Welcome celiacs, paleos, and dieters. Greetings to you with lactose intolerance, sprue, and wheat allergies. To those of you who have upset tummies and feel horrible after every meal, but know not why, I hope that these recipes give your intestines peace. And to those of you who are here because you just love good food, you've found the right place. Because I'm here to tell you that gluten-free food can be amazing. In fact, it's very often even better than "regular food". I've never met anyone who didn't proclaim that flourless chocolate cake was the best dessert that had ever passed their lips. And who doesn't love a melt-in-your mouth herb crusted chuck roast or the unsurpassed crispiness of rice flour fried chicken?
Now, some of you may know me from my other blog Yammie's Noshery. That's where I cook "normal food" for my family. But recently I've been trying out this new gluten-free dairy-free diet, and I think it makes me feel better. I've had tummy aches ever since I was a wee child and I've pretty much just learned to deal with it. Finally, I figured out milk bothered me, so I've tried to avoid ice cream and straight-up milk for the most part. My Dad always has had stomach aches too and my Grandpa actually had celiac disease. So one day Dad decided he was going to try going gluten-free, and I thought I would try it with him as an experiment. So far, I think it's making me feel pretty awesome. I'm still not sure if the gluten-free way is what's making me feel better or if it's just that I've been more strict about dairy, but Dad seems pretty convinced that gluten-free is the only way. So whether I stick with it or not, I think I'm going to be doing a lot of gluten-free cooking from now on.
The main reason I started this blog is because I know one thing for certain: gluten-free cooking is a major trend right now. It seems that a lot of people are sensitive to gluten these days, probably due aliens tampering with our food or cell phone radiation. Or maybe just because parents are feeding their kids cereals too early. Who knows. But I do know a handful of celiacs personally and I can't stand the thought of them not being able to eat good food. So here I am. Offering up my recipes to my friends in need.
Meanwhile, I will continue the regularly scheduled programming on Yammie's Noshery, since we've still got seven gluten eating people on the premises. But for now, let's show the world that we can be free from gluten. Let us liberate our intestines and end the tyranny of wheat and dairy. Let the gluten-free revolution begin!
To find out more about me and my family, check out my About Me page on Yammie's Noshery. You're also welcome to follow Yammie's Glutenfreedom on Facebook, or email (enter your email address in the follow by email thing in the sidebar), add it to your Google Homepage, follow me on Twitter, or check out my gluten-free pinboard. And feel free to contact me with any special requests, questions, or comments.