RSS Feed

About glutenvygirl

Welcome to! Join me as I stumble around, reading books, learning, and attempting to simultaneously create gluten-free deliciousness as well as quick easy ways to feed my family.

Gluten Free details:

In 2005 my son was placed on a GF diet, and I recieved a crash course in re-learning how to cook, bake, craft, dine out, and shop for my family. We were a split household – I blended cooking GF for my kiddo while still providing the bread and gluten items for those who wanted them (okay, okay, I wasn’t willing to give up my artisan homemade fresh baked bread or any of the other gluten-filled foods that I ate daily. At every meal. Often as the main portion of my meal).

November 2011, I decided to make the HUGE leap of choosing to go completely GF in the kitchen and elsewhere – for numerous reasons, including simplification of preparing meals and also for my own health reasons – I was suffering from horrendous migraines, rheumatoid arthritis-like joint pain, and some other fun issues. I’m happy to say that for the most part, my health issues have all but disappeared…so far (knock on wood). No one was more surprised that I was.

Note: I was secretly hoping that by going gluten-free, I’d put THAT to rest. I was quite certain that gluten wasn’t affecting me negatively. Much to my surprise, I had a flare up and became quite ill again at the end of the month when I had some gluten. So, I’m going with this gluten-free thing. I love my health more than I love my gluten.

December 2011, after one month gluten-free, I began lessening my overall grains, sugar, and additives as well as trying to begin limiting our overall intake of processed foods. I’m also starting to focusing on whole foods and organic foods.

About me:

This is where I try to tell you all about me, without be too specific, right? I love to cook, try new foods, make ginormous messes in the kitchen that I detest cleaning up after, and my creativity sometimes makes for some incredible recipes and just as incredible kitchen disasters. I live in a small Texas town that is light years in distance from civilization, I love to grow vegetables and other things, I am currently remodeling my 1964 tin can trailer, and I adore vintage aprons.

I am a little bit feisty, a little bit fiery, a little bit spunky, a little bit of everything, all rolled into… wait wait wait, this is beginning to sound too much like a Meredith Brooks song. Alas. I am a generally happy girl in a generally happy kitchen with a generally happy blog. Any questions? Ask away. I am a blogger. I love comments and questions! Sometimes I even answer them, too.

31 responses »

  1. I’ve been thinking about this too. I don’t think I have an allergy to gluten, but I’ve heard that I could probably feel better if I “quit” the glut!

  2. inspiredhealthcoach

    Thanks for following my blog! Happy gluten-free cooking and baking… there are many more recipes and options available now.

  3. Just because you are gluten free does not mean that you need to give up the “artisan homemade fresh baked bread”. We have been gluten free since ’07 and we make fresh bread all the time; with rice, tapioca, potato, teff and other flours. The pizza crust we make now is better than the crust we made before GFree. Start experimenting, it can be a lot of fun! πŸ™‚

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I have a daughter who can’t eat tomatoes, so I sympathise with your challenge. I think I’d find gluten-free harder, though!

    • Ah, tomatoes! I honestly think its hard going without ANY thing…it’s an adjustment, that’s for sure! When it’s for health reasons, that helps a lot πŸ™‚
      Thank you for visiting!

  5. Hi ,
    Your first post just appeared on Urbanspoon! Check it out:
    I encourage you to claim your blog, which allows you to add a picture and change some settings. The blog photo shows up next to your posts wherever they appear on Urbanspoon. Here’s how to claim:
    – Make sure you’re logged into Urbanspoon
    – Go to your blog page on our site:

    – Click “Claim your blog” in the left sidebar
    After you submit it, we may contact you to verify your claim. Check your spam email folder if your claim hasn’t gone through in a day or two. You’ll also find some interesting badges and widgets on your Urbanspoon blog page – look in the right sidebar.
    Let me know if you have any questions.

  6. Hello, I have nominated you for the Versatile Blog Award. For more information you can go to my blog

  7. hodgepodge4thesoul

    I love you blog, I know i will learn alot πŸ™‚

  8. I’ve not tried any of your recipes yet, but I plan on it – they look great! I had a friend who chose to drop gluten and he strongly recommended I consider it, too. It made a big change in how he feels on a daily basis, so I wanted to ask: How difficult of a transition was it for you? Is gluten particularly hard to avoid, or identify, in nutrition facts on labels? Any recommendations for someone contemplating the dive? πŸ™‚ I look forward to trying out some of your recipes soon!

    • Hey Wade!
      First/ I’m not a dr, but I’m happy to share my personal experience and advice.

      It was an awful transition for me, not gonna lie. It took about a month, and then a lot of my medical issues disappeared.
      Also, the other negative is that now that I am completely away from gluten, if I happen to accidentally ingest some it makes me ill for days.

      On the bright side, being without gluten has helped me tremendously. The best thing I can say is to try it for a month and see if you (or those around you) notice a difference.

      In general, many foods don’t contain gluten. Meats, vegetables, fruits, rice, things that are unprocessed. Focusing on the things you already make, an make adjustments to make them GF is also a good idea.

      The hardest thing for me is eating out. I have to ask a lot of questions about ingredients and such. It can be difficult to guard against cross-contamination.

      Something else I am finding interesting (but I’m not yet doing) is the Paleo-primal-ancestral-caveman diet. Natural organic foods, limited grains, no sugars.

      I think it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the gluten-free products. And, it has gotten so much easier over the years to know which products contain gluten, and the awareness has increased so much.

      There are also a lot of great sites out there, that have wonderful information about starting out! I can send you some of them, if you decide you are interested.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  9. Hi GG!
    I really like your blog, that’s why I’m passing along to you some awards and a meme. This was really fun for me; I hope you enjoy the experience too. But feel free to accept it or not and/or pass it along to others.
    Here’s the link,
    Have a nice day πŸ™‚

  10. I love how you find a trail to treasure in this blog world πŸ™‚
    Your site is a treasure! Thanks for sharing your Gluten Free world with us πŸ™‚
    My daughter and I are both gluten free and our kitchen is often a mess with experimentation!
    I will curl up with a cup of tea when the kids are in bed and have a good read of your receipes! Can’t wait!! πŸ™‚


  11. Thanks for the follow, Gluenvygirl! I haven’t been diagnosed (in the traditional way), but I have been told to go gluten-free–and I must say that I do notice a positive difference in body when I stick to it! I’ve adapted several recipes on my site for gf–I’m happy to know about your site, too!

    • I was convinced I was fine on gluten – now that it is completely out of my system, if I happen to get some it tears me up.
      Thanks so much for stopping by! I look forward to reading more of your posts!:)

  12. Thank you for reading and following my blog.

  13. So glad to know another GF-er! I have been dealing with this for over ten years now and still get envious of my loved ones eating anyway they want. But way to fight it! Look forward to reading more. Bunches!

    • It was a totally different world for me in a lot of ways. On the bright side (?), I have gotten MUCH better at knowing what products to purchase and what not to for my son – the soggy tasteless hamburger buns I’d been serving him for years were soon replaced with wonderful-tasting ones;)

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

  14. Wow, I don’t know if I could go gluten-free; I love grains too much. What a challenge though to learn how to cook all over again! Thanks for the follow, and I look forward to trying some of your recipes (I can have a GF life on the side).

    • I did too…bread was my life.
      But you’d be surprised what I can give up when it comes down to my health and all;) I was having major issues, that have been alleviated for the most part.
      I love following other food bloggers; GF or otherwise. I’m glad to have stumbled across yours! Thanks for stopping by!

  15. Always nice to find another gluten-free blogger. πŸ™‚


    • Hi Kelsey! Thanks so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

      • I’m glad that I stumbled across your blog today. I found it through Gracefully Gluten-Free’s Facebook page. I only started my own blog in January, so I haven’t found a lot of other gluten-free bloggers yet (even though I know there are a lot out there). So it’s nice to meet my blogging neighbors. πŸ™‚


  16. You and your wonderful blog have been nominated for a Sunshine Award. I thoroughly enjoy reading your experiences and your recipes!

    Keep up the great work geg!



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: