DIE HARD FOODIE'S MENTOR PROFILE
My Gluten-Free Corner
Why I want to be mentor in this category:
I had an easy introduction to the gluten-free diet through m boyfriend and his mother, both of whom are Celiac patients. Nothing beats being able to email someone with a question and being sure that they know what they're talking about.
What inspires me in this category:
This category inspires me to spread the word that going gluten free doesn't have to be a hard choice to make. I eat just as well, if not better, than I did before I found out about my allergy!
I found out several months ago that I have a wheat allergy. My boyfriend has full blown Celiac, so I was already learning to cook gluten free at the time. I decided to cut gluten out entirely, as it was just easier that way! i have since steeped myself in blogs, cookbooks, and medical websites concerned with Celiac and the gluten-free diet.
Biggest Lesson Learned:
I've learned to NEVER give up after a failure. If something I bake doesn't turn out, I eat it anyway and try to figure out what happened. Nothing like a little experimentation to get a cupcake recipe right!
Books, classes, teachers that have helped me:
Bette Hagmans books, Gluten Free Girl's blog, La Tartine Gourmande (blog), Living Without Magazine
- Move away from the mixes! They're costly and not as good as homemade in most cases. Don't be afraid to start from scratch!