Hey there, I'm Jen!
I'm a celiac coach and blogger helping you confidently live life to the fullest with celiac disease.
I'm so happy you are here!
The Nomadic Fitzpatricks, LLC is a food and travel website dedicated to helping you confidently eat & travel with celiac disease with celiac safe travel guides, gluten-free recipes, and support through coaching and programs.
My Celiac Story
After months of feeling sick, stomach problems, and fatigue I finally was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2009 while in college. But without the proper follow up care from my doctor, this led to lots of mistakes in managing my celiac symptoms and a host of other health problems.
For years, I struggled with IBS-D, Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth, Anxiety, and Food Intolerances. Combined with being a type A overachiever and perfectionist, my health was a constant challenge as I stressed myself out easily.
But I learned to fight for my health, advocate for my celiac needs to doctors that didn't listen, and became the "go to" person among my friends, family, and colleagues for celiac & all things gluten-free. I spent all of my time traveling as much as I could while teaching high school Spanish and getting my master's degree.
And it felt like something was missing in my career.
In 2017, I decided to take a leap of faith and do something different with my life. I asked for an unpaid sabbatical from my teaching job to travel the world with my husband, Dylan. And after saving for two years, finishing my masters, and starting a blog on a whim, just for fun - that's exactly what we did.
Our trip around the globe in 2019 was life-changing as we became our namesake - The Nomadic Fitzpatricks. I came home a different person, and decided to work even harder to make my dream of being an entrepreneur a success.
After four years of blogging and freelance writing as a side hustle, I left my teaching job in 2021 to run my gluten-free coaching business & website full time.
I share my personal experiences with celiac so you don't have to suffer through the mistakes I made. I also share research-based resources to give you the right information about celiac safety because there's a lot of harmful misinformation online.
I hope that my page encourages you to live life to the fullest with celiac disease by traveling the world, enjoying delicious food, and to have FUN doing so!
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Frequently Asked Questions: Recipes
Are all of your recipes gluten-free? Do you have egg-free, vegan, or allergen-free recipes?
Since I have celiac disease and IBS, my recipes are all 100% gluten-free, but that is the only thing they are all free from. I also have some dairy-free recipes. I don't do egg-free, vegan, or allergen-free recipes. Sorry!
Do you have to spend so much time talking about your recipe? Why not just list the ingredients?
Google requires me to explain more than just the ingredients. Plus, I share additional tips, information, and tutorials in my recipes to help you have success in the kitchen. You are welcome to skip to the recipe directly by clicking the "Jump to Recipe" button at the top of every recipe page. But you may miss something important.
What is the nutrition value of your recipes?
The nutrition information on each recipe card is provided as a courtesy and for your convenience. The data is calculated by Nutritionix. You are encouraged to make your own calculations based on your ingredients and preferred nutritional facts calculator. While I try to make sure they are accurate, I cannot guarantee the accuracy of these calculations.
Can I substitute my own gluten-free flour in your recipes?
Yes, you can, but be advised: not all gluten-free flour blends are created equal. They can react differently based on the recipe. Double-check my notes in the recipe itself. I normally recommend Cup4Cup for gluten-free cooking and baking, and most of my recipes will use that gluten-free flour blend primarily unless noted otherwise.
For another option, I recommend Bob's Red Mill or King Arthur Measure For Measure for a dairy-free version in quick bread/muffins. Please note every flour blend has its pros and cons, and due to their very different ingredients, can change the outcome of a recipe completely. Please do not substitute a single gluten-free grain and expect your recipes to turn out as mine do. My recipes always use a blend of gluten-free grains, flours & thickeners in a gluten-free flour blend, unless stated otherwise.
My recipe didn't turn out right. What did I do wrong?
I'm not in the kitchen with you, so I'm not sure! Did you follow the recipe exactly? Did you use the gluten-free flour I recommended? If you are baking, are you baking on a warm or cold day? Are you a beginner, intermediate, or novice in the kitchen? All of these factors play into whether a recipe will turn out correctly. If you have trouble, leave a comment (please be kind), or send me an email to [email protected] and I'm happy to troubleshoot.
Frequently Asked Questions: Travel
I went to one of the restaurants you recommended in a travel guide and I got glutened. What gives?
As I state at the beginning of every travel guide, restaurants can change, and everyone's celiac needs are different. Always double-check that a restaurant works for you by verifying with the restaurant staff and clarifying your needs for celiac and cross-contact prevention. There are no guarantees for dining out with celiac disease and you dine at your own risk. My guides are a starting point to help you in the right direction, but everything is subject to change and I can only speak to my experience dining there.
I want to learn about traveling to _______ with celiac disease, but you don't have any guides for this place! What now?
I can only speak to the places and experiences I've had traveling with celiac disease. Perhaps another celiac travel blogger has visited this location - check out the resources page for links to their social media & websites.
I'm planning a trip with celiac disease and I'm SO nervous! Can you help me?
Absolutely! Check out the Celiac Travel Course to plan your next vacation with celiac disease knowing how to prevent cross-contact, avoid hanger, and have FUN traveling gluten-free.
Frequently Asked Questions: Website
I'm trying to read one of your blog posts or recipes and all of these ads keep popping up! Can you do something about that?
Since being a blogger and coach is my full time job, these ads help me continue running my website and help me make a living. In exchange for these ads, you're receiving 100% free content and helping a small business owner. Thank you for your understanding.
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