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Category: Lily’s corner

a decade of celiac disease

May is Celiac Awareness Month! To kick it off, we want to spread some awareness about celiac disease. When I say “we,” I actually mean my daughter Lily—otherwise known as the Gluten Free Garage muse—who was diagnosed at age 3. Now 13, she has been living with celiac disease and living her best gluten-free life for one whole decade. That’s so hard to believe because I remember the day she was diagnosed like it was…
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guest speaker: GFG muse Lily Eklove

  Ever since the early days of Gluten Free Garage, my daughter Lily has been asking to be a guest speaker. Since Gluten Free Garage is essentially a big party for Lily—and, by extension, other people with celiac disease and those with gluten intolerance—it only makes sense that the guest of honour gets to speak. Now, eight years after she was diagnosed with celiac disease, at 11 years old, Lily is going to take the…
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from the mouth of a gf babe

  A few things about her: She likes to read, draw and swim. She takes dance lessons (hip hop) and plays on a basketball team. She speaks French. She has a younger sister who is the bomb. She loves her tiny dog Chiquita. Her favourite food is rice (brown and white)—in sushi, fried or just plain steamed. Her favourite subject in school is math. She has celiac disease. She was diagnosed when she was three.…
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one bite

  One bite = a big bloated belly so tight and distended that it has her doubled over in pain One bite = countless bouts of puking until her stomach is empty and blood vessels have burst in her cheeks One bite = fierce explosions of gas One bite = extreme fatigue One bite = a painful canker sore in her mouth One bite = constipation for days  

Fries before guys

    This year Gluten Free Garage is hosting an unprecedented number of vegan and vegetarian vendors. But we know that there are many gluten-free carnivores out there who will be asking: “Where’s the beef?” Enter Hero Certified Burgers. You know what my beef is with Hero Burgers? Their french fries, which themselves are gluten free, are made in a shared fryer, so there is a risk of cross-contamination. Hence, my daughter, and everyone else…
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From the mouths of celiacs

  Click on the images below to find out what 6 super people with celiac disease want you to know!   #celiacawareness #knowledgeequalspower #celiacpros #celiacknowitalls