Despite this being the least appealing food photograph I've ever taken, I was highly impressed by the meal I made from the SunBasket gift we received from my mom. This was a recipe for salmon with mango salsa, and it was easy to prepare and cook, a boon for this exhausted librarian at the end of... Continue Reading →

Yesterday I ordered a supposedly gluten-free dish from a menu of a local chain of Italian restaurants. We had never been to the restaurant before, so I relied on the menu and the server to be accurate. They weren't. Today I felt miserable with all of the symptoms of accidental gluten ingestion, like coming down... Continue Reading →

Day 362 of Project 365: Fall in Line

Before I went gluten-free, I was too intimidated to try making homemade lasagne. Even though I knew it was basically just layer-cake pasta -- how hard can that be? -- I avoided making it. Post G-Day, one of the first recipes I learned how to make was polenta vegetable lasagne. Using pre-cooked polenta and jarred... Continue Reading →

Day 300 of Project 365: I Ate a Croissant

My 300th photo is of the first croissant I've eaten in four years. Genius, a wonderful local company, makes gluten-free croissants. I do not know what sorcery they use to make the croissants so good, and I do not care. I only care that I can eat croissants again because the croissant dreams have been... Continue Reading →

Gluten-free sucks.

I am bitter in this post, but I won't apologize for it. I'm done apologizing for it. Gluten-free is not a choice for me. It is a medical necessity. I get very sick when I eat gluten. Nowadays I am sometimes sick even when I don't, which means I need to eliminate something else from... Continue Reading →

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