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Olivia Superfree

Gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, and other allergen-free people in the Seattle area could have cause for rejoicing– say hello to a new brand of allergen-free bread and baked goods called Olivia Superfree.

The master baker behind the brand is well-known to celiacs and others with food allergies already as Wheatless in Seattle. Her products appear to have evolved into more allergen-friendly fare that, according to the label I’m reading on their Herb Garlic Baguette, can also be enjoyed by the rice-free, corn-free, and potato-free as well. (more…)

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Jefferson Adams over at Celiac.com has highlighted a commentary claiming that food allergies and the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) should not mix: http://www.celiac.com/articles/23176/1/Is-a-Food-Allergy-a-Legitimate-Disability/Page1.html.

The article in question was written by Hans von Spakovsky, a senior fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Center for Legal and Judicial Studies. He will be sent a copy of this post as an illustration of why the ADA can be applicable to this medical condition. (more…)

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Ooh num num. That’s less than eloquent, but it’s how I feel right now as I eat Parma! out of the jar with a spoon. The exclamation mark, in case you think I’m overly excited, is part of the brand name.

What is Parma!? It’s not what comes back to bite you when you’ve been a jerk to plumbers from Pittsburgh. It’s a topping, like Parmesan cheese, but it’s vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, and candida-free. (more…)

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Michael Saffioti. From http://www.nydailynews.com.

Michael Saffioti. From http://www.nydailynews.com.

Yesterday the Everett Herald reported that no criminal charges will be filed in the death of Michael Saffioti. Saffioti died in the Snohomish County Jail July 3rd under questionable circumstances.

http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20130102/NEWS01/701029888#No-charges-in-death-of-Snohomish-County-Jail-inmate%0A

During a previous incarceration, the Herald reports, Saffioti became known as Bubble Boy among inmates because of the way his food needed to be prepared. He had a severe dairy allergy among other medical problems. (more…)

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Good evening all! Being outspoken about celiac disease and food allergies means that people searching for information on these conditions stop by my blog. I’m happy to announce that Truth, Justice, and All-American Allergen-Free Apple Pie has become part of the Gluten-Free Global Community. You can click on the logo above to go straight to their website.

Many talented and innovative bloggers are featured at the GFGC site. It is a web destination oozing with empathy and understanding. If you are looking for more information on celiac disease and gluten intolerance, tasty recipes, lifestyle advice, and others who understand your situation, please stop by their site. I found them via one of my favorite allergen-free foodie bloggers, Sprinkles and Allergies, http://sprinklesandallergies.com/. (more…)

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Thanks to Celiac.com, I’ve learned that actress Jennifer Esposito of Blue Bloods has possibly become yet another victim of workplace discrimination because of celiac disease. It sounds like she asked CBS for an accommodation due to her medical issues and they don’t sound very interested in retaining her talent.

According to an article on Salon.com, all kinds of grief is being thrown Jennifer’s way as the ignorant and biased among us slam her for being just another spoiled actor who “chooses” to eat a special diet. Celiac is an autoimmune disease that no one chooses to have. An estimated one in 99 Americans has it, with most undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, and one in 33 carry the gene for it. The gene can activate at any point in a person’s life. (more…)

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Your diet has a tremendous amount to do with your mental health. Recently I read an article about how people who regularly consume fast food are more likely to be depressed. For years I’ve followed success stories of children who cut out gluten, dairy, and sugar, the Autism Diet. Today I noticed a piece on Psych Central by Richard and C.R. Zwolinski titled Does Gluten Cause Mental Illness?

http://blogs.psychcentral.com/therapy-soup/2012/09/does-gluten-cause-mental-illness/

Of course gluten factors into mental health! About one in 99 Americans has celiac disease, a genetic autoimmune disorder in which the body cannot tolerate gluten, the protein in wheat, barley, and rye. Many other people are gluten intolerant which means their bodies don’t want gluten in their system either. There is a very wide range of symptoms in such people and the most overlooked category of symptoms is those having to do with mental health. (more…)

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Burrito

This is a recipe I can’t take credit for but have modified over the years to fit a multiple-allergen diet. It is wonderful as a “fast food” item for the food allergic set.

You need…

A pound or so of ground pork. If you’re in Washington, nothing even comes close to Pure Country organic ground pork that you can get at swankier stores– it has a texture and flavor that surpasses the gristly, sometimes fatty ground pork you get at regular grocery stores. (more…)

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This falls squarely into the “don’t try this at home category.”

A couple weekends ago I awoke with a feeling in my ears like someone had loosely clamped conch shells onto my noggin like headphones. “NOOOooooo,” I groaned, thinking I’d contracted an awful cold at a really bad time. The line from Ferris Bueller popped into my head, “When Cameron was in Egypt’s land… let my Cameron go…” It was the perfect sentiment except that my name’s not Cameron and I’m a woman.

“Wah wah wah wah wahhh, wah wah wah,” the television said, as if Charlie Brown’s parents were lecturing me from the inside of a bass drum. “Noooo…” I said again. As I walked around the house trying to distinguish my thoughts from the duck cloth that seemed to be lodged in my Eustachian tubes, I felt like I was in a dated submarine movie where I needed to use sonar to locate the spare toilet paper. (more…)

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Egg-free people of the world, rejoice! Whether you are eggless by choice, an allergy, an intolerance, or simply an aversion to off-white spherical objects that emanate from fat, feathered fowl, there are viable alternatives to use in recipes.

A conversation today reminded me that I had a couple lists of egg substitutes stashed away in a recipe binder. I can’t take credit for any of these, but have used the egg replacer and applesauce with some success. (more…)

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