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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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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 »
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 »