Welcome

Hi, I’m Megan

Hi there! I’m Megan, and I am a 30-something accountant turned gluten-free food blogger, recipe creator and food stylist. I live in the Chicagoland area with my husband and our dog, Nova.

I started A Dash of Megnut in 2010 while I was a college student, learning how to cook. It was a way to share my favorite recipes with my family and friends. It was a fun hobby as I studied to be an accountant and quickly I became passionate about being in the kitchen. 

A Dash of Megnut is a place where you can come to find all types of gluten-free recipes, from breakfast to dinner to dessert, perfect for gluten and gluten-free eaters alike. My goal is to make gluten-free recipes easy and accessible and prove that gluten-free doesn’t have to be taste-free.

I am constantly testing, adding, updating, and tweaking new and old recipes here, but if you don’t see what you’re looking for, send me a note and I’ll work to add it to the recipe box. Happy (gluten-free) eating! 

A woman in a white shirt placing tomatoes into a salad.

My Favorite Decorating Post

My GO-TO POTLUCK DISH

Fun Facts About Me

I’d rather be

In Italy

Listening to

00’s emo pop (no shame)

grateful for

my family + tacos

Favorite FOOD

gluten-free pizza

my weekends

good food on a patio

best snuggle buddies

my dog Nova!
A woman in a blue shirt pouring strawberry cocktail into a glass garnished with a fresh strawberry.

My gluten-free journey

After years of chronic illness and countless doctor trips that left me with no explanation for my sickness, I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2013. I was so relieved to finally have an answer to why I was feeling so sick all of the time, but I was also scared. How was I going to navigate this gluten minefield? What was I going to eat?! 

At that time, there weren’t many safe options at restaurants for eating gluten-free and grocery store finds were scarce. I had already been blogging about food for a few years, so I knew I could create my own gluten-free recipes and share them here on A Dash of Megnut as a source for myself and for other people going through something similar. Fast forward a decade or so and the gluten-free food industry (and this blog) has come such a long way! Since then, I’ve gone to culinary school, owned a gluten-free cookie subscription box company, and quit my job in accounting to dedicate my time to creating delicious gluten-free recipes.