Food Allergies at Work

FARE’s latest newsletter highlighted a great resource they have for those with food allergies, a page called Managing Food Allergies at Work.  This is a topic I’ve dealt with for years. I have celiac disease and multiple food allergies and the workplace can be like a minefield for the food allergic. Not only do you have […]

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Food Allergies and the ADA

Jefferson Adams over at has highlighted a commentary claiming that food allergies and the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) should not mix: 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 […]

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In Praise of Parma!

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 […]

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Death by Dairy?

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. 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 […]

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New GFGC Member

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 […]

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Jennifer’s Way

Thanks to, 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, […]

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Gluten and Mental Health

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 […]

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Pork Burritos

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 […]

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Eggless in Seattle

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 […]

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Pumpkin Custard Pie

The other day I was reading a newsletter in which someone said they’ve never found a good recipe for allergen-free pumpkin pie. “WHAT?!!” I said. I’ve used the same recipe for a long time, adapted from Jennifer Raymond’s The Peaceful Palate. It is billed as a “heart-healthy version of a traditional favorite.” Raymond’s original recipe uses […]

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