Gluten Free Search Engine

Not all of my readers are gluten free, I know.

If you aren't gluten-free, feel free to file this away for a "just in case I need to cook for someone who happens to be gluten free" event or forward along to somebody you think might benefit.


We are a gluten free family because my 10 year old has Celiac, which is an intolerance to gluten, which is found in wheat, barley, and rye.

We don't miss gluten, it doesn't define us, and it just simply isn't something that I think about much except for when I'm grocery shopping. 

All of the recipes that are on my website and in the cookbooks happen to be gluten-free, but many of my readers don't pay a lick of attention to the notes I put in parentheses, they are just here for the slow cooker recipes.

And that is WONDERFUL. I love that we can make Korean Soft Tacos and Lasagna and Cheesecake and nobody misses the gluten at all.

I have no problem finding a way to tweak recipes to make them gluten-free friendly; I think of it as a bit of a challenge. I already try to make everything crockpottable, why not gluten free to boot? 


Back to my 10-year old. She loves to bake. I'm not a big baker. I like boxed mixes and I am too absent-minded to pay attention to the oven when there is something in it. 

I regularly burn cookies.

But my fifth grader? She loves it. And she wants to make All The Things All By Herself.

This summer I was gardening and she rushed outside to tell me that she thought we had all the ingredients to make a fluffy version of a vanilla cupcake she saw on food network and asked how to make it gluten free.

So ---- I did what any mom in the technicological era in which we live would do. 

I told her to Google It.

YOU DO NOT WANT TO KNOW what came up when she searched "tasty fluffy vanilla cupcakes"

And that is how was born.

Jennette Fulda and I worked together to hand-select approved (and PG!) recipe sites that are completely void of gluten.

Anything you are craving, type it in, and you will find a completely gluten free recipe to make your very own version.

I hope you enjoy it!!

I hope you're having the best day ever,


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Posted by: Stephanie O'Dea | A Year of Slow Cooking at February 23, 2015

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What they say about this article

  1. Love it! Great idea! Thanks for putting the time and effort into this...SO helpful!

  2. Thanks so very much for creating this fabulous new tool for us all, Stephanie!


  3. I am not full blown Celiac, but gluten does cause me to have major intestinal issues, so I steer clear of it. That is one of the reasons I love your site. I am not a baker by any stretch of the imagination. I love to cook, I hate baking. My biggest challenge comes when I need to thicken a sauce. Corn starch works well, as does potato starch. Most gluten free flours leave me wanting. I'm excited to try the new search engine. Thanks, Stephanie.

  4. Haha, and I just want to add that my non-gluten free husband saw the website over my shoulder, and when I explained it to him he said "That's AWESOME! Can you send that link to me right now?" :)

  5. This is fabulous. I would like to add my site to the "safe list".
    I will be adding this to my kids' devices for them to use.

  6. Thank you so much! How I wish there was a site that could allow you to enter your allergens and search. In the meantime I am so thankful for this! Thank you Stephanie!