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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.
G.F.G your food looks AMAZING!
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!
Really enjoyed reading your blog. Looking forward to more posts. 🙂
Yum, love the recipes on your blog- and, best part is, I can eat them! Skyxx
I’m looking forward to following your blog and learning more about GF cooking and baking. Thank you for stopping by & following Life Through the Kitchen Window!
Hi there, thanks for following, your recipes look great! I may have to try a few out for myself 🙂
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.
Hi Pam, I love your blog and have nominated it for the Inspiring Blogger Award. Check details here, http://soulofspice.wordpress.com/2013/03/03/appreciation-5-awards/ cheers, charu
Wha a joy to have found you. Thank you for stopping by, checking out my blog, and following. Keep writing!
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.
Try “Uncle Howard’s Chocolate Ganache Tart” – you don’t have to be a cook to amaze yourself and your friends with this decadent, GF, vegan dessert – it’s pretty special. Let me know how it goes 😉
Sure,I might check it out soonish.
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!
Thank you for passing by and following my blog! You really have some great recipes here!
Really nice! 🙂
Just gave you the “Best Moment Award” http://www.momentmatters.com/best-moment-award-03062013a/ Love your blog!
Though not gluten-intolerant I like the variety of flours available for a gluten-free diet.
Thank you so much for following my blog! Your recipes look great and I can’t wait to try some!!
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
Hai.. thanks for the like and follow… You have a a nice blog here… really nice….:)
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.
Let me know how your friends and family react. My guess? Rave reviews!
Hey, just wanted to say thanks for dropping by my blog at http://judsaloser.wordpress.com. I need all the encouragement I can get it! And thanks too for helping folks live healthier lives with this great site.
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.
Superb inrtamfoion here, ol’e chap; keep burning the midnight oil.
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You’ve been nominated for the Sunshine Award! Click here for details 😉 http://thehomeheart.wordpress.com/2013/03/26/white-chocolate-strawberry-pie-and-a-sunshine-award/
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 🙂
Good news! I’ve nominated you to receive the Best Moment Award!!!
Congratulations and feel free to pass the award on.
Keep up the great blogging!
Thank you for stopping by at http://www.prashantmendiratta.com and also for getting me acquainted with gluten free life concept. Let me try to follow this diet and let us see how far does it go.
I must try your gluten free bread! Looks super yumm.
Thank you for liking my post and for the follow. Have a great day! (: Best, Michelle.
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Just to let you know, I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award 🙂
This is such an interesting idea for a blog; I look forward to trying out some of those recipes 😀
Thanks for following my blog 🙂
I have just nominated you for Liebster Award, you can learn about it in my link: http://hiphipcakes.com/2013/04/07/529/
I think you deserve it, I enjoy your blog!
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
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.
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….
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
I just HAD to nominate you for the Versatile Blogger Award! There are a few rules, so zip to my blog and get started—wink! http://tinkerbellproject.com I imagine that you probably have every award in the blogosphere at this point, but just wanted to share more appreciation! Love what you are doing!
Hi there, I think your blog is awesome. I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. http://newbloggycat.com/2013/04/12/versatile-blogger/
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!
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
Happy, happy Sunday Breakfast!
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! 🙂
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!
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 🙂
I see you have already received numerous award nominations, and I don’t know if Inspiring Blogger Award and Very Inspiring Blogger Award are one and the same. (This award stuff is getting out of control.) In any case, I’m nominating you for the latter, as your blog is wonderful. No obligation, but rules are at: http://revolutionarypie.com/2013/05/01/awards-day/#more-1100
Hi Pam. Thanks for the follow. Your blog looks amazing. Lots of ideas for me to try. It’s making me hungry!
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,
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!
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!
Hi! I’ve nominated you for a “Very Inspiring Blogger” award. Check it out at:http://wp.me/p2X8K3-CN
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 😀
Hi! I’ve nominated you for the awesome blog content award, and if you’re interested please check out this post which has the rules, etc, for accepting the nomination.
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!
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!
Your recipes look so delicious I can’t believe they are gluten free! They are also very creative, that’s why I’ve nominated you for the Kreative Blogger Award. If you would like to participate, see my post for details: http://cupcakeartist.wordpress.com/2013/07/23/kreativ-blogger-award/
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…………………
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!
Thanks for the follow! I’ll be happy to peruse your site!
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?
Please feel free to share any of our recipes. We only ask that you please add a link back to our site.
Thank you Gus, I will for sure link back to you 🙂
Those blueberry scones look delicious!
Hello Gus! I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award, because I believe you most deserve it for inspiring me at Bake This Daily Bread. You don’t have to accept of course, but please accept this nomination as my sincere kudos for the work you do on your blog. Keep it up! Here’s the post with you featured: http://makeourdailybread.wordpress.com/2013/09/04/inspiration-award-and-enchilada-bake/
Love this blog! Thanks for following mine 🙂
I just want you to know how much I enjoy your blog. You are inspiring, entertaining, and motivating! I have nominated you for The WordPress Family Blog Award. Check it out, here: http://willbfit.wordpress.com/2013/09/05/word-press-family-award-and-todays-running-biz/?preview=true&preview_id=2392&preview_nonce=a12e2b94e3
Thank you for stopping by my blog and for following. You have a great blog here with some awesome content – keep up the good work 🙂
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!! ^^
You have pretty amazing posts and recipes. Thanks for having a look at mine.
Hey there! Thanks for following 🙂 Really enjoying reading through your site and excited to try my hand at some of your recipes!
Hi Pam, thanks for stopping by modewaerts and following. I am planning a glutenfree lent next year and am sure I will draw a lot of inspiration from your blog! ~Anna~
Love your work on this blog!
I’ve nominated your blog for the The Versatile Blog Award! Please do check it out at http://sugarfreesweetheart.com/2013/10/17/more-gratitude/. 🙂 Happy Blogging!
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I nominated you for the Sunshine Award. Your blog is a reflection of you and you are an inspiration. You can find it here:
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 🙂
Just a few of our GF/Vegan recipes – will keep your request in mind as we move ahead. ~ Gus’s Mom
1. Vegan Blueberry Banana Cream Pie: https://glutenfreegus.com/2013/06/10/blueberry-banana-cream-pie-healthy-delicious-decadent/
2. Uncle Howard’s Chocolate Ganache Tart (vegan): https://glutenfreegus.com/2012/12/28/387/
3. Vegan Chocolate Cake with Orange Buttercream: https://glutenfreegus.com/2013/04/26/vegan-chocolate-cake-with-orange-buttercream/
4. Coconut Cake with Chocolate Ganache (substitute coconut milk for the heavy cream when making the ganache: https://glutenfreegus.com/2013/09/17/gluten-free-coconut-cake-with-bittersweet-chocolate-ganache/
5. Plum Tart with Vegan Almond Pastry Cream: https://glutenfreegus.com/2013/07/30/fresh-plum-tart-with-vegan-almond-pastry-cream/
6. Vegan Chocolate Banana Bread: https://glutenfreegus.com/2013/02/26/vegan-chocolate-banana-bread/
7. Blueberry Scones (one reader substituted coconut oil for the butter and coconut cream for the heavy cream with excellent results): https://glutenfreegus.com/2013/07/09/gluten-free-blueberry-scones/#comments
Fabulous GF/vegan recipes! Thank you for putting up the links as i will definitely be taking these down and giving them a try!
Thanks for the follow. Have a great day.
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!
I have just nominated you and your wonderful blog for the Versatile Blogger Award. Please follow this link to see what to do next http://quarteracrelifestyle.wordpress.com/2013/11/23/the-versatile-blogger-award/
If you can’t accept please just accept the compliment intended 🙂
You’re welcome 🙂
Only 1 minute of browsing your blog and my mouth is already watering.
Thanks for the support. Let us know if you try a recipe.
Thanks for the visit and “LIKE” at my GF blog — your son’s story is amazing. I look forward to exploring your site more!
Thanks for visiting and “LIKING” my site. I am anxious to pour over yours as well!