You Are Not Alone: 10 Celebrities Who Live Gluten Free (Part 3)

Back in 2010 I watched The Next Food Network Star faithfully.

It was so fun! I loved watching as the contestants completed challenges and feeling like I got to know each contestant.
I pledged my allegiance quickly to Aarti Sequeria. She had a fantastically bubbly and vivacious personality. She was warm and full of life. I absolutely loved her. So, I sat on the couch, in a house many moves ago, and excitedly celebrated her win of the show. I was so thrilled that Aarti would have her own show, and  I could learn how to cook Indian food, something I’d always wanted to know how to do.

Fast forward to June of this year. . . I was looking up a recipe for Lassi when I remembered my “old friend” Aarti, and thought, “Hmm, maybe she has a recipe for Lassi.” After a few quick Google searches, I found a Youtube video  with her explaining how to make Lassi, and I was on my way. Which was great, but then I went to Colorado for a month and had no need for Indian food tutorials.

In fact, she’d completely slipped my mind until I was looking into different Gluten Free Celebrities for my series last week, and found out Aarti went Gluten Free back in 2010. You can read her opinion of her lifestyle change here. She also figured out how to make Gluten Free Naan. Yum! I plan on making it soon, and I’ll definitely tell y’all what I think. 🙂

Now, if you are thinking, “Oh my word, there is NO way this girl has anything else to say today,” you’d be WRONG. I have one more little tidbit of information.

Aarti has a cookbook coming out.

In fact, IT COMES OUT TODAY. I’m just a wee bit excited in case you can’t tell. I cannot explain to you how amazing I think it will be, nor can I wait to get my copy of it. In addition to having an eclectic sampling of recipes, the cover is pretty. I mean, who doesn’t love pink floral designs all over a book? I certainly do!
So, check out her cookbook, or her blog, or her twitter. Let’s show Aarti some love on the day of her cookbook release, shall we?

Have a great day, y’all, and be on the lookout for more blog posts on Gluten Free Celebrities!

Love,
Olivia

You Are Not Alone: 10 Celebrities Who Live Gluten Free (Part 2)

So, we’ve talked about a couple Gluten Free celebrities already, but let us continue our list shall we?
8) Meg Cabot
The famed author of The Princess Diaries books  (which inspired the well-known movies with Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews directed by Garry Marshall) was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2008. You can read about her initial take on her diagnosis in her blog post The C Word from April of 2008.
So, I’ll leave you with a bit of “wisdom” via the words of Amelia Mignonette Grimaldi Thermopolis Renaldi“Please don’t crush my soy nuts!” (a gluten free snack, by the way!)
That’s all for now!
Check back soon for more Gluten Free celebrities!
Hope y’all have a SPLENDID day!
Love,
Olivia

You Are Not Alone: 10 Celebrities Who Live Gluten Free

Okay y’all, in light of the fact that Celiac Disease affects around 1 in 133 Americans and Gluten Intolerance affects nearly 1 in 20 Americans, it isn’t too surprising there are quite a few Gluten-Free celebrities and athletes. Today, we’re going to look into a couple of the best known people dealing with Celiac Disease or a Gluten Intolerance. I’ll count it down over the next couple weeks from 10 to 1, and will delineate whether or not they deal with an intolerance or Celiac Disease.
10) Zooey Deschanel 
In addition to allergies to dairy and eggs, Zooey is also allergic to wheat. Some of Zooey’s claims to fame are starring in the TV show The New Girl, where “she gets special meals delivered to her trailer because she doesn’t want her cast and crew to have to eat all her “weird foods.” and as Jovie in the Christmas movie Elf. She’s also the younger sister of actress Emily Deschanel from the crime show Bones.
9) Drew Brees
Yep, you read that name right. The famous quarterback of the New Orleans Saints was diagnosed with several food allergies in 2004, including Celiac Disease and keeps to a Gluten Free/Dairy Free diet to prevent adverse affects from these items. If you want to take a closer look at how he and his family manage some of their food allergies, check out this article.
That’s all for today! I don’t know about you, but I like to be able to see people in the spotlight dealing with some of the same kinds of things as I do and see how they manage. Our lives are very different, but our struggles are often the same.

Check back soon for more info on celebrities with Gluten Intolerance or Celiac Disease later this week. Keep watching for those upcoming posts on Aldi’s and their LiveGfree line.

Love,
Olivia