Saturday, June 7, 2014

About Why I'm Gluten Free

Welcome to Goodies Gone Gluten Free! I am very excited to start this Blog!  After many requests for recipes and nudges towards starting a blog, I have finally done it!  Here we go!

I have always loved baking...I like to cook, but I LOVE to bake.  It is my love language.  You reject my baking, you reject my love (well, kind of).  So when I started suspecting I was gluten intolerant, I ignored it.  How could I, the lover of baking and all things yummy, be gluten intolerant and survive life any longer?

 So I continued eating gluten...and feeling super duper bloated, having constant headaches, fatigue and serious dizzy spells after eating gluten laden food.  Call me stupid, I can take it.  What finally brought me to my senses was reading an article about people with Hashimotos Thyroiditis (a thyroid disorder I have had for 15 plus years) which stated that  people with this disorder should never eat gluten because gluten insensitivity and Hashimotos almost always go hand-in-hand and eating gluten further tears down your thyroid.  Okay, that got me.  This was more serious than annoying side effects of eating the food I love.  I had to try it.  I gave it one week.  If after one week of eating gluten free I didn't see drastic results...and I mean drastic...I wasn't going gluten free.

GF White Cake with Strawberry Frosting
By the first day, I knew.  Darn it, I knew.  I was gluten intolerant.  No bloating, no headaches or dizziness...until the night of that first day.  I mean, hey, I had been good all day, a little gluten wouldn't hurt.  So I ate some.  Big mistake!  Everything was spinning so much I could hardly walk and my stomach felt like it was going to explode...after only one day of not eating it and then having a little. 

So I knew I had to make this work.  I had to keep baking, and it had to taste good and I wasn't going to feel like one of my favorite things in life was over...eating and making good food.  

I have to say, I am baking more than I ever have and getting more rave reviews and requests for my baking and cooking, then ever before.  I guess I have to admit, I like what I make even better!  Easy homemade bread (which I never made before going GF), bars, cookies, brownies, pasta dishes, muffins and biscuits...oh my!

GF Honey Oat Bread. Homemade Yogurt
and Kumquat Marmalade

This blog will serve to give hope to those who are gluten free that there are still yummy things to eat and make.  I will be posting my recipes with pictures and sharing brands I have found to be good.  I hope this blog is a blessing and a light in the darkness for those of you who need it, and something new to try for those of you who don't!



12 comments:

  1. I am so proud of you! I know many people will enjoy your insights on gluten free living.

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    1. Thanks honey! You have been a great help and support for this!

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  2. Congrats Kristi! Your story is inspiring and I'm so glad to see you sharing it with others!

    I volunteer to be a guinea pig any time.

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    1. Thanks! Thanks for your help too! I'll be sending some gluten free goodies your way Ms. guinea pig!

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  3. You are a inspiring person to those all around you.

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  4. Good job, my Daughter. I'm glad you started this and believe it will help a lot of people who are looking for answers to food allergy issues. Look forward to reading more. I know Mom is going to share it with her friends (but not on Facebook...lol).

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  5. Yum yum yummy and congratulations on the new blog. Looks very inviting. All the Bush girls are gluten free as well so I'll send them over to see this.
    ~ Linda Riley

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    1. Thanks Linda! That is so great the girls will have use of my blog too! I love it!

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  6. Hi Kristy! I just received the link to your blog from Joan. She told me to tell you that I am Cathie Pittmann's daughter. I guess she has told you a lot about our family. Our daughter Rebecca also also has Hashimoto's. She went gluten free about 4 months ago and has been doing so much better. Now if she even gets a little gluten she throws up. I am so excited that you have started this blog and look forward 2 the new recipes and advice. Kerry Galcik

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    1. Hi Kerry! I am so glad my mom sent you the link. I was wanting to reach out to you when she told me about you, so this is the perfect way! If you ever have any questions, I may not have the answers, but don't hesitate to ask! I hope this site will help you both. I am so glad Rebecca found out early to go gluten free with Hashimotos...I wish I had!

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