guest post -> marlow {gluten hates me}

by Holly on November 2, 2011

in guest posts

Hello Everythingtarian readers! My name is Marlow and I write a blog entitled Gluten Hates Me because…you guessed it, I’m gluten free!

Three years ago I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease and my entire life changed. Dramatic? A little. But it’s completely true. Everything I knew about food was suddenly false, and I had to find a new way to feed my body.

What I love most about Holly’s blog is that it focuses on balance – being an everythingtarian. But can you be an everythingtarian when you carry around a list of things you can’t have? Basically, you can’t have…everything?


Just because I can’t experience everything, doesn’t mean I can’t have a healthy balance in my life of great foods and fun times. For me it’s about approaching my gluten free life with positivity, not focusing on what I can’t have, but instead on what I CAN have. And there’s a bunch!

But at the same time, there were some dishes that I found myself missing. Those guilty pleasures that healthy food bloggers enjoy in moderation, but I couldn’t have at all. Or so I thought.

I started with mozzarella sticks. While they aren’t the healthiest meal, I couldn’t believe that I would never eat one…ever. There really is nothing like crispy batter enveloped around salty, gooey mozzarella cheese.

So I spent some time in the kitchen. And after a few failed batches, I had gluten free mozzarella sticks. Yup. They were delicious.

I was inspired.

While I live a healthy life, complete with a well-balanced diet and daily exercise, I didn’t want to not be able to indulge occasionally. I made it my mission. There will be no dish that I can’t recreate gluten free. There will be nothing I CAN’T have.

The following recipes are what I call Marlow VS Gluten, and I always win!

Gluten Free Mozzarella Sticks

Gluten Free Beer Batter Onion Rings

Gluten Free (Un)Fried Pickles

Gluten Free French Onion Dip

And there are so many more!

Thanks so much to Holly! It’s blogs like this that help remind me to be positive in life, and that you can enjoy everything!

Do YOU have a favorite gluten-free recipe? If so, please leave it here in the comments section – because as always, sharing is caring!


chelsey @ clean eating chelsey November 2, 2011 at 8:06 pm

I have a whole slew of favorite GF recipes! And I totally agree – focusing on what you CAN have is so much different than being sad about what you can’t.

Evan Thomas November 2, 2011 at 8:11 pm

Gluten-free beer battered onion rings? What am I doing with my life if not eating those.

Allison's Delicious Life November 2, 2011 at 9:49 pm

I am so excited about this blog! I am gluten intolerant and I often feel that there is a lot I can no longer enjoy. I am particularly excited about the mozzarella stick recipe. Going to go look now!

Lauren @ The Climbing Chef November 3, 2011 at 12:04 am

Awesome post!!! I’m gluten free also and will have to make some of your recipes soon :)

Sarah@The Flying ONION November 3, 2011 at 6:52 am

Great post!! And great attitude. :D

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