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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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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 »
Fogo De Chao and a big birthday! by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease I had a significant birthday yesterday. I'm not sure why everyone dreads turning 50.  I had a great time!  You get lots of good presents!  I got some ... Read on »
Conte's Pasta by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Just in case you are interested, I'm passing along an email I received from Conte's Pasta.  I had inquired into how they produce their gluten free food.  It's always good ... Read on »
Conte's Pizza Review by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease I was totally going to post a recipe today.  I swear I was.  But, I stopped by my local health food store the other day and she had some new things in.  I spied this pizza ... Read on »
Earth Friendly Cleaners by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease I know this is way off the purpose of my blog, but I have some recipes, not for food, but cleaning products!  It's spring and many people are spring cleaning and trying to ... 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 »
Easter M & M cookies by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease If you are like me and went to Sam's Club, you have a huge, mega bad of M & M's sitting in your cupboard.  If not, maybe you should go buy some! I thought I would give you ... Read on »
Gluten-Free Bonanza! by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease While shopping in the last week, I came across several items that got me very excited.  They were marked gluten free!  I love that when that happens.  So much so, I though ... 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 »
Rice, rice, rice, and more rice. by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease I will never forget the day in my doctors office, just after I had had a blood test and was there to find out what was wrong with me.  She looked at me and told me s ... Read on »
Chicken Noodle Soup by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease I was looking through my recipe index, and realized that I haven't posted a recipe for chicken noodle soup!  This is something I've been making for years.  I've never care ... Read on »
Weekly Menu by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease This week, I'm back to planning weekly menus.  I have been really bad about not doing this and find I waste more time trying to figure out what to make than I actually do ... Read on »
Spring by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease I picked out a new theme for my blog.  The warm weather over the weekend has me dreaming of summer.  Like it? Read on »
Pizza Crust by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease As promised, I am going to share my favorite recipe for pizza crust.  Last fall, I received a new cookbook by Carol Fenster called1,000 Gluten-Free Recipes.  It's a huge c ... Read on »
No Bake Chocolate cookies by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Be sure to check out my new blogging home.  I won’t be posting here anymore but I am posting here.. http://www.theglutigirls.com/ I have a new post up with a recip ... Read on »
Chocolate No Bake Cookies by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease You see this nose? This is Mia's nose.  Mia's nose gets her in trouble.  There is a tummy monster that lives in her tummy.  The tummy monster is alway ... Read on »
Dinner Party part 2 by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Do having dinner parties scare you?  They didn't use to me.  I used to have so many short cuts for having people over.  I knew where to buy really good bread that tasted h ... Read on »
Dinner Party part 1 by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Welcome to my new blog site!  I hope you found me okay and have bookmarked the new location.  I have tried my best to get all of my old posts moved here.  It did not load ... Read on »
Gluten Free/Dairy Free by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease So much is going on here I’ve just not had any time to post.  I’ve had a cold too.  Yuck.  And, we got a foot of snow.  Oh my, I’m so sick of winter.  Now there is th ... Read on »
Gluten Free/Dairy Free by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease So much is going on here I've just not had any time to post.  I've had a cold too.  Yuck.  And, we got a foot of snow.  Oh my, I'm so sick of winter.  Now there i ... Read on »