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Exploring Our GF Cyber-Community
May 23, 2012
May is a banner month for those with food sensitivities and allergies. It's National Celiac Awareness Month, and last week was both Food Allergy Awareness Week and National Eosinophil Awareness Week.
In the spirit of sharing good information and strengthening community during May and beyond, I’m circling back to our wonderful GF bloggers (many also blog about food allergies)—those dedicated, creative people who are setting cyberspace on fire with their energy, enthusiasm and ideas, not to mention their delicious recipes.
A few weeks ago, I put the word out for people to write in about their favorite GF bloggers. As a start, here's a tiny handful of the many responses we received, an exploration into a few small corners of the GF cyber-community.
Take a look for yourself. Also, continue to let us know what websites you find helpful and use most out there! We’ll be sharing many more websites as the weeks go by.
agirldefloured.com – I love the clever title of this website. Alison’s spot is colorful, pretty and welcoming with lovely photos. The recipes look yummy—full of fresh garden ingredients. Here’s what a couple of readers told us:
--“She is an amazing wife and mother, not to mention writer! A must read/follow.”
-- “Wonderful blog that follows her new journey with celiac disease…well written, easy recipes to follow. Beautiful photography adds just the right finishing touch!”
theglutenfreespouse.com – Shawn Christopher started cooking gluten free when his wife was diagnosed with celiac disease and it appears he hasn’t looked back. I love to see this level of dedication and support from a guy for his wife. His website is friendly and easy. And the photo of his versatile recipe for GF chocolate chip cookies makes me salivate. Here’s what a reader told us:
-- “I love the easy to follow pictures of every step in his recipes so you can see what each step should look like, which is very helpful when dealing with gluten-free batters. I highly recommend the breads and the cupcakes. He’s a gluten-free creative genius. I’m also dairy-free and some of his recipes are dairy-free, gluten-free, egg-free, and still delicious!”
Fresh4five.blogspot.ca – Danielle Rouse, mother of three, switched from fast food and processed products to wholesome, homemade fare when her son was diagnosed with multiple food allergies. She is now feeding her family of five without gluten, dairy, soy and nuts. Here’s what a reader told us.
-- I love fresh4five, her all-natural ingredients, creativity and delicious recipes for the whole family!
healththroughgf.blogspot.com – OK, I’m a sucker for men who cook for their wives. Steve Davis is a newbie who’s trying the GF diet to benefit his wife who has multiple sclerosis and himself. We wish them both success and good health. Here’s what a reader told us:
–- “The best! He’s doing [this] to help himself and especially help his wife who has MS. Amazing people! And wonderful recipes there so good!”