I'm your gluten-free friend who wants you to know that gluten-free does not mean taste-free, proving it through delicious gluten-free recipes and tips. 

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  • Sema Dibooglu


I cannot believe it's been 5 years since I sat down to write my first blog post. My life has changed drastically since that summer afternoon five years ago, and it's been exciting sharing it with you all! I started my blog to help anyone who was feeling down about their diet, especially teens who had been recently diagnosed with Celiac or those who needed to switch to a gluten-free diet. I realized how important a positive outlook was, because when I was diagnosed with Celiac as a kid, I had to come to terms pretty quickly with the fact that I was going to have it for the rest of my life.

It required me to plan ahead a bit more and learn how to take matters in my own hand when someone didn't quite understand the diet. But that being said, it's made me look into what I was eating, thus introducing me to a healthier lifestyle! Having to read the ingredients on most items really makes you realize what's going into the products, and that enables you to sometimes make more of a conscious effort to eat healthier (although I do love indulging in an ~unhealthy snack~).

Having a positive attitude starts with enjoying the food you're eating. My goal is to make sure that you find new options to eat, and can enjoy your diet even when you have a busy lifestyle. I'm currently a college student, which means I'm always running from class to work to activities, and I still make sure I find delicious recipes or products to help fuel my busy days!

I want to thank all of you for supporting me and reading my blog, and I hope that you are exploring new recipes and products through it! If you have any questions, you can always reach me at eatwithoutgluten.com! Cheers to many more years of blogging, and like I said, I can't thank you all enough.

-Sema


  • Sema Dibooglu


I am going to be a rising junior at Washington University in St. Louis in the fall, which means I already have two years of college under my belt! These last two years have flown by, and I've gotten to learn so much academically and also just in life. It can be terrifying to start a new chapter in your life, and yet it is so freeing to know that you have a just a tad bit more control over your life as you enter adulthood. At the same time, that means you have to start taking care of things like food and for a lot of people laundry (it never ceases to amaze me that so many people had never done a load of laundry before getting to college).

When it comes to being gluten-free in college, you have to make sure you stay on top of your diet. College eating is unhealthy enough with late hours and pizza runs, so you have to make sure that you aren't cheating on your diet or getting cross contaminated! At my college they have a designated kitchen space to prepare the gluten-free items, and I've been in contact with the chefs to ensure everything I eat is gluten-free. I am also on our dining committee, and am able to provide feedback for the small things, just to make sure that there are enough options out there.

When you're looking at colleges, make sure you speak to the college's dining services team. To be completely honest, it definitely impacted my choice in which college I wanted to go to--because when you're focusing on your academics, sometimes you don't want to spend too much time picking out your food. For those who have already picked out their colleges and are super excited and nervous, check out my upcoming series for Gluten-free in College! I'm going to help you out with the tips and tricks I've learned in my two years to make the transition and time at college a blast with your diet :)!

Stay tuned for more tips and tricks and in the meantime, check out my dorm room tour for fun ways to decorate your dorm:


Enjoy!

-Sema


  • Sema Dibooglu


Gluten-free can be challenging on a budget at time, but if you look at all of the naturally gluten-free recipes out there, you can definitely manage it! This naturally gluten-free recipe is perfect for those days you want to spend outside and not in the kitchen, because it only requires a few ingredients and doesn't take that long to make.

Ingredients

12 oz thawed and cooked shrimp (I live in the midwest so fresh shrimp is not really an option)

Olive oil

2 medium sized tomatoes

3 cloves of garlic, minced

3 stalks of green onion

1 lemon

2 teaspoons cajun seasoning

Parsley for garnish

Procedure

1. On a large skillet, add a dash of olive oil and the garlic.

2. Heat the minced garlic until it becomes fragrant.

3. Add the shrimp and sautee it for about a minute.

4. Add in the tomatoes, green onion, and cajun seasoning.

5. Cut your lemon in half, and slice up one half, squeezing the other half into the pan.

6. On medium heat, let everything simmer for about 10-15 minutes.

Add parsley for garnish, and voila you have a delicious, easy summer recipe!

Enjoy!

-Sema