Friday, January 1, 2010

A Gluten Free Year in Review


I spent the entire year of 2009, gluten free!! Since going gluten free in June of ‘08, it certainly has gotten easier and easier. It makes me happy that all of 2009 was spent with my happy, healthy, and gluten free! Let’s look at the highlights, shall we?



I started 2009 out with a Foodbuzz sponsored Martini party.

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Tasty! And I registered my domain name!



I posted my 100th post!

And realized that I LOVE lima beans :)

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I cooked with leeks for the first time!



Parrish proposed!!

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I received my Digital Elph! A spectacular gift from a big group of besties!

We left Wilmington and made the BIG MOVE to Chapel Hill!!



Friends came to visit for the Piedmont Farm Tour

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Parrish and I attended our very first Crop Mob :)



Crust-less. Peach. Pie. (‘nuff said)

The ever so kind folks at Foodbuzz sent me to The Farm to Fork Picnic




Gluten Free French toast baby!

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And Betty Crocker made gluten free life a WHOLE lot EASIER!!



I fell in love with Liz Lovely


and Julie & Julia hit the theatres!



I showed gluten who’s boss by re-creating what I have missed the most:

mozzarella sticks!! And made my very first instructional video :)

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And subsequently started running :)



Ella (Lil’ Gluten Loves Me) celebrated her FIRST birthday!

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Gourmet Magazine announced it was throwing in the towel.



Parrish and I created the BEST gluten free pizza…ever.

Max celebrated his 7th birthday!!

And of course, the funnest event in November: NC Triangle Blogger Meet-up!




Days off for me were few and far between

Parrish gave me (and you) the BEST gift ever!!

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There’s still time to get a bumper sticker!! Email me with your shipping :) I plan on sending out a big batch on Monday, so you still have a few days left!


Lauren said...

So wonderful! How fun to look back at your year =D. Can't wait to see what 2010 brings!

Kim - Affairs of Living said...

Great recap! I love the bumper sticker - how do I get one exactly? I would LOVE one! -Kim ||

Holly Claire Bigness said...

I LOVE the picture Alex snapped while Parrish was proposing! What a look on your face :) I wish I could have seen what I looked like when Isaac pulled out my ring, I'm sure I probably looked like I was havinga stroke!

Farty Girl said...

I love that the mozz stix made the list! Those looked so good. I hope you open up your own gluten free restaurant someday... I'd totally hoof it down south for some of that.

trishtator said...

Your proposal picture is beautiful - and what a great recap on your year!

Cheers for 2010!

Brooke said...

wowowowow I love your blog! My good friend at school is allergic to gluten so I am totally gonna show her yo site and all yo delicious foods! Also, I want that BABY and that CAKE. And bumper stickers!!! FUN!!!