About Me

janie2I’m a gluten-free vegan. You might think I eat salad and tofu all day long.  Not true! I do love an interesting salad and tofu has lots of possibilities, but being vegan AND gluten-free doesn’t mean meals should be boring.  From quinoa to ajvar, to raw foods, my adventure as a gluten-free vegan began in March, 2011 and I have no plans to stop the journey.

I’m glad you’re here and I hope you’ll  find some recipes and insights that are useful for your path to healthier eating, whether you’re a gluten-free vegan or just learning about different ways to eat.

I want to help others discover this wonderful, energizing and kind way of eating for a better you and a better world.

Thank you for visiting. You can follow me on Twitter @gfveganme or on Facebook –  Gluten-Free Vegan Me or email me at GlutenFreeVeganMe@yahoo.com.


16 Responses to About Me

  1. JoAnne Hoffman says:

    Like your blog, Janie. I have decided to take the vegan plunge….watched Earthlings the other night….. someone at the VEGFEST gave me a copy. I will be phasing dairy out over the nexy month. Look me up on FB so we can connect. JoAnne

  2. Emily says:

    Nice to meet you! Great blog. It looks like you have some pretty tasty receipes to try. We are almost a month in to our Gluten Free Vegan life so it is good to see others out there who are thriving 🙂

  3. kittee says:

    i just stumbled upon your blog via facebook and wanted to make sure you know about our website and community.


    take care!

  4. Elena Strait says:

    Hi Janie,

    It was so nice to meet you and Steve at Lisa’s last weekend. And after being so inspired by your peanut butter bars, I decided to make sometoday! They are in the fridge now as I write. Can’t wait to share them with some friends tomorrow!

    thank you and I look forward to more yummy recipes,

  5. Jackie says:

    Wonderful website and recipes; I can’t wait to test them out (especially the mac and cheese recipe). I’m glad I was able to meet you and Steve at the potluck tonight!!

    I hope to meet you guys again and next time I’ll be sure to bring my husband Chad.

  6. Fran Saito says:

    Hi Janie. This is Fran. We met on the Holistic cruise. I’ve just found your blog site and am amazed at the wealth of recipes. Anxious to try many of the recipes. I will also forward your site to my daughter and daughter-in-law. Take care. Thank you.

  7. Megan Bennett says:

    Hi Janie- I love your blog and would love to sign up to get email notifications of new posts… did I just miss it or do you not subscribe to it?

  8. I too am gluten-free and vegan and enjoy your site. I cannot find your email subscription list though. I would love to sign up when it comes back up again if you can let me know. Thank you!

    • Janie says:

      Hi April,

      It should be right below the list of posts under Meta. It says Register. Let me know if you can’t find it and thanks for your comment!

  9. Haley says:

    Hi Janie,

    I am really enjoying your blog and recipes, and thought you should know. Three weeks ago I was diagnosed with a moderate dairy allergy and gluten, wheat, eggs, beef, and yeast sensitivities. I cut all of them that day, and it’s been a real adventure learning about the gluten-free & vegan world at the same time. Although I can still eat meat, we live abroad right now (China) and the meat can be sketchy stuff, so I avoid it in most cases. It’s added a whole new difficulty level by living in a foreign country as food labels are impossible for me to read. I make 95% of meals from whole, raw ingredients. Dining out is a nightmare!

    I am feeling SO much better, but want to know what you would advise for a butter substitute. In China, I can’t get Earth Balance- but I can get olive oil and coconut. Are these my only options? Some people say I should be able to eat ghee, but I’m afraid to risk it. I’m really missing baked goods like scones and croissants. Although I have GF flour and egg replacer- all recipes still call for cold butter! Let me know what you think! Thanks so much again!

    • Janie says:

      I think you’d do well with coconut oil when baking. You can also try banana or pureed fruit for a fat-free substitute. Olive oil would work fine too and sesame oil would be really flavorful in some recipes. Dining out is a nightmare for me too. Even in the US. We were on vacation last week and ended up just eating chips, avocados and bananas from the grocery for our meal in one city. But cooking can be a fun adventure when you start to think about all the things you can have and feeling better is priceless!

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