Monday, October 20, 2014
Join the NYC Celiac Meetup Group as we support the Celiac Disease Foundation Team gluten-free™ at the 2014 TCS NYC Marathon!
On Sunday, November 2, six amazing athletes will be running for CDF Team gluten-free™ to help promote awareness for celiac disease and non-celiac disease gluten sensitivity. The NYC Celiac Meetup Group is hosting an online pledge-a-thon to help raise money for CDF Team gluten-free™. This is not an in-person event.
Please support this year’s CDF Team gluten-free™ runners at the 2014 TCS NYC Marathon.
Your RSVP and donation will go directly to CDF Team gluten-free™. Everyone donating $25.00 through this page will receive a T-shirt.
To donate $25.00, please RSVP here and pay on this event page using PayPal.
Click here to learn more and to donate on the NYC Celiac Meetup Page.
Labels: CDF, NYC, NYC Celiac Disease Meetup, NYC Marathon, Team Gluten-Free
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Click here to learn more about Schar.
Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of participating in the very first Schar
Gluten-Free Google Hangout. Lead by Schar's expert dietitian, Dr. Anne Lee, I joined two other bloggers, Rozelyn De Sagun of The Frugalista Mom
and Reesa Lewandowski of Momma Lew
, to talk about all things gluten-free.
During this live video event our panel discussed the following topics:
- The benefits and pitfalls of the new gluten-free labeling law
- How to get good grains into your diet
- Preparing for the holidays, gluten-free style
I had a great time talking with these three women and hope to contribute to future Schar Gluten-Free Hangouts with Dr. Anne. You can watch our video below.
Labels: gluten-free, Gluten-Free Fun, Schar, speaking engagement, webinar
Friday, October 3, 2014
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
The WEGO Health Activist Awards
is a program that was created by the WEGO health community to recognize the health leaders, bloggers, tweeters, and champions that are within your online health communities, but who often go without receiving any recognition or thanks.
I have been both a nominee and a finalist in previous WEGO Health Awards which makes me very proud. The 2014 nominations are now open through December 31, 2014.
Whether you nominate me or another favorite Celiac blogger, Tweeter, or offline champion, I encourage you to nominate your favorite health advocate. This is your chance to both thank and recognize those that speak out on our behalf. Nominate someone that inspires you, encourages you, or who has helped you but you never had the chance to thank them in person.
Click here to nominate your favorite WEGO Health Activist today!
Labels: award, Gluten-Free Fun, nominee, WEGO Health
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Hey everyone, let's hang out this Thursday night! I am joining the amazing Dr. Anne Lee from Schar for my very first Google Hangout. I am thrilled to be part of a panel of bloggers for the very first Schar Google Hangout. All you need is a computer! If you are reading this, you are all set.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Here are some more details about the event:
Schar is excited to share their first Gluten-Free Google Hangout with their expert dietitian, Dr. Anne Lee, and special guest bloggers Erin Smith of Gluten-Free Fun, Rozelyn De Sagun of The Frugalista Mom, and Ressa Lewandowski of Momma Lew on Thursday, October 2nd at 6pm. During this live online video event the panel will be discussing the following topics:
• The benefits and pitfalls of the new labeling law
• How to get healthy grains in your diet
• Preparing for the holidays, gluten-free
Here is the link to the Google Hangout:
During the hangout, you will be able to see Dr. Anne and the blogger panel but you will not be broadcasted yourselves. Pajamas and a glass of vino are completely acceptable, ha!
You will also be able to ask questions using the chat function on the Google+ page.
Click here to learn more about Schar and Dr. Anne.
Labels: Dr. Anne Lee, Gluten-Free Fun, Google, hangout, Schar, webinar
Friday, September 26, 2014
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
If you live in Cambridge or Boston, stop what you are doing at lunch time today and come eat at Harvard University. I am helping my friends from Pasta Flyer
, a gluten-free pasta food truck, serve lunch today before I head back to NYC. Pasta Flyer first fed the NYC Celiac Meetup group
back in June and we became fast friends. I love their concept and the gluten-free pasta and entirely gluten-free menu! are awesome. I cannot wait until the truck comes back to New York in October.
Labels: Chef Mark Ladner, gluten-free, Pasta Flyer, pop-up
Friday, September 19, 2014
Thursday, September 18, 2014
I have been a fan of LÄRABAR
for many years. I cannot even remember when I first started stashing LÄRABAR in my bags! At this point, LÄRABAR feels like a familiar gluten-free friend!
In 2012, I had the extreme honor of "flying
" with the one and only Lara at the Trapeze School of New York. It was such a fun day and a cool way to learn about the 2012 launch of UBER bars. Putting a face to the brand made my connection to LÄRABAR even more personal.
|Me and Lara, the founder of LÄRABAR|
This summer, I was beyond flattered when LÄRABAR approached me to write for The Nutshell
section of their website. Living with celiac disease for more than 30 years, LÄRABAR felt I had a very unique story to share with their fans. I happily agreed to share my celiac history with LÄRABAR enthusiasts and it was published yesterday!
Read my the entire Gluten-Free Fun: My Celiac Story here.
Then, when LÄRABAR asked me to write about gluten-free travel tips, I jumped at the chance. In case you don't know, I also write a website called Gluten-Free Globetrotter. On this website, I share my experience of living with Celiac DIsease for thirty-three years with my passion for travel. I have been to three continents, almost twenty countries, and countless states. I love sharing my gluten-free travel stories especially since every single vacation I have ever taken has been gluten-free!
Read about My Life as a Gluten-Free Globetrotter here.
Learn more about LÄRABAR on their website: http://www.larabar.com/
Labels: gluten-free, LARABAR, social media, writing
Monday, September 15, 2014
On Saturday, September 20, the Gluten Free Calendar
Celebrate Celiac™ Community Party returns to New York City! In it's second year, the Celebrate Celiac event is slated to be even bigger and better than last year's first time in the Big Apple. Tickets are only $5 and the first 50 people to attend will receive a gift card to Pala Pizza and a bag of gluten-free goodies.
I am speaking first thing in the morning and will have my own table at this Saturday's event. I am representing the NYC Celiac Meetup group and will also have some gluten-free goodies to giveaway! Think of it as a Gluten-Free Garage Sale. Stop by and say hello.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
371 7th Avenue, New York, NY
Ages 7+: $5 at the door*
12 and under: FREE
* 50% donated to the National Celiac Disease Society, a 501 c (3) non-profit organization
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Labels: celebrate celiac, celiac, gluten-free, Gluten-Free Calendar, NYC, NYC Celiac Disease Meetup
Monday, September 8, 2014
Thursday, September 4, 2014
To say that I am busy would be the understatement of the year. I feel like I haven't slept in days! I have been working on some really exciting gluten-free projects that I am getting ready to announce. I also have a crazy September calendar that is literally going to keep me bouncing from state to state. New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Boston, Connecticut, New Jersey again, Portland... WHEW! I am tired already and it's only the fourth day of the month.
I would LOVE to meet you all at some of these upcoming gluten-free events. If you are attending any of these events, please come find me and say hello. I am always thrilled and humbled to meet my readers!
Find me here...
Gluten Intolerance Group of Orange County Online Meeting
: Presenter "Socializing Gluten-Free"
: September 4, 2014; 7pm PST/10pm EST; TONIGHT!!
: Your Computer! It's an online meeting. Feel free to join us.
Gluten and Allergen Free Expo
: Attending with the NYC Celiac Meetup Group
: September 6, 2014; 9am-3pm
: Meadowlands Exposition Center; Secaucus, NJ
: I will be wearing a black t-shirt with the Meetup logo in the middle.
What: Presenter, "Industry Secrets and How to Run a Successful Gluten-Free Blog"
When: September 6, 2014; 5pm
Where: New York City
Find Me: Sorry, invite Only!
What: Attendee and representative of a cool new pop-up project (details to come!)
When: September 13, 2014; 12pm-6pm
Where: Brooklyn, NY
Find Me: This is part of the secret. Find me and my shirt will tell you about my new project!
New York Celebrate Celiac™ Community Party
: Guest Speaker
: September 20, 2014; 10am-1pm
: Affinia Manhattan Hotel Ballroom; 371 7th Avenue, New York, NY
: I will be wearing a black t-shirt with the Meetup logo in the middle.
Labels: GFAFEXPO, Gluten-Free and Allergen-Free Expo, Gluten-Free Calendar, Gluten-Free Fun, Schar, speaking engagement
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
This October, I plan on attending the 3rd Annual AllergyEats Food Allergy Conference
in New York City. This conference is for restaurateurs and food service professionals with a focus on "How to Maximize Safety and Increase Customer Engagement, Loyalty, and Revenue."
This year's impressive line-up of speakers includes:
- Matt Abdoo, Chef de Cuisine at Del Posto Restaurant, New York, NY
- Robin Hamm, Director, Food Safety, Quality, and Commercialization at Red Robin International, Inc.
- Jared Schulefand, Owner and Operator of Home, Branford, CT
- Betsy Craig, Founder and CEO of MenuTrinfo
- Julie Kuriakose, MD; Physician, Educator, Author and Co-Founder of Hudson Allergy
- Robert Landolphi, Culinary Development Manager at the University of Connecticut and Author of Gluten-Free Every Day Cookbook, Quick Fix Gluten Free and Cooking Light Gluten Free Baking
- Scott H. Sicherer, MD, Elliot and Roslyn Jaffe Professor of Pediatrics, Allergy and Immunology, and Chief of the Pediatric Division of Allergy and Immunology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY
- Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc, Pediatric Allergist for Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Voluntary Instructor of Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, Co-founder and Content Creator, AllergyHome
- Lisa Giuriceo, Support group leader of the Food Allergy and Asthma Support Group of North Jersey
- Beth Hillson, Founder of the Gluten-Free Pantry, Author of Complete Guide to Living Well Gluten Free and Gluten-Free Makeovers, Food Editor for Gluten Free & More
- Lori Sandler, Owner of Divvies and Author of The Divvies Bakery Cookbook
- Colette Martin, Author of The Allergy-Free Pantry and Learning to Bake Allergen-Free and advisory board member, Kids with Food Allergies
- Paul Antico, Founder and CEO of AllergyEats and former financial analyst and portfolio manager at Fidelity Investments
I am looking forward to seeing Beth Hilson again and to finally meeting Robert Landolphi and Paul Antico in person. This should be a very interesting event and I am excited to participate.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Beginning at 8:00 a.m.
Radisson Martinique on Broadway
49 W 32nd Street, New York City
Early bird registration is $259 until September 21, 2014. Attendees will also enjoy lunch with the experts, lively Q&A sessions and the opportunity to sample vendors' allergy-friendly products at the event.
This conference is organized by AllergyEats
, a free, peer-based website and app where people find and rate restaurants based solely on their ability to accommodate food allergies. The site, app and related social media forums help families with food allergies reduce the guesswork - and the anxiety - surrounding dining out with food allergies.
AllergyEats lists more than 750,000 restaurants nationwide, which people can rate, and it also offers web links, menus and more. Restaurants are easily searchable by geographic location, so people can find allergy-friendly restaurants around town and around the country.
The organization also offers a variety of opportunities for restaurateurs and food service professionals, including an annual food allergy conference. For more information, please visit www.AllergyEats.com
Labels: AllergyEats, conference, gluten-free, NYC, restaurant
Monday, September 1, 2014
Every year, GFreek.com
puts together a fun, online awards ceremony for gluten-free products, books, bloggers, and more. I cannot believe it has been five years already. This means Josh, founder of GFreek.com, and I have "known" each other for a half of a decade. We've emailed, spoken on the phone, and met in person once. He has been a great advocate for our community and it is amazing to see how the awards have grown. In the past five years, Josh has also published the Original Gluten-Free Buyers guide. This awesome resource helps you navigate the grocery store aisles when looking for the best of the best in gluten-free food.
Today, the voting for the 5th Annual GFAs
is open to the public.
One ballot per computer.
Please skip any questions you are not sure of.
Share this with your friends, family and support groups.
09/01/14 Gluten Free Award voting opens
10/31/14 Gluten Free Awards “Locked-In” 10:00 PM EST
11/15/14 2015 Gluten-Free Buyers Guide publishes 5th Annual GFA Results
Shameless plug: Vote for Gluten-Free Fun as your favorite Gluten-Free Website on question #15 and Gluten-Free Globetrotter as your favorite Gluten-Free Blog on question #17.
Labels: gfreek.com, Gluten-Free Awards, Gluten-Free Fun, Gluten-Free Globetrotter, gluten-free websites
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
© 2007, © 2013 Gluten-Free Fun
We spoke and Aldi USA listened! According to the Aldi USA Facebook
page, the gluten-free products are coming back! Yesterday, Aldi USA posted
"We heard you, ALDI fans! The ALDI exclusive LiveGfree product line will soon be in stores every day. "
You already know I am a fan of the Live GFree line
at Aldi, but I am also a big fan of Aldi in general. They have good prices, decent selections, and now even more gluten-free food. Thank you Aldi USA for listening to your gluten-free customers and keeping the Live GFree line. You are about to gain even more loyal (celiac) customers!
Labels: aldi usa, Aldi's, gluten-free, Live GFree, LiveGFree, savings