Welcome to Gluten-Free Goddess® Recipes

Karina - Gluten-Free Goddess

@How I Got Here

After a decade of subtle symptoms that waxed and waned seemingly by whim, an acute phase in my early forties produced IBS-D induced misery- with a dash of dermatitis herpetiformis, autoimmune cataracts, B12 deficiency, migraines, and fat malabsorption thrown in for good measure.

By December 2001, I discovered I carried one of the two classic genes linked to developing celiac disease- HLA DQ8 (the more common "celiac gene" in the US is HLA DQ2). I also found out I am blessed with a copy of the gene linked to gluten sensitivity (HLA DQ1).

Faced with this double whammy of genetic luck I gave up wheat and gluten on the spot, and embraced the wheat-free gluten-free diet. Whole. Heartedly. (After years of symptoms- why not?)

Guess what.

Within two days I removed the Pepto Bismol bottle from my purse.

An answer.

At last.



On to healing!

Pantry clearing and sponge tossing ensued.

It took a good 'year plus' of living 100% gluten-free and wheat-free to heal the gut damage wrought by my evil nemesis (children will often heal faster- sometimes in six to nine months). And some ill effects from decades of exposure still linger (FODMAPs are difficult to digest, and cause IBS symptoms alarmingly akin to ingesting gluten- don't ask).

But each day gluten-free (pain-free!) is a gift.

And my body is grateful.

Living gluten-free has also inspired me to get even more creative in the kitchen.

Meet Karina Allrich, Gluten-Free Goddess Recipes

@Where to begin?

Forget the tried and true of the past and risk new flavors with alternative gluten-free flours.

Get intrigued by the quirky magic of baking without wheat and gluten.

Deliciousness is in your future. I promise.


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Gluten-Free Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

About this blog:

Gluten-Free Goddess® Recipes is a family affair. Each week on Gluten-Free Goddess® we share our family's favorite wheat-free gluten-free recipes, developed in our own humble kitchen. From Baked Stuffed Shells to Blueberry Crisp we focus on fresh, seasonal, family style cooking.

The kind of food we actually cook- and crave.

Publisher, recipe developer, and author Gluten-Free Goddess® Karina discovered she was gluten intolerant in late 2001- after a decade of unseemly, classic celiac symptoms. She has been cooking and baking gluten-free ever since, serving up hundreds of original recipes on her popular food blog, launched in late fall 2005.

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Vintage tableware from Karina's kitchen.

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