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dana.naomi Patient Expert

South Euclid, Ohio
a twenty something writer using her kitchen talent and writing degree to connect the gluten-free food she loves with friends, family, and the celiac community at large. Due to 16 years of misdiagnosis, celiac disease had the opportunity to compromise a large extent of my immune system, so I'm... Full Bio
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Vanilla Yogurt Pancakes by dana.naomi Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease It's been pretty quite around these parts, I know. It's not that I haven't eaten well. It's not that I haven't cooked a up a few good things. It's well. I moved. ... Read on »
Eastside Mexican Food Just Got Easier: Don Tequila by dana.naomi Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease I've lived around the corner from Don Tequila for about a near now, and still hadn't eaten there. Sure I like Mexican food, but being a vegetarian celiac in the land of chee ... Read on »
A Date with Date-Nut Bread by dana.naomi Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease A little more new business: I got a few emails this week from confused readers who weren't sure why the "Essential Gluten Free In Cleveland" links (the ones I talked about l ... Read on »
Roasted Vegetable & Chickpea Salad by dana.naomi Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease A little new business. You might've noticed this site has been through a little revamping. The layout has literally had a 180 degree swap, making it more readable and ther ... Read on »
Bad Girl Blueberry Muffins by dana.naomi Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease About a week after my biopsy confirmed my neurologist's suspicion that I needed to be on a gluten-free diet, I remember stopping into my gastroenterologist's office for a ... Read on »
Red, White, & Blueberry Cheesecake Bars by dana.naomi Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease I know this is a fair bit late as far as Fourth of July recipes go, but you'll forgive me, right? After all, I come baring gifts...fruit, creamy, cookie crumbly gifts. Chees ... Read on »
Let Them Eat Gluten-Free Cake! by dana.naomi Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Who doesn't like a good celebration? Fancy clothes (or plain Jane blue jeans if it's more your style), balloons, friends and family, and yummy, yummy food. That's ... Read on »
POM Wonderful Pomegranate Pancakes by dana.naomi Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Writing a blog about food does strange things to my imagination. The curled gray matter of my brain has long been past fire code, so stuffed to the brim with characters ... Read on »
Gust Gallucci's Italian Foods by dana.naomi Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease About a week ago, I happily wrote about one of the best gluten-free meals I've had to date, Spaghetti Aglio E Olio with Broccoli, using white rice pasta straight from Italy. ... Read on »
Perfect 1-2-3-4 Cake (Advanced Math Version) by dana.naomi Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease A few weeks ago, my brother graduated from college.  This is fully weird on two levels. The first, is that for the past year, I've described myself as "a recent colle ... Read on »
My Pal, Joey's by dana.naomi Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Okay, for starters. I eat more than pasta, really I do.  A firm gluten-free veggie burger, a fluffy quiche, a crunchy peanut butter and jelly sandwich, a baked potato ... Read on »
Gluten Free PSA #11: June Celiac Events by dana.naomi Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Summer is meant for fun.  Cookouts. Festivals. Picnics. Artwalks. Sports games. Parades. Crafts' Fairs. Concerts.  Memorial day may signal the beginning of t ... Read on »
Spaghetti Aglio E Olio with Broccoli by dana.naomi Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Do you want to know a secret? Doo-waaa-doo Let me whisper in you ear. Doo - waaa - dooo Oh, Oh Closer. Doo-waa-doo. Do you promise not to tell? I have a secret. A f ... Read on »
Tales of Gluten Free In Cleveland Greatness, # 1 by dana.naomi Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease If you haven't heard - and hey, maybe you haven't because you're living under a rock or are a gluten-free blog lovin' shut in who wears giant soundproof headphones 24/7,   ... Read on »
Lemon Poppy Seed Pound Cake, Made Fluffier with Expandex by dana.naomi Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease I miss baking.  I the very first book on the kitchen arts I owned - which was actually called "My First Baking Book" - and it overflowed with the magical secrets of s ... Read on »
Gluten Free in Quicheland by dana.naomi Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease After you're first diagnosed, in that moment you realize things are about to change in a very real way, the whole of your dietary life flashes before your eyes.  Al ... Read on »
Light, Bright Mac & Cheese and The Most Exciting News To Come From Starbucks Since Coffee by dana.naomi Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease As my fingers rapidly race over my keyboard, I'm reminded of that scene in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, wherein after having all the kids and their parents sig ... Read on »
Nothing Pleases Like Assorted Gluten-Free Products.... by dana.naomi Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease This picture of an adorable, hand carved sign has sat on my digital camera for some six months now, just waiting an anecdote good enough to let it out into the (Internet ... Read on »
Gluten Free PSA #10: April Celiac Events, Carrabba's Italian Grill, Bob's Red Mill GF Pizza... by dana.naomi Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease If there ever were a time for indecision, it's April.  Not quite spring, yet not quite winter, April is a month brimming with ambiguity. If you need further proof, ... Read on »
Matzo Brei by dana.naomi Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease This is the bread of affliction... For anyone with celiac disease, that phrase is somewhat redundant. When gluten causes an autoimmune reaction in your tummy, all bread ... Read on »