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Molly lives in New York, where she mostly blogs about gluten.

A declaration of gluten independence

Declaration-of-independence-broadside-croppedIn honor of tomorrow's Independence Day here in the good USA, I took a break from imagining gluten as my evil ex-boyfriend and personified him instead as the evil ex-king of England. If you...

Why do people get celiac disease?

Why do people get celiac disease?
I know why I got celiac disease. Do you? We all have our special origin stories when it comes to why we are the way we are. Humans...

Let's move! toward awareness of food, fitness, food allergies, and the gluten-free diet (plus a contest for precocious sous-chefs)

Michelle Obama Let's MoveI have a big celebrity crush on Michelle Obama. It's not just her arms (though of course that's part of it). I also admire the work...

Don't waste my time! (On "patient autonomy," health insurance, and doctors' offices)

"Regret for wasted time is more wasted time."—Mason CooleyIf there's one thing that makes my blood boil, it's having my time wasted. I only have so much, and I waste enough of it myself...

What Does the Box Say? - Comparing Gluten-Free and Non-Gluten-Free Marketing Claims

What Does the Box Say? - Comparing Gluten-Free and Non-Gluten-Free Marketing Claims
We've all heard statements like these about gluten-free food: "The gluten-free products market is experiencing a double-digit growth" and "They are considered healthier than conventional products (source: PRWeb.com). It's...

Are Food Allergies and Gluten-Free Diets the New Eating Disorders? Cosmo tells all.

"Are Food Allergies the New Eating Disorders?" Cosmopolitan headlineYesterday, I bought my first (and quite possibly last) copy of Cosmopolitan ever. The February 2014 issue boasts a flashy pink cover, “85 ways to get...

A Recipe for a Simple Weeknight Meal (or, More Likely, Disaster)

A Recipe for a Simple Weeknight Meal (or, More Likely, Disaster)
There's nothing like a simple weeknight meal. Now, I don't mean peanut butter (or sunbutter) straight out of the jar with a handful of potato chips,...

Have yourself a non-awkward little gluten-free Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas! Here's how.

Pretty cool! Till you learn what's in it. Photo © Steve Johnson | FlickrHolidays are beautiful. They're a chance for people to come together, set aside their everyday concerns, celebrate the passage of time, stuff themselves silly, and play a...

Up your waiting game! 5 ways to better serve gluten- and allergy-free restaurant-goers

waitress with tray of tacosSome restaurants don’t compromise. “No substitutions,” their menus declare, and their waiters seem to think patrons should put up or shut up. Unfortunately, for customers with...

I'm a gluten-free single. So what?

I'm a gluten-free single. So what?
I am a gluten-free single. I have celiac disease, so I'll never eat gluten again. I do still want to date...but what does that have to do...