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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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The Gluti Girls.....and a guy! by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease If you've been reading my blog for a while, you know that me, my daughter and my mother are all gluten intolerant.  We consider ourselves the gluti girls.  I also have ... Read on »
The Gluti Girls and…..a guy! by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that me, my daughter and my mother are all gluten intolerant.  We consider ourselves the gluti girls.  I also have a ... Read on »
Pizza! by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease I am so pumped about this!!! No, I haven’t tried it yet.  But it’s on my to do list!  This is just the beginning.  I think in the future, we are going to have more optio ... Read on »
White Bean Chicken Chili by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Hope you are all keeping warm!  It’s been pretty darn cold here in Indianapolis.  I don’t do cold.  I’m not really supposed to be living here.  I know I was meant for a ... Read on »
Welcome January! by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease I hope you all have had a wonderful Christmas and New Years!  This year seemed especially special since we focused more on family and friends instead of gifts.  I’m glad ... Read on »
Christmas Cookies by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease I don’t know where the month has gone!  Christmas is almost upon us and I’ve hardy posted a single post.  This coming weekend is our annual Christmas party.  All weekend ... 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 »
Recipes and a warning…. by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease First the warning.  Last night I was blog hopping and one of my stops was at Cassandra’s Delightfully Gluten Free.  She had a blog post about an article she read in the ... Read on »
Homemade Hamburger Helper or Goulash by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease For almost the last two weeks, I have been eating dairy free along with my other restrictions.  I am giving it a trial run, just to see if it makes any difference.  Unfo ... Read on »
Ghiradelli Chocolate by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease I heard this information the other day from a gluten free group I belong to.  I know a lot of you eat Ghiradelli chocolate.  I have always eaten their chocolate squares ... Read on »
Crock pot Sunday by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease For the last couple weeks, my mom has been coming over on Sundays to work on her scrap book.  I have a whole entire room devoted to scrap booking and crafts.  You can se ... Read on »
Parsnip Fries by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Yippee!  It finally happened.  I was alone for dinner!  I’m never alone for dinner.  There is always someone to cook for.  Some nights I get so sick of cooking.   I s ... 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 »
Coffee. I love ... by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Coffee. I love coffee. Life is not the same without coffee. I am not as nice a person without coffee. I was watching television the other day, and on came a commerical f ... Read on »
Yes, you can have beer and pizza by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Yes, you can have beer and pizza on a gluten free diet! You might have to make it yourself, but don’t let that scare you. I always keep a bag of Chebe brand pizza ... Read on »
Sometimes God gives us blessings in disguise by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Sometimes God gives us blessings in disguise. That is the way I look at this whole gluten intolerance thing. When I first found out I couldn’t eat gluten I thought lif ... Read on »
I haven't blogged in a while by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease I haven’t blogged in a while. So, I thought I would start back up with a post about the worse pizza crust EVER! I know it looks innocent there in that picture. This i ... Read on »
If there's one thing that will make your cooking better... by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease If there’s one thing that will make your cooking better, that’s using fresh herbs. Adding fresh herbs to dishes makes even the most simplest of food taste and look so much ... Read on »
This is good enough for company! by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease This is good enough for company! And easy too! Gosh, I love easy. You will need: Salmon fillets (I had two, we were the only ones home!) 1 Jar of Trader Joe’s ... Read on »
What's the best thing to eat while watching football games? by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease What’s the best thing to eat while watching football games? Chocolate chip cookies of course! I have been making this recipe for these cookies since 9th grade. This ... Read on »