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The magic of gluten-free baking: a comic by Shira and Becca

This is a background moment from the fluffy lgbtq fantasy book A Harvest of Ripe Figs. If you were wondering what kinds of work it took to create that gluten-free challah Aviva brings to Shabbat in the middle of the book, read … Continue reading

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In Aviva’s kitchen

Queen Shulamit fell in love with Aviva, the cook who figured out how to safely navigate her multiple food allergies. Now Aviva’s kitchen house is gluten-free, chicken-free, and judgment-free; the ultimate Safe Space, just like Aviva’s arms. (Characters from The … Continue reading

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I’m interested in hearing from women

…who feel that sexism has contributed to their food allergies being dismissed, mocked, assumed to be a ploy for attention, hypochondria, or in any other way treated with unwarranted skepticism. This is in relation to my novel The Second Mango, … Continue reading

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A fantasy novel with a gluten intolerant heroine? […]because her world lacks the technology and medical advances to understand digestive disorders, her father and his court are left to muddle through with typical pre-gunpowder-era medical cluelessness. She’s royalty, so poison … Continue reading

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Princess Shulamit: “My dinner is trying to kill me?”

Gluten is the protein in wheat that holds pasta together. As a meat, chicken contains plenty of proteins of its own. Some people have digestive sensitivities that interfere with their digestion of one or more kinds of protein, leading to … Continue reading

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