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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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Young Camp Counselor Opens Gluten-Free Bakery by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease A new dedicated gluten-free bakery just opened in Danville, California. The owner, Katie Alin, is a 22-year-old! Her mother has celiac disease. After being a camp counselor ... Read on »
Choosing a College Based on Gluten-Free Accommodations by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease An article in Food Management Magazine called Thinking Outside the Bread Box begins with a statement that unfortunately is a reality for some high school students. "High-s ... Read on »
New Gluten-Free Asian Helper Chicken Fried Rice: Box Photos and Ingredients by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease I found the new gluten-free Asian Helper Chicken Fried Rice at Safeway today for $2. One box makes five servings, and one serving has 520 mg of sodium. Here are the ingr ... Read on »
Video: Vendor Fair at the Celiac Disease Foundation Conference by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Mondays Celiac just posted a terrific video of the many vendors at the 2010 Celiac Disease Foundation Conference. When you watch the video, you will certainly discover some ... Read on »
New Gluten-Free Products from Hain Celestial and a Coupon by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Hain Celestial makes over 200 gluten-free products, which are listed on their website called Gluten-Free Choices . They make my favorite gluten-free pasta - Deboles corn pas ... Read on »
How to Talk to Strangers to Increase Celiac Disease Awareness by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease One of the best ways to increase celiac disease awareness is simply by talking to other people. However, for some people, having a conversation with a stranger is not simp ... Read on »
A New Gluten-Free Support Group for Teens by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Teen Advocates with Gluten Sensitivities (TAGS) is a new support group, which is part of the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG). The president of the group is 16-year-old Mari ... Read on »
View the New Gluten-Free Menu at the Melting Pot by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease The new gluten-free menu at The Melting Pot is now available nationwide. Use the link above and select a location to view the menu. After working with the Gluten Intoleranc ... Read on »
Another Celiac Insert in the USA Today by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease This Friday, May 7, the USA Today will have a special celiac insert. Do you remember the fantastic insert published by Media Planet in November 2009 ? Well, this will certai ... Read on »
Hot New Gluten-Free Cookbooks Available for Preorder on Amazon by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Preorder these new gluten-free cookbooks now on Amazon to guarantee the best price. Release dates range from June to November, with several being released in September. ... Read on »
New McNeil Recall: Many Products for Infants and Children by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease McNeil is recalling all unexpired lots of certain Tylenol drops and suspensions, Motrin drops and suspensions, Zyrtec liquids, and Benadryl liquids. It appears that chewable ... Read on »
New Gluten-Free Bisquick, Hamburger Helper, and Nature Valley Bars by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Anne Steib just posted an exciting article on Celiac-Disease.com, " General Mills to debut gluten-free Bisquick at Annual Celiac Disease Foundation Conference ". The new glu ... Read on »
Review: Udi’s Gluten Free Granola by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease I found four varieties of Udi’s Gluten Free granola at Whole Foods. I purchased the Original granola and Cranberry granola on sale for $4.99 each, regularly $5.99. Th ... Read on »
A Fantastic Article about Celiac Disease by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Every week, I read several articles about celiac disease and the gluten-free diet that show up in Google Alerts and various news feeds. Many of the articles appearing in new ... Read on »
New Gluten-Free and Healthy, Please! by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease I like seeing so many new gluten-free products being carried in stores. The breads, desserts, and snack foods look appealing, but we need more healthy choices. I think I spe ... Read on »
Recall: McCormick Fajitas Seasoning Mix by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease If you purchased McCormick Fajitas Seasoning Mix since mid-February 2010, your package may be part of the recall. The item was mispackaged and contains undeclared wheat and ... Read on »
New Snyder's of Hanover Gluten-Free Pretzel Sticks by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease It is huge news when a major mainstream pretzel manufacturer announces a gluten-free pretzel and takes the necessary steps to prevent cross-contamination. Here are some deta ... Read on »
Review: Chobani Champions by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Chobani Champions is a line of Greek yogurt for kids that is sold in a package of four, which contains two flavors. I purchased the Chocolate and Honeynana. The ... Read on »
A Money Saving Tip by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease A great perk of contacting companies by phone or on the Web to inquire about products is the coupons they often mail. Earlier this week I signed up for the Lundberg mailing ... Read on »
My New Gluten-Free Blog and Lessons Learned by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Back in November, I had the idea to start a new gluten-free blog to help build my career in freelance writing and social media as well as to share my knowledge. Instead of l ... Read on »