Tips & Helpful Hints

Tips for Hosting Gluten Free Guests

This post is for all the non-glutards out there that are either related to, friends with or dating someone that is gluten challenged. Whether its an upcoming holiday party, an intimate dinner or a casual hang out session, playing host can turn into a major head ache when you have to cater to guests that have dietary restrictions. Even more so when a breach of those restrictions can pose a real threat to the health and safety of said guests. But don’t worry friends and lovers of glutards, we’ve take the liberty of putting together a list of helpful tips for hosting any get-together that includes gluten free guests… or guests with any type of dietary restriction for that matter. Determine how many gluten free guests you will be hosting – this will help dictate how many gluten free menu options you may need for drinks, apps, sides, mains and…

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.…

10 Ways to Celebrate National Celiac Disease Awareness Day!

Happy National Celiac Disease Awareness Day! It might not the most glamorous name for our special gluten free day but its legit baby!  In honor of this special day we’ve thrown together a top ten list of things us glutards can do to celebrate this extraordinary gluten free life we share: Show TDK How You Get Down on Celiac Awareness Day. Be sure to follow TDK then tag us on Instagram and get freatured! @thededicatedkitchen Throw a Gluten Free Pizza Party! Call up your closest gluten free friends and chow down for Celiac Disease Awareness. For one of our fav gluten free pizza recipes click here. Have a Gluten Free Recipe Swap. Share your favorite gluten free recipes with other glutards and get some yummy new ones for yourself. Show Us Your Green. Green is the official color of Celiac Awareness so show your support by wearing green today. Subscribe to the TDK Newsletter.…

6 Tips for Staying Gluten Free On-The-Go

When you have a food allergy you know first hand that food prep is much more than just a means for saving time or ensuring portion control. One of the biggest challenges on any given day, particularly for those who have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, is making ensure that you have something safe to eat whether you are: at school, work, an event or running errands. Here are some useful tips for making delicious and nutritious gluten free meals ahead of time. Pick a Day. To save time making meals, choose a day to perform all your shopping and food prep for the week. We recommend sticking to a Sunday schedule. Make a Plan. Make a list of your go-to meals and snacks choosing simple recipes that can be made quickly or in bulk. Then plan out what you’ll eat for every snack and meal. As you start to stockpile recipes this step…

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…

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!

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