Gluten Free

Many people need to eat Gluten Free. Whether they are just gluten intolerant, or if they have celiac’s disease……it’s VERY important that they follow a gluten free diet. Following that diet can be somewhat of a challenge since gluten (the tough, viscid, nitrogenous substance remaining when the flour of wheat or other grain is washed to remove the starch.) is found in just about everything.

Celiac’s Disease

My sister inlaw, Debbie………Hi Debbie……..she recently found out she has Celiac’s disease.  With her recent move to Chicago, she was lucky enough to be asked to be on the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center’s board of directors.  She thinks my little blog has a lot of influence, so she asked if I’d spread the awareness.  Of course!!  Not sure how much influence I have, but I’m always happen to help out with family…….and I’m sure she’ll think I’m pretty cool for doing so.  She doesn’t have a blog…… I found this one.

Gluten Free Girl and the Chef

This site offers wonderful Gluten Free Recipes.

Gluten Free French ToastGluten free

Mmmmm  They make ALL their photos look SO good.  They make eating look normal. So if you’re struggling with gluten free or thinking about it.  This site would be very helpful.   It would probably be healthier for all of us to limit the amount of gluten anyway.

Whole Grain Gluten Free Muffins

I really enjoyed reading how they describe the food they’re making. “They have a tender crumb, without a touch of the hippy denseness of whole-grain gluten muffins. These muffins sing.”

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Devils Food White Out Gluten Free Cake

She tried this recipe from Dorie Greenspan.

Isn’t it gorgeous?!gluten free recipesShe has SO many more recipes on her site.  I love how easy it is to navigate and find what you need quickly.  You guys were AWESOME in leaving Monday’s feature a slew of comments.  Thank you!

To read more information about Celiacs disease and Gluten Free, please visit the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center. If you’re in the Chicago area, you won’t want to miss their Spring event, May 6th.   Over 30 restaurants will provide samples of their gluten free menus.  No worries of getting sick.



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Since 2007, Kim has been sharing tips and tutorials on how to live a creative life. Owner/Founder of Today's Creative Blog and where inspiration happens everyday! From the Pacific Northwest, Kim is a busy mom who adores her teen son, her middle aged husband and is constantly wiping the muddy paws of her adorable Labradoodle Maybelline. In her spare time, she teaches fitness classes and loves to decorate with thrift store bargains. You can also find Kim once a month on Portland's AMNW Morning show as their "creative expert". Life is more fun when it's creative!





  1. teresa says

    I just recently got a new WHOLE Foods COokBOok with lots of Gluten Free recipes!
    Made my first Chocolate Chip Gluten Free Cookies!
    Would love to have Gluten Free Girl’s cookbook!
    Hugs to you my FRIEND! xo

    • Kim says

      That’s too bad. It sounds like it would be SO worth it with over 30 restaurants. Maybe you could find a sponsor! :)

  2. says

    My MIL has coeliac and my son is gluten & lactose intolerant (oh yeah, fun times with cooking in this house! lol), so thank you for this post and another site to add to my reading list lol I’ve started my own little blog for recipes that deal with our family’s intolerances, but it’s not as pretty as the one you’ve mentioned – yet rofl

  3. says

    Great job, Kim! Gluten free girl and the Chef is one of my favorite blogs- read it every morning. Not just safe food there, but fabulous food that happens to be safe for kiddo’s and others with celiac disease or gluten intolerance. Wish we were in Chicago so that we could attend your sister-in-law’s function!

    Locally, the Portland chapter of the Gluten Intolerance Group sponsors a Gluten Free Food Faire-
    May 7 at All Saints Catholic Church in NE Portland from 11 to 2. It’s a great place to sample new GF products and meet some vendors and restaurateurs (correct spelling!) who can feed you safely.
    Here’s the link:

    • Kim says

      THanks for piping in Debi! Great info. Now get your site going! Thrive is a great resource with all your knowledge!

  4. says

    Great gluten-free recipes. I have a gluten intolerance so I try to opt for gluten-free foods as much as possible. It can take a lot of trial and error to find really good gluten-free alternatives to things like breads and baked goods (plus it can get costly), but I’ve found some really tasty items at my local Whole Foods Market (I love Udi’s gluten-free chocolate muffins – so good), and use gluten-free flours for baking my own treats at home (much more cost effective).

    Love this blog!

    Peace. 😉

  5. Danielle says

    Thank you so much for posting this. I too just got diagnosed with Celiacs and I have been looking for a site like this….Another blog to follow! Thank you!

  6. Natasha says

    I also have Celiac Disease. I have known about it for almost 4 years now and it is an extremely hard diet to follow like you mentioned. It is in everything!! Changes your life though. I live in Utah and have a list of great restaurants that offer gluten free menus. I got this list from the Gluten Free Store. The Gluten Free Store is on Hill Field Road across from the Layton Hills Mall. There is also an AMAZING gluten free bakery in Kaysville,237 W 200 N, Kaysville UT 84037. They also have a website The more time that goes on the more mainstream gluten free is becoming. Makes it a lot easier for us to shop and eat out. Wish I lived in Chicago so I could go to the event. Sounds awesome.

  7. says

    I made these for a party where one of the girls needed a gluten free dessert. They were EXCELLENT!! There was also another dessert at the party where the girl took the same Betty Crocker Brownie Mix and cooked it in a square pan then put cream cheese frosting on it and then a raspberry sauce on top. It was DELICIOUS!!!

    …Thats better! :) Sorry about that!…

  8. Angela West says

    I always feel encouraged to seek out gluten free recipes with a lot of taste for my five year old twins with celiac disease. Thanks for sharing these inspiring ideas. I love Sans grocery store in San Rafael, CA that allows my kids the opportunity to choose anything and safely try it.