As a parent of a child with celiac disease or food allergies, it always pays to be thorough. And even if you are thorough, mistakes, unfortunately, can still happen. Thats why a food allergy parent should never be called a helicopter parent - hovering is a necessary part of our job.
Celiac disease and other autoimmune disease sufferers around the world can learn the latest developments in research and treatment by tuning in to a live webcast of the Second Annual Beyond Celiac Research Symposium, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, 6:00-7:30 p.m. EST - or grab a ticket for the live event if you're in the Philadelphia area!
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My son ordered the chicken guacamole melt with a side of hand cut fries. It came with unbelievably good and normal-sized gluten free bread. I had to ask what brand it was it was that good. Thats when I found out that they baked it on the premises and have an entire bakery in their basement that is divided up to avoid cross-contamination. I had a cobb salad and an order of their Disco Fries, hand-cut fries served with a side of brown mushroom gravy and a side of cheese sauce for dipping. DELISH!
Kennebunk and Kennebunkport offer several restaurants that are tuned in to the gluten-free diet, too. We frequently stop at H.B. Provisions, a modern version of a general store that offers sandwiches on gluten-free bread (made in a separate area, if requested) and a freezer filled with gluten-free provisions.
Looking to plan some fall or holiday gluten-free travel? Whether youre going close or far, there are several tips that will help make the trip easier and cheaper, starting with your choice of accommodations. Instead of booking a hotel room, consider renting an apartment or house through Airbnb or VRBO.
As a precursor to this issue, my husband and I attended a family wedding in San Francisco recently. My sister-in-laws childhood friend has adopted the Paleo diet (yes, another P word its destiny) and ordered cauliflower-based pizza crusts for dinner one night at home in the Bay Area as we decompressed following the wedding festivities. While Mark & I have had GF pizza crusts, this was our first experience with cauliflower crusts. We topped one with garlicky shrimp and spinach and a small amount of feta cheese (no seafood/dairy restrictions, as you can see). The other was topped with a variety of veggies and some cheddar.
Exactly what is gluten? Gluten is a complex of many proteins and some fats. Most of the proteins are of the prolamin type, which cereal grains (wheat, rye and barley) use to store energy in their seeds. Literally hundreds of different prolamins found in wheat gluten (many more in rye and barley) contain amino acid sequences capable of triggering an immune response if someone has celiac disease.