Cookbook author Karina Allrich was diagnosed with celiac disease in the fall of 2001. She has been developing gluten-free recipes ever since, serving up fresh, seasonal dishes on her popular food blog, Gluten-Free Goddess, named by Newsweek magazine as a source for "creative recipes and cooking tips from an experienced gluten-free chef." Poetic, artistic, and passionate, Allrich inspires her readers weekly with her "warm, open honesty and to-die-for gluten-free recipes," writes Brooke McLay of The Family Kitchen. With an upbeat focus on healthy, nutritious choices, Allrich's gluten-free recipes are accompanied by mouthwatering photographs and gluten-free baking tips. Her recipe site welcomes vegetarian and vegan readers and is food allergy friendly.