Hi and welcome to Froment Free! Here on this blog, you will find all gluten free recipes. The recipes here are made from scratch, using fresh ingredients and quality meats. I replace whole flour with gluten free all purpose flour whenever necessary. You’ll find everything here from comfort foods to healthy dishes to succulent meals and amazing desserts.
My name is Jen, and I grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana. I didn’t start off make gluten free recipes by choice. I have Celiac disease, so I was kinda forced to. Diagnosed in adulthood, it sucked the first six months. Literally. And it wasn’t my body. It was my mind really. Changing my diet wasn’t hard at all for the gut. Overtime, my gut healed itself, in a sense. There was alot of damage over the years so pain free felt wonderful. But my mind was going nuts.
I learned that so many things that had gluten in them, that I would buy prepackaged from stores, I couldn’t eat any longer. It was overwhelming. Goodbye Oreo cookies and hello….
…..cocoa powder? Seriously. Like what was I gonna do with that nasty stuff that tasted like dirt? Little did I know then that this could be concocted.
And late night burritos? Really? I couldn’t grub on those fantastic, flavorful wraps filled with hefty love. I cried. And cried. But later, I realized I could make something even better.
Gluten free doesn’t have to be blah. Cooking from scratch, I figured out that gluten free can look and taste freaking incredible. It’s all about seasoning, fresh produce, and quality ingredients.
It means amazing dishes with incredible flavor. And it can all be accomplished in gluten free dishes.
I feel that anyone can eat these gluten free recipes. You can cook one of my dishes as is, and the great thing about it is you can also cook it your way. With or without gluten. My recipes are simple enough, where it works either way. Substituting is crazy easy.
If you must eat gluten free because you have no choice, then don’t be scared. I will help you. It’s not as difficult as you think. And I can show you how flavorful gluten free can be. In fact, I gained quite a few pounds eating this, this and this my first year of blogging. While topping it off with this.
About me? I come from a family of surgeons and doctors and nurses, but I pursued journalism and theatre in college and am a singer. I’ve performed all my life on stage and love comedy, as well as musical theatre.
After school I drove out to Los Angeles to act, eventually becoming a part of the Screen Actors Guild. During that time, I was home visiting family and met my husband on a blind date. He knew more about movies than anyone I’d met in California. Plus, he was hot. The rest is history.
These are mine right here below. That cutie on the left has to eat gluten free, as he tested positive for the wheat allergen after lots of symptoms. That beauty on the right doesn’t need to eat gluten free, so I don’t make her. And that handsome man in the middle inspires me daily to keep going with this blog. In a nutshell, nothing else matters to me in life more than these three. And nothing ever will.
My goal is to show you how flavorful gluten free is. It’s just a matter of knowing how to do it. Gluten free doesn’t have to be blah. It can be so so much more. Sweet, savory, healthy, indulgent, and all of the above. I’m here to show you how.
Jennifer Reidy is the founder and sole owner of Froment Free, which launched in November of 2015. She has been featured on MSN, Buzzfeed, and the BlogHer network, among others. Her mini Ebook was self-published during the holidays of 2016, and covers gluten free Thanksgiving dishes that can be secretly made, and loved by gluten full folks alike. In the title of her blog, Froment means ‘wheat’ in French….because French cuisine is soooo not blah.