Blinded By The Bite’s Rachelle King was featured in this months newsletter from the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness in their “Please to Tweet You” feature.
Pleased to Tweet You
Name: Rachelle King
Follow Her on Twitter: @BlindedBite
Tweeting Since: June 2010
1. How long have you been gluten-free?
Two years. I’ve had a few slips along the way, mostly during stressful times ¬ Bad idea!
2. What do you like to tweet about?
I love tweeting about food: gluten-free, sustainable or local food, food events, recipes (I write a weekly gluten-free blog series called “Come To The Table” – featuring a gluten-free recipe I personally prepare), current information regarding celiac disease and other related issues. I also tweet about non-profit events and companies I support locally in Austin, TX, as well as across the U.S. And the occasional funny (life is too short not to share the funnies)!
3. Why do you follow NFCA (@CeliacAwareness)?
NFCA is a great resource for someone with celiac disease or a wheat allergy. I also believe in supporting the organization because I have celiac disease.
4. What’s your favorite gluten-free dish?
Dessert: King Arthur Brownies Mix – I add in pecans and lightly drizzle a chocolate balsamic vinegar on top.
EntrÃƒÂ©e: Quinoa Truffle Mac & Cheese with duck confit (I should really write-up a blog post on this recipe).
5. What’s one thing you can do now that you couldn’t do before going gluten-free?
Since going gluten-free I have lost 45 lbs that I gained due to a series of car accidents between 2005-2007 (none of which were my fault). I had to have back surgery and multiple spinal epidurals. The accidents resulted in a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia, celiac disease and Sjogren’s Syndrome. Today, I can run and completed my first triathlon last year!
6. In 140 characters or less, why should others join the gluten-free community on Twitter?
The gluten-free community is an excellent resource for information on celiac disease! Share the wealth of info & pay it forward is my motto!
*Follow NFCA on Twitter @CeliacAwareness* and utilize their website as they are a great resource for individuals with Celiac’s Disease.