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Alison S. Patient Expert

San Francisco, California
I have celiac disease and I am a mom to a daughter with food allergies. Much of my family lives a happy gluten-free lifestyle and my daughter cannot eat gluten, dairy, soy, nuts, or eggs. It is challenging, but possible! I hope to help other people out there living gluten-free or... Full Bio
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Holiday Giveaway of Pamela’s Gluten-Free Products by Alison S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies As a Pamela’s 12 Days of Gluten-Free Cookies Baking Partner, I am offering my readers a prize pack that includes baking mixes, baking utensils and an apron signed ... Read on »
Gluten-Free Chocolate Dipped Scotch Shortbread Recipe by Alison S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I was asked by Pamela’s Products to share a gluten-free cookie recipe using one of their products for their 12 Days of Gluten-Free Cookies . I chose their All-Purp ... Read on »
Natural & Organic Halloween Candy List 2014 by Alison S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies This is a list of natural and organic candies. Each candy shows if the ingredients contain wheat/gluten, milk (represents all dairy), soy, egg, tree nuts, or peanu ... Read on »
Allergen-Free Halloween Candy Quick List 2014 by Alison S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies This is a quick list of allergen-free Halloween candy for 2014. This list includes candies that do not contain gluten or the top 8 allergens (wheat, milk, soy, eggs, ... Read on »
Gluten-Free Halloween Candy Quick List 2014 by Alison S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies This Gluten-Free Halloween Candy Quick List 2014 includes candies that do not contain wheat or gluten as an ingredient, but in some cases there is a possibility of ... Read on »
Gluten-Free Allergen-Free Halloween Candy List 2014 by Alison S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies The 2014 Gluten-Free Allergen-Free Halloween Candy List is here! As I do every year, I’ve personally scoured labels to update ingredient changes and allergen state ... Read on »
Special Event – Is Eating Gluten Worth the Risk? An evening with Rodney Ford, MD by Alison S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Pioneering gastroenterologist, Rodney Ford, MD from New Zealand will be the featured speaker at a special Gluten Intolerance of Marin event on Tuesday, September 3 ... Read on »
Asian Box – Fresh Gluten-Free Asian Food by Alison S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies The concept is like Chipotle in that you get to pick what you want in your meal, step-by-step. Asian Box starts with the choice of Brown Rice, Jasmine Rice, Asian S ... Read on »
Gluten-Free Cookie Dough Ice Cream by Alison S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies When you are gluten-free, you generally no longer get to have ice cream flavors with cookies in them like cookie dough, cookies ‘n cream, or brownie flavors. But th ... Read on »
Flour Chylde Bakery goes gluten-free by Alison S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Flour Chylde Bakery in Novato, California has gone completely gluten-free. They are not a new bakery in fact, they have been baking gluten-free tortes for 12 years, ... Read on »
Baking a Difference Gluten-Free Baking Class July 12, 2014 by Alison S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Baking a Difference Gluten-Free Baking Master Class a fundraiser for GIG of Marin Saturday, July 12 11 am to 4 pm at a gorgeous private kitchen in Tiburon, C ... Read on »
Are peanuts hiding in your packaged snacks? A warning to those with food allergies! by Alison S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Ocean Spray announced on June 5, 2014 that it was recalling packages of its Greek Yogurt Covered Craisins® Dried Cranberries because three consumers reported that ... Read on »
Travel Dining Cards for Gluten Intolerance and Food Allergies by Alison S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies The first big trip I took after being diagnosed with celiac disease was to Vietnam. I had only been gluten-free for a year, and I worried about how I would be able ... Read on »
Gluten-free diet leads to remission of fibromyalgia in new study by Alison S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies In 2008, I wrote a post theorizing the connection between fibromyalgia and gluten . At that time I could find no published medical evidence of this connection, but c ... Read on »
Mariposa Baking Co. in San Francisco – Gluten-Free Goodness by Alison S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I can’t believe it’s been 6 years since I first wrote about Mariposa Baking Company At that time (2008), they were located only in Oakland, CA, and the next year mad ... Read on »
Gluten-free fig cookies – new from Pamela’s! Enter to win! by Alison S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Did you grow up eating Fig Newtons? I did. They are one of those nostalgic cookies for me, like Nutter Butters and Circus Animal Cookies. I never did look at the ing ... Read on »
Gluten-Free Valentine’s Chocolates by Alison S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Do you love someone (yourself included!) who can’t eat gluten? Yes, flowers are nice and gluten-free, but sometimes a box of chocolates is just, well, delicious! ... Read on »
Camp Celiac in Northern California 2014 by Alison S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Treat your child to a week of gluten freedom at a special summer camp, Camp Celiac! NOTE: Registration starts February 1st! The camp days have been reduced – see i ... Read on »
Gluten-Free Sourdough Bread in San Francisco by Alison S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Growing up near San Francisco, I loved sourdough bread. In fact, it was the only bread I liked, and the only bread-y thing I would eat. I pulled the fillings out of ... Read on »
How to Get $0 Co-Pay for Epi-Pen or Auvi-Q by Alison S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Did you know that you can get your Epi-Pens or your Auvi-Q (new brand of epinephrine auto-injector) for free? Both companies are offering a $0 Co-Pay program. I wasn ... Read on »