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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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Gluten Free Casein Free Monthly Magazine Recipe Makeover by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease I know you've done this, you're standing at the check out counter looking at the dozens of magazines with pictures of yummy looking baked goods on the covers, only to b ... 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 »
Chocolate Chip Cookies by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease This recipe has taken a lot of trial and error to get it just right!  I have used the same chocolate chip cookie recipe since I was in high school!  I got the recipe from ... 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 »
Chicken Rice Casserole gluten free/casein free by Melanie Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Whew!  I've made it almost 3 weeks dairy free!  This is something I never thought I could do.  And you know what?  It's not so bad really.  I'm surviving! I've been sta ... Read on »
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Gluten Free/Casein Free and Allergy testing by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease These are the words that have set fear in my heart for almost 3 years! I have dreaded this day.  I have not had a smooth gluten free road.  For many who are diagnosed with ... Read on »
Salad Bar Sunday by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease For me, Sunday's have become busy days!  My mom and I scrapbook all afternoon.  Sometimes my neighbor or a friend or two joins us.  I came up with salad bar Sunday as a wa ... Read on »
Photos of our Mexican Dinner Party by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease I must say, my friend Carrie makes the best tacos.  I'm going to have to get a deep fryer now.  Tacos from a box will never taste right after eating them the way Carrie ma ... Read on »
Mexican dinner party by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease I can't believe Labor Day weekend is almost here!  What happened to summer?  I know for me, it went way too quick!   We decided it was time for a dinner party with our ... Read on »
Parmesan Popover bites by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease I was given permission to share the recipe from the cookbook I reviewed by Robert M. Landolphi called Gluten Free Everyday.  I make these all the time and just love them s ... Read on »
GFree Cuisine Contest winner! by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease I have winner for the contest.  It's Alexandra from the blog Transformed by Words!  Congratulations!  I hope you enjoy the service as much as I do! Read on »
Genetic Testing by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Some of you who have followed my blog and know me, know that I don't have very clear cut answers for if I am gluten intolerant or have celiac disease.  In my gut, I feel I ... Read on »
GFree Cuisine Contest by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease I have been in a rut.  Again.  It's been a hard year.  I thought going gluten free was hard, but oh if I could only be gluten intolerant.  That to me would be heaven.   ... Read on »
Cookbook reviews! by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease I have two new cookbooks to review!  The first one I'm going to review is calledGluten Free Everyday Cookbook by Robert M. Landolphi.  Roberts' wife has celiac disease ... Read on »
Store bought bread and pizza crust by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease When I was in California, I tried both a new bread and pizza crust.  The bread was made in Escondido, CA.  I found it at the local Jimbo's Natural Food store in Del Mar.   ... Read on »
Roasted Chicken in a bowl dinner! by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease This is a super easy dinner!  Last week when I came home from California, I had a mountain of work waiting for me.  I had been gone 12 days, so of course there was no food ... 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 »
Still on the road by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease We are in San Diego. The Internet in our room is S L O W! I can't post pictures or anything! Just for fun I thought I would try posting from my phone! We will be flyin ... Read on »