Ellen Allard from I Am Gluten Free is providing us with today’s lunchbox. Ellen’s blog is lovely and her recipes are delicious. I was so excited when she wrote me to offer to do a lunchbox guest post. Ellen began documenting her experiences with cooking and baking gluten free on her I Am Gluten Free blog in January 2006, shortly after being diagnosed with Celiac Disease. Six months earlier, her hairdresser noticed two unusually large bald patches on her scalp. After appointments with three different dermatologists (the first two said it was nerves!), she was tested for and diagnosed with Alopecia, an autoimmune disease that causes your hair to fall out. Six months later, a blood test confirmed Celiac Disease. It was at that point that she began connecting the dots, realizing that she had lived with stomachaches, headaches, muscle aches, mood swings, and intense non-stop hunger for her entire life, all because of undiagnosed Celiac Disease. In addition to being dairy free (one year after going gluten free), Ellen has embraced gluten free cooking and baking with unbridled enthusiasm and is dedicated to sharing her love of all things food with others. In addition to being a fulltime musician with her husband (www.peterandellen.com), she writes about gluten free living for numerous publications and she teaches gluten free cooking and baking classes. One of her most favorite activities is developing new and delicious gluten free and dairy free recipes (and sometimes egg free) that always have people asking for more!
- Dried thinly sliced bosc pears (dehydrated)
- Spanish Lentils and Mushrooms made according to this recipe from Herbivoracious.
- Black Quinoa Tabouli loosely based on the Tabouli recipe from the Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen.
- Roasted Kale Chips based on Ellen’s recipe at her I Am Gluten Free blog
Photo by Ellen Allard.
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