Creating a Shared Gluten-Free Kitchen

As I mentioned last week, my husband and I made the decision to run a wholly gluten-free kitchen. When it’s just two people and two cats, that’s easy enough to do, and we’ve developed tricks to deal with unwanted gluten when it arrives in our house, usually via guests. It turns out I work in an office filled with people who will happily scarf down cookies, pie, and cake, no questions asked. Continue reading “Creating a Shared Gluten-Free Kitchen”

And Then I Was Glutened

I was glutened. Despite my best precautions, somehow gluten snuck onto my plate. I’m not 100% sure when it happened, but it did. It’s been a long time since my last accidental glutening, and, weirdly, I didn’t quite realize why my body was out of whack.

Then the memories came flooding back. Continue reading “And Then I Was Glutened”

Eating Gluten-Free at Conferences

Last week, I wrote about the challenges of being gluten free and dining with groups. This week, I am going to talk about another group dining challenge: conference meals. I will state for the record that even if you’re not gluten free, meals at conferences tend to be, well, okay. It’s hard to make a thousand or so meals that meet a wide and diverse range of attendees…interesting (and affordable). Continue reading “Eating Gluten-Free at Conferences”

Group Dining: The Biggest Gluten-Free Challenge

Recently, I discussed the fact that the gluten-free diet is not boring. Maybe a better way to put it is that the gluten-free diet is as boring as any other diet in the world: it’s what you put into what you eat that defines boring or exciting. I personally prefer exciting, varied, and adventurous. When I eliminated gluten from my diet, I made it my mission to eat very, very well.

Recently, I had an email exchange with an individual who indicated that a certain city continued to disappoint her when it came to gluten-free dining. Surprised, because I’d managed to eat a wide range of gluten-free meals in various corners of that city, I contacted this person for more information. It turned out it wasn’t the city, it was the diners involved. Continue reading “Group Dining: The Biggest Gluten-Free Challenge”