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Gluten Free Tips For Eating Out – Part 2

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

Quill_penPlanning to venture out into the big, wide world of restaurants and eateries?

As I mentioned in Part 1 of this series, effectively communicating your gluten free requirements is key. This post outlines THREE ways you can equip yourself with powerful tools to do just that.

Have you ever had the experience of forgetting a crucial piece of information during an important phone call, only to realize the omission when it was too late?

This is definitely NOT something you want to do when communicating your dietary needs and restrictions to those who will be preparing your food. You do not want to leave anything to chance.

The best option is to have everything
written down before hand.

This applies both in preparation for your first phone call (See Part 1) and/or when you sit down for the first time in the restaurant. Detail your condition and list ALL the ingredients that you absolutely MUST avoid. (more…)

Gluten Free Tips For Eating Out – Part 1

Monday, March 31st, 2008


Do you ever feel nervous about eating out because of your gluten free restrictions?

Dining out can feel like playing
Russian Roulette at times,
unless you go about things
the right way.

Fortunately there are steps you can take to greatly minimize any risk.

You have to be diligent, though, in following the steps that lay the foundation for a trouble free dining experience

Effective Communication is the Key

It all comes down to effective communication and building a trusting relationship between yourself and the owner/manager of the restaurant or eating establishment.

Having been a store owner, as well as one who has prepared gluten free foods for the public, I can highlight a few points from that perspective that will greatly increase your chances of success in the shortest possible time. (more…)

Celiac Awareness Month and Travel:

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

Freshly back from our overseas travel adventures we have gained a new perspective on challenges faced by those on gluten free diets. The fact that October was also declared Celiac Awareness Month in the USA and Canada, prompted me to write some thoughts down that could save you a lot of hassle.

Tennessee CountryFirstly, yes, it is great to be back home. We had an exciting time in the United States visiting family and friends (some we hadn’t seen in 25 years !! ). Most of the time was spent in Tennessee near the small town of Tracy City, up on the Cumberland Plateau. That’s roughly midway and close to the southern border of this beautiful state.

As exciting as travel is, it also presents significant challenges, especially for those who are on restricted diets. Most readers of this blog are challenged by the logistics involved in adhering to restrictive diets of one form or another, so it is likely that you .can relate to how these are exacerbated while en-route to another country. Our recent travels have brought to light some valuable points that could make a big difference for you the next time you prepare for that gluten free adventure.


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