Tell All Tuesday Featuring Funny Gal, April Peveteaux

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Please tell everyone a little about yourself.
Hi there people! I’m April, and I was diagnosed with celiac disease in January of 2011, not too long after I had moved to Los Angeles. I thought it was the stress of living in such a laid-back city, alas, it was the dirty gluten.
Please tell me about your gluten-free blog.

I started “Gluten Is My Bitch” almost immediately after my celiac disease diagnosis. Mostly as a way to vent, try to figure out how to live my life, and experiment with making cake of every variety. And whine. Lots and lots of whining.

How long have you been blogging?

I’ve been a writer and editor professionally for longer than I can recall, exactly. I’ve written for other people’s blogs and online magazines, but “Gluten Is My Bitch” was my first personal blog. It’s been kicking for about 2.5 years. Whoa. That’s a lot of recipes using caramel and chocolate.

Why did you start a gluten-free blog?

I honestly didn’t look that hard for gluten-free blogs, so I wasn’t exactly trying to fill a niche. It was more of a therapeutic exercise when I was told I could no longer eat donuts. It also made me try things in the kitchen I might not have, knowing that other people might actually see it Which is how gluten-free deep-fried Kool-Aid came about. You’re welcome.

What makes your blog different than anyone

I probably curse more than the average gluten-free blogger. Also, I’m fully committed to eating as much butter as possible.

What would you like to see with your gluten-free blog in the future?

In the future I would love to have more time to focus on developing more recipes. I miss hanging out in the kitchen all day and seeing what magic, or trauma, can happen. I would also love to include more travel on my blog. Mostly so I can say, “Yes, I am going to Italy. I have to. For the blog.”

What do you love about gluten-free blogging most?

I love hearing from my awesome readers whether it’s tips on how to make something better, or sending me recipes they’ve tried, or recommending a gluten-free restaurant. Also when someone says, “OHMYGODILOVEYOU” That’s the best. I just love those people. They rock.

Do you do giveaways? If so, what was your favorite giveaway?
I do a few giveaways, but I always find it challenging. Mostly because my sense of humor doesn’t work well when I’m trying to be serious about giving people free awesome things.
Tell me some of your favorite gluten-free blogs that you read.
It’s not advertised as gluten-free per se, but Tasty Yummies by Beth has the most amazing recipes you’ll ever try. Celiac and the Beast always makes me laugh and she makes pretty clothes. You guys rock, as you know. Oh, and that Gluten-Free on a Shoestring is also so damn practical and inspiring. G-Free Foodie knows what’s happening. Oh wow, there are SO many more. A lot of great local gf bloggers in Austin, SF, Portland, New York, Chicago, San Diego and Seattle . . . now I feel bad for saying to myself, “Just pick five. Just pick five.”
How can people find you?
You can find me standing outside of Umami Burger, crying. Also at http://glutenismybitch.wordpress.com/, my Twitter is @peveteaux and I’m on the Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gluten-Is-My-Bitch/186201274756358?ref=hl

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