I’m back.. {With some big news!}

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Hello dear readers! If you’re still out there… Anyone? Yes, I realize I haven’t posted since February. I wish I could tell you it was because I was busy, which isn’t a lie, because I was. But instead of blaming it on work or life in general, I’ll chalk it up to pure lack of motivation. Somewhere along the way I stopped cooking as much as I used to and when I did cook, I didn’t photograph it. Even when I did take pictures, I just never found the time, desire, or inspiration to come up with the words to describe the delicious food I made. So what’s been new with me since I’ve last posted? Let’s see…

I turned 25.

I started brewing my own beer.

I made it through my first year as an accountant.

I’m officially a licensed CPA.

I ran my first 5k.

I’ve been keeping busy. But I’m definitely ready to start sharing scrumptious goodies with you once again. I promise I won’t disappear this time. Which brings me to the big news…. A Dash of Megnut is now a gluten-free focused blog! Yep, you read that right. I was recently diagnosed with Celiac disease. After years of never feeling well, they finally figured it out! Initially, when I found out I was in a state of shock mixed with some mild depressed feelings and relief that I wouldn’t have to go to yet another doctor to find out what’s wrong with me. Oh and I cried. Like a lot. I started to think about all the food I would never eat again. Donuts, bread, cheese curds, BEER, my precious sugar cookies that I love to decorate so much… Those days are gone. (Luckily I had some pizza and fried chicken earlier that day so in a way it was sort of a last hurrah for my gluten days.) The first few days were rough because I really had no idea what gluten was or what kind of foods contained gluten. My friends were extremely helpful in researching and connecting me with others who also had Celiac disease, who have proved to be invaluable resources. It’s only been a few weeks so far, but I’m beginning to embrace the change to a gluten-free lifestyle. Grocery shopping is absolutely terrifying (and expensive), but I’m slowly navigating my way through the unchartered territory that is the gluten-free aisle at Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods. I’m excited to start feeling better in the next few months and the only way to do that is through food. Join me as I start this gluten-free adventure one recipe at a time!

In the midst of one of my mini-meltdowns about how I just would not be able to eat anything ever again! (Dramatic much?) I realized that many of the recipes I had been making in the past were already gluten-free. So to get the gluten-free vibes flowing on A Dash of Megnut, I have a recipe roundup of 10 Gluten-Free Dishes. Gluten-free doesn’t have to mean flavorless! Enjoy and stay tuned for some gluten-free goodies in the near future!

10 Gluten-Free Recipes

Vegetarian Quinoa Chili

Spinach, Feta, and Bell Pepper Mini Omelets

Pumpkin Pie Macarons

Breakfast Egg Cups

Tilapia with Mango Salsa

Avocado Ice Cream

Italian Sausage and White Bean Stew

Sausage Potato Skillet

Bacon Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese

Chocolate Macarons with Nutella Filling

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  1. I’m so excited to find new food blogs, especially in the Fall. My cousin told me about yours and also one called “Cooking With Mr. C.” which is on Facebook and is also a blog. I just “Liked” his page and came directly to your site. I’m so excited. My kids love when I find new recipes. Thank you. Corinne

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