Saturday, July 16, 2011


Welcome!  I've been dreaming about creating this blog for months and I finally have it!  Let's get started with my vision for this blog.

I have been looking for a way to connect with other people who are eating gluten-free.  My spare time is limited and finding a critical mass of gluten-free eaters has proven difficult. Finding them and getting them together all in one place at the same time is even more difficult.  Enter the web and a blog.  I know many gluten-free eaters in other parts of the country and this is a way to connect.  I've found ways of cooking, socializing, and dining out that others might find useful.  And I hope they have tips and hints to share with me.

One of the most difficult parts of being gluten-free is social gatherings with food.  Wanting to be able to safely enjoy such activities with my family, I've learned to go out of my way to take two gluten-free items to all potlucks: one main or side dish and one dessert.  This way I can be sure I have two things that I want to eat and that are safe!  I did this for the Fourth of July and both dishes came back empty!  There were plenty of gluten eaters that gobbled up my food, but that just means that it was good.  And besides, I want other people to eat these, just as long as I'm able to get a serving of each.  I'll post those two dishes, Greek Green Salad and Fresh Berry Trifle, soon.  Both were completely gluten-free and delicious!

My other goal with this blog is to share my love of reading.  I work a full-time job, commuting a non-negligible distance each way, and have a family.  But I still find time to read.  Last year, my goal was to read an average of one book per week.  I made my goal and beat it by 3!  I love to be able to discuss books with others who have read them too!  I am particularly interested in reading literary fiction, non-fiction, and carefully selected science fiction.  I'm a stickler for a strong characters, smooth writing style, no logical flaws, and no errors in timing among other things.

So that's what this is all about.  Whether you are here for the gluten-free food or the books, I hope you will join me in finding the best of both!  Let's get this show on the road! 

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