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encinitas gluten-free bakery and cafe now delivers

2GOOD2B is a gluten-free bak­ery and cafe spe­cial­iz­ing in a wide vari­ety of gluten-free delights. From french toast to a hearty meat­ball Poboy, you will def­i­nitely find some­thing for any mood. Per­son­ally, I think the Pesto Chicken Panini sounds amaz­ing, … more

new item — gluten-free organic pasta

As I was perus­ing the “New Items” shelf at my local Trader Joe’s, I came across this pasta — gluten-free and organic to boot. It con­tains only a hand­ful of ingre­di­ents, which I love: organic brown rice flour, organic quinoa, … more

How Gluten Wreaks Havoc on your Gut

My friend Charita, shared this arti­cle, How Gluten Wreaks Havoc on your Gut with me. It’s a great expla­na­tion of how and why gluten affects some of us the way it does. Thanks, Char! Unless you’ve been liv­ing under a … more

whole foods to require GMO labeling

Strik­ing a major blow in the GMO debate, Whole Foods stands alone as the first major food man­u­fac­turer to require label­ing of all prod­ucts con­tain­ing genetically-modified organ­isms (GMOs). Even though the WHO and the FDA deem GMO prod­ucts safe, many peo­ple feel … more

gluten-free at burger lounge!

When you give up gluten, you also give up con­ve­nience. The num­ber of restau­rants at which you can eat tends to shrink dra­mat­i­cally, and you are left hav­ing lengthy con­ver­sa­tions with wait staff. If you live in San Diego or … more

udi’s pizza crusts

A nice addi­tion to their array of gluten-free prod­ucts, Udi’s pizza crusts offer a quick din­ner option for those nights you really don’t feel like cook­ing. They are two to a pack­age at about $5.00, so $2.50 per unit. A fam­ily … more

pamela’s products voluntary recall

This morn­ing I awoke to find a mes­sage from Ama­zon regard­ing a vol­un­tary recall of some of Pamela’s Prod­ucts. The prod­ucts tar­geted in the recall are: Bak­ing & Pan­cake Mix Choco­late Cake Mix Choco­late Chunk Cookie Mix Peanut But­ter Choco­late … more

all about nightshades

Years ago, if you told me that gluten would be the eas­i­est item to elim­i­nate from my diet, I would never have believed you. I also would never had believed that the plethora of symp­toms of gluten-intolerance would be FARmore

gluten-free festival at Keil’s this saturday!

Keil’s is lead­ing the gluten-free charge! If you’re lucky enough to live in San Diego, then you’ll be delighted to know that Keil’s, a won­der­ful inde­pen­dent gro­cery store with two loca­tions in San Car­los and Claire­mont, is aim­ing to be … more

san diego unified school lunch debate

Join the debate on San Diego Uni­fied School Dis­trict school lunches at this FREE panel, open to the pub­lic. Fix­ing School Lunches in San Diego and Nation­wide Tues­day, Octo­ber 23rd, 12:30 p.m. Uni­ver­sity of San Diego Peace and Jus­tice Build­ing, … more

new product — best gf pasta to date!

We’ve tried lots of brands of gluten-free pasta, but bionaturae’s line of organic, gluten-free pasta is the one most highly favored by the two gluten addicts in my home. Made in Italy, their gf pasta comes in four forms: spaghetti, elbow, … more

Omission — hands down the best gluten-free beer

When I first found out I had gluten issues, I resolved to have a stiff upper lip. I could give up sour­dough bread and my favorite pasta. I could even give up pie and real choco­late chip cook­ies, but when … more

MIA for the holidays…

I had great inten­tion of pro­duc­ing a slew of won­der­ful hol­i­day recipes, in fact many are ready to go, but they’ll have to wait for next year. My dar­ling mom passed away on Decem­ber 3 and I can’t seem to … more

san diego gluten-free expo

Come and sam­ple the lat­est, great­est gluten-free food at the Scot­tish Rite Cen­ter, here in San Diego this Sat­ur­day, Novem­ber 12 from 12:00 — 4:00 p.m. Tick­ets are afford­able and bought at the door. Located at 1895 Camino Del Rio S, … more

pamela’s new “whenever bars” giveaway

Pamela’s Prod­ucts, my favorite culi­nary short cut, has offered to send boxes of their new When­ever Bars to three of my read­ers! These gluten-free, oat­meal based snacks are agave sweet­ened and come in four fla­vors: Blue­berry Lemon (my per­sonal favorite), Cran­berry … more

gf hot dog buns

If you haven’t already heard, Udi’s now offers hot dog buns! My son is so happy! If you like the ham­burger buns, you’ll be really happy with the hot dog buns. Find them at a store near you. Great accom­pa­ni­ments for … more

please excuse my absence

After an exhaust­ing two-week road trip and the rush of the kids start­ing school, I didn’t think I could be more tired. Was I wrong. In the early morn­ing hours last Tues­day, the phone rang. 3:00 a.m. calls are never … more

oceana…working for safe, sustainable seafood

One of my favorite orga­ni­za­tions, oceana, is get­ting involved with the League of Con­ser­va­tion Vot­ers to com­pel the FDA to bet­ter enforce seafood reg­u­la­tions. Recent stud­ies have shown that seafood may be mis­la­beled as often as 25–75 per­cent of the … more

the rescue bullet

Like any par­ent or work­ing pro­fes­sional, I’m always on the look out for any­thing that makes my life run a bit smoother and save me time. Enter the Magic Bul­let. When my nieces each took one to col­lege, I was … more

namaste foods kids recipe contest

Namaste Foods is a com­pany my sis­ter intro­duced to me when we vis­ited her in Idaho. Based in Coeur d’Alene, this company’s mantra is “Meet­ing the needs of more peo­ple with food aller­gies than any other brand.” And that’s just … more

gluten-free at Ruby’s!

Good news! Eat­ing out just got a lit­tle bit eas­ier. Udi’s ham­burger buns are now being offered at all Ruby’s Cal­i­for­nia loca­tions! Hope­fully this is just a sign of things to come! Find a Ruby’s loca­tion near you.

the only healthy dog?

Read this arti­cle by William Neu­man from the NY Times regard­ing truth behind terms like “nat­ural” and “uncured” as applied to processed meats like bacon, sausage, hot dogs and deli meat. Once again, label­ing is inef­fec­tive at con­vey­ing the actual … more

melissa’s chocolate peanut butter cups

A busy mother of three, Melissa devised this fin­ger lick­ing treat which mar­ries two of life’s per­fect fla­vors: choco­late and peanut but­ter. Gluten and dairy free, but chem­i­cal and preser­v­a­tive free as well, your kids will love these. Adults too, … more

maiah’s chocolate zucchini cake

Maiah sub­mit­ted this as an adap­ta­tion from a fam­ily recipe. Those of you who have a veg­etable gar­den can tes­tify that there is just so much zuc­chini you can eat or give to your neigh­bors! I love that this cake … more

it’s a tie!

My thanks to all of you who par­tic­i­pated in my Pamela’s Prod­ucts give­away with your orig­i­nal gluten-free recipes! It took me a while to get through all of them, which ranged from soup to scones to desserts to treats. I … more

organic gluten-free certification

My sis­ter Leigh, who works in the food indus­try passed this on to me. Good news! Science-based Gluten-free Label Unveile Respond­ing to growth and both con­sumer and indus­try demand, a new science-based gluten-free cer­ti­fi­ca­tion pro­gram is now avail­able from organic cer­ti­fier … more

2 more days to win pamela’s!

Only 2 more days to win a box of good­ies from Pamela’s Prod­ucts! Please sub­mit your favorite orig­i­nal gluten-free (dairy and soy optional) recipe by May 15th. A panel of expert judges (myself, my hus­band and two kids) will pre­pare and test … more

a little help, please…

Call­ing all San Die­gans, While I am sym­pa­thetic and sen­si­tive to California’s bud­get cri­sis, I believe that edu­ca­tion IS NOT the place to make cuts. If we tem­porar­ily extend exist­ing taxes (no new taxes), we can stem these pro­posed cuts. … more

ny times article: is sugar toxic?

This is a really fas­ci­nat­ing arti­cle that should be read with an open mind and with the under­stand­ing that the amount of sugar we cur­rently con­sume is remark­ably higher that in past gen­er­a­tions. Remem­ber the old adage, “Every­thing in mod­er­a­tion”? … more

hope for the early detection of autism

Accord­ing to researchers in San Diego, a sim­ple check­list could some­day let doc­tors and par­ents know if a young child shows signs of autism. Read the full arti­cle here. For more infor­ma­tion about the treat­ment of ASD (Autism Spec­trum Dis­or­der), … more

lake murray race for the playground

On Sun­day, May 1, join your friends and neigh­bors for the 2nd annual “Race for the Play­ground” to ben­e­fit the Lake Mur­ray Play­ground Project. Reg­is­tra­tion includes entry to the race as well as a pan­cake break­fast. Choose the 1 mile or … more

win FREE Pamela’s Products!

So have I men­tioned how much I love short­cuts? Maybe twenty or thirty times… Pamela’s Prod­ucts pro­vide some of my favorites — short­cuts for bak­ing, or a box of ready made cook­ies when I don’t want to turn the oven … more