Gluten-Free Is Not a Diet

And if you think it is, then you’re probably not losing weight. Gluten-free is more like a diet substitute. As allergies become more common (or at least more commonly discovered), more and more gluten-free products are available. Nowadays, there’s a substitute for just about everything glutinous: gluten-free pizza crust, gluten-free pasta, gluten-free bread, gluten-free cookies…

How to Make a Gluten-Free Thanksgiving that Everyone will Enjoy

In case hosting my very first Thanksgiving doesn’t seem daunting enough, I have the added challenge of having to make it gluten-friendly to accommodate my husband’s allergy, while keeping it palatable for everyone else. There will be five people total: the two of us, my mother-in-law, my husband’s best friend and his husband. That seems doable, right?…

Quinoa Is Your Friend

When people who aren’t familiar with gluten allergies are suddenly forced to think about what gluten actually is, they usually go straight to wheat and stop there. That’s the obvious one, but there are other grains that contain gluten, and a lot that don’t. It’s hard to keep them all straight, especially when some seem…

The Only Gluten-Free Cooking Tip You’ll Ever Need

If there is one thing that I’ve learned since my husband discovered his gluten allergy, it is that most gluten-free recipes are terrible. They start by asking you to buy 17 different kinds of flours. Then they ask you to mix said flours in careful proportions. Then the flour gets all over your counter and…

The Gluten Test

Two and a half years ago, my then-boyfriend (now-husband) decided to try abstaining from gluten for a month. This idea didn’t come up because he was having stomach issues (thankfully), but he felt that his energy swings around meals were bigger than they should be. Namely, it was becoming a problem that he could barely…

Not Safe for Celiacs

If you’re reading this, you’re probably (a) gluten-free, (b) with someone who is gluten-free, or (c) really bored. Whatever the reason, I want to get some things straight about what this blog is and what it isn’t. Let’s start with the isn’ts. What This Blog Is Not: Not for people with Celiac Disease. This blog covers…