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Tilapia

February 2010. I’m hungry. It’s lunchtime. Fish sounds good. I make fish.

Here is the email I sent to a couple of friends soon after this fish incident. The name of the grocery store has been omitted.

I just ate the worst tasting fish I have ever had in my life. Every burp brings back the traumatic memory of choking down this bargain tilapia, and I already have gas from it. Last month I bought a giant bag of Chinese imported tilapia at _____ with the misleading moniker  “Great American Seafood”. The pieces were individually wrapped. (more…)

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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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Food

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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