A Gluten-Free Vegan Mom Who Knows

A raw, grain-free, corn-free, soy-free, oil-free, celiac mama raising her two healthy celiac girls.

November 23, 2013
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Celiac Disease: Neurological Symptoms after a Gluten Exposure

When researching Sydney’s non-itchy, ever-lasting rash tonight to see if her rash may be connected to Celiac Disease, I came across this article: “What I want to know about Celiac Disease”



Alysa’s raw emotion (in the above article) resonated with me more so today because after Gregory came home from work, he asked, “How’s your stomach today?” Me: “Better than yesterday.… Read more

May 30, 2012
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Where This Gluten-Free Vegan Family Shops

I am often asked where I buy my food, so here we go!

Braga Organic Farms (GF Facility)
Raw Walnuts
Raw Sunflower Seeds
Raw Pumpkin Seeds
Raisins (The PLUMPEST, MOISTEST raisins EVER!!)

NOT ‘Raw’ Almonds (they are steam pasteurized)
NOT ‘Raw’ Cashews (no packaged cashews are raw because they need to be steamed, roasted or cooked to destroy the toxic resin – click here to learn more)

Bremner Farms (GF Facility)
Raw Organic Almonds (these are NOT steam pasteurized)
Raw Walnuts

Nuts Online (Nuts Online asserts that if it states that the item is certified GF, then that item is manufactured in a GF facility; however, they refuse to state where their products come from and/or are grown)
Raw Pine Nuts
Raw Macadamia Nuts
Raw Pecans
Madjool Dates
Shredded Coconut

Navitas Naturals:
Cacao Butter (16 oz) $16.24
Cacao Powder (16 oz) $11.69
Cacao Sweet Nibs (8 oz) $7.14
Maca Powder (16 oz) $16.24
Sprouted Flax Powder (8 oz) $4.54
Acia Powder (8 oz) $25.99
Goji Berries (8 oz) $6.49
Chia Powder (8 oz) $7.79
Hemp Seeds (8 oz) $6.49
Hemp Powder (16 oz) $12.99
Cacao Goji Superfood Power Snack (8 oz) $5.84

Bee Flower and Sun Honey
Local Raw Honey (it’s the best!)

Suburban Organics Co-op
Bonterra Market
Whole Foods 
Margate and Ocean City Farmers Markets (when open)
My own Garden

Amazon (Subscribe and Save) 
Ener-G Foods Sesame Pretzel Rings (20 bags for $33.99 / $1.70 each)
My hubby’s snack at work. Read more

May 30, 2012
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Certified Gluten-Free Oats: Avoiding Gluten Isn’t so Easy


“Of the 133 samples (oaks) tested, 88 percent of them exceeded the 20 ppm standard established for oats to be labeled as ‘gluten-free,’ with excess gluten levels ranging from 21 to 3,100 ppm. Oat products labeled as ‘organic’ had a consistently lower, but still excessive, amount of gluten contamination.”  ~Canadian Study


Here’s the skinny on gluten-free oats:

No more wheat, rye, barley … and sometimes oats.… Read more

December 22, 2011
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Organic Gluten-Free Vegan TruSweet Candy Canes

Whole Foods, other natural food stores, and The Natural Candy Store sell TruSweets gluten-free vegan candy canes.

  • organic evaporated cane juice
  • organic brown rice syrup
  • natural peppermint flavor
  • color added (organic fruit juice or red beet juice)

Happy Holidays!

June 28, 2011
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Dining Out Gluten-Free Guide

Even though I stick with restaurants that know me, my family and most importantly, our gluten-free vegetarian/vegan needs, here are the guidelines that we follow when dining out somewhere new or somewhere out of our comfort zone.

Call Ahead

Whether a reservation is needed or not, I call the restaurant beforehand to inform them of our dietary needs while inquiring whether they can accommodate us or not. Read more

June 24, 2011
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EWG’s Gluten-Free Skin Deep Sunscreen Products of 2011

EWG’s (Environmental Working Group) Sunscreen database as well as EWG’s Skin Deep database are two resources that I depend on from making safe choices for both me and my family as well as for the environment. After spending much time working on my GF Health and Beauty List, I decided to make another list confirming the EWG’s safest sunscreen and beauty products. Read more