My name is Jessica, and I’m a NYC foodie who is in love with her kitchen! After being diagnosed with celiac disease in 2011, I was determined to make a positive change in my life and soon began whipping up delicious batches of gluten free cookies, breads, and cupcakes. Throughout my diagnosis, I found a great deal of support in the online gluten free community. Wanting to help make a difference, I became a celiac disease advocate and started my blog, Tasty Meditation: Tales from a Gluten Free Kitchen. Here you’ll find hot topics in the celiac/gluten free world, gluten free lifestyle discussions, recipes, NYC restaurant recommendations, interviews with chefs and restaurant owners, product reviews, giveaways, and general musings – I do it all with (hopefully) a little grace and humor.
One of my dreams is to publish a cookbook, which I am currently in the process of writing with the encouragement of my fiancé, Kristopher, and his amazing photography skills. His pictures are featured here with some of my original recipes. If you look carefully you may spot our kitty, Lyla, trying to sneak into the frame to steal the spotlight and some cheese.
I am also the lead organizer of the NYC Celiac Disease Meetup Group, the largest gluten free Meetup group in the world with over 2,000 members. We welcome all gluten free folk, so feel free to stop by and learn about our next exciting event! www.meetup.com/Celiac/