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Gluten Free is Life

I am a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After my celiac diagnosis in 2006, I have made it my mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from “made from scratch” homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, I share my experiences and pass along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. I feel that I am a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans.

Eats & Such 

Thursday, January 27, 2011 8:00:03 PM


What am I eating lately?  Weird combinations, that is what.  I don’t know what inspires me to combine certain foods, but my family often gives me strange looks.  That’s okay, I am a big girl, I can take it.  My current obsession is wraps with Food for Life Brown Rice Tortillas.  I try & pick these up when I am at Whole Foods once or twice a month and freeze the until I am ready to use them.  Once I have opened the package, I store them in the refrigerator.  While I have tried other gluten-free tortillas, I have come back to these.  They behave nicely and consistently.  For a while I had been using the La Tortilla Teff Tortillas, but they weren’t consistent.  Sometimes they wrapped well, other times they cracked.  We can’t have wraps that crack, right?  The Food for Life tortillas are less expensive, to boot!  Bonus! 


This latest wrap pictured above has Applegate Farms turkey, mushrooms, avocado, dill pickle relish and mixed greens.  I heated the wrap up for 30 seconds in the microwave and then filled with the ingredients that I mentioned, so the insides were not warm, but cold.  I dipped the wrap in Trader Joe’s spicy brown mustard.  How do I know when a certain combination is a hit?  When I wake up craving it.  (No, I am not pregnant.)

I also love to make quesadillas with these tortillas – turkey, thinly sliced apple or pear and cheddar cheese makes a fabulous combination.


Have you all read the article circulating the web about celiac patients being able to eat products made with hydrolyzed wheat flour with no ill effects? I am not sure how I feel about this.  If it is possible to eat a diet full of nutritious foods, why would I risk eating products that contain wheat flour, even if extensive research says they are safe?  What about those who don’t have Celiac disease, but non-celiac gluten intolerance?  There are not many times in my life where I feel deprived these days.  I feel that gluten-free food has come a long way with some of the products that have hit the market in the past 2 years. 

Would you eat products made with hydrolyzed wheat flour?  

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