About

We have been cooking gluten free foods since 2010 when my partner Geoff was diagnosed with celiac disease. At first it was overwhelming–new flours, new pastas, new soups, not to mention, new questions: how do I make something as simple as mac and cheese? What on earth is xanthan gum? Is it really edible?

This website, gf and me, is Geoff’s and my attempt to pass on what we’ve learned over the last few years. If there is a particular product that we like, we will mention it by name; however, this site is not affiliated with any products or brands. We simply want to help others who are trying to live gluten free.

With that goal in mind, at gf and me you’ll find a growing selection of our favorite everyday GF recipes. We try to post two recipes a week: something quick and simple midweek and something more elaborate on weekends. Besides recipes, on gf and me, you will find tips for cooking gluten free foods, announcements of local celiac related events, and reviews of our local gluten free restaurants.

Hope you enjoy your journey through our site and thanks so much for visiting!

Note: We are not in the medical profession and nothing here is meant to replace or substitute for advice from a medical professional.

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  2. Hi and thanks for the like. Never thought I’d bump into someone else living in Red Deer on here lol. I’m not GF, but with baking I choose to be. Gonna have to look around and see your recipes. Nice to meet you.

    • Wow! You have made my weekend with this nomination! I enjoy your blog as well – especially the recipes. By the way, Geoff hoards stationary supplies as well I have to drag him by Staples when we’re out!

  3. Thank you for creating this blog! I will definitely be following. I was recently diagnosed with psoriasis – also an autoimmune disease. They say it’s caused by stress and my attempts with western medicine aggravated me. Although, I was told it wasn’t necessary – I have found going gluten-free (at least 80% of the time, for now) has made me feel better. Not to mention, I’m losing weight. Thank you for sharing your recipes. To read more about my story, visit: http://lovelifeandlemonade.com/2013/08/12/holistichealing/

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Great blog! I’m most definitely going to start following. I’ll have to take a look at all of your gluten free recipes and suggestions.

  5. Loving your blog! You can never have too many gluten free recipes… I see so many I’m going to have to try. Do you have any that are gluten, sugar, corn, soy, and dairy free? Guess my body isn’t happy just getting rid of gluten anymore – ugh! But just like with gluten, there are substitutes for just about everything these days. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Now I’m off to try some of that carrot cake I saw on here!

    • Wow, that is a long list of foods to avoid. I don’t know a whole lot about substituting sugar or soy, but I can tell you that in most recipes where we use corn starch, it’s just there to lighten the flour mix. You could easily replace it with tapioca starch or something else. The recipes here that might fit your needs would be the cream puffs, crusty bread (just leave out the sugar – it’s there for the yeast), and tortillas (again leave out the sugar). Hope that helps. In Canada, there is a magazine called “allergic living” that has many recipes that omit the top seven allergens. Their website is at http://allergicliving.com/

  6. Thanks for checking out my post!

    I’ve been looking through your blog and am really excited to try baking & cooking more things! Everything looks absolutely delicious, though I may have to tweak some of them due to other things I need to avoid! It’s really great to see that there are so many options available for things I can still have, even if it means doing a bit of research and substituting certain ingredients, this has given me lots of ideas!

  7. Some lovely recipes on here – and the site looks very attractive too! i’ve only been eating gf for a year (coeliac) but am pretty much used to it now. Finding good cake recipes is quite a challenge, but I’m gradually accumulating a few.

    I noticed the ref to Staples – I love going in there too – multicoloured stationery – yum!

    • Thanks. The GF diet does get easier as you adjust, doesn’t it. And it gives you a whole new reason to shop at Staples … all those sticky notes and labels and recipe cards!

      • Oh yes! 🙂
        I’ve just found a recipe for Spanish orange and almond cake which sounds very good. I had something like this in a cafe last summer, and it was better than most non-bf cakes, which was great, as I’d only been eating gf for a couple of weeks, so very encouraging!

  8. Hi neighbour! Well,almost. NW WA not that far away 😀 Love your photos and recipes! Thanks for stopping by and liking my ‘roasted pumpkin seeds’.
    Mona
    Skagit Valley,WA

    • Wow! Thank you so much for the kind words and for the nomination! Unfortunately gf and me doesn’t qualify for the Liebster Award, but just being nominated has made my week! By the way, I think a gluten free soft pretzel recipe would be a fantastic hit!

  9. I’m so sorry that gf and me is overqualified for the Liebster Award; but I’m thrilled that I could make your week! I better get to work on that gluten free soft pretzel recipe then! Thanks for the feedback!

    • Hi Laura. I may not be able to accept the award, but you said you couldn’t wait to read the answers to your questions, so here they are:
      Why are you a blogger and how long have you been blogging?
      I have been blogging since I took a course on using WordPress eight months ago. Geoff and I really wanted to pay the blogsphere back for all the advice we’d found on travelling, eating out, and cooking for celiacs. And because learning to cook gluten free can be such a steep learning curve, we wanted to pass on what we’d learned.
      What goals do you have for your blog?
      Really, just to help people and share some of our recipes and tips.
      What is your biggest vice?
      Sugar! As you can probably tell from gf and me, I love sweets.
      Which blog do you read daily and why?
      That’s a good question! I read a lot of blogs most days, so it’s really difficult to answer. Some of my favorites, though, are Gluten Free for Lunchboxes – love the recipes and the focus, Chef Janet Rörschåch & Eats, Writes, Shoots – the writing on both of these is fantastic, as are the recipes, photographs and cooking tips, and Celiac and Allergy Adventures – the first blog I followed and still one of my favorites!
      You have an entire weekend off, how do you spend it?
      That depends. If it was a warm weekend, hands down we’d take the dogs and go camping. If it was a weekend like this one, cold and snowy, I’d like to say we’d go to Banff in the Rocky Mountains (about a three hour drive from here) but likely we’d end up doing something around the house. Seems we’re always tinkering. Right now we are renovating our basement.
      How do you change gears when you get a bout of writer’s block?
      I just write anyway – whatever comes to mind. I try to never leave a writing project until the last minute so that I have some time for a good break and then a rewrite. Usually when I go back I find that the original wasn’t that bad and just needs some sprucing up.
      Do you have any food allergies/sensitivities?
      Geoff has celiac disease and can’t eat any gluten. I am lucky and have no food allergies or sensitivities.
      What is your favorite food? Why can’t you live without it?
      Wow, I love a lot of foods! Especially the three “C’s”: chocolate, cherries, and cake. However, if I had to pick a food I couldn’t live without it would be potatoes! I know it’s odd but I crave them – fried, baked, mashed. Funny thing is my mom says that when she was pregnant with me, she couldn’t walk by a potato without eating it!
      What are you reading right now?
      Right now I am doing research on shipping. What I’d like to say I’m reading is anything by Dionne Brand, Canadian essayist, novelist, and poet.
      What is your favorite inspirational quote?
      “The more you see the less you hold” – Michel de Certeau. It reminds me of the importance of the local and of creating the place in which you want to live.

      • Wow! Great answers! Thank you for taking the time to put that together even though you can’t accept the award. I am always so curious about how other bloggers think and you shared some great insights! Geoff is such a lucky guy to have you as his biggest advocate!

    • Wow! Thanks so much for the nomination. Unfortunately gf and me doesn’t qualify for the liebster award, but it is still awesome to be nominated! I am so glad you enjoy the blog – and your kind words have made my week!

      • You are most welcome and I mean every word when I say I love your blog. If the only reason you don’t qualify for the Liebster award is that you have too many followers then, that’s not too bad a thing. Looking forward to many more of your posts. x Vanessa

  10. Your blog is wonderful! My brother-in-law has recently gone gluten free, not because of celiac disease, but because he has terrible persistent migraines. He says the diet seems to be helping so far but he is miserable! I shared your blog in the hopes that he might find relief. Thanks for stopping by my little farm blog. Cheers.

  11. Thank you so much for stopping by! I am happy to see so many gluten-free recipes here! My brother is on a gluten-free diet, so I’ll definitely pass some of your recipes on to him. 🙂

  12. Love your blog! Thanks for stopping by. I have several friends who are gluten-intolerant and I am discovering a whole new world, especially with quinoa, which can be used in all kinds of recipes – from hors d’ouevres to desserts.

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    • Wow! Thanks so much for the nomination. It made my week! I enjoy reading your blog posts too. Gluten free foods are so expensive and you have some great cost-saving advice. Thanks for all your work!

  14. Hi there! I’m hoping to send some sunshine your way by nominating you for The Sunshine Award! Your blog has been inspiring and encouraging to me. Thanks for sharing your story! Just click on this link to see what you need to do, if you choose to accept this award: http://wp.me/p2QS1L-au. Hope you have a sunshiney day! 🙂

  15. Hello ! Thanks for coming by my new blog and ‘liking’ yesterday’s post. I love your blog and its recipes, and will surely be following it for cooking ideas ! I have a years old blog on a different platform, which I am slowly moving over here onto WordPress, called Wild Cottage (in Ireland) – loads of cooking etc on there, but not gluten free. I’m having to learn a whole new world !

    • GF cooking really is a whole new world! And thanks for the kind words. I recently moved from wordpress.com to a self-hosted site, and unfortunately I don’t think you can sign up to get my posts in the reader any longer. I have, however, just added an RSS feed button and a Follow gfandme on Pinterest button. I hope one of those will work better for you than email. You can even set the RSS feed up so that the posts show up in your browser.

  16. Hi, thanks for looking at my blog. I have been gluten free for about 2 1/2 years, although I have a bunch of other food allergies, including xantham gum(!). At any rate, I am enjoying looking at your recipes. Always nice to find a fellow traveller

    • Oooh, xanthan gum. That’s a tough one. Have you tried pixie dust? Check out glutenfreeforlunchboxes for a recipe for it. I haven’t tried it but it’s supposed to work the same. And thanks for coming by.

  17. Thanks for stopping by and liking one of my posts! And I’m glad you did because your blog is awesome! I am not GF myself but I do have a friend who recently found out that she is and she’s struggling with it. Your blog is perfect for her! And of course I love it too 🙂 Can’t wait to try some of your recipes and also see more stuff from you and Geoff!

    • Thanks so much for the kind words! And your three-ingredient pancake (with peanut butter!) sounds fantastic! Best of luck to your friend. Eating gluten free does get easier.

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