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My First Gluten-Free Birthday

September 27, 2012

This week was my 22nd birthday, which was my first birthday since I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. I was actually really excited for my birthday this year, because at this point in my gluten-free life I’ve figured out what I like to eat. It was another reminder of the major changes I’ve had to make in my life, but I am quick to remind myself that the changes are for the better.

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Gluten-Free Hungry Gal is Offically off the Market!

August 20, 2012

Since my last post, there have been some major changes in my life. I am happy to announce that on the Fourth of July, I got engaged to the love of my life. It was so awesome!! I could not have planned a better engagement myself, which is really saying something because I have been imagining our engagement for over a year now!

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PF Changs for my First Official Lunch Break

July 9, 2012

Last month, I found out that PF Changs has a killer gluten-free menu, so I have been dying to try it ever since. I have eaten at PF Changs before, but now that I am gluten-free I am always looking for new gluten-free menus. Luckily, there is a PF Changs 3 minutes away from my new job, so I knew it would only be a matter of time before I got the chance to eat there. Recently, my family friends offered to take me out for lunch and PF Changs was the obvious choice!

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Memorial Weekend Celiac Style

May 30, 2012

This past weekend I celebrated my first Memorial Day as a celiac. As usual, my family spent the weekend floating on the lake and barbecuing with our friends. Luckily, barbecue food can easily be made into a gluten-free meal. The only special thing that I brought for myself was a gluten free hamburger bun. I normally keep a few in the freezer and take one out the night before I plan to eat it. I did not feel deprived at all during the barbeque. I ate a burger, watermelon, chips and salad.

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Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake Class

May 12, 2012

Weeks ago, my boyfriend and I celebrated our three year anniversary. We were looking for something special to do to celebrate the day, and we also wanted to make sure it was something that we do not normally do together. My boyfriend’s sister told me that a local natural foods store, Mama Jeans Market, was hosting a gluten-free chocolate cake cooking class on our anniversary. I was so pumped! Its like it was meant to be.

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Gluten-Free Easter Candy

April 9, 2012

Happy Easter Friends!

Today was a reminder that I have not even started to think of all the things in my life that must change to remain gluten-free. A holiday like Easter definitely keeps me in check. Considering I am a kid at heart, I really wanted an Easter basket to munch on. Thankfully, my mother did not disappoint. However, she did face the challenge of finding all gluten-free candies for me. Sorry Mom!

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Disney’s Gluten-Free, Worry-Free Kingdom

March 26, 2012

I would first like to announce that today I have officially reached 2 months of being gluten-free! I’m making progress here people. I spent the last week in Florida for spring break with my mom. We spent three days in Tampa visiting my grandpa, and two days in Orlando at Disney World. My mom had done a lot of research that suggested Disney was a great place for gluten-free diners, and I was not disappointed. Every single place at Disney that we ate at had plenty of gluten-free options.

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Spring Break: Beer and Pizza

March 18, 2012

Spring break has finally arrived for us college students, and I am happy to be home for the weekend before my mom and I head for Florida on Monday. I love getting to come home for many reasons. But for one, my parents sure know how to take care of my gluten-free needs! I know that when I come home, I will not have to worry about what I am going to eat, because they have stocked up on gluten-free food.

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4 Gluten-Free Snacks For On-The-Run

March 12, 2012

When I was first diagnosed with Celiac Disease, I had a really hard time during the day when I wanted a snack. It was normal for me to be able to grab something from a vending machine or at a gas station if I was on-the-run. Now, my choices for snacks are limited, but I have found that there are still great options!

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