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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 am alone again for lunch by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease I am alone again for lunch. Oh, time to make beans. I can not feed my husband beans. I won’t go into the details. But I love beans. This is my mom’s creation. Sh ... Read on »
It's been a discouraging week by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease It’s been a discouraging week. For the most part, this whole experience of going gluten free has worked out pretty well. I did not miss it after going off or crave things ... Read on »
It's been almost a week since I last ate out by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease It’s been almost a week since I last ate out and I’ve really enjoyed just being home all week and cooking. Nothing fancy, just simple meals. I am feeling better. Besi ... Read on »
One of my favorite leafy green vegetables is spinach by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease One of my favorite leafy green vegetables is spinach. I don’t really like it cooked, but I love to make salads with it. I think spinach lends itself well to pairing ... 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 »
There were several things... by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease There were several things that stressed me when the doctor told me I couldn’t eat gluten any more. For one thing I just loved bread. Most of my favorite foods involv ... Read on »
Chili Sunday by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Don’t bother Mia there. She’s busy watching the game and waiting for Chili! Last week, Carrie over at Ginger Lemon Girl posted about Chili. It made me hungry for Ch ... Read on »
Gooey Bars by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease The other thing I did over the weekend was to start making Christmas cookies. Round 1 went pretty well. I started with two cookies I wasn’t thinking about making, but were ... Read on »
Cookies - Round 2 by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Ok, here it goes, round 2. We’ll start with Pecan Tassies. I learned how to make these cookies in my tea room class and have been making these for 30+ years. I decide ... Read on »
Creamy Vegetable Chicken Chowder by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease I think I might have mentioned before that I love to cook soup. I usually don’t have a recipe. That’s the fun thing about soup. You can make it up as you go! Tonig ... Read on »
Turtles by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease My mom got me a Christmas cookie cookbook years ago. This poor cookbook has seen it all. The pages are stained and the cover is stained and warped. It’s full of Chr ... Read on »
Gluten Free Oatmeal! by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease I am a happy girl! Today I received my shipment of Gluten Free Oats!!!! I am so excited. Oatmeal for breakfast, oatmeal cookies, granola, and baked oatmeal!!! My ... Read on »
Shrimp from the Devil by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Is it cold where you are at?  This is a great recipe for a cold night.  My brother Chris gave me this recipe last week-end when I was talking to him through email.  He is a ... Read on »
Glutano by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease From time to time I will be doing product reviews.  The hardest thing about going gluten free is finding replacements for food I used to eat.  Even when I did see things, I ... Read on »
Gluten Free Chicken Casserole by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease This is the perfect freezer meal. I’ve made this many times. It freezes well and tastes really good. It’s not low fat, but could be modified to be lower fat by using skim ... Read on »
Grilled Salmon and Brocoli by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease This post is both a recipe and a gadget review. I am a kitchen gadget junkie. I always enjoy learning about appliances and gadgets. I love kitchen shops. Kitchen shops t ... Read on »
Tomato Soup 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 staple.  ... Read on »
Gluten Free Pizza by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease So far the South Beach diet is going well.  However, my weekly menu has fell apart this week.  Last night, my husband decided at the last minute that he wanted to eat ou ... Read on »
Grilled Chicken with Jicama Corn relish by Melanie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease This is what it’s like here….cold…yuk. We were suppose to have 4 to 8 inches. The weather people, who just make stuff up, were just so happy yesterday because of this. Th ... 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 »