Several weeks ago I was contacted by a writer for Mom it Forward and asked if I would be willing to interview for the segment, Moms Making A Difference. I wasn’t sure what qualified me to be lumped into the same category as the many admirable women who’d been featured prior to me, but I was flattered and agreed to the interview.
On the day of my interview, I had a huge smile on my face as I realized the direction the interview was going to move in. I didn’t blog very much last summer because I was too busy living unplugged. We had such an amazing summer traveling, hiking, biking, and being outside together. We don’t even have cable television anymore. Thanks to Mom it Forward, I now have pretty darn good documentation of what the best summer of my entire life was like!
I was invited by one the most popular of these companies, Udi’s Gluten Free Foods, to sample some of their yummy scrummy gluten-free recipes and to meet nationally known author Shauna James Ahern. You may know her as @glutenfreegirl, author of the memoir Gluten-Free Girl, based on her popular blog, GlutenFreeGirl.com. Shauna was kind enough to take a few moments to talk to me on video and share a bit of her journey after being diagnosed with Celiac in 2005. She also spoke about Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef, a new narrative cookbook co-written with her husband, and Colorado native, Danny (aka “the Chef”).
Shauna is just as full of life in person as she is on her blog, so be sure to keep an eye on MomActive.com for the video, excerpts from the cooking demonstration, and more pictures of the amazing gluten free foods prepared by the chefs at Udi’s Gluten Free Foods in Stapleton.
MomActive will be covering the gluten free lifestyle, including an in depth look at Celiac Disease throughout the rest of November. If you’d like to share your story via guest post or appear on the MomActive MomTV webcast please email me direct at fiona.bryan @ MomActive.com. We would LOVE to hear from you!
*I was not compensated for this post. I was invited to sample gluten free foods at Udi’s in Stapleton Colorado, the opinions expressed are my own based on my experience. Udi’s Healthy Foods includes Udi’s Natural Artisan Granola and Udi’s Gluten Free Foods line of gluten-free baked goods. All of Udi’s products are created fresh right here in Colorado.