I'm Kerry, a sarcastic 20-something with a stomach of steel, trying to learn how to cook the food I'm used to without gluten now that some of my family has Celiac disease. I'm inviting you on our adventure through food shopping, cooking at home and eating out.
Trying to think of what you can eat now that gluten is out of the picture is frustrating. I'm clearly an amateur (and lazy) cook, but my goal is to list out some basic ideas for easy, regular meals and snacks you were used to eating and can still make without much time or cleanup involved, and glean knowledge from others who have been living with Celiac.
Unless (and until) I end up with Celiac myself I will continue to gorge on gluten, but I'm thinking of this as a record of "g-free" notes for my family and the ever-growing list of people I know who have Celiac or gluten intolerance and their family and friends. It won't always be pretty, but at least we'll figure it out together. Please share any recipes or recommendations - I'd love to hear from you!
In Cooking, you'll find lists of food I've tried making at home - all quick, easy options unless boldly noted.
In Shopping, you'll find my personal reviews of gluten-free products without endorsement unless clearly marked.
In Eating Out, you'll find gluten-free things I've enjoyed at restaurants across the country (and sometimes outside). I travel for work so my findings include big cities and tiny towns all over the map!
If you want to reach out to me, or find further resources about Celiac disease and gluten, check out Connect.
The latest blogs up by category to get you going:
- Apr 22, 2016 Just Got Paid: Money Money Money Money (and Alcoholic Seltzer)
- Feb 9, 2016 Beer Review: Ipswich Celia Saison
- Jan 29, 2016 Beer Review: Bard's Gold
- Jan 18, 2016 Beer Review: Steadfast Pale Ale
- Dec 31, 2015 The Definitive Ranking of Hard Cider 2015
- Dec 18, 2015 Sippin on Gin and...Tonic
- Dec 3, 2015 New Cider Alert!
- Nov 30, 2015 Blue Cheese, Gluten's Sneakiest Mom*
- Nov 19, 2017 Cluck Cluck! TJ's Gluten Free Stuffing Review
- Jun 9, 2016 June and Jazz (JK, just Bagels)
- Mar 23, 2016 I Still Love You, TJ: Brownie Crisp Review
- Mar 9, 2016 Sauce Review: Pellicano's
- Mar 3, 2016 Trader Joe's Brown Rice Pasta
- Feb 24, 2016 Nine Veggie Tortilla Strips (You Won't Even Realize You're Healthy - Swear)
- Feb 17, 2016 Trader Joe's Gluten Free Pancake & Waffle Mix
- Feb 15, 2016 Fresh Gluten Free Pasta: Valicenti
- Jan 27, 2016 Against the Grain's Pepperoni Pizza
- Jan 21, 2016 Trader Joe's White Sandwich Bread
- Jan 16, 2016 Cornbread Review: Trader Joe's Mix
- Dec 30, 2015 Candy Review: Unreal Peanut Butter Cups
- Dec 27, 2015 Chip and Salsa Review: Trader Joe's and Frontera
- Dec 21, 2015 Wrap Review: Toufayan
- Dec 16, 2015 Breadcrumb Review: 4C
- Dec 10, 2015 Dough Review: Pillsbury Thin Crust Pizza Dough
- Dec 5, 2015 Gluten-Free Stir Fry Sauces
- Nov 29, 2015 "New" Basics
- May 6, 2016 Crispy Roasted Broccoli
- Apr 25, 2016 Hands Off Dinner Party Decadence
- Apr 18, 2016 Should-I-Have-My-Vision-Checked? Cauliflower STEAKS
- Apr 13, 2016 All Time Fave Soup
- Mar 15, 2016 You're A SUPERSTAR Chicken Pot Pie
- Feb 10, 2016 Savory Goat Cheese Toast
- Feb 5, 2016 Oh You Fancy Huh Salmon
- Jan 28, 2016 British Eggs
- Jan 26, 2016 Luxurious Winter Veggie Soup
- Jan 20, 2016 Braised Short Ribs
- Jan 17, 2016 Fast and Easy Chili
- Dec 23, 2015 Gluten Free PF Changs Chicken Lettuce Wraps
- Dec 19, 2015 Chicken Tacos
- Dec 11, 2015 Beef Stir Fry
- Sweet Treats
- Jan 25, 2016 Gluten Free Airports: Minnesota
- Apr 9, 2016 Lattes: Olympia, Washington
- Apr 5, 2016 Gluten Free Restaurants: Boulder, Colorado
- Feb 29, 2016 Gluten Free Restaurants: Seattle
- Feb 8, 2016 Gluten Free Restaurants: Meridian, Mississippi
- Feb 1, 2016 Gluten Free Restaurants: Boston
- Jan 12, 2016 Gluten Free Restaurants: Minneapolis
- Jan 11, 2016 Gluten Free Restaurants: New York
- Jan 8, 2016 Chipotle Is My Life Part 2
- Jan 5, 2016 Gluten Free Restaurants: Columbus, Ohio
- Dec 28, 2015 Gluten Free Restaurants: Meridian, Mississippi
- Dec 22, 2015 Gluten Free Drinks: Kombucha
- Dec 20, 2015 Gluten Free Restaurants: Jackson Hole
- Dec 12, 2015 Gluten Free Restaurants: Edmonton, Canada
- Dec 9, 2015 Gluten Free Restaurants: Houston
- Dec 7, 2015 Gluten Free Restaurants: Hawai'i
- Dec 6, 2015 Gluten Free Restaurants: NYC
- Dec 2, 2015 Chipotle Is My Life
- Dec 1, 2015 Going G-Free at Restaurants
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