Great recipes

I have been looking for some delicious recipes that are not too difficult to cook and I came across an awesome site, foodily. FOODILY is a site that allows people to post recipes and rate them. The website also identifies whether or not a recipe is LF (low fat), GF (gluten free) and DF (dairy free). What a great way to find everything you need!

http://www.foodily.com/

FOODILY doesn’t just have food on the website, there are drink recipes too! Everything is categorized for you to look through and it is just perfect.

Take a minute to check out this chicken recipe: http://www.foodily.com/r/uWBHG9w1D-tandoori-chicken

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Boston has G-Free Options

How many people check a menu before heading out to lunch or dinner? If you love to dine out and you have an allergy it can occassionally become an issue. There have been multiple times I’ve gone out and stuck to having a cocktail, rather than daring to try something I’m unfamiliar with off the menu.

For many years my family stuck to “chain restaurants”, such as the 99 or Legal Seafood. Two years ago gluten free menus were unheard of! Now, there are many restaurants throughout Boston that have incorporated a gluten free diet into their menu.

One of my favorite restaurants, Nebo, serves an array of gluten free options that are delicious. I know many people would say cutting wheat out of their diet is nearly impossible and by all means it is difficult, but far from impossible. Trying new restaurants can be exciting, so try one of the restaurants listed below and let me know what you think!

Nebo
The Elephant Walk
Legal Seafood
Beneventos
Uno’s
Stone Hearth Pizza

You can also check out how “g-free” the menu really is at many of the local restaurants by clicking this link:

G-free

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Some may be wondering what the term “gluten” means. Gluten is the protein found in wheat, barley and rye. Whether you have heard this term from a doctor or a friend trying a gluten free diet, it has become a common lifestyle change for many.

I first heard the concept of a gluten free diet when I was experiencing stomach pain and upper GI issues. I was told to eliminate gluten. Now that may be easy for an adult who has access to multiple food groups, but to a college student this is a slap in the face.

Diets take commitment and sacrifice. When you are told to eliminate the foods you love, you need willpower. I am a firm believer that things can always be worse– “where there is a will, there is a way”

For more useful information regarding gluten free diets check out http://www.celiac.com/articles/22060/1/The-Gluten-Free-Diet-101—A-Beginners-Guide-to-Going-Gluten-Free/Page1.html