I love to cook and, with a background in science, I love to experiment with recipes!! That came in very handy several years ago when my best friend was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. We would get together with friends for monthly dinners and I would convert a dessert recipe to gluten-free. My friend asked me to write my recipes down for her, so I now have a long list of yummy desserts, plus many other food categories!

Then, last year, my husband discovered he was sensitive to gluten, as well. I now experiment and convert recipes every day. I want our meals to taste great, be simple to cook and be good for my husband’s health. I look for the best-tasting ingredients, too. Not all gluten-free flours or mixes are alike. If I can make something and no one can tell it’s gluten-free, then I’ve done my job!

I almost never follow a recipe exactly, though, which makes duplicating it a little challenging sometimes. It’s been really helpful for me to write them down for my friend and this blog. When I cook, I just add a little of this and that. I’m very comfortable with “winging it” and seeing what I come up with. Don’t worry, when I write a recipe in my blog, I will give amounts that I’ve tested and tasted!!

As always, any recipe can be altered for your own personal taste preferences. If you’d like to convert a favorite recipe to gluten-free (or dairy-free, sugar-free, etc. ), just ask me and I’d love to help you adjust it for your own dietary needs.

Enjoy my blog and “bon appetit”!!



8 responses to “About

  1. Natalie

    May 14, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    I am about to be tested for celiacs. I am desperately hoping it to be negative. It is not then you may be hearing lots from me!

    • Gluten-free Medley

      May 14, 2012 at 7:07 pm

      My husband was never officially tested by a doctor. He gave it up on his own and felt a lot better, in his joints, his gut and just overall felt better. That was enough to convince him to stay away from wheat. On a few occasions, he’s had wheat since and has gotten a headache, joint pain and digestive issues. It may not be the easiest eating plan, but he thinks it’s worth it. I wish you luck – I don’t know how available gluten-free food is in the UK. I would love to help in any way I can!

  2. Natalie

    June 2, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Thankfully all my tests came back negative. I am feeling loads better but I am determined to eat more healthily. Just tucked into a delicious vegetable and cashew stir fry.

    • Gluten-free Medley

      June 2, 2012 at 7:18 pm

      Yay! Great to hear you’re feeling better – that’s the most important part!!! Eating more healthfully is always a good thing for your body – enjoy the good food and the good health!

  3. FindCooks

    June 11, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    I just wanted to say we’ve seen you mentioned in quite a few articles concerning Cottage Food laws and zoning here in Texas. Thanks for bringing attention to this area and helping others find freedom from overburdening laws!

    I also wanted to invite you to view a recently launched website ( that I truly hope is of benefit to you and this cause. Briefly, the website is 100% free and allows people to register as a “cook” or an “eater”, create a profile, and be found by others.

    The website was launched within the past 7 days so please be patient with us as we grow and add features that our users request. Feel free to check us out and let us know if you have any feedback!

    • Gluten-free Medley

      June 11, 2012 at 10:29 pm

      I’m sorry to say you have me confused with “Gluten Free Medley” in Frisco, Texas. They are a gluten-free bakery. I actually live in Maine and am not associated with Cottage Food laws. I’m sorry for the confusion. They have a facebook page and I’m sure they would like to see your comments and website. Good luck!

  4. Celiac Kiddo

    October 13, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Just came across your blog searching for zucchini bread. Love using Pamela’s mix too, especially when traveling, easier to bring one bag than all my flours 🙂

    • Gluten-free Medley

      October 13, 2012 at 9:54 pm

      I really love Pamela’s mix – it’s so versatile and easy to use. I’m still trying to perfect a pie crust and a good chewy brownie. Lots of testing still to do… oh, the hardship! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!


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