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My name is Melissa and there are very few moments in the day I’m not preoccupied with food. So why not start a food blog and monopolize those limited leftover bits?
When I’m not developing recipes, photographing, or promoting my gluten free cookbook, I’m exercising while browsing through food magazines, making recipe lists, or tagging meals on Instagram.
Food and I are BFFs.
Sometimes BFFs can get a little needy and consume all your time, though. With four kids and a husband, I curse food a lot too.
The grocery lists, meal planning, cleaning up one meal to start another, weeknight dinners, packing lunches, hurried breakfasts, and the incessant “I’m hungry, Mommy” all make it seem like a rollercoaster I will never get off.
Why do I go through all the extra effort? It’s how I create, show love, and provides me with moments of glorious salvation when I finally sit down to enjoy it.
Or, if I really want to get psychoanalytical about it, it might stem from being raised with five brothers and sisters where I always had to hoard, hide, or seize food quickly before it vanished.
gluten-free and family-friendly recipes
Being a mother, and the only person in my house who is gluten-free, I have to balance my own diet necessities with making one meal for us all to enjoy.
MamaGourmand’s recipes use affordable, readily available grocery store ingredients, that are naturally gluten-free. I appreciate a simplified and streamlined cooking process, while my family gets to dig into comforting, deceptively gluten-free meals.
Not only do all the recipes on the site follow this method, but it was inspiration behind my gluten-free cookbook, Frugal Gluten-Free Cooking. Besides this publication, my recipes have been featured in Better Homes & Gardens, Parade, Taste of Home, PureWow, BuzzFeed, and many more print and online resources.
Every recipe includes step-by-step images with simple, clear instructions. Whether you are a pro in the kitchen or just starting out, the recipes are proven to work flawlessly every time!
top gluten-free recipe resources
Along with dinners, sides, desserts, and gluten-free bread recipes, I share in depth resources to make menu-planning and learning how to cook gluten-free easier. Below are a sampling of reader’s favorites, but find the entire collection on my resources page.