Purpose + About

Welcome and thanks for visiting Gluten-Free-Way.com!

Finding out I had celiac disease was a major, life altering event for this (at the time) high fiber, low fat girl. Everything I had known in the way of food changed – especially all of the memories of the foods I grew up with. And on top of it all, I went through the transition pretty much by myself, experiencing both the ups and downs of navigating this gluten free journey as well as the misery, pity parties and boredom. Now, because my health has drastically improved and I know how to quickly maneuver through the gluten-filled world, it’s really no big deal for me anymore.

PURPOSE

I started Gluten-Free-Way.com for a few simple reasons:

  1. It pains me to see others struggle with following a GF lifestyle. If I get to help just a few people every now and then, it’s worth it to me to run this blog. More and more people are following a gluten free lifestyle, and it is good to know we are not alone!
  2. It may sound selfish, but creating recipes keeps me eating healthy and keeps my boredom to a minimum. When I started my GF journey, I was eating to live, eating the same stuff all the time and didn’t really enjoy it at all. Thankfully, those days are well behind me and can honestly say I now live to eat!
  3. I get to share the good stuff I create with others – and hope some of my recipes bring a little joy along your journey.

I’ve designed this blog based on my own personal preferences: 

  1. Ingredients that can be used for a multitude of recipes, are simple and unlike so many GF recipes, do not use xanthan gum. Of the dozens of GF flours, I only use about 6 of them, so I don’t have a whole lot of waste.
  2. The recipe needs to be easy to follow, not very time consuming, and if possible, able to be frozen for added convenience.
  3. I’m not really focused on selling anything. I don’t like to be bothered, and I don’t like bothering others.  So, if you sign up to follow me, you’ll only get emails when I post a recipe or something (99% of the time, it’s just a recipe) and you won’t get emails from me trying to push stuff on you.
  4. I’ve eliminated most ads from this website, and am in the process or deleting most of the links too. It looks a lot less cluttered!
  5. Because some people are more visually inclined, I created a you tube channel, where ads may be enabled, so please refer to youtube’s terms and conditions if you head over there.
  6. Privacy Policy – Scroll down for the stuff bloggers are supposed to display on their sires.

QUICK TIP!  All of the recipes on this site were designed in Yummly. When you find recipes you like, click on the orange YUM tag at the top of each recipe, which will save it to your own recipe box on the Yummy site.  Or, if you’re old school and prefer a hard copy, click PRINT – and store the recipes you like best in plastic sheet protectors in a binder.

WHO I AM

My Gluten Free Journey – click to read my story about my diagnosis and journey. – I am a person living a gluten free lifestyle due to a celiac disease diagnosis. When I went gluten free, either my awareness of flavors and textures became more acute – or I just mourned the flavors and textures I spent a lifetime enjoying. I truly enjoy the challenge of creating gluten free recipes. I view life from a celiac’s perspective and pay a great deal of attention to cross contamination and manufacturing processes, so take my extremism on that subject for what it is. I do try to cook at home and make my own stuff, but in our fast paced, processed food world, cannot always avoid having to eat a commercially prepared gluten free product. Otherwise I would probably be miserable. I encourage you to find your own individual balance that works for you.

Although I’ve learned a great deal over the past several years, information seems to constantly change, and keeping up with gluten free and celiac disease information could very well be a lifelong process.  Always be diligent with understanding and questioning manufacturer’s labels, including ingredients and processing practices, as the gluten free status can change at any time! It’s up to you to stay safe!

WHO I’M NOT

I am NOT a medical professional or a chef. I was just an average cook most of my life but have embraced and accepted my GF lifestyle, and learning to be a better cook has had a significant impact on my journey. Gluten-Free-Way.com provides information and recipes based on my own personal experiences and may not be suitable for everyone. The recipes posted on this site are meant to be gluten free. Should you have other food sensitivities or allergies, consult a medical professional for assistance and advice on diagnosing and treating your individual needs.

The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images and information, contained on or available through this web site is for general information purposes only. We make no representation and assume no responsibility for the accuracy of information contained on or available through this web site, and such information is subject to change without notice. You are encouraged to confirm any information obtained from or through this web site with other sources, and review all information regarding any medical condition or treatment with your physician. NEVER DISREGARD PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE OR DELAY SEEKING MEDICAL TREATMENT BECAUSE OF SOMETHING YOU HAVE READ ON OR ACCESSED THROUGH THIS WEB SITE.

PRIVACY POLICY

This privacy policy sets out how Gluten-Free-Way.com uses and protects any information that you give while using the site. This policy is subject to change and you should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place procedures to safeguard and secure the information we may collect online.

In an effort to minimize exposure of data to external sources, most ads and product links offered previously on this site have been or are in the process of being deleted.   Note: For the few active product links or ads that may still remain,  if you decide to purchase from the source you linked to, Gluten-Free-Way.com may receive a very tiny fee (at no additional cost to you) – that helps offset the expense of running the website, and your support is much appreciated! 

Email Subscriptions: Collection of email addresses you provide to us will be used for the sole purpose of notifying you of new posts to our website – 99% of the time, it is a recipe or story about living gluten free. On rare occasions, we may decide to contact you to get opinions or other information that can help us improve the content of the site by better understanding your views of living GF. We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We will not use your personal information to send you promotional information or try to sell anything. Any data collected by Gluten-Free-Way.com is used to provide a better website, by monitoring which pages/recipes at Gluten-free-Way.com are visited. This analysis of data about web page traffic is intended to improve our website and tailor it to visitor needs.

Cookies: A cookie is a small file placed on your computer’s hard drive, and is something the many websites collect. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. Cookies do not access your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share.

Consider Blocking Cookies: Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. You can choose to accept or decline cookies – just go to your browser’s settings and choose block cookies. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of websites (travel and some retail sites are a good example, and will not allow you to view the information you are seeking unless cookies are enabled), although some sites, including Gluten-Free-Way.com will likely work just fine even with disabled cookies because there isn’t a requirement to gather a great deal of data. If you want an added layer of privacy to your browsing, you can also go learn about and consider enabling private browsing on your devices as an additional way of protecting your data.

Links on Gluten-Free-Way.com – Some recipes or articles on this website contains links to other websites that may be of interest to you (products and/or information relevant to the content of the recipe or story). Should you decide to click the links and leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over other websites, and cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provide while visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statements applicable to any or all websites you visit.

Gluten-Free-Way.com, like most sites, utilizes various links and apps to make the content and experience function properly, as well as give additional options to you. Please visit their websites to review their privacy policies and data handling practices. These include:

Links to Social media sites (facebook, Instagram, pinterest, twitter, youtube)

Links to other gluten free blogs, products or places (restaurants) for informational purposes only

Links to the cookbook (via Amazon), specific retailers (i.e. Wildtree: I am an Independent Representative) , and an occasional ad. On many sites, the publisher may choose to subscribe to ads based on your personal preferences. For any ads on gluten-free-way.com, non-personalized ads would be selected (Google’s description: Non-personalized ads are targeted using contextual information rather than the past behavior of a user. Although these ads don’t use cookies for ads personalization, they do use cookies to allow for frequency capping, aggregated ad reporting, and to combat fraud and abuse). Google will apply the more restrictive settings with the non-personal ad setting in place.

Links to Yummly (this app makes the viewable and printable recipe cards); You can still view and print recipes without visiting their site.

Links to MailChimp (the site that allows Gluten-Free-Way.com to notify you through email that something new was posted)

From a functional standpoint, WordPress (the design template of the website); They provide the statistics on traffic – number of views and visits, and what part of the world visitors are coming from.

It is your decision as to which external links on this site (or any site) you choose to click. When you do, that new site’s privacy policy is in force. Websites and social media applications may use cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies to serve you advertisements tailored to interests you have shown by browsing on this and other sites you have visited. In doing so, these vendors may collect non-personal data such as your browser type, your operating system, web pages visited, time of visits, content viewed, ads viewed, and other clickstream data. The use and control of cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies by these vendors are subject to their own privacy policies, not ours, and we disclaim all liability in connection therewith. As mentioned previously, you can choose to disable or selectively turn off cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings.