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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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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 »
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 »