Category Archives: Label Reading

Organic Doritos


I saw this image posted on a friend’s Facebook page and turned away from the screen as I normally would (hellllooooo they’re not grain free and I live a strictly grain-free lifestyle!) But I scrolled back because I started thinking more about it…not about eating it or even trying it, […]

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Product Alert: Aldi’s Organic Pasta Sauce Ingredient Change


Something that is absolutely necessary as part of a grain free lifestyle is reading labels. Every. Single. Time. !! As a food manufacturer myself, I can tell you that from time to time, ingredients change. They just do. There are a number of reasons for this: for anything we don’t […]

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I thought I’d have a Starbucks, and then I saw this


There is no doubt that marketing is a powerful tool. Right?  For example, if you have children, at what age did they recognize the McDonald’s sign?  (mine were still in diapers!)  And then there’s the ambiance and aroma of a coffee shop.  The sounds that delight many: coffee beans in the grinder, […]

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Primal Products Review


When I first made the transition to a gluten-free lifestyle, my doctor handed me several lists of ingredients and products to avoid (and I was completely overwhelmed!)  At the time, I scoffed a bit, since I was sure that he was just a bit crazy.  I mean, gluten couldn’t possibly […]

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Top Ten Places Gluten is Hiding


In honor of Celiac Awareness Month, here are the top ten places that gluten could be hiding in YOUR kitchen!   -If you have Celiac Disease or any form of gluten sensitivity (or are caring for someone who does), this can be an important checklist.  -Are your labs still showing elevated antibodies (IgG […]

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Another Place Corn and Soy are Hiding


I wandered down the aisle of frozen vegetables, happily shopping in an area of the store that was “safe” on a true gluten free diet (for more on what I mean by that, please read this). I was working on a recipe that was heavy on chopped herbs, and a […]

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5 Reasons To Avoid Stevia in the Raw


Many of my personal coaching clients, who have been told to use an artificial sweetener to replace sugar in their diet, have asked me about using Stevia or Stevia in the Raw.  Since I don’t use it (or any artificial sweetener) in our products, I thought it might be a good […]

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