My Fabulous Gluten-Free Birthday, Part Two

Garden at The Inn on First | glugleglutenfree.com

So, here is part two of our getaway. I’ll just jump right in. After getting all of the fabulous opinions, we headed off on our journey. We made an appointment with Vincent Arroyo Winery for 12:30pm, but on the way, we got stuck behind a painting truck. The kind that paints the stripes on the […]

My Fabulous Gluten Free Birthday

The Big Man and Me | glugleglutenfree.com

  Well, it came. No matter how much we all wish it wouldn’t. It finally came for me. And it wasn’t so bad. Especially because I made sure it came with style. And fun. And lots of great food and wine. That’s right, folks. I turned the big 4-0. I am, officially, no longer in […]

Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger!

Welcome to the July Edition of Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger! No. I am not Sea, which I am guessing you have figured out since you are not on her blog site, Book of Yum. I am Tia, which I am also hoping you have figured out since you are on my blog site. Sea is […]

Cooking Became Easier, and More Fun, When I Learned […]

Gluten Free Healthy living | glugleglutenfree.com

While perusing facebook the other day, I came across a challenge thrown up by Gluten-Free Girl. I am always up for a challenge, and this one seemed fun. Shauna (Gluten-Free Girl) challenged us to write a blog post by Monday (7-5-10) night finishing the sentence, “Cooking became easier, and more fun, when I learned […]” I had to think for a minute because I have always loved to cook, when I have the time. But I have always been the kind of person to stick with a few recipes and repeat them over and over. Once I found out I couldn’t eat gluten, some of those recipes had to go. That’s ok. They weren’t very healthy for me anyway. So, I thought about it. I thought, and thought, and thought about it. And here is what I came up with.

Ten Things Gluten Free (Started by Lissy)

Gluten Free, Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Cookies | glugleglutenfree.com

While checking in on twitter the other day, I had a DM waiting for me. (For those who don’t use twitter, it means Direct Message, as opposed to a tweet. Only I could see it.) It was from Lissy at glutenfreelissy.com. She thought it would be fun to try and spread a meme around about being gluten free. I agreed, and so here are my answers. Please feel free to answer them yourself on your own blog and spread it around. Just for kicks!

Elana’s Gluten Free, Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

gluten free cookie | glugleglutenfree.com

The other day, I wrote a post about making Elana’s (from Elana’s Pantry) chocolate chip cookies. I said I was planning on trying the vegan/dairy free version, soon. Shirley left a comment that she tried them, but it didn’t work out too well. She thought maybe it was the Sil Pat. Well Shirley, I think you’re right. I tried the vegan/dairy free version, and they were delicious. I still can’t believe these cookie could actually be good for me. I love these cookies.

Elk Burgers (for Gluten-Free Wednesdays)

cooked elk burgers

  Hello, everyone. (All 10 of you.) First, I want to apologize for being gone for so long. I know I don’t post a whole lot. (I am trying to post at least 2-3 times a week.) But, it has been almost a week since my last post. That’s because the “plague,” as my mom […]

Attending a Gluten-Free Baking Class

gluten free chocolate chip cookies on sheet | glugleglutenfree.com

While blogging and getting to know the gluten free community, I have discovered something about myself. I’m not the greatest baker in the world. Give me time, and I’ll get it, hopefully. But, if it’s not super simple (or even if it is) it takes me a few tries. If you read my attempt at gluten/dairy free puffed pastry, you will understand what I am talking about.

So, that is why I have been looking for a gluten free baking/cooking class to take.

Celiac Disease Foundation Conference Trip – Part Three (Finally!)

Ashley at Nature's Path Booth

I’m not even sure if I can trust my memory of what happened at the conference anymore, since it has been so long now. I want to start off by apologizing. I write a series of posts and lag behind on getting the finale up in a timely manner. I guess it’s a good thing I’m not a writer for “Lost.” I don’t think I have millions of people waiting with bated breath for this post, but I do want to be fair for those readers that I do have. So, my apologies. A lot of life stuff has happened to me since the last post. I promise if I ever have a series of posts again, I will have them all written ahead of time, so I can get them up quicker. Thank you for your patience.

So, away we go!

Celiac Disease Foundation Conference Trip – Part Two

Marc Riches (President of CDF) and Elaine Monarch (Founder & Exec. Dir.)

Last time, on Celiac Disease Foundation Conference Trip, we left our heroin as she was about to have a seat and listen to some amazing information from doctors and dietitians. Will she listen? Will she conk out due to lack of sleep? Will she eat all of the cupcakes on the platter in the middle of the table? Is there a cure on the horizon? Let’s see…