Monthly Archives: May 2013

My Time Here Is Done (But Not Really)

As some of you may know, I started this blog for my online journalism class at Rowan University. And since it is almost summer, my semester and the class is ending.

When I started blogging as the “Gluten Free Guru,” it seemed like a chore. I had been assigned topics and had to have them in at a certain time on a certain date. But after a while, I got used to it, and stared to enjoy writing, especially about something that hits close to home.

That being said, just because the semester is ending, I will continue writing for this blog. I will most likely focus more on restaurant outings and reviews rather than interviews with others. But other blog post requests are always welcome.

As I reflect back on my semester writing, I realized that even though I’m a blogging beginner, I think I have grown a lot. I am less afraid to approach others and ask questions to get a good story. I think a few of my posts turned out particularly good. Here are my 5 favorites:

5. “Gluten Free Restaurant Review: Outback Steakhouse”

I love going out to eat, so being able to write about it was really cool. Outback is one of my favorite restaurants and telling other gluten free people how they are made me feel like I am helping someone. I also had a good experience there, like always, so it made writing this post easy.

4. “The Cake Mix Doctor Heals Your Stomach Cravings”

This post was about a gluten free cookbook, titled “Cake Mix Doctor Bakes Gluten Free.” You don’t even know how many times I have used this book for recipes. It keeps me from going crazy over bland gluten free foods. I hope others read the post, bought the book, and are enjoying it now.

3. “An Outing To A Gluten Free Restaurant Gone Wrong”

This post was an interesting one for me to write about. As you all could tell, I did NOT have a good gluten free experience at Uno’s. But being about to vent about it made me feel better. I know I am not the only gluten free person who has been ‘glutened’ at a restaurant, and we all like to share when we are so others can avoid it. Once again, I feel like my experiences could help others.

2. “A Mother Helps Her Daughter Live Gluten Free”

Talking to Gerri was very nice. She reminds me so much of my real mother, it was easy to get a conversation going with her. She is a really sweet woman with a lot of knowledge on being gluten free, which made for a perfect Q&A.

1. “A Gluten Free Grocery Shopping Trip”

This was definitely my favorite post. I usually dread going food shopping, but taking pictures of everything made it more enjoyable. I liked how the pictures turned out and I got positive feedback on it, so I felt good about my amateur photography skills. Maybe there will be another photo post in the future!


I sincerely thank you all that have visited and read my blog over the past few months. I hope you keep coming back.