Are French Fries Gluten Free?

You would think that french fries would be gluten free, right? They’re just made from potatoes, oil, and salt. Maybe a couple of seasonings. If they were  just made from those ingredients, they would most definitely be gluten free. But many times, they’re not. There are actually a lot of places where gluten can sneak […]


One of the [many] hardest parts about going gluten-free is the idea of going to social settings and not feeling welcome, specifically because there is no food available for you to enjoy. Don’t get me wrong–it seems like as soon as two or more people gather together, there will be food. The question is whether […]

No Time To Be Shy

I was really shy in high school. One day I was trying to get through the cafeteria, and there were two young ladies from the popular crowd standing in the middle of a choke point, blocking any traffic from getting through. It wasn’t a terrible problem in the eyes of the teachers, though, because I […]

Missing Childhood Favorites

When I was a kid, my family had a tradition of going out to get Chinese Food for special occasions. I used to love how richly decorated the restaurants were, with the tall red seats hiding us away in our own little enclave and golden dragons smiling down at us from the walls.  I loved […]

They Put Gluten in THAT?!

Dealing with Hidden Gluten One of the trickiest parts about being gluten-free is that gluten hides in so many foods you wouldn’t expect. I spent most of the first year of my GF Journey saying, “But why would they put gluten in this?” I remember crying a lot too. Like the time I brought home […]