Freelance Writers Wanted!

Do you have a passion for writing? Or perhaps you are a health obsessed foodie keeping up with the latest health food trends and all things gluten free ? Or do you take beautiful food photos and want to show off your talent?

If the answer is “YES” to any of the above, The Gluten Free Chef Blog wants you!

We are welcoming prospective applications for ‘Feature Freelance Writers” (Unpaid)

The position will feature recipes, commentary and guest posts in the realm of clean eating, paleo eating, vegetarian,vegan, gluten free, dairy free and related topics.

The position is ripe in opportunity and provides you the chance to acquire valuable experience ‘in free lance writing as well as the opportunity to connect with a broad range of readers from all over the world and promote your own blog or site.


For the Feature Freelance Writer position, please drop an email to with the following:

* Your name, age, and location (can be anywhere!)

* What type of writing you’d wish to contribute (Food/Recipes/Health Commentary)

* A brief paragraph about yourself and what you can bring to The Gluten Free Chef Blog

* Samples of your written work in .doc format (food writing only)

* A recent photo of yourself


All in all, we’re eager to take on talented individuals with a genuine and love authentic for clean living. We look forward to hearing from you!

Gluten Free Menu Plan: March 16-20, 2015

It’s official! I survived the winter of 2015 and I couldn’t be happier for it. It’s cliche I know but the saying “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” rings more true for me this season than it ever has before. But before I wax to poetic let me share this week’s A+mazing collection of menu ideas. A blend of cold weather favorites and lighter fare to get you ready for the longer days, shorter nights, and boat loads sunshine that lies ahead.  Goodbye winter. Continue reading

Living with Fibromyalgia: seasons change (poem)

Recently I ran across a status update from a friend that struck a chord. The post read in part ” “Change comes with seasons so as the seasons change so must we… I wrote the poem which I’m sharing below nearly two years ago entitled: seasons change with a similar theme.

Life is about evolution. Individually we go through a plethora of changes every single day.  Sometimes we fight against these changes and refuse to adapt and accept new realities. Situations change. Relationships change. We change emotionally. We change mentally. We change physically. Change can be good. Change can hurt. Change can heal. No matter what though; change in inevitable. Continue reading


Gluten Free on the Go! Traveling in Miami with The Autoimmune Mom

We’re just about half way through March with only 9 days until the first day of spring which means we are long over due for a guest post. For this month’s feature I’ve snagged the expertise of blogger Katie Cleary, Founder of Katie recently vacationed in the lovely city of Miami. I thought her experience was worth sharing along with her practical tips on traveling gluten free. No matter how long you’ve gone without wheat there’s no shortage of advice on how to be bettered prepared for being gluten free on the go! Get into her feature below. Continue reading

Pecan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies from Ina Garten’s Back to Basics

And to go along with my A+mazing review of Ina Garten’s Back to Basics is a very special recipe that I adapted to gluten free. Ina’s Pecan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are a breeze to put together and truly elevate the traditional oatmeal raisin cookie to something gourmet with the addition of toasted pecans and golden raisins. This is one cookie that will never go out of style. Continue reading

Gluten Free Book Review: Ina Garten’s Back to Basics

One of my all time favorite cookbooks from the world famous self proclaimed home cook maven Ina Garten is her 6th cookbook Back to Basics: Fabulous Flavor from Simple Ingredients . This book is a must have for every home cook whether you are gluten free or not. Gifted to me back in 2008 this book came at the perfect time in my life. I was in the beginning stages of learning about celiac disease, gluten, gluten intolerance and what it all meant for me. I was relearning how to eat better and use food as a healer.  The premise of Back to Basics falls in line with my basic premise as a home cook. The ability to transform simple fresh ingredients into show stopping crowd pleasing meals. Cooking should not be complicated. Real, whole, and clean ingredients are the cornerstones to the best meals and novice cooks, expert cooks, and everyone  in between can learn something from Back to Basics. Continue reading

Gluten Free Product Review: Just Mayo by Hampton Creek

I am so excited to be doing this review. I just recently learned about Hampton Creek due to all the hubbub about the failed lawsuit against the vegan company from Unilever (read). To make the story short this huge corporation attempted to take the underdog start up down over name semantics. These corporations burn me when they show their true colors and try to bully the new guy on the block but epically fail in the process. In the end Hampton Creek won due to overwhelming (national) response from the people and ended up getting tons of free press and publicity in the process. Cue in my review. Continue reading

Gluten Free Menu Plan: March 9-14, 2015

Hopefully our spring forward means that Spring will unofficially make its grand debut sooner than later. We can only hope since everyone I know is more than anxious for this winter to be over.  Warm sun, warm breeze, trees, and plant life are what I look forward to. And of course amazing food to go along with it.

Live well. Be well. Eat Well.

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Living with Fibromyalgia: Visibly invisible

The worst thing for me I think in dealing with fibromyalgia is the constant thought that has to be put into every single action that I take. Every thought, every step , and every breath requires an enormous about of thought.  Trying to decide how IT (every single action I take) will impact my body because it will undoubtedly affect my body. Trouble is I  can never know how much it will impact. Or how it will impact. The impact is always inconsistent. The impact is never the same. So I can perform one action today and I might feel ok. But if I do the exact same action later on today or tomorrow it will have a completely different effect. So unpredictable. So unreliable. I know this but I think and over think about everything. In every way. All day. Every day. This is exhausting. This is futile. Yet the thoughts never leave. Continue reading