Health & Wellness

5 Ways to Make Sure Your Gluten Free Sushi is Really Gluten Free

At the end of a long week, one of my favorite weekend fun activities involves a glass of chilled white wine and sushi from one my favorite sushi bars. You might be thinking what I’ve always thought, “Raw fish, rice and seaweed…its so very simple and delicious, what could possibly go wrong?!” Isn’t the how most gluten horror stories start out?  The bastardized American version of sushi with it’s fancy sauces and deep fried wonder creates a ton of hiding places for gluten. That’s right my friends, gluten has found a way to ruin yet another good thing for us glutards, that is if you don’t know what to avoid. But you can all consider yourselves saved, my gluten free sushi lovers, because I’ve put together a quick list of 5 major gluten containing sushi accoutrements to avoid on your next sushi date! Tempura. Fancy word for battered and deep fried.…

Top 8 Tips for Detoxing After Ingesting Gluten

Ok, so you just accidentally ingested gluten (or intentionally, no judgements passed), now what? Recovery from gluten ingestion varies by the amount ingested as well as by each individual’s reaction. We’ve talked to gluten free friends that have suffered from things like hives, rashes, diarrhea, constipation, lethargy, sore joints, heavy limbs, exhaustion, bloating, brain fog, anxiety, and depression. But no matter the reaction, it seems like the general consensus is the same, all we want to do is curl up into a ball and disappear until its over. Its like a hangover but without all the fun leading up to the hangover. Luckily, The Dedicated Kitchen has thrown together some of our favorite detoxing tips to help nurse your gluten hangover. Morning Cleanse. We recommend starting your day with an 8oz glass of room temperature lemon water to help cleanse your system. Hydration. You need to flush your system so keep that water…

Ginger, Turmeric and Lemon Detoxifying Tea

You know that feeling you get right before you get sick? It’s like, you know you’re going to get sick, but your not quite there yet. I call it the “pre-sick symptoms.” My friends and family tell me that my “pre-sick symptoms” are all in my head but I haven’t been proven wrong yet! Maybe I’m just a little more in-tune with my body? I also know the triggers that lead to my getting sick…it’s usually a fatal combination of stress, lack of sleep and of course germ exposure. When I start to get that pre-sick vibe I have my very own pre-sick ritual. It involves comfy sweats, hydration and this detox tea. This recipe is super easy and tastes pretty good too. You can totally use it for detoxing from a hangover, accidentally eating gluten or just drink it because its good for you. The name is pretty self explanatory, but…

5 Ways to Improve Your Self Control When it Comes to Food

This piece isn’t just for glutards, it’s for anyone that has ever struggled with self control when it comes to food.  Pizza is and always will be one of my greatest vices which is why I ate an entire gluten free frozen pizza for dinner last night. But, instead of beating myself up I just pretend Ryan Gosling is giving me a little pep-talk. Something like “Hey girl, I love the way that pizza grease shines off your chin.”

10 Gluten Free Hacks Anyone Can Use

Last week I posted a rant about why a 30 day Gluten Free challenge is a complete waste of time, and I still stand by my convictions. That being said, I applaud anyone’s efforts to be a little more health conscious in how they eat and think about food. For that reason I am letting all you gluten mongers in on my best  gluten free tricks of the trade. These 10 gluten free hacks are actually more like easy low or no carb alternatives that anyone can use.

News Flash: Flourless Does NOT Necessarily Mean Gluten Free People!

Unfortunately there is a lot of misinformation on the internet when it comes to gluten free living and it’s a huge pet peeve of mine. Labels can be confusing and if you don’t know what you are looking for you might make some mistakes that can effect your health (if you have Celiac or a gluten intolerance). Lets make one thing clear, unless a product or food is specifically labeled gluten free then you can bet your precious little intestinal villi it probably isn’t, or you run the risk of contamination!