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!