Favorite Gluten-Free Finds of 2015

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January 1, 2016

  By Gabriele Boland Being gluten-free, it’s quite difficult to try new foods with any spontaneity. There’s so much we can’t have, after all, and even things that seem okay can be unsafe. It’s easy to get stuck in ruts of eating the same thing day after day. Despite this, I’m a curious person and foodie at heart. Here are some of the foods, drinks, and restaurants I tried and…

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Glorious Gluten-free Glazed Donut Holes

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November 16, 2015

By Gabriele Boland You know what’s hard about liking Dunkin Donuts coffee and being gluten-free? Not being able to order a donut to go along with your cup of joe. And going apple picking without being able to eat a sugarcoated cider donut is pure agony. Don’t even get me started on Krispy Kremes. Luckily, there are some foods that I simply cannot live without and so I have scoured…

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bartaco: Gluten-Free Taco Heaven

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October 12, 2015

By Gabriele Boland Very late in life, I have discovered my love of tacos. I blame a fear of the Taco Bell Chihuahua, and a loyalty to all things chicken fingers and french fries. (Seriously, that’s all I would eat at restaurants as a kid). But this year I have finally converted to both Chipotle, and just as life-changing, bartaco. For those meandering on the outskirts of New York City…

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How to Love your Vegetables

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September 18, 2015

By Gabriele Boland If you’re like me and become gluten-free, you may experience the stages of grief while you mourn for your life full of crusty breads, delicious bagels, and glorious, glorious pizza. You may try to hold on to everything that is gluten-free and familiar in your life (Snickers are gluten-free! So are Tostitos and french fries!) Yeah, no. It’s time, (even if you’re not allergy-ridden), to at least…

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Seven Ways to Turn Your Food Allergy into Food Awesomeness

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August 25, 2015

I can’t tell you how often people start eating something in front of me, see me, and cringe. “I feel so bad you can’t have this!” or, “I could never survive not being able to eat this!”. The sympathy is welcome of course, as it’s better than apathy or someone flicking breadcrumbs at my gluten-hating body. But to be completely honest, it’s not so horrible having food allergies. Actually, there…

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Gluten-Free Drinking: How to Best the Bar

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August 10, 2015

So. You’re at the bar with your friends. They’re slamming back mugs of beer, which is full of our favorite things—namely, barley, hops, and wheat. Yum, gluten! Kay, but that’s not for us. Still, you’re young and in your prime drinking years, you want to have fun too. Never fear. Your gluten-free guru is here to tell you how to best the bar without feeling worse than your impending hangover….

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Introduction to Baking Gluten-Free: Orange Yogurt Cake

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July 24, 2015

Cooking is an art, and baking is a science. And that science turns into neuroscience or astrophysics when you’re baking gluten-free for the first time. In many other countries, they measure out their ingredients with electronic kitchen scales instead of by volume. If you do decide to buy a kitchen scale, most are fairly cheap on Amazon, and they make you feel like a mad scientist when you bake things….

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Eating Out Gluten-Free

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July 16, 2015

Picking out a place to go and eat gluten-free can be a nightmare. Especially when it’s so easy for everyone else to just waltz into a pizzeria and order a calzone without a second thought. You may think, “Oh no, I shall never eat in a restaurant again, my culinary life is over!”, but that is a myth, my friends. It will take a tad more brain power, but if…

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