About

I am an architect living in Minneapolis who was diagnosed with Celiac Disease 2 years ago.  I also am a mother of two children, one of whom has Celiac Disease, as well.  This blog is about all things related to navigating the many terrains of gluten-free living.  I hope to share tips and experiences, post news and fun ideas, vent a little, and share anything else that has to do with this lifestyle that so many people are now living with.

This is intended to be a resource for both celiacs and those who come in contact with celiacs (AKA: everybody).  It is hard to fully grasp “what the big deal is” with living gluten-free, so I will try and find ways to bridge the disconnect and create a better understanding of what is happening and why, and why the “what” and “why” are important.  Additionally, it is important to understand that an adult celiac has an entirely different experience than a child with celiac, so I will do my best to help you (the reader) understand the differences and why that matters.

Most of all, I want this to be a place where you can get excited about food and social activities again, you can mope about and vent at the same time, and at the end of the day realize that if you have to be gluten-free, you are not alone.

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6 responses to “About”

  1. Julie Salato says :

    Hello:
    I love your writing style and look forward to following your pursuits. I am the Executive Director of the Celiac Center of Minnesota and would love to chat with you sometime about the possiblity of you leading one of our monthly classes. Also, we’d love to have your children join our Gluten Detectives (we meet the first Monday of the month in Bloomington) Please visit our website: http://www.celiaccenterofminnesota.org for more information and contact info. Thanks!

    • AccidentalCeliac says :

      Howdy Julie!
      I am a huge fan of yours! (and admire all the hard work you are doing with the center!) I would be more than happy to help you lead a class – just let me know what you want. I sometimes have scheduling conflicts with Mondays, but I can make something work. Good to chat with you!
      -Alissa

      • Julie Salato says :

        Ha! I should have known it was you, Alissa–by your very insightful, clever and humorous writing style! Sorry I didn’t make the connection before. As you may have read (or picked up at one of our events), we are really focusing on empowering people with tools to navigate the mental health challenges of living a gluten free life. I really like your comedic spin on things–perhaps we could collaborate on a class topic relating to this. We can chat privately via email. I’ll be in touch. In the meantime, I’m loving what you’re serving on this blog! 🙂

  2. Brenda Grams says :

    I too am most appreciative of your writing style, and the info you share! So nice to gain info from an involved Celiac, and someone local. Thanks!

  3. URL says :

    I wan’t going to comment as this posts a bit old now, but just wanted to say thanks. 362858

  4. Julie says :

    Hi Alissa!

    It is I, the celiac architect from SWCVI! Just thought I’d drop you a line–your blog is excellent! I found myself nodding in agreement with every post. Keep up the good work!

    -Julie

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