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July 2015

Earlier this summer, our older (non-Celiac) son who doesn't like pizza anyway was off to a camp with friends. It provided a great opportunity for me to have some in-the-kitchen bonding time with our younger son (who has Celiac) making pizza (which he loves!). We've tried all sorts of store-bought gluten free pizzas over the 10 years since our son was first diagnosed with Celiac, and we've also bought "naked" crusts to customize them ourselves. I've even tried various gluten free mixes and flours to make our own "from scratch" pizza when time allows. So I was particularly curious to try Cup 4 Cup's new gluten free Pizza Crust Mix. Surprisingly, this was my first Cup 4 Cup purchase. I know many of you swear by their all-purpose flour. I've been meaning to try it -- despite its high price tag -- but have been really happy with the other GF flour blends I use (King Arthur's all purpose GF flour and GF all purpose baking mix, Bob's Red Mill new gluten free 1-to-1 baking flour, Pamela's GF All-Purpose Flour Artisan Blend, Tom Sawyer gluten free flour, and gfJules Gluten Free Flour). But when I saw this new Pizza Crust... Read more →


Like many other destinations where gluten free awareness is limited, India has been challenging for gluten free travelers. But now, one of our favorite travel agents, Ellen Morse of Gluten Free Travel-Us, has worked with a very reputable company in India, to develop an itinerary for travel to northern India. It includes all the must-see attractions of this diverse country, and best of all, the hotels where you'll stay and dine have been carefully vetted. Ellen was diagnosed with Celiac as a toddler and has been gluten free for many decades…long before "gluten free" was a household term. And she has also spent decades working as a travel agent. As awareness of Celiac Disease and gluten free diets has spread across the globe, she has been thrilled to merge her two areas of expertise and work with high quality travel partners to offer gluten free itineraries to fellow Celiacs. In India, Ellen works with a company called Travel Scope India to design the itineraries and vet the hotels. Ellen does not advocate dining at typical restaurants while traveling in India. That is why she and Travel Scope India have spent considerable time vetting the chefs at luxury hotels where her... Read more →


Have you attended any of the gluten-free Expos around the country? There are several companies that host them, and we share them on our Dine Gluten Free mobile app, under GF Events. Unfortunately, if you don't live in a city where they're held (and aren't in the position to travel to one), you're out of luck. Or maybe you're like me…there's a good one held annually here in the Washington, DC area, but I haven't always been able to attend, due to family commitments and other scheduling conflicts. It's reasons like these that inspired the folks at Simply Gluten-Free magazine to launch a VIRTUAL Gluten-Free EXPO…one that you can attend right from the comfort of your own home -- and at any time that's convenient for you! Although not exactly like being "on the floor" of a live expo, you'll enjoy many of the same benefits…access to free samples, coupons, and engaging information from gluten-free experts. The team at Simply Gluten-Free has been hard at work registering vendors (if you haven't yet registered and are interested, contact Tracy Karp at 727-738-5735, or cell 727-288-1944). Every day more vendors are added to the Expo. And even though it's still a "work... Read more →