Podcast Episode 30: Gluten-Free Disney Counter Service Safety

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The latest episode of my Hold The Gluten Podcast is now live!

Episode 30 “October aka Celiac Awareness Month” Features:

  • Gluten Free Holiday – GF Turkey list.  Butterball new GF gravy packet.
  • Joe Corbi’s fundraiser offers Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.
  • My horrible GF lunch experience at Maggiano’s (Cherry Hill, NJ location).
  • Gluten free dining in Walt Disney World.  Sit down vs. counter service.   Road trip to Pizza Fusion in Orlando, FL.
  • Discovered a tasty new GF cider — Strongbow Cider.
  • GF cakes:  Listener Julie recommends 123 Gluten Free Chocolate Pound Cake.  I recently discovered Amy’s Organic now offers GF Chocolate Cake.
  • Armour Chili Beans Recall
  • Gluten Free iPhone Apps:  Is That Gluten Free?  $5.99 and I Eat Out Gluten & Allergen Free $8.99
  • November Gluten Free Giveaway!  Betty Crocker.
  • What do YOU think of this HTG Podcast? Leave your feedback wherever you download this podcast!

betty.crocker.gluten.free.snacksGluten Free Giveaway! The fantabulous folks at Betty Crocker sent me a their gluten free fruit-flavored snacks to sample.  They’d also like to share the gluten free goodness with one lucky Hold The Gluten listener!  Leave a comment for a chance to receive a Betty Crocker “Simple Joys” prize pack that includes 2 boxes of Betty Crocker Fruit-Flavored Snacks, a retro Pick ‘em Up Sticks game, a light-up yo-yo and a classic Frisbee.  Betty Crocker Fruit-Flavored Snacks is a snack you can feel good about as they are made with real fruit and each serving is less than 100 calories! Now kids – and kids at heart – can enjoy the simple joy of a fun, great tasting gluten free snack.    Deadline to enter is 12/14/2009.

Read the blog. Listen to the podcast. Educate yourself.

Rock on Celiacs!

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Maureen Stanley was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2005. Way back before gluten-free was “mainstream“. Maureen created Hold The Gluten blog and podcast in 2008 as a way to connect members of the gluten-free community across the world.


  1. Hi Maureen,

    I recently found your podcast and really love it. Your funny and informative, and I really enjoy when I sit down to listen. I am a 13 year old gluten-intolerant vegan, and I heard you commenting on how you thought it would be really hard to be a gluten-free youngster. It actually isn’t. After I learned to read labels, became comfortable asking for what I wanted, etc. I settled in, and obviously it feels much better not to eat the gluten! I have been gluten-free for almost 5 years, my mom is also gluten-intolerant.

    I just listened to your Thanksgiving podcast, and remembered a site I saw when you talked about Butterball. Butterball has been documented to be very cruel to the turkeys they raise. Check out ButterballCruelty.com for more info.

    Again, thanks for the great podcast, and please check out my blog (I have recipes, too!)
    aka VEGirl

  2. Thank you for the fun podcast! I’m newly gluten free (for about eight months) and your podcast has helped me be confident in making the right decisions.

    I look forward to the new ‘casts and thanks again for putting your time and effort into them!

    PS – Your gluten-free mozzarella sticks were AWESOME and definitely hit the spot. Once you shared your recipe, they were all I could think about and just had to make them. Next up, buffalo wings!

  3. Your gluten-free podcasts are so great! I’ve been looking everywhere for more and I found this great website thesuperallergycookbook.com. The website was created by a mom with three food allergy kids and she has a great allergen free cookbook! I would recommend to anyone in need of some delicious allergen free recipes!

  4. woohoo! I just returned from a successful gluten free vacation & Thanksgiving & am happy to see a new podcast. My ipod is downloading as I type & I’ll be listening while I put up the Christmas tree! Gluten free snacks? Count me in

  5. Coolio! Nice to know that Betty Crocker has other stuff that is GF. Don’t forget to try the GF IKEA stuff I told you about on FB!

    BTW Trader Joe’s has two gluten free hard ciders… ($1 a bottle) I just found this out last weekend. I don’t usually like that kind of stuff but their original was yummy to me. My hubby liked both.

  6. We just went to Pizza Fusion in Orlando on Saturday! We were in town visiting family for Thanksgiving. I thought it was ok. Our crust was burnt so that was a major drawback and I didn’t like that you had to buy a large to get the gf pizza. That doesn’t make any sense. It was a little too thin crust. Their pumpkin gelato was yummy though.

    I totally hear you about feeling left out during the holidays. My in-laws really went out to make me gf food (gf pumpkin roll!), but there’s always something and I get tired of limited choices.

    I’m excited about the Amy’s GF cake!

  7. I wish I’d discovered your podcast sooner! Last week I was in Disney World for a Thanksgiving family gathering, and in true genetic fashion, several of us have been diagnosed with Celiac. We had similar experiences with sit-down dining vs. counter service in the Disney complex [the Liberty Tree Tavern in Magic Kingdom was great]. Would have loved to try Earl of Sandwich if I’d known about it, but we spent our two non-Disney meals at Chevy’s, a chain Mexican restaurant near Downtown Disney. They have a GF info sheet, and the manager came out to discuss ingredients with us.

  8. Thanks for the shoutout on the podcast! Just wanted to say that I have been listening for a year (ever since I went gluten-free) and this is still my favorite gluten-free podcast! Keep up the good work!

  9. I love your podcast and sense of humor – hope you will speak to the inevitable challenge of being a Celiac during the holidays again. Really enjoyed your approach and advice on navigating the dangers of the buffet or potluck meal.

  10. I have given-up on almost all boxed GF products. They always disappoint and are too expensive for me. For yummy pizza, you might try Emeril’s recipe from Plant Green. I make a few changes. The recipe calls for “rice flour” and “white rice flour”. I use brown rice in both places. I par bake the crust for an additional 10-15 minutes (I like nice, crusty pizza). Then, top it. I freeze one par baked shell, so I always have one in the freezer (perfect for my small family of hubby and 2 year old). Don’t ignore the advise to use a plastic baggie or gloves to spread the dough on the pan. MUCH easier. This is super inexpensive once you are stocked on the flours. Oh…and I just mix in my KitchenAid Stand Mixer to speed it along.


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