Gluten-Free in Franklin, Tennessee

Nashville and I were not fast friends when it comes to food. A few years ago, my first dinner out I was grateful to find something on the homestyle menu that wasn't fried, asked for "no sauce please" and crossed my fingers that there wouldn't be any surprises. I...

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Gluten-Free Travel to Vancouver

On a girls' roadtrip to Vancouver this month, we took in the sights with a city tour, got our share of culture at the Museum of Anthropology, and immersed ourselves in Vancouver character and charm via Airbnb. By the end of the weekend, we both agreed the food was the...

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The Best Gluten-Free Desserts I Never Heard Of

From the day I arrived in Singapore, my foodie-friend Claire kept telling me we had to visit one of the Hong Kong style dessert shops because they were sure to have something gluten-free that I could eat. The classics are made primarily with fresh fruit, coconut milk,...

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My Top 8 Picks In Singapore For Gluten-Free Dining

Imagine you are new to living in Singapore and on a gluten-free (or grain-free, dairy-free, etc) diet. You are heading out to dinner with friends and the group is deciding where to go. Quick! What should you suggest so that you know you can quietly find a gluten-free...

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For The Love Of Laksa

    If you ask 50 Singaporeans what their favorite comfort food is, you'll get a variety of responses reflecting the rich cultural tapestry that is the Singaporean food heritage. How do I know? Because I asked. The ONE response that I heard many, many times was...

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Resources For a Gluten-Free, Real Food Diet In Singapore

"Gluten-free" is not a household term (yet) in Singapore, at least as of early 2015. Despite a mild cultural obsession with toast, gluten sensitivities are not the plague of society that they have become in the US, Australia and from what I am told, Italy and Great...

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Street Eats: Real Food Edition

Healthy street eats are a no-brainer in the US these days, what with Paleo, organic and veggie focused food trucks popping up everywhere. Asian night markets & street vendors are another story entirely. Glistening with sweet glazes or fried crispy, the selections...

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Gluten-free Travel to Malacca, Malaysia

At the mention of Malacca, I can almost hear my Singaporean friends' stomaches start to growl. For Singaporeans, this historic port town on the southwest coast of Malaysia is a foodie destination, worth the 3-4 hours drive for a weekend of yummy indulgences. At first...

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Gluten-Free Travel to Bangkok, Thailand

Despite being featured on every travel food show from No Reservations to Bizarre Foods for its fantastic array of street eats and assembly of various regional Thai cuisines, I was hesitant to visit Bangkok and experience this foodie paradise. In part I blame the movie...

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Gluten-free Travel To Ubud, Bali

For the next installment in my Southeast Asia travel series, I took it upon myself to do some investigative research in the heart of central Bali. It was a tough job, but somebody had to do it 😉 The biggest surprise for me was that Ubud was significantly bigger and...

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Gluten-free Travel to Perth and Fremantle Western Australia

Maybe the month of soy-sauce dodging around Southeast Asia that preceded my week-long "holiday" in Western Australia's capital made me especially appreciative, but I was blown away by the awareness of food allergies in all of the restaurants and the ready availability...

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Krabi Part 2: Ramblings and Pretty Pictures

Traveling solo gives a person a lot of time to observe and reflect. You have more time to people watch since you aren't engaged in a debate with your travel buddy about who more closely resembles a lobster today. Enough has been written about the gorgeous sunsets,...

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Gluten-free Travel to Krabi Province Thailand

I just returned from a lovely weekend in the resort town of Ao Nang in Krabi Province, Thailand. I overpaid for a last minute flight on local budget carrier TigerAir, but made up with it by catching a great hotel package on Groupon. Since my primary motivation in...

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ANA flight to Tokyo

I fixed myself a nice salad for breakfast this morning with crunchy cucumber and my favorite balsamic vinegar thinking that since I was flying to Tokyo at noon, I might not get a lot of fresh veggies today. Well the joke was on me. I had requested a gluten-free meal...

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Top 5 Airplane Survival Foods

Twenty days into September, I've spent more time at the airport this month than I have at the office. In the last three weeks, I made my annual appearance in high heels at a wedding in Big Sky, Montana, drove through a corner of Yellowstone (although sometimes I...

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Gluten-Free on Kauai

The Hawaiian island of Kauai is an amazing destination for health-conscious foodies. I was looking forward to the abundant fresh fruits and fish, farmers markets, fruit stands, fish markets and natural food stores from reading guidebooks and travel articles. I was...

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Real Food On The Road

Eating real food on the road is tough whether you are gluten-free or not. Have you ever left home with a stash of granola bars only to be tempted by some questionable fast food or overpriced smoothie? With a little preparation you can bring along a variety of foods...

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