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The Adventures of Anti-Wheat Girl

The Adventures of Anti-Wheat Girl is the journey of blogger Priyanka Chugh through the crazy adventure of being a gluten free 20-something. Anti-Wheat Girl covers everything from restaurant and product reviews, to easy to follow recipes, to topical information about the gluten free world! Not only is a place to read and learn, but it's also a place to engage: comments and contributions are ALWAYS welcome. But most of all, everything is fun, everything is chill, and everything is 100% real, honest, gluten free goodness.
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Hey there, it’s Nika here with another food review!

This time it’s from Green Plate Foods, a super cool company that makes awesome snacks. Their creator, Lisa Pounds, realized there are limited choices on the market for parents who want tasty, healthy foods, so she decided to make this company and create her own! This is so necessary and a great idea, and we are so glad that she decided to do it because the gluten free products are great. The company also sells products that aren’t gluten free, but we will only be reviewing the gluten free ones!

First up, we have the Nubblers, which are triangle-shaped, bite-size snacks. We tried two different flavors, Cherry Chocolate and Blueberry Pistachio. They were both really tasty! Both tasted fruity, but not too much, and it was apparent how healthy they are (we all need that sometimes!!!). Each flavor has only five ingredients, so it isn’t filled with any harsh chemicals, which is a great and healthy benefit. Another flavor that they have is Apricot Cranberry, which I am sure is just as delicious.

The second products we tried were their Almond Butter and Chocolate Chip Zucchini cookies. These cookies have a sweet potato puree and a zucchini puree, respectively, in them, but you can’t even tell! My brother, who is very much against vegetables, tried them (without us telling him about the veggies of course!), and he said they tasted great! I absolutely loved these cookies and knowing that they aren’t as bad as empty calorie, fatty cookies just makes it 100% better! The Chocolate Chip Zucchini we received was gluten free, but those are currently unavailable on their website. Another line that they have that we didn’t try is their line of mini muffins, which come in three different flavors: Almond Butter, Super Brownie, and Banana Chocolate Chip. These all have veggie and/or fruit purees in them, so they are also really healthy and delicious!!!

Soooo basically, you need to check these products out. You can buy them online and in HEB and Whole Foods stores throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana! Next time you want something a little sweet but without all of the negatives that regular treats have, try Green Plate Foods! 

Happy Celiac Awareness Day everyone!! 

I know we all have busy lives, but let’s all take a minute today to think of how far we’ve come since being diagnosed. Whether you were just diagnosed yesterday or you were diagnosed 10 years ago, we all have taken important steps towards our health and have something to look back on and appreciate how far we’ve come.

And that being said, today, let’s help other people who may not even know what Celiac is or understand that it may be affecting their lives. I challenge you all to take at least a minute to share a fact about Celiac Disease with your followers on social media or your friends and family that you see today. Our team is doing it, and I would love to see it spread. You never know if you might reach someone who has symptoms and should get tested or that is diagnosed and needs someone to talk to right now. I’ve made up some sample tweets and Facebook posts from facts on the NFCA website, so feel free to take from here or make your own!

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Today is ! Did you know  is an autoimmune disease that affects approx 1 in 133 Americans? RT to spread awareness!

Today is ! Did you know it takes 6-10 years ON AVERAGE for someone to get diagnosed with ? RT to spread awareness!

Today is ! Did you know that  can affect men and women from ALL races/ethnicities? RT to spread awareness!

Today is ! Did you know that the  diet is the ONLY treatment for ? RT to spread awareness!

imageToday is #CeliacAwarenessDay! Did you know #celiac is an autoimmune disease that affects approx 1 in 133 Americans? Share to spread awareness and feel free to contact me with any questions you may have! 

Today is #CeliacAwarenessDay! Did you know it takes 6-10 years ON AVERAGE for someone to get diagnosed with #celiac? Share to spread awareness and feel free to contact me with any questions you may have! 

Today is #CeliacAwarenessDay! Did you know that #celiac can affect men and women from ALL races/ethnicities? Share to spread awareness and feel free to contact me with any questions you may have! 

Today is #CeliacAwarenessDay! Did you know that the #glutenfree diet is the ONLY treatment for Celiac Disease? Share to spread awareness and feel free to contact me with any questions you may have! 

Hola Anti-Wheat Peeps!

Today I want to share a super awesome gluten free restaurant in Baltimore, MD. I have been doing a decent amount of traveling (and eating!) this summer, and this was one of my favorite restaurants. Sweet 27 has a cafe and bakery area that is open all day and a restaurant and bar area for the night! My family and I went to the cafe for brunch one day and lunch another and let me tell you, this food was crazyyy delicious. 


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First, and most importantly, the restaurant is 100 percent dedicated gluten free! One of the owners of Sweet 27 has Celiac Disease and they are very very safe and careful. They’re a very allergen conscious restaurant and are able to accommodate other special dietary needs like soy and dairy free as well. Obviously, we don’t want to be eating the same old food every day, and the unique flavors of Sweet 27 are what makes it so special. The only way to describe this place is like a bakery, meets South Asian restaurant, meets a diner with a little Caribbean thrown in there too. Sounds weird, but it totally works! 

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I’m a dummy and only took pictures of the day we went to brunch, but let me tell you, it is totally worth it to go for a full meal too.

So first thing I had was the “Howard Street” which is a pancake/egg/bacon/hashbrown platter. Since I’m vegetarian, I traded my bacon for one of my cousin’s french toasts. Man that food was seriously rockin. The pancakes were nice and moist, not too dense, and didnt crumble under the syrup. and ooooh boy that french toast was on point! I really don’t love when french toast has too much of an “eggy” taste and this french toast was the perfect balance between too “toasty” and too “eggy”- ya know what I mean?

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I also managed to grab of a bite of my sister’s blueberry pancakes in addition to my plain one and they didn’t disappoint either! I always worry that adding fruit to gluten-free pancakes is going to be a mushy disaster, but there was clearly the opposite as you can see in the pic! 

So basically the entire meal was delicious but that was JUST the beginning of the awesomeness that Sweet 27 had to deliver. My absolute favorite part was the whole giant case of the fresh gluten-free baked goods. I got an AWESOME pumpkin muffin that was so moist that I was really nervous that it wasn’t gluten free! And it wasn’t so overwhelmingly sweet like we know a lot of GF products can be which was a big bonus in my book.

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Seriously. look at that muffin. I’m getting a serious craving just looking at it…

Sooo sorry I’m not sorry for the long post but y’all need to get your butts to Baltimore and check out Sweet 27! And show them some love on Facebook too!

If you’ve been there, comment below with your love for the place or suggest other Baltimore gluten-free restaurants that I should check out!

Hi everyone!

It’s Nika here, with a new post about a super awesome new product! Everyone loves a good old subscription box, but sometimes it can be hard to find ones that cater to our gluten free needs. But now, with Love With Food’s new gluten free subscription service, trying new snacks and still staying healthy has never been easier!

Each box has eight to 12 different gluten free snacks for you to try, and every box has a theme such as “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.” This subscription service starts at $25 a month, and can be purchased on a monthly, 6-month, or 12-month basis, all of which can be easily cancelled at your preference.

Not only is it gluten free, quick, easy, and fun, but Love With Food is dedicated to making sure every snack is healthy and free of high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors, artificial colorings, and trans fats, so every snack is worry-free. This box can be bought as a gift for a family member, friend, other loved one, or even as a gift for yourself… Everyone needs to be pampered every once in a while, right?

One thing I love that I saw in this month’s box, themed Fun at the Country Fair, was Toasted Coconut Chips by Dang! I only saw these on the website, so I don’t know what they taste like, but they sound so tasty and like a cool new snack!

Now you must be thinking there is absolutely no way this could get any better! Well, you would be wrong because for every gluten free Love With Food gluten free subscription box purchased, Love With Food will donate up to two meals for hungry children in the U.S. To date, the company has donated over 250,000 meals from all of its subscription boxes!

If you can, definitely check out Love With Food’s gluten free subscription box!!! You can visit their website here, or visit them on Facebook and Twitter.

AND, keep an eye out peeps! We here at the Adventures of Anti-Wheat Girl will be giving one of these amazing boxes away for FREE! So check back here for information on how to win one of your own!

YEP IT IS TIME AGAIN!!!!

I’m heading off to volunteer at Camp Celiac in Rhode Island, so pardon me if there are no posts for a while. See you all in a week!!

Don’t miss me too much (or do, i’m not complaning :D) 

That’s right, Anti-Wheat peeps!

One of my favorite times of year is right around the corner and that time is… Expo time! Some of you may remember my coverage of the Gluten and Allergen Free, or GFAF, Expo from last year, but if not, have no fear! You can browse my coverage of last year’s expo here, or check out last year’s GFAF Expo Master Post.

The expo is such a liberating and amazing experience where you can literally walk up and have WHATEVER you want without fearing for your health and safety. (Now watch the number of cookies… You might starting fearing for your health again!) I’m so excited to revisit some of my favorite vendors, explore new ones, and share it all with you! Plus, I’ll be hanging out with my favorite people over at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Celiac Center booth (come find me!!), which is always a great time.

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So just like last year, I’ll be a member of the Blogger Team for the NJ GFAF Expo, which means I’ll be bringing you all all kinds of coverage, product reviews, and updates from the expo throughout the weekend, so keep an eye on the Anti-Wheat Girl Twitter and Facebook!

There are also a couple other awesome perks… Like free and discount tickets from me to YOU! I have four free tickets to the Secaucus, NJ GFAF Expo, and am giving them away! You can enter to win them here, and even if you don’t win, guess what: you can still get 20% off the price of tickets by clicking and purchasing them here.

You can follow the Expo on Twitter and Facebook, and I hope to see you there!

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Are you celiac, or gluten intolerant, or just doing this without a true health issue behind it?
antiwheatgirl antiwheatgirl Said:

Since you don’t know, I reckon you ain’t familiar with these here parts. Allow me to direct ya to the about page of the site HERE. But to answer your question, I have Celiac Disease (was diagnosed in 2004)! 

and little PSA here people: if you dont know if you have Celiac or not and you’re planning on “trying out” going gluten-free, please get tested first. Autoimmune diseases are not something you want to be messing around with!

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Hola Anti-Wheat Peeps! 

Wanted to let you all know about this awesome series that I’m a part of, The Gluten-Free Kitchen Tours Series! Every month for the next year, 1 or 2 gluten-free bloggers will be doing a tour of their kitchens and providing some gluten-free tips and recipes along the way. I’ll be updating this post every month with the new posts in the series, so I encourage you to keep checking back here and visiting all the other great blogs and maybe learning a little something new!

The Gluten-Free Kitchen Tours Series

July 2014: Raia’s Recipes

Featuring YOURS TRULY!

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Hola Anti-Wheat Peeps! Just wanted to let you all know about this awesome upcoming webinar, with the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness, that I’m super excited to be a part of! The webinar is going to be a live Q&A with 3 panelists (myself included!) that have gone through, or are still going through, college while dealing with Celiac Disease.

The webinar will be a great resource for high school students planning for college, current college students, parents of current or future college students, and especially college administrators and dining service groups that are looking to become better advocates for their students! 

All that being said, please check out the free webinar on Tuesday, August 19th at 8:30 p.m. EDT/5:30 p.m. PDT. You just register for free HERE, and then be ready on your computer when the time comes! AND If you have a question that you want answered by the panel during our webinar, feel free to comment on this post by Wednesday, August 6th! 

Hope you all check it out!

FREE NFCA WEBINAR: LIVE Q&A WITH GLUTEN-FREE COLLEGE STUDENTS AND GRADS

When: Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Where: Your computer

Time: 8:30 p.m. EDT/5:30 p.m. PDT

Register: http://www.celiaccentral.org/community/upcoming-events/free-nfca-webinar-live-q-and-a-gluten-free-college-students-grads-15636/

Hey there Anti-Wheat Peeps! Coming up in the next few months, you will be hearing a little more from some of the contributing bloggers on my team as well as some guest bloggers. Today contributing blogger, Hannah P (who wrote some great pieces for us in the past—check out her comeback to Vogue's “Is True Happiness Possible Without Gluten?” here!) is reviewing an awesome cookie cookbook!

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Hannah here, and boy do I have something exciting for you! We at AWG have been lucky enough to receive a copy of Tracy Grabowski’s new cookbook The A-B-C and Gluten Free Cookie Book to review, and after giving it a thorough read-through, I’m excited to be able to say it’s everything I wanted and then some.

When I first set out to read The A-B-C and Gluten Free Cookie Book, I was expecting to get some pretty great cookie recipes, but ended up getting so much more. The title is actually a bit misleading, because this cookbook has so much more than cookies! There are tons of incredible recipes (over 200 pages’ worth!), and there for all kinds of goodies. You name it, it’s there: there are brownies, bonbons, bars, macaroons… Pretty much everything that will satisfy your sweet tooth! It was really great to see some variety because if, in the rare event this ever happened, you were to get tired of cookies, there are still so many options to take advantage of! It’s also encouraging, because why not try new things if you have a recipe, right?

The other big thing I liked about The A-B-C and Gluten Free Cookie Book is that, in the front of the book, before even diving into the recipes, Tracy shares her own recipe for the “Ultimate Gluten Free All-Purpose Flour Blend.” That’s right. No stressing out about needing different types of gluten-free flour for different recipes. Instead, it’s just one standard one that she’s found works for her and the recipes she features. That way you can just buy all the ingredients, make it, and keep it on hand yourself!

All in all, The A-B-C and Gluten Free Cookie Book is a fantastic cookbook for anyone, regardless of how intense your sweet tooth is. Recipes range from saccharine to savory, and are inclusive to individuals who may have more than just a gluten restriction. Some recipes have nuts or fruits, but there are plenty that don’t—there’s truly something for everyone! I can’t wait to order my own copy and get my bake on!

Tracy also runs her own website, whEAT Freely, which you can check out here! She chronicles the journey her family took as they became wheat-free and continue to live life “against the grain.” Their journey leads her to post all kinds of amazing wheat-and gluten-free resources: pretty much anything you can ever imagine needing you can find over at whEAT Freely. Need a product or restaurant review? Want to stay up to date on topical articles? Even just looking for a coupon for your favorite gluten-free product? whEAT Freely has it all.

Be sure to check both whEAT Freely and The A-B-C and Gluten Free Cookie Book ASAP!

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