A Blogger A Day: Gluten Free LI
Why we’re fans: I’m originally from Long Island, so I’m a bit biased in wondering what’s new and gluten-free east of NYC. To be fair, there’s a lot to talk about, and Sue works hard to cover it all. In addition to her main blog, Sue also serves as Long Island’s Gluten-Free Food Examiner. She blogs about everything from store openings to fundraising events to gluten-free moments in mainstream news. Sue even fought traffic and toll booths to attend NFCA’s Appetite for Awareness 2011, and I know from personal experience that the Long Island to Philly commute is no cakewalk.
Sue’s Story: I was diagnossed with celiac disease 2 weeks before my wedding in 2005. When I was first diagnosed, it was very hard to find products that were gluten-free and eat out safely in the Long Island area. I started creating lists of places that I had success at, and then decided to post the results of many hours of research online, so that others who were just diagnosed would also be able to benefit from the information I found.
According to Sue: The toughest part about being gluten-free is traveling to new places. It is totally possible and much more easier now (luckily with the tons of information on the Internet), but traveling does require much more planning than when I wasn’t on a gluten-free diet.
A taste of Gluten Free LI:
- Gluten-Free Eaters Still Need to Take Precautions When Eating Out
- Suffolk County Celiacs Support Group Meeting: February 1, 2011
- My Gluten-Free Thanksgiving
For more of NFCA’s Celiac Awareness Month celebration, visit www.CeliacCentral.org/awarenessmonth.