Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Instacart Review (Promo Code)

Grocery shopping is one of those tasks you have to do day in and day out no matter how busy your week may be or how lengthy your to-do list is. While delivery services like Amazon and Vitacost can help fill the gap for nonperishable foods, there's no escaping going to the store for fresh produce and other perishable products.

Luckily, Instacart is a great way to simplify the grocery shopping process. In fact, you don't even need to leave the house to use it! Simply shop, set the delivery date, then rest easy knowing that you can cross off one more task of your to-do list. 

Monday, April 17, 2017

Event Preview: Washington DC Gluten Free Education Day (Discount Code)

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Last year, I attended the Washington DC Gluten-Free Expo and had a great experience with the speakers and vendors that participated. You can read that blog post right here. The annual event is sponsored by the Celiac Program at Children's National Health System and the Walter and Jean Boek Foundation.

This year, the event is returning but also mixing up the format a bit to focus more on celiac and gluten-free issues. With speakers ranging from physicians to authors, restaurant owners to advocates, this is a great opportunity to brush up on the latest research around gluten-related disorders and become a better advocate in the gluten-free community. 
Sunday, April 9, 2017

NYC Trip Recap: Non-Food Sights to See

Last month on the blog, I shared all of the delicious foodie finds from my recent trip to New York City. I planned each day around visiting restaurants and cafes, but also made sure to mix up my itinerary with non-food attractions too so as to get as full of a New York City experience as I could.

Unlike Washington D.C. (see my favorite D.C. attractions here)), I have only been to New York City a few times, which means that I am still discovering the city. I am by no means an expert. Nevertheless, I figured I would share my experiences both to share the highlights of my trip and relive the experience now that I am back to normal- bogged down by collegiate coursework. 

Although I love to travel, New York City is quite exhausting to visit, because the fast-paced city truly never stops. There's so much to do, and no matter how long you are planning on visiting, you will miss out on things and wish you had another day to explore. 

Saturday, March 4, 2017

How Gluten-Friendly is Your Lunchmeat?

Lunchmeat seems like a simple thing- you chose from turkey, ham, beef, or chicken, and it's sliced in the deli to your specifications. Like with most foods though, there's a potentiality of hidden gluten in some varieties of lunchmeat, which make visiting the deli counter at your grocery store a potential gluten-free pitfall. 

Inspired my recent lunches that feature a turkey or chicken sandwich, I decided to do some lunchmeat sleuthing to see how gluten-free friendly top brands were... or where not. 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Back To School Schar Gluten-Free Giveaway

It's that time of year- the start of another semester. I am excited to embark on my senior year, and have started the 11 month countdown to receiving my diploma this December. 

As I return to my on-campus residence hall and dive back into work, classes, and my internship, I am reminded of just how important it is to always have a supply of safe foods on hand to ensure that I am never in a pinch food-wise. An important part of staying on top of my food supply is knowing which brands I can trust, and Schar is one of those brands. Their breads, cookies, and crackers make gluten-free living delicious and easy.

As a way to celebrate the start of a new semester- and my ongoing partnership with Schar- I am hosting a giveaway of their new artisan baker bread, multigrain ciabatta, and chocolate thins. All three easily fit into any active lifestyle, and are all certified gluten-free. Do note that all three contain soy, and that the cookies do contain dairy. 

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Click here to see my review of Schar's shelf-stable pizza crust.

Click here to check out Schar's website and learn more about their products.
Sunday, January 22, 2017

Restaurant Sleuthing: My Tips and Tricks for Finding Gluten-Free Restaurants

Oftentimes, when I am speaking with readers on social media or talking with gluten-free friends in real life, people always ask how I am able to find so many gluten-free eats wherever I go. The truth is, that finding gluten-free restaurants is almost a part time job, and requires as much research as any of the research papers I have to write for class. 

There is so much fear surrounding eating out gluten-free that it can be absolutely overwhelming to consider all the options and still feel 100% comfortable with taking a chance. If there's anything I've learned as a blogger it's that gluten-free eats can be found almost anywhere, you just need to do research and ask questions. 

I've assembled the following resources and tactics I use to help me find the restaurants that I review over on the main blog. I hope they are helpful, and invite you to share your tips and tricks to tackling the challenge of eating out.
Saturday, January 21, 2017

My Top Must-See Washington D.C. Attractions

It's been awhile since I posted in this "behind the scenes" section of the blog, but my writing itch has reemerged, and I've had a flood of new post ideas. Since the main blog focuses on food- restaurants and products- I figured I'd veer off the beaten path a bit to explore areas beyond the restaurants and products I review on the main blog: travel, recipes, and other tips about how to make life a little more manageable while living with dietary restrictions. 

This post was born of my many trips to Washington D.C. in search of foodie finds. While I spend a lot of time eating in the District, I spend a fair amount of time playing tourist too, and want to share my favorite places in the city- which might not be the most popular ones in guide books, but are ones worth seeking out. 

Washington D.C. is such an incredible city, rich in history and culture, with endless things to see and do. From museums and galleries to national buildings where the United States is run on a daily basis, any itinerary can and should be jam-packed to make the most of your visit to the nation's Capitol.