Gluten Dude
  • Folks…going gluten-free is just not that difficult. It really isn’t.

    Is it limiting? It can be at times.

    Is it isolating? Only if you let it.

    Do I enjoy it? Not really.

    But is it difficult? No.

    Yet over the years, I’ve received a boat load of emails from my fellow celiacs who have a (sister, brother, mother, father, aunt, uncle, second cousin on Trudy’s side of the family, you get the point) who it seems have obvious health issues related to gluten, but absolutely refuse to get tested or give it up on their own.

    Here is an email I just received last week…

    Dear Gluten Dude,

    Alright, so I was diagnosed with Celiac disease a couple of years ago, and it’s been long and painful to make the story short and simple.

    My Grandma has been allergic to gluten and dairy and soy for going on 20 years....

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  • Let me be clear. I really like beer. In 2008, I truly did fear A life without beer.

    Red Bridge was here. But it wasn’t good beer. Bards then drew near. One taste and…oh dear.

    Then a whisper in my ear “New Planet tastes like beer.” What did I just hear? Was it really sincere?

    “A true gluten free beer!!” I let out a cheer. I shed a big tear Then swung on my chandelier.

    Then Harvester Brewing Beer Found its way here. Who created this beer? A gluten free beer engineer?

    Glutenberg then appeared. After I paid the cashier. I said “It’s a new frontier” “In gluten free beer.”

    Omission, being quite cavalier, Calls themselves gluten free beer. If I were you, I’d steer clear...

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  • Hi folks. Before we kick off today’s post, a few quick Dude notes.

    - Writing a blog post takes time and my time seems to be at a premium right now. So bear with me (or bare with me…which could also be fun) while my blogging pace and commenting has slowed down.

    - I’m pretty active on Facebook and sometimes it can be a quick and dirty way for me to connect with the community. If you are not following me, please give it some thought. Here I am.

    - I want to give a huge shout out to one of Mrs. Dude’s friends from childhood (you know who you are). She reached out to Vitamix, told them the health history of both Mrs. Dude and I and especially what Mrs. Dude is going through now, and Vitamix actually sent us one of their mixers. I am beyond...

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  • I started this blog almost 3 years ago.

    I’ve written 434 blog posts.

    I’ve talked about celebrities, I’ve ranted and I’ve posted your love stories.

    Heck…I even wrote a post called Gluten-Free Sex for Only $27.

    Yet in all this time, I’ve never once posted a recipe.

    Well my friends…the time has come.

    Whenever Mrs. Dude is whipping up something amazing for me in the kitchen, I always ask her how she made it. Her response is pretty much always the same: “Oh…it’s so easy.” And yet she never tells me how to do it.

    Well I had a major hankering for some of Mrs. Dude’s famous gluten-free risotto last week and since she is kinda out of commission these days, I ponied up and with Mrs. Dude’s verbal guidance, I actually made the risotto myself. I posted a picture of it on Facebook and everybody...

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