How I Became Gluten-Free

As I mentioned in the gluten-free pasta post, I gave up gluten over 6 1/2 years ago. This was right before “gluten-free” became a buzzword, or a trendy diet craze. A few years earlier I met a friend with Celiac disease, and I remember saying something along the lines of “I would rather die than live without bread and pasta.” Ohhhh sweet silly young Janine. You were so wrong.

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Gluten-Free Pasta

When I first went gluten-free, I was in a panic about how I would live without pasta. At the time (6 1/2 years ago), there were very few GF pastas available in stores, and they were all very clearly not “real pasta”. So I did what any kitchen nerd, and I asked for a pasta…