About Angela E. Drake

 

Hi, I am a person with celiac disease, diagnosed in late January 2013. I went wheat free a couple of weeks later.  I started blogging soon after in an attempt to cope with the horror of giving up my best friend, wheat….  I enjoy writing and love to cook so this blog is where I combine the two and make lemonade out of the lemons of my celiac disease! Some of the recipes are my own, some are adaptations I have made to old favorite recipes and a few I adapted from someone else’s recipe, credit given at the end of my post. I do not make any $$ from blogging, I do it purely for the pleasure it gives me.

I am a certified elementary school teacher . I also work as a circulation clerk at my local public library after school. I enjoy talking to the patrons as well as the myriad of interesting library tasks I get to do each week.

I like to garden, write, hike, ride my bike, read books, and cook.  I also try to find time to create original handmade stoneware pottery in my studio.  I have two bad kitties who I love.  I have two grandchildren, Aiden, my adorable little dude and little Liam who has a great head of hair. My boyfriend has come to see that going GF is good for me and he happily eats most anything I make for dinner or dessert.

I cook seasonally, eating lots of fresh veggies and fruits.  DYI: that is what kind of cook I am, trying to make it myself rather than buying something full of preservatives and weird additives. Baking is a favorite hobby, particularly pies, muffins and cookies. I use olive oil as well as some canola oil for baking.  Not much deep frying goes on around here. In sweets I try to use the least amount of sugar that is possible.  Avoiding processed foods is high on my priorities but I confess to loving cheese curls.  We all have our weaknesses…..

Come with me as I journey further into the wheat free universe I was compelled to enter in February 2013.  I still eat great food.  I enjoy cooking it too, especially for family and friends.  They have been wonderful about eating my GF meals and not griping about the need to eat safely for me.  Peace and happiness for me is a well cooked meal that tastes great, makes people smile and doesn’t make me deathly ill.

If you re-post my writing please give me credit in your posting/writing and include my name and my blog address.  Thank you.

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