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For those in the Midland, MI area, Off The Wheaten Path will be opening a storefront. It will be at 579 E. Isabella Rd. Midland Mi 48640. (This space was formerly Poppy’s Place Pizza and also Annabelle’s Own.)

The plan is to be open to the public in June.

Learn more about this dedicated gluten free business with my previous interview with Kelly Carlin, the owner.

#GlutenFreeMichigan #MidlandMichigan #Midland #,GlutenFreeCookies

It`s National Pizza Party Day!
Whether you want to order out or make your own, I have a blog post full of recipes and restaurant recommendations. Some are based in Michigan, and others are chains we`ve tried while we`ve traveled.

Comment PIZZA and I`ll DM you the link

Speaking of which, I`m in Indianapolis and we want to order pizza tonight. Has anyone safely ordered gluten free pizza from a Donato`s location? They have a standard gluten free crust and a gluten free cauliflower crust.

Also, as a reminder, Jet`s Pizza, Hungry Howie`s and Domino`s all state that they do NOT recommend their gluten free crust for those with Celiac Disease.

#GlutenFree #GlutenFreePizza #CeliacDisease #Pizza

Not All Oats are Necessarily Gluten Free
Oats are such a tricky ingredient. They are often hrown and harvested near wheat fields, and may use the same trucks to transport grains for processing.

A study and report from 2014 showed that some harvested oats contained as much as 1,861 PPM of gluten. Obviously not safe.

Which is a huge concern as manufacturers continue to add oats to new gluten free products. This includes dairy free companies that are now using oat milk in products.

Please take the time to read this post that I wrote, and the links within it about the safety of oats in gluten free products. It`s an issue we all need to be aware of when making decisions about purchasing gluten free foods.

#Oats #GlutenFreeOats #CeliacDisease #GlutenFree

Celiac DIsease care is more than just eating gluten free
After your initial Celiac Disease diagnosis, there are other tests that should be performed on a regular basis.

As a reminder, Celiac Disease blunts the villi in your intestines, which are responsible for absorbing the vitamins and minerals from the food you eat. Vitamin levels should be tested, and a discussion with a dietitian might be in order to increase certain nutrients in your diet.

Also a reminder that thyroid disease, such as Hashimoto`s Thyroiditis, and other autoimmune diseases are more common in those with Celiac Disease. In addition to testing for TSH and T3/ T4, I recommend also having your TPO antibodies tested. This is what led to my diagnosis of Hashimoto`s.

For more information about follow up care, including mental health support, read my article linked below.

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It`s National Buttermilk Biscuit Day
And I have to say I`m pretty partial to my recipe.

My hack? I don`t even use buttermilk.
I use plain Lifeway Kefir instead.

My new friend Emily said my recipe was "flawless."
Which is high praise from someone who is a profesional cook.

Try it for yourself. Comment BISCUIT and I`ll DM you the link

**I am at a conference this week and am unavailable during the day. I`ll try to return all DM requests by the end of the day.

If you`re looking for gluten free AND low carb baked goods, you`ll want to check out @keto_katz_ in Clinton Twp and Rochester (Michigan). Started by a baker and a integrative registered dietitian in 2020, they`ve become very popular in the Metro Detroit area.

As they are an entirely grain free business, they use a blend of almond and coconut flours in their baked goods. Because they are a sugar free business, they use erythritol, allulose, and stevia as sweeteners.

They offer in store shopping, pre-orders, shipping and delivery.

Comment KETO KATZ and I`ll DM you the link.

#GlutenFreeDetroit #GlutenFreeMichigan #MichiganKeto #Keto #RochesterMichigan #puremichigan

**NOTE - I will be driving to Indianapolis today and won`t likely get to reply to your DM requests right away. I`ll try to get back to you later tonight.

Dear Friends, I See You
You`ll see a dozen different kinds of posts today.
Sad, happy, and every emotion in between.

My husband jokes that growing up in his house was like an episode of Ozzie and Harriet. His mom truly is one of the nicest people I`ve ever met. And I`m so blessed to have her as my mother in law. She cares about me as much as she cares about her own sons.

For those who had similar childhoods, and have great in-laws, I rejoice with you. Let us celebrate the moms who love us beyond measure.

And for those who have lost amazing mothers, I mourn with you as well.
And like in our situation, are slowly losing mothers to Alzheimers. I feel and understand your heartache.

And for those who didn`t have that, I see you too. Those who are struggling to honor mothers who don`t always respect us. Who strive every day to be defined by how well we treat others, regardless of how we`ve been treated.

And those, like myself, who longed to be mothers, but for whatever reason, were unable to do so. I`m sure, like myself, there are children in your life whom you have loved and cared for, as if they were your own. They and their parents notice you, too.

For those who are exhausted from having poured out themselves, please know you do not labor in vain. How you love others makes a difference.

"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another." John 13:34

(P.S. I originally wrote this post last year, but felt it was a good one to share again. Love you, my friends.)

Today at the Muskegon Farmers Market
West Coast friends, make sure to visit Whippin` Good Eats at the Muskegon Farmers Market from 8 am to 2 pm. I`m always so amazed by her decorating talents.

Learn more about this home based business (which takes special orders) in my blog post

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@whippingoodeats @muskegonfarmersmarket #MKGfarmersmarket #GlutenFreeMichigan #MichiganGlutenFree #GlutenFreeCookies

My Favorite Brunch Recipe
Mother`s Day is this Sunday. And if you`re still looking for something to make for lunch/brunch, I highly recommend this French Toast Casserole.

It`s stuffed with blueberries and cream cheese. You prepare the ingredients the night before, pull it out in the morning, allow it to come to room temperature and then bake!

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FAQ answered in the post
- Fresh or Frozen Blueberries
- Can you make this dairy free?
- Can you make this egg free?
- Can I use a different brand of GF bread?

Malted Barley is NOT Gluten Free
1) Any grain can be "malted." For example, malted sorghum.

2) If an ingredient lists includes "malt," and does not specifiy the grain source, it is understood to be barley malt.

3) Gluten from malt is difficult to test for, due to hydrolysis. Therefore the FDA has stated that products made from barley are not allowed to be labeled gluten free.

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What`s Gluten Free? At this business, EVERYTHING!
Sharing my newest post, which is an interview with Moonbeam, the owner of @everythingisglutenfreemi. They make challah, bagels, brownies and more.

You`ll find their baked goods at farmers markets in the Livingston area, including Brighton, Holly, Ypsilanti, and Dixboro (Ann Arbor.)

Comment EVERYTHING and I`ll DM you the link.

P.S. Moonbeam uses they/them pronouns.

#GlutenFreeMichigan #GlutenFreeAnnArbor #WhatCeliacsEat #GlutenFreeBread

Happy Cinco De Mayo
This is your reminder that Corona beer is not, and never has been, gluten free.
Regardless of any testing people want to cite, beers made from gluten containing grains, such as malt, can NEVER be labeled gluten free per TTB rules.
"In the 2014 ruling, TTB noted that FDA regulations disqualified foods from bearing a “gluten-free” claim if they contain an ingredient that is a gluten-containing grain, such as wheat, rye, barley, or a cross-bred hybrid of those grains. This prohibition applied regardless of the gluten content of the finished product."

I Want More Than Salad
May the Fourth Be With You and May Your Local Gluten Free Options Be Plenty, instead of having to travel to galaxies far, far away

Q: Are you doing anything special for May the Fourth?

Market Season Is Upon Us!
Many local Farmers Markets are scheduled to open this weekend.

I`ve compiled a list, organized by counties, of gluten free bakers who will be at farmers markets across that state of Michigan. I include the days of the week and hours each market is open, as well as a link to the market, so you can find the address. In addition, ( include links to help you find markets in your area.

Comment MARKETS and I`ll DM you the link

Q: Do you often shop at your local farmers market?

#GlutenFreeMichigan #GlutenFreeCookies #GlutenFreeBakeries #farmersmarkets @mifarmersmarkets @tastethelocaldifference @michdeptofag

Planning a Mother`s Day Brunch?
My post includes gluten free recipes for
- Blueberry French Toast Casserole
- Apple Spice Pancakes
- Quiche
- Biscuits
- Chocolate Cake (dairy free too!)

and much more!

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Q: Are you planning a Mother`s Day brunch? What`s on your menu?

#GlutenFree #MothersDay #Brunch

Not Your Average Meatloaf
I haven`t made this Mexican Meatloaf in hot minute, and I think I may need to make it tonight for dinner. Especially since I have some taco seasoning in my cupboard I should probably use up.

It uses ground chicken and ground turkey, to cut down on the fat in the recipe. It also uses 2 egg whites, instead of a whole egg.

I think if I make it tonight, I might try blending the black beans and the corn, just to break them down a bit, so they don`t "stand out" so much in the finished dish.

Recipe link -
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#Meatloaf #TacoTuesday #GlutenFreeRecipes

Q: What`s a dish you haven`t made in a long time, that you should revisit?

Homemade GF Choco Tacos
Save this recipe now so you can make it this Sunday for Cinco De Mayo!

The gluten free pizzelles are super easy to make. Stuff with your favorite ice cream, and dunk the top in melted chocolate. It`s a treat that everyone will enjoy!

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#ChocoTaco #CincoDeMayo #GlutenFreeDesserts #GlutenFree