This is a group for anyone who has eliminated or restricted Gluten and other "harmful" ingredients such as Dairy, Meat, Gmo's ect. from their diets. Whether you have Celiac's disease, intolerence, food allergies or just want to eat a healthy diet that makes you feel better, you can find support and like-minded people here.
Making a comittment to live a healthy Gluten Free diet is a challenge. Yes thanks to the large amount of people going gluten free and the food companies jump on the "craze", we have more & more options available to us. Sadly many of those options that are Gluten Free are also loaded with unhealthy ingredients and free of much needed nutrients. Some products though expensive are just tasteless and inedible.
As a chef and a food lover, I want the food I eat to taste great! As a cancer survivor dealing with autoimmune issues I want my food to be healing, and as someone who has studied and earned a B.S. in Nutrition, I want whole foods that are full of healthy ingredients.
So can food that is Gluten Free, Dairy Free, & Meat free, be delicious, healing and healthy? I know that it can!
We just spent the last year of this meetup learning how to cook such dishes. I have learned so much developing and cooking recipes for this group, fiquring out how to replace any ingredient containing Gluten, Dairy, processed Soy, Meat, Gmo's, even eggs, without compromising on taste or nutritional value. This has inspired me in the kitchen more so than in my 20+ years of cooking.
Though I am unable to continue to teach you how to make delicious & nutritious food, this meetup will continue to grow and prosper. The goal still the same, which is to bring together people to support each other, share knowledge and experiences in eating a healthy gluten free lifestyle.
I will continue to develop and share recipes, organize and post Gluten free & related meetups as well as any local events that promote healthy eating and living. I will host a monthly Potluck and Recipe share at my house . I will commit to posting more health discussions, articles and product information, and I ask that you do the same.
I want to welcome my Co-organizer Jillaurie Crane, who was ready and willing to step up and continue this group, but instead will co-organize events and meetups from Venice. Thank you to her for helping expand our support area.
This is your group as much as mine, so please feel free to post or start a disscussion with any helpful information on Gluten Free healthy eating and living.