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Melis Steiner (gfvegans)

Joined 16 months ago from Los Angeles / Las Vegas




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Melis is an animal advocate and nature lover who lives a vegan and gluten-free lifestyle.  She became gluten-free in 2005 to support her husband after he realized he had gluten intolerance.  3 years later, after her husband worked as a lobbyist for The Humane Society of the United States and they both volunteered at farm sanctuaries, Melis and family decided to become vegan as well.  Considering her life-long love for animals and history defending them (you're looking at the 4th grade founder of the 'Save the Whales' club which toured elementary schools with elaborate presentations), the only logical and truly authentic decision was to stop consuming any and all animal products.  As Melis discovered, making that decision was the only easy step in the process.  

At the time, there were very limited resources for people who were gluten-free or vegan, much less both.  So, she spent time learning, researching, testing recipes, and connecting with the few others she could find in order to feed her family well.  With all of her newfound tips, tricks, recipes, and resources, Melis decided to help others so they could skip the struggle and go straight to enjoying all of the perks of being "GFV".  

So, "Gluten-Free Vegans" launched as a Facebook community (www.facebook.com/gfvegans).  Melis was amazed by the number of people who needed a place to vent, ask questions, and connect, and the many helpful others who were eager to contribute tips, recipes, and words of encouragement.  The community has been inspiring and has since expanded to Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and Tumblr, and finally...a blog!  So, relax, read, enjoy, and please leave comments and questions so Melis can assist you with truly loving your GFV way of life.

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