Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Obligatory Intro Post

I've been toying for a while with the idea of a blog dedicated to gluten-free food. While I'll be the first to admit it's not like there's a shortage of GF websites out there, I've also found that four years into my involuntary life as a GF eater, there's a lot of really awesome information to share. I'm not a professional chef, by any means, but I am someone who tries to eat locally, mindfully, and in a way that is healthy not just for me, but also my family.

Combine that with the fact that I'm a freelance writer who really loves to cook stuff from scratch (enough that a few friends are prodding me to create a cookbook) and Gluten-Free Redhead was born. For now, I'm going to start by sharing recipes I make and love - bear in mind that if it's someone else's recipe, I'll be providing proper credit where it's due. If it's one of my own, you'll know it.

I haven't always been gluten-free, and I haven't always been a redhead - but I've always loved food, and there's no reason I shouldn't continue to enjoy it. There's also no reason YOU shouldn't enjoy it. Dig in - eating gluten-free doesn't mean you're stuck with carrots and rice cakes for the rest of your life. On the contrary, there's some really sexy gluten-free food porn out there - you just have to learn to think outside your comfort zone. One of my favorite challenges is to take a Not GF recipe and turn it into something I can eat with reckless abandon. In the immortal words of that great intellectual, Paris Hilton, "That's hot."

I'll also be sharing links to other GF blogs that I love, restaurant information, and some tools and tips that I've found to be really handy when it comes to GF cooking. If you happen to see a product review here on Gluten-Free Redhead, know that I'm reviewing it because I went ahead and bought it myself, with my very own real money, unless you see a disclaimer stating otherwise.

Oh, and there's going to be times when I talk about stuff that has nothing to do with gluten-free eating at all -- and that all happens over at my main page, here, at Outside the Lines. Stop in and say howdy!


  1. HOWDY!! Okay, I know Patti.... But I *had* to say it! ~WEG~

  2. Hi Patti, I'm supposed to be eating gf (because of diabetes type 2) but because of my sugar problem I don't think I'll be able to enjoy your fantastic doughnuts! I'll check in from time to time to try out some of your recipes, Thanks for the info and good luck with your new page.