By Colleen Brunetti, M.Ed., C.H.C. http://colleenbrunetti.com/aidan-the-wonderkid/ Hello! Welcome to my first blog post here at Gluten Free Connecticut. I’m so excited to be here and am looking forward to working on my upcoming blog series for the site. To begin, I’d like to offer a little introduction. My name is Colleen Brunetti. I’m a mom…

Main Street Creamery and Cafe in Wethersfield is an old fashioned ice cream shoppe with a very contemporary menu. They always have lots of non-dairy ice cream flavors available with both soy and cashew milk bases, courtesy of So Delicious. They also have gluten-free cake and sugar cones, all kept packaged. They’ll open a new box…

Have you tried “it” yet? We have, and we’re so glad we did!  Located in a brightly decorated shop in the Forestville section of Bristol, owner Karen has been selling her unique candies for about five years. She is very knowledgable about food allergies and always has gluten-free, sugar-free and vegan candy available. By special…

Preparing for the Jewish High Holidays is a lot of work, and making traditional foods is a big part of the process. Whether you you’re making your entire meal gluten free or just parts of it, we’re here to help!  We’ve partnered with Connecticut resident Liz Rueven of the nationally known Kosher Like Me, to bring…

What is it about a cozy little place that only serves breakfast and lunch?  We’re not sure, but EggsUp in Portland definitely has it. Sitting all by itself on a stretch of road, just across the river from Middletown, it’s hard to miss, because they’ve got a cute elephant in overalls in front, pointing right…

When you know better, you do better!   Submitted by Nina Bradley Clarke Approximately 18 months ago my daughter Blaine, went gluten free at the age of 5. Before her diagnosis, she complained of a tummy ache every day on the way to preschool. And every morning, she was eating carbs (gluten) for breakfast.  There was no…

Gluten-Free Connecticut Welcomes Colleen Brunetti, author of Adian the Wonder Kid Who Could Not Be Stopped: A Food Allergy Story Aidan is a super hero with very special powers indeed. With his trusty dog Rocco at his side, there’s nothing he can’t do. But something is making Aidan sick. And when Aidan gets sick, he is…

Want to learn the best techniques and ingredients for baking gluten free? Let us help! We’re partnering with chefs and instructors around the state for gluten-free baking and cooking classes for Fall and Winter 2017-2018 – stay tuned!

If you’re in the greater Hartford area and looking for a great gluten-free pizza, Flatbread Company in Canton should definitely be on your list. Located in the Shoppes at Farmington Valley, it’s nestled into a corner of the plaza with a rustic, comfy interior and an outdoor seating option. You can smell the wood-fired oven…

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