The short answer is: probably not. But, here I am anyway.
(Preface: How many times can you write the same blog entry– analyzing, revising, hesitating, criticizing… until you finally get the courage to post it? I’m going on 5, but still haven’t decided if this is the one… So here it goes, again.)
Since I discovered I was gluten intolerant over two years ago, I’ve spent much of my free time researching, experimenting, and learning in an attempt to come up with new ways to fill my cravings and keep myself sane. It was a rough start considering I spent most of life sustaining on pasta, grilled cheese, pizza, and donuts; but I think I’ve finally reached a point where I feel satisfied with what I eat on a daily basis and no longer feel the need to bitch-slap every person who eats a hot sourdough roll in front of me. (Not to mention I’m actually healthy for the first time in a decade or more.)
Anyway, during these past few years I’ve been asked the same questions over and over and have become the designated “gluten-free friend” who you send the, “Hey, random question but….” text to. And they’re almost always something like:
What do you even eat if you can’t have gluten? What happens if you eat gluten? How did you feel before you found out you were gluten intolerant? Is there gluten in (insert random food item)? What are some good gluten-free information resources? How did you make (insert random dish I prepared)? Where do you find (insert name of ingredient or recipe)? Etc.
So the point of this site is to have a place to answer all those questions and make them accessible to interested parties. If my story and advice is of interest to you, read, comment, subscribe. If it’s not, don’t. Gluten-free certainly isn’t for everyone (and neither is my writing, for that matter), but if you’re already there or seriously considering, I’m hoping to give you a few useful tips, advice, and maybe even some recipes that will hopefully make your gluten-free journey more enjoyable.
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to see you back!
P.S. If you ever have any questions or requests, don’t hesitate to ask! The whole point of this thing is to give whatever non-professional advice I have to anyone who is interested.