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I love creating and sharing blog posts that feature everything from tried and true gluten-free recipes to restaurant information to information about understanding the gluten-free diet, celiac disease and gluten sensitivities.
I feel like I really found my voice in 2018 and my opinions have been greatly shaped by some amazing books, including The Autoimmune Fix by Dr. Tom O’Bryan, Undoctored by Dr. William Davis, and Grain Brain by Dr. David Perlmutter. Each one of these books are worth their weight in gold – and deserve your time and attention if you’re looking to understand what is making and keeping us sick, and for anyone who has questioned whether the gluten-free diet is worth the effort (these books arguably put an end to that discussion for good!).
Writing this post has been a wonderful trip down memory lane for me. I remember creating each of these posts and feeling so passionate about each one as I put it together. I hope you, too, enjoy seeing what Good For You Gluten Free readers are enjoying most.
My Top Blog Posts of 2018
Take a stroll down memory lane to view my top-ranked blog posts from 2018:
(1) 10 Gluten-Free Diet Mistakes You’re Probably Making
This remains my top article and there’s good reason for that. So many people give the gluten-free diet a go, then either think it’s not working, or are unwilling to put in the hard work to give it a fair shake. These are some of the many mistakes people make, and I list them all in this article.
I’m thinking of creating a Part II to this article, as this article only touches on 10 mistakes – but I hear and see so many more mistakes others are making and it makes me cringle. Just read the comments section and you’ll hear about all sorts of other challenges us gluten-free folk are making (or see others making).
Read the post: 10 Gluten-Free Diet Mistakes You’re Probably Making
(2) Old Fashioned Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
I know you love your old-fashioned chocolate chip cookies, don’t you. In fact, gluten-free chocolate chip cookies is a common theme in several of my top posts. I get it. These are damn good cookies, and chocolate chip cookies are America’s favorite cookies. They’re my favorite cookie too.
Get the recipe: Old Fashioned Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
(3) Three-Bite Almond Flour Cookies
For my grain-free friends, you love my three-bite almond flour cookies. I bet, however, you could eat them in one bite. Yep, that’s how good they are. These cookies are soft and doughy – and perfect right out of the oven.
Get the recipe: Three-Bite Almond Flour Cookies
(4) How to Make Gluten-Free Pasta with Two Ingredients
I love pasta. You love pasta. We all love pasta!
While there’s a little effort involved in making my own two-ingredient gluten-free pasta, I love eating it so much so it’s worth the effort and mess in the end. This pasta is damn good! Enjoy.
Get the recipe: Gluten-Free Pasta with Two Ingredients
(5) 12 Questions Every Celiac is Asked Over and Over Again
I had a lot of fun writing this post because everything comes from my personal experiences. Yep, people ask me the same questions over and over again so I started keeping track and that’s what inspired this post.
What happens when you eat gluten? What can you eat? Will you eventually die from celiac disease?
I’ll help you understand what it’s like to have celiac disease, and answer your most pressing questions in this post.
Read the post: 12 Questions Every Celiac is Asked Over and Over Again
(6) 15 Struggles Only Gluten-Free People Will Understand
Oh yes, the struggle is real and my gluten-free friends all over the world agree. These are 15 struggles that us gluten-free folk deal with constantly. Take a look at the comments too – people have added dozens of other struggles that I didn’t even think of when I wrote the original article. #thestruggleisreal
Read the post: 15 Struggles Only Gluten-Free People Will Understand
(7) Gluten-Free Products Available at Costco
Attention Costco shoppers! This post features a running list of all gluten-free things found at Costco. I’m not sure why you all love this post so much, but I keep it up-to-date as I find new things. Enjoy!
Read the post: Gluten-Free Products Available at Costco
(8) How I Healed Myself from Celiac Disease
I call this post the most important post I’ve ever written. It’s the story of how I healed my body from the devastating effects of gluten.
Gluten destroyed my small intestine, and my body didn’t heal just because I removed gluten; rather, I had to improve my gut health, rest my digestive system, and bulk up on nutrient-dense foods and key supplements.
This post details how I healed my body and put my celiac disease into remission. I hope it helps to inspire you, too, to accelerate healing in your own life.
Read the post: How I Healed Myself from Celiac Disease
(9) Is the Panera Gluten-Free Menu Really Gluten-Free?
Wow, I guess my gluten-free friends really want to eat at Panera because you searched for this post… a lot. I personally don’t love eating there. Panera means the “the era of bread” and the name just turns me off. So do their “gluten conscious” practices where they display the gluten-free cookies next to the regular cookies with no regard for cross contamination.
However, I’m glad I created this post so you can figure out how to [mostly] safely navigate the menu if you need to eat there, especially in a pinch. You’ll also see that I test several dishes for hidden gluten using my Nima Sensor.
Read the post: Is the Panera Gluten-Free Menu Really Gluten-Free?
(10) Monk Fruit Sweetened Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
I guess since you love those old-fashioned chocolate chip cookies so much, you also love this healthier version of them made with almond flour and monk fruit. These are truly delicious cookies. And the monk fruit sweetener has zero calories and measures cup for cup with sugar. Can’t beat that!
Get the recipe: Monk Fruit Sweetened Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
(11) Are Rice Krispy Treats Gluten-Free?
I don’t blame you for wanting to know if Rice Krispy treats are gluten-free. I’ve always wondered that myself so that’s why I wrote a blog post on it. Spoiler alert! Rice Krispies(TM) by Kellogg’s are NOT gluten-free (and I will never forgive Kellogg’s for putting barley malt – aka gluten – in a rice cereal).
The good news is, however, you can make your own Rice Crispy treats with gluten-free rice cereal. Find out which brands I like (and use) and how I made these delicious chocolate drizzled Rice Crispy treats of my own!
Read the post: Are Rice Krispie Treats Gluten Free?
(12) Gluten Sensitivity vs. Celiac Disease
This is one of my favorite articles because it really helps you understand the differences and similarities between celiac disease and gluten sensitivities.
The most shocking piece of information in this article is how detrimental gluten is to someone who has a gluten sensitivity. I hope you get that just because you don’t have celiac disease doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take your gluten-free diet just as serious. The consequences are dire, literally.
Read the post: Gluten Sensitivity vs. Celiac Disease
There you have it, my most popular posts of 2018.
Happy New Year too all my wonderful and supportive gluten-free friends and readers.
May you have a blessed 2019 filled with health and happiness. Cheers!!