You've all known me as "the teenager behind GlutenAway" or "the gluten-free teen." But believe it or not, I turn 20 this year. Yep, that's right! My last year of being a teenager is finally here which means my blog will no longer be from the voice of a teenager. I've been planning for this for years, thinking to myself, "what will my voice be once I'm not a teenager anymore?" It's worried me and made me think I'll have nothing left for people to listen to. But now that it is finally here, I couldn't be more prepared and I couldn't be happier. Turning 20 this year had made me realize that I will have a whole new part of my life to share with you as someone who is gluten-free. My information and knowledge as a teenager will always be on my blog. I will always be able to speak on these topics. But now as I enter my 20's, I will have a lot more to offer with my constantly changing perspective, too.

After posting my last gluten-free peach cobbler recipe, I felt that it was worth posting one more. After all, who doesn't love cobbler? This recipe has a little bit of a variation compared to the one before. It's both gluten-free and dairy free plus it can be top 8 allergy free with the help of Enjoy Life Foods. Whether you want to make it for the holidays or any other time of year, this recipe is perfect for your next gluten-free dessert.
Since Thanksgiving is coming up, I decided that I'd share these 14 gluten-free recipes for Thanksgiving that never get old. A few years back I posted a recipe every day for 14 days leading up to Thanksgiving. Those recipes are still around and just as good every year. I make about 5-10 of these each Christmas and Thanksgiving because they're all super easy and taste like real food you would eat during the Holidays. I know you'll like at least one of these recipes but I'm sure it's possible to like all of them too :)
Trick or Treat is right around the corner which means going out with food allergies can always make this a tough situation. You don't want your kids to not enjoy the fun experiences of dressing up, walking around to each house, grabbing as much candy as one can get. But of course, you also don't want your child to get terribly sick from the many food allergies that they may have to avoid. Us food allergy bloggers have lots of experiences in being a parent in these situations (myself excluded). Keep your children safe this Halloween but still let them have fun with these Tips on How to Trick or Treat with Food Allergies!
It's not often I do a post like this nor do I ever use cookbooks. But after trying a few recipes from my good friend Chrystal Carver's cookbook, I can't help but share it with you. As many of you know, I'm still in my teens and I'm all about recipes that are easy. The fewer ingredients, the better. That's why I honestly find this cookbook to be one of the best that I've ever used since all of the recipes require 10 ingredients or less. It doesn't require crazy flours or starches. Just a few simple ones to make some AWESOME recipes that are great for any beginner. I'm excited to share with you what I made as well as a special discount to get this cookbook for yourself!
A 19 year old. Someone who does not live a normal life. Someone who takes medication multiple times a day to stay alive, battles constant fatigue and weakness to get out of bed, and someone who has to plan hours ahead of time to do a simple task. When most people hear this description, they probably picture someone who looks sick, skinny or unhealthy. It's easy to get an idea of someone when you don't have a picture to look at. But it's also easy to hide these problems every single day because the description of this person is me.

On the outside, I appear to be healthy like any normal 19 year old. Fit, happy, athletic and in control of my health. But what most people don't know is that my medical conditions are the biggest burdens on my day-to-day life. You can't see that if I stopped taking my medication for 3 days, I would die. You wouldn't know that at the age of 13 years old, I was given only 3 months to live. You wouldn't know that I'm deep in medical debt at the age of only 19 years old. Do you know why? Because none of these things can be seen on the outside since I choose not to show them. Even though you can't see these things, I certainly do still deal with them. Like all of us, I try to hide what is wrong on the outside and paint a better picture of myself to those I just meet. It's human nature. We all do it so it's only fair to assume that everyone else does this in their own way too. Even you.

Every Halloween, Valentine's Day, and Easter, I update this gluten-free candy list to make sure you are all safe around the holidays. There's so many candies that can contain gluten that you would have never thought of! This list will at least let you know what you can have while being gluten-free. If you would like any brands added to this list, please comment and I will look it up for you! I hope this helps!
It's almost the Fall and you know what that means! Well, maybe you don't. But for bloggers like us, it means that baking season is here! If you live up north, the weather is finally starting to get colder. More people stay indoors which means baking is a lot more likely to happen. With the holidays coming up, it's only a good thing that you get prepared ahead of time! We all know that baking gluten-free can be a challenge for anybody that's a beginner. That's why us 8 experienced bloggers are here to share our best tips to help make it a littler easier. We hope these tips help!
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