About GFG

Welcome to our site!

Eating a gluten-free diet can seem overwhelming and alarmingly restrictive to those of us who have grown up in a society that is smitten by traditional recipes for chewy boules of bread, chocolate chip cookies, cakes, muffins….  People diagnosed with Celiac Disease have the added challenge of determining where gluten is “hidden” in prepared foods (food coloring, thickeners, flavoring…. )  My goal with this blog is to demystify gluten free cooking by sharing recipes, expert advice (if you believe Gladwell’s “10,000 Hours” theory I guess I’m an expert!), and some of my favorite products.

Having to live “gluten-free” may seem like a curse, but for many it is a life decision that has benefited them physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Many of us have grown up in situations where wheat and other grains containing the gluten molecule were the norm. This forced us to believe that using these ingredients was the only way to enjoy the things we desired.  What you find here may help change your perspective.  We’ll provide you with gluten free alternatives, give you recipes that taste better and happen to be gluten free, and offer tips and advice based on over 14 years of experience. Check in every week for new installations that will help solve your gluten-free woes, improve your baking experience, and hopefully inspire you to create GF versions of your favorite recipes and share your new path with family and friends. We welcome your observations, questions, and stories as you make the GF transition.

Get cooking!

Pam

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89 thoughts on “About GFG

  1. Hi Pam. Thanks for checking out my blog and liking a post! 🙂

    Great blog. I think I’ll gain a lot from it. I’m just starting to go gluten free. I don’t have Celiac Disease but recently learned that I have a fairly strong sensitivity to wheat. It has been a fairly frustrating experience to find foods I can eat; especially because I’m also sensitive to nightshades and lots of gluten free product have potato starch or corn (oh yeah, I’m avoiding that too). Anyhoo, I look forward to getting some great recipes from you! 🙂

    • I hear you! I have some of the same sensitivities! Instead of potato or corn starch, I use tapioca or arrowroot. I am also sensitive to night shades, potatoes and corn. It makes meal planning interesting! Thanks GFG for the great looking recipes!

  2. Thanks for liking my Valentine’s Sugar Cookies on Bmore Energy, http://bmoreenergy.wordpress.com. I can relate to kids not growing but for different reasons. My triplets were premature and very small. The tiniest was 2lbs 9oz. (the other two were 4 lbs) She didn’t make it onto a growth chart until her teens. Your recipes look great–I’ll have to give some a try.

  3. Wha a joy to have found you. Thank you for stopping by, checking out my blog, and following. Keep writing!

  4. Thank you for following recently. I can’t cook but I might read yours and try. I can’t stop laughing at the name Gluton Free Gus. I love it.

  5. Thank you for following by my blog, i’m so glad you did my mother is gluten and dairy free…this is a fabulous blog full of inspiration for people who are gluten free. Wonderful…keep up the great recipes!

  6. Hi there – thanks for taking the time to look at my blog and follow – your recipes look delicious – I don’t have a gluten free diet but I would still definitely make some of these yummy treats, safe in the knowledge that they’re ‘good’ for me 😉 x

  7. Hi Pam, thanks for visiting my blog and liking a post! I was really excited to see the Vegan chocolate tart recipe. When I cook gluten-free or vegan its usually for friends and family and I’ve been battling to find a nice vegan dessert – I’ll definitely be trying it out.

  8. Thanks for checking out our post today. I was reviewing your content and wondering if you would be wiling to join us for an upcoming podcast on gluten. We cover interesting topics relating to a healthy diet and a fitness lifestyle. We are currently recording podcasts to release in April. Please let me know if my son (he’s the host) and I can speak with you for 5-10 minutes on this subject. Your help is greatly appreciated.

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  10. Thank you for liking my posts!! That way i found your blog, now i can find lots if new things i can actually eat with my intolerance! Thank you for sharing 🙂

    Eline
    elinebraathen.wordpress.com

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  12. Hi Pam:) Thanks for liking my post Figs on Friday. Your blog is brilliant for both people with and without coeliac disease (we spell things differently down here in Australia!). The recipes are inspiring and look delicious. Best wishes, Jade

  13. Hello Pam, Thank you for following my (new) blog. And bringing your blog to my attention. Looking forward in making lots of your delectable recipes and hope to give a few to you to;0) Love and Liefs, Johanna.

  14. Hi Gus. I discovered you thought your “follow” on my blog, and this is just perfect. While I do a bit of GF, on my blog, it is certainly not my mainstay. I have a good friend who is GF and I am always scrambling to find good food when she comes to visit. I’ll be keeping an eye out here….

  15. Hi Pam:) I’m delighted that you’re following my blog. Thank you for the support:) I’m excited to be following yours as well. I’ll be recommending it to friends and after I finish my Dietetics degree this year, to future clients with coeliac disease as well:) Looking forward to seeing what you post next. Jade

  16. Thank you for stopping by my blog and following me. I’m astounded at the number and variety of gluten free recipes you offer here. Well done! My recipes tend toward the exceedingly easy and simple but my son likes to get his hands on the more complicated stuff. I will definitely have him try out some of yours!

  17. Hi Pam, lovely blog and great recipes. I like that you talk about demystifying gf-food. I find that gf cooking becomes easier all the time with new products and better labelling (yay!) Blogs like yours are a very good contribution, thanks for sharing! Johanna

  18. I nominated your blog for a few awards. Check it out here: http://thehappyhealthfreak.com/2013/04/21/an-award-pour-moi/

    You don’t have to do anything if you choose, but sit back and bask in the glory, but if you like, you can write a post that links back to mine: http://www.thehappyhealthfreak.com and post the ‘badges’ — either in a post or in your sidebar. And nominate a few blogs you like too!

    I really enjoy your blog and wanted to let you know! 🙂

  19. Hi Pam,
    Thank you for like my site. I’ve been diagnosed recently and I’m a bit lost in the kitchen. I love to cook things and now everything seems that has gluten. I have a doubt and in some places they say it has gluten and in others not. Have oats gluten? I love them for breakfast but nobody gives me a clear answer. Anyway, thank you for your site and recipes it is a blessing.

    • If you haven’t already, purchase a package of Pamela’s Baking Mix (a “Bisquick” type product, but nicer with the inclusion of almond flour and because it’s made in small batches.) It’s user friendly, consistently produces great tasting (muffins, pancakes, waffles….),and readily available. A great place to start if you’re intimidated by the wide range of GF flours and baking techniques. Oats are gluten free, but most US agribusinesses cross plant their oat fields with (wheat, rye, barley); cross contamination during harvesting and processing makes them unsuitable for a strict GF diet. You can purchase “certified” GF oats (Trader Joe’s sells them for a reasonable price – Bob’s Red Mill GF oats are available in well stocked markets.)

      Chin up. Good luck. You can do this and will feel a lot better!

      ~Gus’s Mom

      • Thank you very much Pam. It’s a useful information but now I’m in Europe and here there are another kind of flours. I think the brand Schar is the only one which have almond flour in the mix. However, my problem is in the fermentation process. I don’t have idea why but my breads and cakes do not rise than before. Any idea or reason? And thank you very much for the oat information. They told me that I can eat it but I did not know why it was making me not feel well. I’ll take a look for some certified one.
        Thank you very much again! And a big hug 🙂
        Esther

  20. Hi Pam! Thanks for visiting Life As a Wave. I love the concept of your blog! I’ve been vegan for years but am now thinking of going gluten-free. I love moments like this when I know I’m about to learn a whole new set of information about the food I eat. I’ll definitely be following! Please consider visiting our Makeena fundraiser too. http://www.crowdfunder.com/campaign/393. It would be such a blessing to have all this healthy food at lower price for us normal Joe’s. 🙂
    Looking forward to staying connected,
    Simone

  21. Hi there! thanks for deciding to follow my blog 🙂 My sister-in-law is coeliac and my husband is quite wheat intolerant so I have some ideas of what life is like for you… rice cakes are us! I love to bake with rice and almond flour – lovely taste… and I’ve just made lettuce and courgette soup with rice flour as a change from almond and the result is just as nice… interestingly though, most coeliacs can’t stomach oats but many wheat intolerants can.. but we do always try and use organic ourselves – nicer taste for one thing and GM food is a no no for us.. I’ll be looking for some good recipes from you!

  22. Hello Pam
    Thanks for following my blog! I’ve just had a look at yours and it looks great. I’ve now followed you and look forward to reading more of your posts 🙂 Have a lovely week!
    Tarja

  23. This site is awesome. I love it! I love forward to reading your posts and recipes. My niece is allergic to wheat, milk, eggs, oatmeal and peanuts. I hope to find recipes on here I can make for her or at least adjust to make for her. Gluten is in soooo much food. It amazes me at how much food it is in. Thanks for visiting my blog so I could find yours 😀

  24. Hello…. thanks for stopping by and following my blog! Although I’m not gluten intollerant, I think we can all use a little less gluten in our lives and often opt for the “gluten-free” version of something when available. I look forward to more of your delicious recipes!

  25. This is a great site and resource! I’m also a registered dietitian and will share your site on my blog post today! Thanks for following!

  26. Thank you for the follow in Kerri Chronicles and liking the post. I can tell you right now that I am going to get myself in trouble reading through this site. Oh my I see chocolate…………………

  27. Thank you for the follow. I’m going to have to look through your blog for recipes. Going gluten free for me seemed like an extremely far fetched idea, but I’m giving it a go!

  28. Hi Gus,
    Thanks for following my blog. Some of your recipes look fantastic. I’ve been thinking about trying to do gluten free myself. I have a friend who has recently gone gluten free (she lost a ton of weight) and I’m sure she would love to see this. Do you mind if I share some of your recipes on my blog?

  29. Hi Pam! I finally have time to really explore some more of this blogging community & see your beautiful blog. Thank you for following me. 🙂 I love how everything is gluten-free and I can’t wait to try some of your yummy recipes!! ^^

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  31. Hi Thanks for following my blog. You have a great site with great recipes (especially the desserts!). However, I also cannot have any dairy or beef derived products. It would be great to see gluten-free/dairy-free adaptations as well 🙂

  32. I find your blog very refreshing and I would like to nominate you for The Liebster Award. Please check my blog at urbanfoodlover.wordpress.com for the details. I hope you’ll accept. Good job!

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