Girl with Books

Educate, Empower, Empathize: Helping your children Cope with Celiac Disease

My husband is an Eagle Scout. He continues to use this phrase in the present tense, because apparently once you’re an Eagle Scout, you’re always an Eagle Scout. And trust me, he still acts like an Eagle Scout today. He told me this funny story a couple of months ago about when he earned his […]

Lagasse Girls

Kickin’ It Up a Notch

The Lagasse Girls Offer “Big Flavor, Bold Taste & No Gluten” What happens when the daughters of a celebrity chef get diagnosed with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity? First, they learn how to re-create their favorite home-cooked recipes gluten-free and then, “BAM!” – they write cookbooks to share those delicious recipes with the rest of […]

Taxes

Tax Deductions for Gluten Free Groceries: Are they worth the effort?

Yes, it’s that particularly dreaded time of year again, folks: tax season! I am not a certified tax consultant, I am just a normal taxpayer, which has prompted me to research the question about whether or not gluten-free taxpayers can or should take a tax deduction for their gluten-free groceries. In the 11 years since our own son was diagnosed with celiac, […]

Craig Pinto

Craig Pinto: Kicking 4 Celiac

It’s not every day that I get to talk to a Guinness World Record holder. In fact, I’d say it’s a first. And luckily the world records Craig Pinto set are not something that make me queasy (like sticking the most needles through his skin or having the most plastic surgery to look like a […]

Jennifer Esposito

From Actress to Advocate: Jennifer Esposito’s Celiac Journey

The set was ready. The crew was waiting for the actors to arrive and for the Hollywood magic to begin. Jennifer arrived on set, weaker than ever but dedicated to taking on her role as a resilient police detective on the CBS show Blue Bloods. She opened the car door, stepped an achy foot onto […]

Maureen Burke

Share Your Story: Maureen Burke

Maureen Burke is no stranger to hard work. She rises at 7 am each morning to begin her day as the owner of One Dish Cuisine café, bakery, and deli in Ellicott City, Maryland, on the outskirts of Baltimore. Her day usually wraps up when she and her husband leave the restaurant around 9:30 pm. She has one day “off” – Tuesdays – that […]