Meet Patty

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I’m Patty Beyers, a PR girl from Southern California.  Today, I live in Colorado with my amazing husband and three great kids. My oldest son has Celiac Disease and several food allergies.  He suffered his first reactions in the summer of 2000, at 4 months old.  My world hasn’t been the same since. At home,  I’ve re-learned how to cook for my family,  taught my son everything I know and find cooking safe meals to be very rewarding.  I’ve been on a mission to help him live a normal life and we’ve navigated many food situations including elementary school, middle school, sports, sleep away camps, vacations and our next journey will be him entering high school with a whole new group of friends and teachers. The journey has been long and it continues.  My hope for this blog is that I learn as much from you as you from me.  Together, we can do more to overcome food allergies and Celiac Disease.  I can be reached via email at patty@beyerspr.com. Thanks for stopping by!

17 responses to “Meet Patty

  1. Lisa Pacheco (Davis)

    Patty,
    Thank you for sharing this awesome blog with me. As you know, we found out this last year that Ashleigh requires a gluten-free diet. I am so excited to try out some of these recipes, especially the pumpkin bars and the yeast bread. I continue to be impressed and amazed by all that you do. Being a wife and mom is already a busy job, then you add in special dietary needs and making a longer drive than most to get your kids to school, all while being an advocate for your children, joyfully helping out at school and always making time for your friends, not to mention creating and maintaining this blog. (in your spare time, right!!) I am looking forward to more of your great ideas! I’ll let you know what the food critics in our house think.
    Blessings,
    Lisa

  2. Are there any meetings in your area for Food Allergies? Support groups are so helpful!

  3. Don’t we have a Food Allergy Month to make people aware?

  4. More and more gluten-free products are in the marketplace now. One of them, if you haven’t tried it yet, is Mrs. Renfro’s gourmet salsas, found in most leading grocery stores. Each jar label has a tasty recipe on it so give it a try. Healthy eating!

  5. Hi Patty,
    This Blog is terrific! It is great that you can share your experiences and expertise with lots of others who are dealing with similar problems.
    Congratulations!!

  6. Thanks for stopping by Grandma:) All of this information for the kids has been living in my head and it feels good to finally have a place to put it all. I hope it does help others in the same boat. ~ Patty

  7. What a great site, Patty! I will use this site as a reference for any of my families at school that want to try gluten-free diets, etc. I’m proud of you for all the work you have done and continue to do…rock on, sista!

    Love, Diana

  8. Thanks for stopping by Diana. Please do pass it along to anybody who can use the info. ~Patty

  9. To whom it may concern;

    I am writing to inform you of our new Gluten free menu. About 4 yrs ago my sister Christine and I opened nebo restaurant at 90 N. Washington St. in Boston’s North End. Nebo is a traditional Italian restaurant offering dishes based on recipes that were passed down from our mother and grandmother. After being open for about a year, two of our closest friends were told they had Celiac disease. We then realized just how many people this disease has affected and the need for an alternative for their dining restrictions. Determined to serve our friends their favorites, we set upon making our menu available in a gluten free form. We are thrilled to say that we have now produced 90% of our menu with the same great taste as our regular menu. We don’t think there has been an accomplishment that has brought us more pleasure. If you would like us to forward a copy of our Gluten free menu please send a menu request to nebofunctions@gmail.com .

  10. Patty, what an excellent blog! I am forwarding your link to a couple of my friends that can really use this information. Thanks for sharing your wealth of knowledge. I know it will help a lot of others out there. Great job!

  11. glutenfreeveggiemom

    Hi Patty,
    I’m a fellow Coloradoan and GF cook. Would you mind if I added your blog to my blogroll?

  12. Hi Gluten Free Veggie Mom. I would love for you to add my blog to your roll. Sounds like we have a lot in common. GF and veg can be tough but doable. Thanks for stopping by! ~Patty

  13. Hi! I just found your blog and am adding it to my favorites list. We have been through a lot this year. My daughter (almost 2) got very sick in January and we didn’t find out is most likely Celiac Disease (hospitalization, endoscopies, genetic testing, GF diet/challenge) until May (through September). I’m a big home cook/baker and I love your recipies and stories. It gives me comfort that I’m not alone in this GF journey. Thanks! Thanks! Thanks!
    Merry Christmas too!

  14. Hi Brandie. I am so happy you have found my blog and that I can bring you some comfort. You are not alone in this journey and it does get easier as time goes on. Please let me know if I can answer any questions you might have. Merry Christmas to you! ~Patty

  15. Julie allen

    Hello Patty,
    I finally looked at your blog and I truly love it. You have done such a great job! Thank You for doing this and being a Gluten Free advocate for many of us who suffer from allergy/
    sensitivity to gluten and other foods. I wish you all the best for you and your family. You are an amazing MOM!
    See you in King Soopers 🙂
    Julie Allen

  16. Hi Julie,
    So happy you found my blog. Hope it can help your family! See you soon.
    ~Patty

  17. Great blog! Just started my own, lots of GF blogs out there, but I am enjoying the ones that focus on the positive.

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