Ten Foods With Gluten You Never Suspected

Posted by ivylau on October 16, 2015 - Leave a comment

Ten Foods With Gluten You Never Suspected

So you thought you were enjoying a gluten-free food, and savoring every bite. Oops, not so fast. Turns out some foods and drinks that you least expect contain gluten. It sneaks up in many ways, such as in seasoning in …

5 Lessons I Learned During My 8-Year Gluten-free Journey

Posted by ivylau on July 10, 2015 - Leave a comment

5 Lessons I Learned During My 8-Year Gluten-free Journey

I still remember when I first realized something was wrong with my body. My skin would break out like I had German measles every day. I was eventually diagnosed with Dermatitis Herpetiformis (DH), but it took several dermatologists over two …

7 Things Only Gluten Free People Deal With

Posted by ivylau on June 12, 2015 - Leave a comment

7 Things Only Gluten Free People Deal With

Gluten free people may look, talk and act the same as their “normal” friends. But they ARE different. You are different. Here’s how… If you’re gluten free… 1. You have to stay away from many of the favorite foods Americans …

Exploring Italy, Gluten-Free Travel

Posted by ivylau on April 29, 2015 - Leave a comment

Exploring Italy, Gluten-Free Travel

Wow- what a whirlwind trip. I just returned from a long-awaited trip to Italy, where I spent 12 amazing days in Rome, Florence and Venice. It was a dream vacation, everything I was expecting and more- 10 days of non-stop …

Food for Thought: Ten Scary Facts About Gluten

Posted by ivylau on January 12, 2015 - Leave a comment

Food for Thought: Ten Scary Facts About Gluten

Ah, the smell of bread baking in the oven- is there any more tempting aroma? That makes it hard-really hard- to believe there may be something unhealthy about bread. Or possibly even dangerous. The issue is around gluten, a key …

How to Avoid Being “Glutened”: 7 Tips From the Experts

Posted by ivylau on December 15, 2014 - Leave a comment

How to Avoid Being “Glutened”: 7 Tips From the Experts

Being gluten intolerant or Celiac during the holidays brings new challenges. You want to enjoy the same delicious meals as everyone else, but of course you know you can be sidelined if you make just one mistake and accidentally ingest …

Is Rice Gluten Free? (and Five other Rice Tips for Gluten Free Living)

Posted by ivylau on December 8, 2014 - Leave a comment

Is Rice Gluten Free? (and Five other Rice Tips for Gluten Free Living)

Five Tips About Rice for Gluten Free Diet I constantly get the question: Is Rice Gluten Free? (the answer is yes) It happened again when I visited a friend’s for dinner last weekend. They were prepared to serve a gluten-free …

Ivy’s Garden- Today, Safeway and the SF Bay Area; Tomorrow, the… (stay tuned)!

Posted by ivylau on December 1, 2014 - Leave a comment

Ivy’s Garden- Today, Safeway and the SF Bay Area; Tomorrow, the… (stay tuned)!

Wow. We’re now in Safeway stores in the SF Bay area, finally. First sighting was a week ago in a San Jose store. There they were, right above eye level, in the freezer sections, all three Ivy’s Garden products: sweet …

What do you crave the most on a gluten- free diet?

Posted by ivylau on November 19, 2014 - Leave a comment

What do you crave the most on a gluten- free diet?

It was one of those days (you know them well). I woke up and immediately thought of dessert foods. Specifically I craved a good cream puff or eclair. Being gluten free, I hadn’t enjoyed one for a long, long time. …

The Mindful Traveler: 5 Tips to Travel Gluten Free

Posted by ivylau on August 15, 2014 - Leave a comment

The Mindful Traveler: 5 Tips to Travel Gluten Free

If you’re on gluten-free diet and you’re headed out for some later summer family vacations, get ready for some inconvenience. It starts the minute you step into the airport. I was at the San Francisco International (SFO) airport recently, taking …

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