Welcome to my little piece of the world on the internet. My purpose and mission of this newly created blog is to go above and beyond all the GF blogs out there and also to combine information with the truly informative blogs to give you not only local information on where to dine in the Washington, DC metro area but where to shop and find the best and least expensive gluten free products for cooking and baking.
A bit about me, I am a 39 year old woman living in the DC metro area and was diagnosed with Celiac a little over 5 years now, my mother and my aunt both have it, which clearly shows this disease is indeed genetic. It can live dormant for a number of years and pop up like it did with my mom at the age of 70 or as it did with me at the age of 34, sometimes it may never actually show.
I will take into consideration that you may live with others who do not have Celiac’s (as I do) or if you have a child with Celiac’s and the best way to keep them gluten free but with tasty interesting meals. I will offer suggestions and recipes not only cooking day to day meals for yourself or your partner but cooking for large dinner parties while making everyone happy. Cross contamination is a big issue for those of us with Celiac’s and this will always be addressed and taken into consideration.
Recipes with photos will be posted with the best ways to tweak a recipe for the dough to come out just right or how to get away with lowering the sodium or fat content of a GF recipe, eating healthy is very important if you suffer from Celiac Disease.
Please see the link to read more about this disease: Celiac Disease or sometimes called Celiac Sprue
I will always welcome questions, polite suggestions and any other comments you may have as I begin to explore living in a Gluten Free world and hopefully make it an easier place for you to live in!
Please check back and often as there will be many changes to come this weekend with a multitude of information to begin using!
Peace, Love and Happy Gluten Free eating!