First things first, misterbelly is a chick. Ok, now that’s out of the way, let’s move on!
When my mom was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2002, helping her find foods to eat was a challenge, partly because the internet community of gluten-free people was small at the time and partly because the variety of gluten-free foods in the market was very limited. I decided at that point to start misterbelly.com and have loved every minute of it since.
misterbelly is the antithesis of Gluten-Free Girl. I don’t have the time or energy to figure out which obscure flour combinations and what amount of xanthan or guar gum will make the texture of my banana bread just right and frankly I just don’t care. If you’re into that sort of thing great, please send me some of your baked goods and I will gladly eat them and post pictures of myself rolling around with your treats. The extent of my baking is reliant on the pre-made gluten-free flours out there and the occasional box mixes, which to be honest, have gotten really good.
Don’t get me wrong, I love to cook and I’ll cook the sh*t out of some pork almost any day of the week, but I’m not going to tirelessly photo document every step like Pioneer Woman nor will I expound upon how whatever dish I ate sent me into some blissful state of ecstasy, ok maybe I’ll do that a little. What I really care about is “Does this taste good? ' and if you care about that too then we’re going to love each other.
What else can I tell you? Well, I've concluded I'm gluten-intolerant (non-Celiac gluten sensitivity) as well as woefully lactose intolerant, have been gluten-free for 8 years, and confirmed that I carry the gene for Celiac Disease through genetic testing, but I don’t want to bore you any longer with details about my life. If you really want to know, just ask. Post a question through the Formspring widget on the right or just post a comment below. I’ll answer pretty much anything, don’t be shy.
I’m also all over the interwebs like white on rice, so connect with me! Tweet me, Facebook me, Pin me, tell me you love me, or that you don’t, etc.
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P.S. The most important thing you’ll find out about me? I love pork and I call myself a Porkarican (I’m half Cuban/half Puerto Rican). All hail chicharron.
While I would like to review every single product I receive, I simply don't have the time anymore. I work full-time, have a family and need some personal time too. :)
That said, I will continue to accept review and giveaway opportunities, but they will be sponsored posts and clearly labeled as such. Your sponsored post will get preferred scheduling (which means I will post your post before my backlog of other posts) on my blog and will also include social media promotion across all of my social channels. I am also open to custom product integrations, including site takeovers, video posts on YouTube/Vine, or anything else that your brand is interested in. Contact me and we can figure out what will work best for your brand and budget.
Why am I doing this?
Well not many people realize that bloggers put a lot of time and money into their websites. I pay for hosting and spend A LOT of time on each post between writing and photography. I take product reviews very seriously and want to work with brands - for a reasonable cost of course!
Reach out to me and let's chat! The best way to contact me is via email at misterbellyblog (at) gmail (dot) com or on Twitter @misterbelly.