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‘Gluten-Free Girl And The Chef’ – A Liveblogged Book Review

Today is a day like no other. Your life, quiet, stumbling like a small child in search of the truffles that have already been found by hogs. It will change today. It will change swiftly but it will feel endless, like a heartbeat between I love yous, or like the morning after you win a chili eating contest. Today you will breathe along with ‘Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef‘ by The Gluten-Free Girl Shauna Ahern, and also Daniel Ahern. I bring you this review as a gift. A gift from my heart to yours, because I love you all very much, and I enjoy reading books about healthy eating written by people who look about as healthy as a pan of Hamburger Helper. Yes. Let us begin.

On to the TL;DR…


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Jewish Dinners Are Awkward For Taralynn

Taralynn, wants a cafe, went on an omgdatenight recently. She ordered tomato soup, because that’s what a true foodie does when they go to a nice restaurant. Her boyfriend ordered the lamb. This apparently triggered some sort of memory for Taralynn, involving someone named Ira.

The last time I had lamb was a couple years ago in the Hamptons. I was baby sitting Ira Rennert’s grandchildren. We were sitting outside on their beachfront dining area and all of a sudden they start praying in hebrew and a violist is playing next to me. I can’t tell you how awkward it was, but the lamb was good.

When commenters informed her she needs “to start choosing your words better”, Taralynn responded “I don’t know why you’re trying to argue with me” because she totally didn’t mean anything bad. She then took her feelings to twitter.

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Coming from someone who apparently intends to go to law school, my only reaction is “lol ok then”.


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Taralynn Would Like You To Give Her $100k

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Taralynn, “healthy” living blogger, has a dream – and she wants you to finance it.

As you all know, I’ve been blogging for almost five years…I love what I do, but my dream is to open a cafe here in South Carolina.

She wants you to imagine “walking into a cafe/coffee shop that makes you feel as if you were in a different country, being able to order fresh food, and spend hours in the corner reading a book”, and says she is the girl to make that happen.

While traveling in Europe, I was inspired by the little coffee shops/cafes and want to bring some of that style into my own. Not only do I want to put my own ideas into the shop, I want advice from my readers.

She may not have a viable business plan but she will print every donor’s name on something in the cafe as a thank you, so, ya know, give generously and often. Surely the good people of Charlotte deserve to experience all the wonderful recipes available all over the internet!


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Gluten-Free Girl Can Make Flour

Faces of health.

Faces of health.

Shauna Ahern, I keep sort of forgetting about her, created a kickstarter a while back asking for $79,000 to make “the first grain-free flour blend on the market”. Well for those of you interested, she made her goal.

Thanks to the generous support of everyone here, we not only met our goal for this Kickstarter but also exceeded it by 17%! The Gluten-Free Girl Flour Blends will be on the market soon.

The gluten free panhandlers raised $92,612 which, according to my calculations, should finance about 11 bags of flour on a store shelf sometime next year. Of course even 5 bags would make the venture at least as successful as her eating tour.


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Gluten Free Girl Adopts Baby

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Shauna Ahern, picture of gluten free health, has finally convinced someone to give her a baby. After complaining last year that adoption was hard because she couldn’t get the exact baby she wanted, Shauna is now posting pics of her new baby all over instagram and, of course, posting about it on her blog.

Last week, on March 19th, we met our son…When I first heard about open adoption…I was scared. I wanted to be the mother, the only mother…But a good friend of ours told me something that changed our minds. She also didn’t want to try open adoption at first. And then she realized this: it’s all about having a story for your child.

Really? That’s what adoption is about? Having a story for your child? Anyway, it seems Shauna wants to blog safely because they are now going back to their comment free policy for the foreseeable future.

…we also want a little more quiet in our public life right now. So we’re going back to the policy we tried last year of no comments. Looking back, it was lovely. What we write and cook is meant to be an offering. If you really want to talk to us, you can reach us by email, on the Facebook page, on Twitter, and on Instagram.

Yep, nothing says ‘want to be quiet in our public life’ life like saturating your instagram feed with pictures and videos of an adopted newborn before the ink on the papers is even dry. I just wonder if are they going to take little Des along on their eating tours. Maybe having a newborn will help them with their next fundraiser!


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