Hello, and welcome to Gluten Free Gidget!
I have always been the “shrimp” of my family. At 5’3″, with little discernible body fat, I am not what you would call intimidating. Rewind to my middle school years. After coming home from school one day, I flipped on the television to find a giggly Sandra Dee frolicking in the surf with “Moon Doggie”. He called her Gidget…. “You know…. girl midget”. Well, the name stuck!
I have been gluten-free and dairy-free since March of 2007. At a frightening 79 lbs, I could barely muster the energy to get our of bed in the morning. I became sick every time I ate. Doctors kept telling me I had an eating disorder. The problem was, that I wanted to eat. I wanted to eat so badly, but it was food that was making me ill. Finally, after a year of severe illness, I was diagnosed and put on a gluten free/dairy free diet. Since that time, my life has changed dramatically. I began to study food and its healing effects, and slowly began to heal. It was bloggers who taught me how to cook and take control of my health, and I have been blessed to be able to share that gift with others.
My food philosophy is simple: Food should taste good and make you feel good.
I try to make as much food from scratch as possible, always including one main ingredient…. LOVE!