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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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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 »
Review: New Rice Krispies Gluten-Free by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease   Today, two complimentary pre-launch samples of the new Rice Krispies Gluten-Free cereal arrived at my door! The two 12 ounce boxes are samples not intended for sale. Th ... Read on »
Rice Krispies Gluten-Free: Manufacturing Information by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease I just received an email from a member of the Kellogg's Rice Krispies Brand Team, who is sending me a pre-launch sample of the new Rice Krispies Gluten-Free . I immediately ... Read on »
Video: Kumquats Educational Puppets Explain Celiac Disease to Kids by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Kumquats are adorable educational puppets. There is something very comforting about seeing puppets talking about celiac disease. While the video is very simple and short, i ... Read on »
New SimpleNutrition Tags at Safeway by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Locating gluten-free products at Safeway is now even easier with the introduction of SimpleNutrition . Green shelf tags, with two nutrition and ingredient benefits listed in ... Read on »
Book Review: Nick and the Shrinking Inner Spaceship by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Nick and the Shrinking Inner Spaceship is a fiction picture book that only focuses on the villi. There is a picture in the book of healthy villi, and an explanation about ... Read on »
Book Review: The Celiac Kid by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease The Celiac Kid is a new book that would help young kids understand celiac disease. The book is written for kids around preschool to first grade. Since the book is for youn ... Read on »
Free From Gluten: Store Review and Discount Code by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Free From Gluten is a new online store that carries over 2,000 gluten-free products. In order to review the store, they paid for my order ($56 plus free shipping). Most of ... Read on »
New Gluten-Free Products Debuting at Expo West 2011: Part 2 by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease There are so many tweets about new gluten-free products at Expo West that it sounds like gluten-free paradise. Hopefully, we will see most of them in stores in the near futu ... Read on »
New Gluten-Free Products Debuting at Expo West 2011: Udi’s, Rudi’s, Enjoy Life Foods,... by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Many gluten-free products will be debuting at Natural Products Expo West 2011 in Anaheim. The trade show opens today, but several companies have already announced new produc ... Read on »
New Gluten-Free Rice Krispies Confirmed by Kellogg's by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease After reading an unofficial report on  Gluten-Free Appetite that Kellogg's will be releasing gluten-free Rice Krispies, I contacted Kellogg's for more information. Here is t ... Read on »
Headaches, Insomnia, or Joint Pain: Get Tested for Celiac Disease by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Headaches, insomnia, and joint pain are three of the over 300 symptoms of celiac disease . If you are experiencing any of the 300 symptoms, get tested for celiac disease ! ... Read on »
Video: New Gluten-Free School Lunches by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Skaneateles Schools in New York will begin offering gluten-free pizza and deli sandwiches in March. Watch this news video, which does a great job explaining the necessary m ... Read on »
Celiac Disease and Gluten-Free Foods: 10 Great Websites with Accurate Information by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease When searching for an answer to a question about celiac disease or a gluten-free diet, these websites provide reliable and updated information. In addition to this alphabeti ... Read on »
Gluten-Free News: Dumplings, Hotels, Vending Machines, a Dog, and More by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease It is only the second week of the New Year, and there is already lots of gluten-free news. The most exciting news is about the first gluten-free Asian dumplings . A luxury h ... Read on »
2011: Gluten-Free In and Out List by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease What’s hot in gluten-free in 2011 and what's not? Take a look at this list I created. What do you think? I welcome all comments - disagree, agree, or add your own! Happy New ... Read on »
Two Post Cereals Certified Gluten-Free by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Another mainstream cereal giant, Post Foods, is officially entering the gluten-free market. Perhaps Post is following the excellent example from General Mills. Soon, Fruity ... Read on »
Finding Gluten-Free Support on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Ning, and Forums by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Whether you or a family member are new to gluten-free life or have been gluten-free for years, social networking sites offer invaluable gluten-free support. You likely alrea ... Read on »
Crave Bake Shop Baked Gluten-Free Cupcakes on Cupcake Wars by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Tonight, Kyra Bussanich of Crave Bake Shop baked gluten-free cupcakes on Cupcake Wars on Food Network. The beginning of the episode had some terrific information about glute ... Read on »
Video: Celiac PSA on CBS by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Thanks to a tip from Amy Ratner at Gluten-Free Living , I discovered this good celiac disease PSA that aired on CBS last night. Pauley Perrette from NCIS is in the PSA. For ... Read on »