Best of Gluten Free Friday 2/19

Well, we’ve officially passed nasty colds to each other. I thought I was doing so well, using Clorox wipes on everything he touched, sleeping separately, not letting him cook. But then it happened – that tickling in the back of your throat. That moment you know that you’re getting sick. Now, I don’t blame Non-GFBF for getting me sick, I blame coworkers for coming to work sick, people who go to the gym sick and then don’t wipe down equipment, and most of all I blame my immune system that is always ready to pounce on something unsuspecting and create mucus and inflammation at the drop of a pin. Thanks, body.

So, that was a pretty great big excuse for why I have nothing spectacular for this week’s recap. But I still wanted to let you know that I’m still here! Here are some things I think you’d find interesting – so check them out!



Gluten Free & More put out an article urging people to sign petitions for the FDA to reevaluate rules about barley malt. Yes, barley malt should have been covered in the last FDA regulation, but as you can tell we have several companies that don’t understand that even if their product tests below 20ppm, they still can’t include hydrolyzed barley malt. They think by hydrolyzing something, it’s safe – but this FDA regulation, would make sure that companies aren’t trying to fool us. Read it all and check out the FDA petition (that ends ASAP) here:

Gluten Free Food Allergy Fests Announced

Comes see me in Austin, Portland, and Minneapolis this year!If you are going to attend Columbus or Indianapolis, you’ll see Alicia, editor-in-chief of the magazine instead of me – but she’s way cooler than me so you’re pretty lucky. I’ll be at the Gluten Free & More magazine booth offering great deals on subscriptions! I’ll also have copies of my book for sale and I’ll even draw a fun picture of #terriblemurph inside your book if you want! Here’s the details:

Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest

Love With Food Surpasses 1 Million + Giveaway

Check out the Love With Food Instagram for a promotion and you could win a KitchenAid stand mixer! It’s all in celebration of them passing the 1 million donation mark. Isn’t that awesome! Visit their Instagram for the giveaway here: Subscribe to Love with Food Gluten Free Box here and get 50% off your first box (affiliate):

#GFSquad with Udi's Gluten Free

Udi’s Chooses #GFSquad Winner

Thanks for putting up with all my ooey-gooey love stories for Udi’s #GFSquad promotion this Valentine’s Day. And yes, I think it’s ironic that after I spend weeks dedicated to how much I love Non-GFBF he gets me sick. Thanks, love! Check out who they chose to win a $500 gift card! Congrats!

Upcoming Giveaways

I’ve got a few giveaways coming up! Make sure you’re following Celiac and the Beast on all formats to gain entries!

  • Beanfields Giveaway
  • Gluten Free Breakfast Box Giveaway
  • Le Creuset Giveaway (with My Life With Food Allergies on Instagram)
  • Jackson Galaxy Book Giveaway
  • East YumEarth Giveaway
  • and after I return from Expo West in the middle of March, expect EPIC giveaways!

One Last Note

I try a lot of gluten-free beauty products. I wanted to let you know about Rooted Beauty. I received their products months ago to sample and really ended up liking them. Check out the wipes if you’re into Pure Barre like me – they’re great for an after-barre refreshment before you run the rest of your errands in your adorable yoga pants.

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Comments: 6

  1. Michelle P February 21, 2016 at 9:56 am Reply

    Oh man! Wish you were coming to Columbus Ohio – Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest! I would actually be close enough to see you. Not sure yet if I will make it to the event.

  2. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine February 22, 2016 at 1:19 pm Reply

    I wish the GF fests were closer to me!!!

  3. Keeley McGuire February 22, 2016 at 1:20 pm Reply

    First of all, FEEL BETTER. Secondly, thanks for all you do keeping us updated on events and food safety!!

  4. jules February 22, 2016 at 3:08 pm Reply

    YES! See you in Portland and Minneapolis!!! Party with my GF Besties!!!

  5. Chrystal @ Gluten-Free Palate February 22, 2016 at 6:15 pm Reply

    I love that Love with Food has surpassed 1M!! That is amazing! And yes Alicia is pretty awesome… but you are too. Hope you to see you soon!


  6. Amanda February 22, 2016 at 7:02 pm Reply

    I wish I live closer to those, feel better soon! Thanks for the update and link for Barley malt!

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