy an answer as it should be. In fact, I think the answer is both yes and no. In the 9 years that we have been innkeeping/running a restaurant, we have noticed a significant increase in the number of dietary restrictions that we get from future […]

Stop the Food Marketing Insanity!!!

Aug 29

Gluten Free, Paleo, Dairy Free, Low Fat, Fat Free, Low Carb, Healthy…Stop the food marketing insanity!!! It’s maddening. Food manufacturers and recipe writers/bloggers have gone crazy. There is a marketing disaster going on right now that will make anyone insane. We as a society are so obsessed with food, weight and health that we have […]

Is Gluten Free Healthier for Everyone??

Feb 23

Yesterday I appeared on Paula Sands Live! and she asked me point blank should someone who doesn’t have a gluten sensitivity or Celiac Disease eat a gluten free diet. The short answer I gave her is no. The long answer requires a little more discussion. While eating a completely gluten free menu isn’t going to […]

Are Gluten Free Food Manufacturers Doing a Disservice to those with Gluten Intolerances?

May 4

This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend the Gluten and Allergen Free Expo in Chicago. It was an eye opening experience on multiple fronts. When my mother in law was diagnosed with Celiac disease in 1997, knowledge about gluten intolerances was little and gluten free foods or labeling scarce. She and I learned […]

Diagnosing Celiac Disease: A Work In Progress

Jan 16

I am currently reading yet another book about Julia Child called “As Always, Julia” by Joan Reardon. This is a collection of a series of letters written between Julia Child and her friend Avis Devoto. In one letter, Avis Devoto describes having suffered from anemia for twenty-five years. As I was reading this a red […]

Lets Talk About Appetizers Again! But Lets Make Them Gluten Free!

Jan 1

OK, I was going to write days ago, but things heading up to New Year’s have been pretty hectic. So, Happy New Year to you all. Since we started a discussion on appetizers, I’m going to continue it, but I’d like to tie it into something else I’m working on, which is a gluten free […]