As many of you know, my blog “CeliacSavvy” was active for several years. For those of you who were not familiar with it, this blog was the result of raising a daughter with celiac disease from the early ‘90s, when, as I like to say, we were “gluten-free before gluten-free was cool.” Over the past 25 years since my daughter was diagnosed, the gluten-free world has made great strides. Recently, I was telling a friend that shortly after my daughter was diagnosed, I was making doughnuts, bagels, and pizza from scratch (yes, really). While I’m sure many of us have made our own pizza dough, I’m talking gluten-free pizza dough, which--as anyone who’s tried to make it knows--is a whole other animal. Back then, the only gluten-free flour available was white rice flour (yuck). And as far as the bagels go, I joked that I probably could have gotten a job alongside Kramer at H&H (and if you don’t get the Seinfeld reference, who are you??). Anyway, it’s still no picnic to have celiac disease, but there are so many more options these days for people who do have it, and it’s great to see how much progress has been made.
That progress brings me to what I’m posting about today. I like to think that I’ve made a valuable contribution to the gluten-free world over these past 25 years, and I think that those who have known me since my daughter’s diagnosis—as well as those who have met me in recent years—would probably agree. I’ve been humbled by the title of “gluten-free expert” but been thinking that it’s time for me to move on and share my passion for new things with a new blog.
I’ve been discovering what I think is some really cool stuff these last several months, and I’m inspired to share my finds with you. I won’t lie to you--you’re probably going to see a lot of beauty products in this new blog (shocking, I know!) but it will also cover whatever my “latest obsession” is—a product or service, a book (I know, another shock), an app, a song, or whatever. It may even be a person (but I promise not in a stalker-ish way). My plan is to keep it fresh and interesting. As it goes along, I'd love to know what you think.
So stay tuned for “My Latest Obsession.”
(And for those of you that were fans of “CeliacSavvy,” you can rest assured that if I encounter any great gluten-free finds along the way, I’m certainly going to continue to share them with you.)
As always, thank you for your continued support.