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Melanie Patient Expert

Indianapolis, Indiana
My name is Melanie. I have a daughter named Kati. We are the Gluti Girls! We have been living a gluten free life since January of 2007. My husband's name is Steve. He is a musician and has a band that sometimes travels and performs together. We also have a son named Bryan. Both dad and son are... Full Bio
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I’m sure you’ve no ... by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease   I’m sure you’ve noticed that it’s really hard to find very many gluten free canned soups.  I have never been a fan of canned soup.  I consider it an emergency stap ... Read on »
1000 Gluten Free Recipes by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease I have a new cookbook!  And I’m so excited about it.  I received it a couple weeks a back and I’ve been trying out some of the recipes.  It’s called “1000 Gluten-Free Re ... Read on »
7 random things..... by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease  I've been tagged by Wendy atCeliac's in the Houseto reveal 7 random facts about myself.  I did this some time agohere, but I thought it would be fun to do it again, only ... Read on »
Are you sick of turkey yet? by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Are you sick of turkey yet? Need a quick meal or snack? I learned this quick trick here at Gluten Free Gobsmacked. I love pizza. Especially one with a thin and cri ... Read on »
Are you sick of turkey yet? Nee ... by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Are you sick of turkey yet? Need a quick meal or snack? I learned this quick trick here at Gluten Free Gobsmacked. I love pizza. Especially one with a thin and cr ... Read on »
Back home by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease There is so much to do after coming home from a trip!  I have been swamped with things all week.  Somehow, the laundry kept growing and growing.  I'm not sure how we got t ... Read on »
Before I start my post today, ju ... by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Before I start my post today, just let me say that it was in the mid 60’s today in Indy. I sat on my screened in porch and drank my afternoon coffee in a short sleeved ... Read on »
Best Gluten Free Bread Ever! by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease This is the best gluten free bread I’ve ever had. Ever. Natalie, you are a bread genius. In the gluten free cooking world, we have gourmets, goddesses, girls and then ... Read on »
Biscottea Product Review by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease In the mail, I received three packets of these yummy cookies!  Biscottea are gluten free, tea flavored shortbread cookies.  They sell both a gluten line and a gluten free ... Read on »
Blackbird Bakery by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Today I got something in the mail I've been looking forward to getting.  It was a package of samples from Blackbird Bakery, a gluten free bakery in Austin, Texas. These de ... Read on »
Blah. This is my life right now ... by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Blah.  This is my life right now. That’s why no blogging.  No weekly menu.  Easter wore me out and I felt really bad the first of last week.  Then I thought I felt b ... Read on »
Blogging again by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease If you were a regular reader here, you have noticed that I haven't had a current post in close to a year!  I don't know that I would have posted, except that I had two ... Read on »
Book Review by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Last week, I was contacted by a representative from Da Capo Press.  They have a new book out called “The First Year: Celiac Disease and Living Gluten Free” by Jules E. D ... Read on »
Bread Pudding by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease I love bread pudding.  I mean L-O-V-E bread pudding.  Before I had to give up gluten, if it was on the menu, I would save room for it!  I think it's the ultimate comfort d ... Read on »
Broccoli, Chickpea, and Tomato Salad by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease I have a new favorite cookbook.  I love, love, love, this book!  The name of the book isEveryday FoodFrom the Kitchens of Martha Stewart Living.  You may have seen a magaz ... Read on »
Bryan's Cheesecake by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Spring is on it’s way. The sun is out and there is just this feeling in the air. It was only 27 degrees here yesterday. Today it’s not as cold, maybe in the 30’s. But ... Read on »
Buffalo Chicken Soup by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease This post is for Gluten Free Steve. He thought this sounded good and it is fantastic! I don’t have any pictures yet, nor have I made it this week but did make it a month o ... Read on »
Camp List by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Kati is leaving for her annual kids camp with a church group.  She's a counselor every year. I thought I would post the list of the food we bought for her to take along to ... Read on »
Cashew Cheese by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease I'm about as excited as a dairy free girl can get!  I've discovered cashew cheese!  I whipped up my first batch last night after receiving a comment from  Cinnamon Quill   ... Read on »
Cashew Cheese by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease I'm about as excited as a dairy free girl can get!  I've discovered cashew cheese!  I whipped up my first batch last night after receiving a comment from  Cinnamon Quill   ... Read on »