Really I can not belive it is June! June is the greatest month in my opinion. My birthday, graduation, my blogerversary, summer, warm sunny weather, the time to start over new and fresh. When I think of June, I just think of beautiful things. Bright orange and yellow, sunshine, happiness. But before I start on this month of joy, I wanted to do a final post to close out Celiac Awareness Month.
The Celiac and Gluten-Free community is one strong unbreakable force. We support, educate, laugh, create delicious food, and make our situation as positive as possible. We simply are Gluten-Free Warriors. Before my Celiac Disease, I would only sporadically go on food blogs to feed my cooking love and hobby. Once i went gluten-free though, my blog reading really took off. The first gluten-free blogger I ever read was the Gluten-Free Girl and The Chef. Shauna's writing is absolutely breath taking and her story is definitely an inspiration for anyone on a gluten-free journey. The first homemade gluten-free recipe I made stemmed from her Gluten-Free Stuffing. I took her beautiful inspiration and created a dish that has become an annual must during the holiday season for my family and I. Ever since reading her blog, I have attributed my love for cooking and food blogs to her the most. Who wouldn't want to join in on the fun after reading her posts?! Thank you Shauna for being my Gluten-Free Warrior!
So why not celebrate some of the other warriors in the gluten-free community? Here are some of my favorite gluten-free bloggers and friends. They all have contributed their knowledge, experience, humor, recipes, love, and support to this community and I love them for it! Get ready for a huge list of just some of my favorites...mind you this is only some!
Need to know if you should try that new gluten-free product or spend your money elsewhere? Well Erica (diagnosed with Celiac in 2009) has you covered with her plethora of reviews and product suggestions. Not to mention all of her amazing giveaways! You know I am all about giveaways 😉
One of the few male bloggers out there, but he has a lot to say. Need a daily dose of some gluten-free humor? Or have a crazy questions you want answers? Hop on over to Mr. Dude's blog and he will happily fulfill those needs!
Alyssa states is perfectly when she said, "The light, fluffy gift from the gluten-free gods." Quinoa is an essential in my diet and (and should be for anyone gluten-free!). Simply beautiful delicious recipes and always gluten-free. You will leave her blog hungry and full of inspiration!
Lindsay, the gluten-free, pro-triathlete wife breaks down the myth that a gluten-free diet can't fuel and hardcore athletic life. Creating nourishing power packed recipes to fuel her and her husbands crazy active lives, she sets a positive and inspiring vibe everyday on her beautiful heartwarming blog!
I love this girl. After a few months hiatus form blogging to take care of her new baby girls, she is back and I am so happy! This women is the genius behind those English muffins I started making. Going gluten-free healed her GI issues and allowed her to live her life again. A gluten intolerance can be just as debilitating as Celiac, but she does not let that stop her!
Alysa, a dietitian, Celiac, and huge advocate will make you feel loved and see the joy in life. Her beautiful writings about her family, faith, and having Celiac always put a smile on my face.
Healing your body and making yourself glow is totally possible with food restrictions. Alexandra makes it easy for you to live a happy life, nourished, and at ease with her glowing attitude, blog, and recipes 🙂
Angela is one amazing blogger. Not only is she gluten-free, but she is also vegan. Her recipes and photography are simply breath taking. She proves that you can make some pretty incredible food even with every restriction in the book. There is nothing holding this lovely women back!
Talk about fun recipes! Plus thier vegan too. Everything from Baked Shiitake "Shrimp" to the most delicious looking bagels! If you need some recipe inspiration, Cara's blog is that go-to resource!
Healing your body through food. Leanne knows how to love and take care of the body even with multiple food allergies. Plus you should check out her latest e-book, The Vibrant Life, which I reviewed here!
Keeping her family happy and healthy, Kelly creates delicious gluten-free, dairy-free, and paleo recipes! She doesn't want her family to feel deprived even through their Celiac, intolerences, ADD, and autism. (There is no way you could feel deprived in her household!)
Ashley...o Ashley. Her blog is so beautiful! Food has never looked so good. Her photography is outstanding! Who ever said gluten-free couldn't be pretty, huh? 😉
Veggies lover and gluten-free(er), Beth creates beautiful seasonal whole food recipes that are to die for! Not only is she a fellow gluten-free blogger, but she is also a yogi 😉 That is always a big plus in my book. This girl knows her stuff!
Meg had to transition to a gluten-free life after he adorable son was born with a severe gluten-intolerance. Also a vegetarian for 8 years, Meg keeps her family healthy and on the path to recovery with her passion for cooking!
If you need a great baking recipe that is both gluten-free and vegan...Audrey is your girl! Her blog is full of delicious sweet recipes as well as tons of Celiac tips and advice!
Reinventing old favorites once she found out she was gluten-intolerant, Carol has become a huge name in the gluten-free community (she is also the founder of Simply Gluten Free magazine). Makes simple healthy dishes that everyone will love and adore. Sharing, teaching, and inspiring every step of the way.
Mom and author, Silvana creates lovely conversation and great family moments all while being gluten-free. There is more behind food than just what you see. There is always a story or memory to share and create along the way!
Brittany kicked her autoimmune disorder and food intolerences in the face and has become a huge advocate for food allergen awareness. She believes you should enjoy good for you food and keep your body safe form the allergens that harm some of us.
Being gluten-free can get very expensive if you don't do it right. So Nicole is on a mission to show the world that being gluten-free can be affordable for the whole family without sacrificing health or flavor!
Food allergies and Celiac never get this girl down. Kristy always strives to find the best and is always upbeat about her allergies and intolerences. She always has the greatest tips for living a happy normal life in a world where we have to be vigilant and aware!
After Lexie's son was born with a host of digestive issues, she had to find out what was wrong. By creating an allergy-friendly home, she healed her son and continues to create the most amazing gluten-free and allergy-friendly recipes to see her son thrive and help others along the way!
I think we have all heard of Karina before. If you haven't you are missing out on one amazing blogger, recipe creator, artist, and women. If you need a show-stopper recipe to impress, head on over to the goddess. You will find the most decadent and beautiful dishes!
Tessa cooks without all the major allergens to accommodate everyone in her beautiful family. She is also the amazing host of Allergy-Free Wednesdays, one of my favorite link-ups!
Vegan, candida-free, gluten-free, sugar-free. This women has you covered. I still remember when her blog was called "Diet, Dessert, Dogs"! She is one outstanding cook, cookbook author, and holistic nutritionists!
Jennifer brings you all you need to know and more. She has created a beautiful community or learning and empowering those with gluten intolerance and Celiac. Podcasts, reviews, educational posts, ideas, recipes, simply everything you need, this girl has!
Weekly meal plans and recipes galore! Linda as diagnosed with Celiac in 2000, so she is a veteran in the community and really knows her stuff. She is also the lovely host of Gluten-Free Wednesdays!
Vegetarian and gluten-free blogger, Cindy always has something fun going on in her blog! You will find reviews and giveaway galore as well as the famous Gluten-Free Fridays recipe link-up!
Combating autoimmune disease with going grain, gluten, dairy, and refined sugar free. Danielle creates beautiful recipes with stunning photography. Also send your love and thoughts to her and her family right now.
After her husband was diagnosed with Celiac, she has to change her love of baking over to being completely G-Free. And what an incredible job she has done! Sarah makes gluten-free baking not so scary and easy for anyone and every to try!
I should probably stop now as I bet you just opened up a bunch of tabs in your browser and I don't want your computer to freeze up! (This happens to me all the time 😉 Haha). There are about 50 dozen more bloggers I could talk about, but this post is already way to filled! I have my bookmark folder of gluten-free bloggers that was started 5 years ago and has been expanding ever since. You could imagine just how many are in there 😉 The great thing is, I find more and more everyday and I am always learning from them and getting the greatest inspiration!
Thank you all for being Gluten-Free Warriors with me!
Before I go, I need to thank two participants of the #GFC14 (Gluten-Free Challenge). Lisa and Paige did a wonderful job joining in and wrote some fabulous recaps of their experiences! Go ahead and check them out and see just how they did! You may be surprised by what they learned.
So tell me:
+ Have any favorite gluten-free bloggers to share? Are you a gluten-free blogger? I feel like I have been on every gluten-free blog or heard of every gluten-free blogger there is. Let's see if you can rain on my parade 😉
+ Do you remember the first blog you ever went on?
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