{WGF?!} Pamela’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix

I’m excited that my first WGF review (WHAT the GLUTEN FREE?!) is a positive one. I will do my best to share the best-of-the-best GF products with you. I should know, I’ve been trying them since 2005! Without going into too much history here (I know, you want to read about the product review) I will give you a little insight to my Celiac diagnosis at the end of this post. I was diagnosed in 2005, so I’ve tried lots of crummy GF food and I’m happy to say that GF options have only gotten better since then!





Great texture. Huge square chunks of chocolate goodness. And all you need is a stick of butter and an egg. Sooo easy.

Can’t really say anything terrible here. I might cut back on the amount of butter, but it’s not a make or break for me. I also let them cook in the oven a wee bit longer: 16-18 minutes (never 12 minutes).
*Side Note, these cookies have never turned out the way they look on the package (blonde). They’ve always come out a deep brown color.

Being Diagnosed with Celiac Disease

In 2005 I pretty much thought I had Cancer. My skin was turning gray, I lost a bunch of weight, my brain felt like it was melting and I could barely keep my eyes open. My dear friend Suzanne laid down the law, she wasn’t going to talk to me until I saw a doctor for my ailing body.  I despise going to the doctor, so this was a really big deal. I finally went. I was tested. A lot. Finally after a series of 10+ tests, the results were in. My anti-gliadin panel came back. Here’s how it works:

Negative = 11
Equivocal = 11-17
Positive = 17+

My results came back with = 49
Yeah, kind of high.
No doubt, I have Celiac Disease.

Also, it runs in my lovely Scottish family: My grandmother, mother, aunt and cousins all have it. It’s interesting that it didn’t really hit me until I was in my 30′s!

I made drastic changes. I failed a lot. And after some time, I finally found my GF groove. It took a lot of trial and error. Back then, there really weren’t any yummy GF options. And gluten is a sneaky bastard. It’s freaking everywhere! I still get “glutenated” from time to time, but it doesn’t stop me in my tracks like it used to. You could say that I’m kind of a Celiac veteran now. If you have any questions about GF living, please don’t hesitate to ask. I am more than happy to share what I know.


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