30 Days to Easy Gluten-Free Living

I am so excited to share this exciting event with you for May.  30 Days to Easy Gluten-Free Living starts Monday May 2nd.  Every day you will be treated to a wonderful tour around the blogersphere with different bloggers sharing tips and recipes on helping you live gluten free, the easy way.

First a little story on how this came about.  One day I was reading yet another story somewhere about how hard it is to live gluten free.  It was expensive, you would have to eat food that didn’t taste good, no where to eat out, traveling was a nightmare and on and on.  They made it sound like the most horrible thing that anyone would have to do and that you would have to sacrifice so many foods.  It was like a life in prison.

Well that was the last straw for me.  I shot off an email to a group of gluten free blogger friends ranting and raving about how sick and tired I was of reading this and we should get together and show people that it’s not that at all.  Now yes it can be a lot to take in the first moment you are told this, but so is will you marry me, you’re pregnant, you got the house, you got into your top pick school and other life changing statements.  But you figured out how it all worked and so you can with living gluten free.  We’re just going to give you a big cheat sheet.

Well the bloggers were wonderful and were really happy that we were going to put out the real info on what it’s like to live gluten free.  There will be recipes and tips and all sorts of fun things to learn and try.  Some may be new but others may just be a little twist on what you’ve always done.

Now here is the important thing I want you to know.  Every day these blog posts will not be here on this blog like the event I did last year, 30 Days to a Food Revolution.  They will be on that blogger’s blog.  So you need to know a few things.

1. the home page with the entire schedule can be found by clicking HERE or looking at the very top green bar of this blog where it says 30 Days to Easy Gluten-Free Living.

2. check out the schedule and every day go to that blog to see what they have posted!

3. make it easy on yourself and follow the links now to those blogs and grab their feed or sign up to have their blog posts delivered to your email in box.

4.  If you are on Twitter you’ll be looking for #easygfliving to keep track.  You can also jump to either of my Diane Eblin or The WHOLE Gang Facebook pages and the bloggers participating Facebook page too.

Remember you can get the updated links to the actual blog posts on my 30 Days to Easy Gluten-Free Living Page.  Check there every day.

Here’s the schedule to get you started.  The topics are still rolling in so for the most up to date info go to the 30 Days to Easy Gluten-Free Living page.

Monday May 2nd    me ,  The WHOLE Gang sharing Grocery Shopping Tips

Tuesday May 3rd  Iris from The Daily Dietribe sharing on Your First Day Living Gluten Free

Wednesday May 4th  Heather from Gluten-Free Cat sharing Smoothing the GF Transition with Smoothies

Thursday May 5th  Alta from Tasty Eats at Home sharing Convenience Foods

Friday May 6th  Elana from Elana’s Pantry sharing Quick and Easy Gluten Free Power Bars

Saturday May 7th  Cheryl from Gluten Free Goodness sharing Easy Meals

Sunday May 8th  Megan from Food Sensitivity Journal sharing Gluten Free Baking Undone:  Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Monday May 9th  Amy from Simply Sugar and Gluten Free sharing Quick & Simply Cooking

Tuesday May 10th  Ricki from Diet, Dessert and Dogs sharing Gluten Free Baking Tips

Wednesday May 11th      Ellen from Gluten-Free Diva sharing Travel Tips

Thursaday May 12th     Kim from Cook It Allergy Free sharing

Friday May 13th     Melissa from Gluten Free For Good sharing Gluten-Free Food Rules

Saturday May 14th  Brittany from Real Sustenance sharing Healthy Allergy-Free Quick Bread with easy flavor variations.

Sunday May 15th  Nicola from g-free Mom sharing Kids Lunch Boxes

Monday May 16th     Wendy from Celiacs in the House sharing Fast Food for Teens

Tuesday May 17th     Shirley from gluten free easily sharing Your Pantry is the Key to Being GFE

Wednesday May 18th     Nancy from  The Sensitive Pantry sharing BBQ and Picnic tips and Recipe

Thursday May 19th    Heidi from Adventures of a Gluten-Free Mom sharing tips for getting kids to eat healthy, real-food snacks!

Friday May 20th  Silvana from Silvana’s Kitchen sharing

Saturday May 21st  Maggie from She Let Them Eat Cake sharing

Sunday May 22nd  Sea from Book of Yum sharing Gluten Free Vegetarian Burritos

Monday May 23rd     Tia from Glugle Gluten-Free sharing

Tuesday May 24th    Alisa from Alisa Cooks and Go Dairy Free sharing Wrap it Up-Thinking Outside the Bun

Wednesday May 25th  Hallie from Daily Bites sharing

Thursday May 26th     Carol from Simply…Gluten-Free sharing

Friday May 27th   AndreaAnna from Life as a Plate sharing Tips on Traveling on Day Trips with Kids

Saturday May 28th  Zoe from Z’s Cup of Tea sharing

Sunday May 29th  Kelly from The Spunky Coconut sharing

Monday May 30th  Jess from ATX Gluten-Free sharing 1 Meal 3 Ways, Jazzing up Leftovers

Tuesday May 31st  Naomi from Straight into Bed, Cakefree and Dried sharing




8 Responses to 30 Days to Easy Gluten-Free Living

  1. Shirley @ gfe April 29, 2011 at 9:22 am #

    I get as upset as you do, Diane, when I hear those negative statements. Your analogies on all the other big things in our lives that seem overwhelming at first is a great one. With those, we do move on and pretty soon, those changes seem perfectly normal. The same IS true for living gluten free! But we have to embrace it, not fight it. Can't wait to see all the posts and so honored to be a part of this event. Thank you so much for initiating and hosting, Diane!


    • Diane Eblin May 4, 2011 at 8:55 am #

      Shirley I think we all fight so many things especially when they go in a direction we had not expected or thought about. I do it all the time and you think by now I'd get it that I just need to go with the flow and that is when the learning happens and the joy of whatever it is that we're doing. Living gluten free is just like that too.

      You know I get all hot and bothered easily. I can't wait to see what everyone shares. I'm thinking we'll have a great book at the end of this!

  2. Erin Smith April 29, 2011 at 10:42 am #

    If you need any last minute postings, I would love to join this awesome list of gluten-free bloggers. I have been gluten-free for over 30 years and I don't like having Celiac Disease ever stop me!


    Erin from Gluten-Free Fun

    • Diane Eblin May 4, 2011 at 8:53 am #

      Thank you Erin. I'm thinking this is so fun we might have to keep it going. I know we can come up with more than 30 tips. I'll let you know if we do that. Thank you for volunteering.

  3. Ashley April 29, 2011 at 5:03 pm #

    I will definitely be following all of you and ready to learn the entire month of May. I am one of the ones who frustrate you, but I think Shirley has it right….it may be easier than I think, but I guess I fight it. I have a lot of allergies to go along with it, so the recipes I find are not always for me with my other allergies. But I am giving May as my month to learn from all of you.
    Thank you for doing this.

    • Diane Eblin May 4, 2011 at 8:52 am #

      Ashley we all fight things way too much, me included. I think when we kind of give in or accept things are different, then we can start to fulling live and enjoy it. There are tons of substitues for just about anything and the cleaner you eat the easier it will be. If you have an iphone or ipad check out Cook it Allergy Free. Great app where you can sub out ingredients and it saves the recipes and gives you a shopping list.

  4. Jodie May 7, 2011 at 6:21 pm #

    Diane, I just came upon your website through Elana's Pantry (and loving it!). I was intrigued to see Nina M's advert on your page. I am currently enrolled at IIN and Nina is my Coach. I also blog gluten free and was wondering how to get more involved in your gluten free month extravaganza.

  5. Gluten Intolerance May 9, 2011 at 7:00 pm #

    This is very enthusiastic to join with many gluten free bloggers will be discussing and sharing their best ideas and information to help out many people suffering celiac disease and gluten intolerance.