24 Comments 05 December 2010

Did you miss me? I missed you!

It has been a couple of crazy months here behind the scenes at Celiac Chicks. Did you notice the face lift? Seven years ago, when this whole fun gluten-free whirlwind started, we were cutting edge with Movable Type blogging software. Then, a  year or so later, that became simplified by it’s sibling software named Typepad. We loved Typepad. It was very good to us, but things change. The digital word on the street was that WordPress was where it was at and it was true, but there were nightmare stories about lost photos and messed up links that made a software migration too scary to do. Then I found out about Foliovision and how they had cracked the code and figured out how to do it without these problems. Basically, they are my geek chic heroes! So, I’d like to take a moment here to give them a big hand and thank them for all of their fine work and support. And, if you are considering a move from Typepad to WordPress, they are the team for you. I was really scared and anxious, but now I can see I didn’t need to be. Thank you, Foliovision team!

So, that’s what has been going on over here behind the silence. So, please have a look around and let me know what you think. Any comments or suggestions are welcome. If there are any blank tabs it just means I have to get my rear in gear and finish writing the copy for the space. I’ll be fine tuning a few things here and there, too.


I have some killer giveaways for you this week to celebrate! And, I mean KILLER! So, stay tuned!

Peace, love and gluten-free chow!


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  1. 1
    Karen says:

    OMG, do I ever understand the silence. I switched last winter from a blogspot blog to using a hosted website and wordpress. Gahhhhh! What I thought would be a breeze, 2 weeks max, took me more than two months and several ofmy hard earned dollars to pay someone to do the things I couldn’t figure out. I am very very pleased with the outcome, though. Enough about me!
    Your new place is marvelous, dahling!

      kelly says:

      Karen!!! So nice to hear from you lady!! Where do you live right now? I should stop by your blog and find out. So you understand. *le sigh* So, time to celebrate for us, eh! It is done and over and back to the fun of it all. I have some craaazy fun stuff comin’ up so stay tuned! 🙂 Love ya!

  2. 2
    Kay Zaccari says:

    Welcome back and I look forward to reading about and getting great ideas from your gluten-free adventures. It only makes my gluten-free adventures more fun!

  3. 3
    Sandy Milne says:

    Hi Kelly, Welcome back. I must tell you I never want a ZO machine again. It was nothing but trouble. But maybe I got a lemon.

    It would not knead like it should. The dough just kept going to only one side of the pan. When I called service they could not do anything for me.

    Nothing would come out of the pan after it was baked, even when I sprayed it. I called the company several times and they kept giving me directions on what to do. Nothing worked. I finally decided to just throw it out when it died and never to get another one again.

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    Connie says:

    WoW a cool bread machine, I miss good bread so much! I’ve tried them all in the Seattle area and nothing comes close =( I would love to have a bread machine to share with my other G-Free friends. As I understand it you can also make Jam in a bread machine too! is that correct? I hope so, I’m dreaming of bread and jam for breakfast and hot coffee of course. What else can bread machines do? Connie

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    Jane says:

    Picasso pizza isn’t the only eatery in Arizona that is a must visit. We had a delightful lunch at the Old Red Rooster Cafe in Cottonwood’s Old Town. Gluten free soups like tomato onion, brocolli bacon, carrot dill and potato leek to name a few. All of the food is made from scratch and the atmosphere is delightful. Owner Jet Tennant is sensitive to GF eating and is eager to accommodate our diets.

  6. 6
    joan popkin says:

    Welcome back Kelly !! Congratulations everything looks great

  7. 7
    Regina says:

    Glad you are back!

  8. 8
    Marci says:

    Just a short note that I Recently visited Disney World in Orlando. To my surprise inside the Pollo Comparo is a Baby Cakes kiosk. EVERYTHING is gluten free. Brownies, doughnuts, coookies, cupcakes, etc. It was a wonderful find as most of my family eats gluten free. By the Way, the POllO Comparo has a wonderful choice of gf roasted chicken, rice, beans, plantains and fries. I had them make me a fresh batch of fries and they changed the tongs. They have organic milk and other healthy items. It is located at the Disney Market Place next to Lego Land

  9. 9
    Amy says:

    So glad that you are back.

  10. 10
    Christine H says:

    I am still looking for a tasty ‘sandwich’ type bread, none of the ones we’ve purchased, are very good. I can make good pumpkin and other breads, just not ones fit for sandwiches.

  11. 11
    Nina says:

    WELCOME BACK! Been missing you indeed! I was just thinking about Celiac Chicks this week and have been wondering what was happening. I am so happy you are back! I was thinking perhaps you moved on and disappointed thinking we wouldn’t be hearing from you anymore. I have learned so much from you !!..BTW…As you know better than me Gluten Free is popping up everywhere. I am wondering if you know about “HELLO PASTA” http://hellopasta.com/ Gluten Free Pasta on the go!!! Also, there is a diner type restaurant on Lexington Avenue. “BLOOMS” http://www.bloomsnewyorkdeli.com Gluten free menu! Even pancakes! Sandwiches..etc. check it out if you haven’t already.


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    Tricia says:

    I wondered where you had gone! So glad you are back. For those visiting or living in the Baltimore area you MUST try Woodbury Kitchen. Amazing food with an entire GF menu and very knowledgeable staff. Tricia

  13. 13
    Nicole says:

    It looks really nice–I love the clean look–sleek.

  14. 14
    aliceb says:

    All of the sudden Quinoa is giving me bad gas upset. What is up with that. I love it but now I am afraid.

  15. 15
    Kelly says:

    Hi aliceb,

    Quinoa has a coating on it called saponin that you need to rinse off of it before you eat it. Some people report gas and a weird taste if they don’t do this…and some people don’t do this and don’t notice anything. So, try rinsing it. I’d like to see you continue to enjoy your quinoa. Come back and tell me if it makes a difference.

  16. 16
    Kelly says:

    Thanks, everybody! I feel so loved! :o)

  17. 17
    janet says:

    I’m so glad you’re back. I was worried that after years of blogging you were worn out and done with us. We really did miss you.

  18. 18
    Glenda says:

    The website is fantastic! Kudos to you and the web guru’s.
    I wonder if you know anything about dental wax. I have canker sores under my tongue and need to use the wax to cover a sharp tooth. I used GUMM Mint Flavored dental wax because I couldn’t find any plain and it made me nauseous but I couldn’t stand the pain or eat anything but soup.
    Also, I had to switch to toothpaste with NO gluten OR Sodium Lauryl Sulfate because the SLS irritates canker sores. After LOTS of research, I finally decided on Biotene. It is so much less irritating.

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    Kristina says:

    This explains the new and better layout! Lovely! And thank you for the deets on foliovision. I have always been worried about losing photos and data in this mega wide network.


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    Cindy Eide says:

    i am so glad i found this website. I have been having problems with bread products and such but not entirely sure what the deal is. Having said that i appreciate all of the good info on your site so that a person knows they can have options!

  21. 21
    Ellyn says:

    New here. But, soooo glad to have this information available to me. I’m been gf for 9 months. I live in a small town so it will nice to able to order online foods,etc. Thanks.

  22. 22
    Kendall Egan says:

    I wondered where you had been! All caught up with your blog, it looks great and I just tonight got scared by WordPress and went back to blogger for a personal collection. Maybe soon I’ll take the plunge! Glad to see your posts again

  23. 23
    Gene says:

    I’m new to your site. A friend on Facebook has your link on her wall. I did not know she was gluten intolerant. Your site name was intriguing and from the writings there, seems like a lot of fun.
    Since most of the writings (all I read) were from women, I must ask if the site is intended just for women?
    I discovered I was gluten intolerant approximately 7 years ago. Since that time I have learned a tremendous amount regarding how to shop, the hidden dangers in products, have some great cookbooks, social environment issues and I do a tremendous amount of cooking at home. I found a flour mill in Redding, Ca that grinds their own flours and the products can be bought in bulk saving a tremendous amount of money. The recent cereal products from General Mills are great too.
    I think the gluten free diet and lifestyle is healthy and when I am invited to friend’s homes I encourage them to cook normally and I will pick and choose what I eat so my diet requirements are transparent.
    Actually tomorrow night I am invited to a friend’s home for lasagna and this time they are making gluten free lasagna especially for me.
    I make a great German Chocolate cake.
    I will explore your site since I only read your opening and some of the comments.
    Should anyone on your site live near Chico, CA; a restaurant named Left Coast Pizza makes a gluten free pizza.
    Best wishes.

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