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marylandceliac

On my blog, the Gluten Free Optimist, you will find gluten-free news, reviews, praise, and humor. I am a freelance writer and wrote articles published in Gluten-Free Living magazine. I am also the DC Gluten Free Examiner and have been gluten-free since January 2007.
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My Top 5 Celiac Disease Facts by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Share these facts for Celiac Disease Awareness Month this May, and leave a comment with what facts you would add to this list. Let’s fight the countless gluten-free myth ... Read on »
Review: Russo’s Frozen Gluten-Free Mozzarella Sticks by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease On a recent trip to Wegmans, I was pleasantly surprised to find Russo’s frozen gluten-free mozzarella sticks . I was so excited to eat mozzarella sticks for the first ti ... Read on »
My 10 Favorite Gluten-Free Foods by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease 1. Moo Goo Gai Pan at P.F. Chang’s – Is there anything better than a gluten-free meal at PF Chang’s of Egg Drop Soup, Moo Goo Gai Pan, and a Chocolate Torte Sweet Trea ... Read on »
Celiac and Emeril: New Cookbook from Gluten-Free Daughters by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Celebrity Chef Emeril Lagasse has two adult daughters who are gluten-free! Jilly has celiac disease and was diagnosed in 2004, while her sister Jessie was diagnosed with g ... Read on »
Gluten-Free Olympic Athletes Go for Gold in London 2012 by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Wondering what US Olympic athletes are gluten-free and may win a gold medal in London 2012? Pole vaulter Jenn Suhr was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2011 and is the world ... Read on »
How to Get SAFE Gluten-Free Food at a Restaurant by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease How do you determine if the gluten-free food at a restaurant is truly SAFE for someone with celiac disease to eat? There has been tons of news coverage about Domino’s ... Read on »
New Resource for Gluten-Free College Students by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) has a new digital publication for gluten-free college students called GREAT U. The terrific resource is a must read for ... Read on »
Review: Feel Good Foods Gluten-Free Egg Rolls by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease I was so excited when I found the new Feel Good Foods gluten-free egg rolls at Whole Foods. Trying them is a great way to celebrate five years of living gluten-free and ... Read on »
Help Send Children to a Gluten-Free Summer Camp by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Here is a special holiday fundraiser to benefit the Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) gluten-free summer camp in Southern California. Simply donate $2 , and your donation wil ... Read on »
Gluten-Free Cupcakes Finally Win Cupcake Wars! by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Kyra Bussanich of Crave Bake Shop  returned to Cupcake Wars and this time, her gluten-free cupcakes won!  In December 2010, Kyra first appeared on Cupcake Wars and her glute ... Read on »
Limited Edition Pumpkin Cream Cheese by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease I was so excited to find two brands of gluten-free pumpkin cream cheese. Both Trader Joe’s and Philadelphia (Kraft) make delicious limited edition pumpkin cream cheese. The ... Read on »
Frozen Gluten-Free Egg Rolls: No Longer a Dream by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease By the end of this year, you will be able to buy frozen gluten-free egg rolls made by Feel Good Foods . For years, I have been wishing for a gluten-free egg roll, so I am e ... Read on »
Gluten-Free News: New Magazine, Protein Bars, Omni Hotels, and Much More by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease My gluten-free Google Alerts have been filled with positive gluten-free news over the last two weeks. From gluten-free menus at hotels to an Olympic pole vaulter with celia ... Read on »
Big Gluten-Free News: Glutino Acquisition, FDA Gluten-Free Labeling Proposal, and Schwan’s... by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease In a shocking announcement yesterday, it was revealed that Smart Balance paid $66.3 million in cash to acquire Glutino Foods !  "We are very impressed with the Glutino ma ... Read on »
The Goal to Cure Celiac Disease in 10 to 15 Years by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease According to the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center , the goal is to cure celiac disease in 10 to 15 years! They will be hosting the 15th International Celiac Disea ... Read on »
New Gluten-Free Books to Pre-Order on Amazon by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease What are the trends in new gluten-free books? From browsing on Amazon, it looks like gluten-free vegan cookbooks and quick recipes are hot. New books will be released from p ... Read on »
Book Review: What’s Eating Your Child? by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease If you are searching for the cause of your child’s health or behavioral problems, the answer may be a food intolerance or dietary supplement. In the new book, What’s ... Read on »
Gluten-Free News: Hamburger Helper, Frito Lay, California Pizza Kitchen, Celiac Vaccine,... by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease If you like gluten-free Hamburger Helper, stock up before it is gone. In an email posted on Celiac-Disease.com , General Mills states that it will no longer be gluten-free. ... Read on »
Celebrate Celiac Awareness Month with NFCA by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) is celebrating Celiac Awareness Month with several social media activities. In April, they collected approximately 50 ... Read on »
Gluten-Free Chex Launching in Canada by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Here is some great news for gluten-free Canadians. Two varieties of gluten-free Chex will be coming to Canada in summer 2011. Below is the message that was shared on the Glu ... Read on »