Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend.” — Lao Tzu

Living gluten free can be scrumptious. You just need to play around a bit and learn the ropes. That’s what I’m doing here, and I invite you to join me as I embark on my gluten free journey.

Living with food allergies is rough until you get the hang of it. Unfortunately, gluten is the kind of thing that can show up anywhere. Sodas, candy, seasonings and soups can all have gluten hiding in unexpected places.

My name is Jessica and I live in Jacksonville, Florida. In addition to being gluten intolerant, I also am intolerant to dairy and nightshade vegetables (which includes tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, potatoes and a few other more exotic plants).

I was shocked by how much going gluten free changed how I felt, inside and out. 

My life before going gluten free was filled with migraines, stomach troubles and anxiety.  Being gluten free has helped me to control my weight, eliminate my headaches and start feelings really healthy for the first time in my adult life.

When I was first diagnosed, I craved information from others who had been through the de-glutening process. If that’s you, check out my transition to a gluten free life.

I was never much of a cook before developing Celiac, but now I’ve found that cooking is actually really helpful in coping with my allergies.To start, when you know how to make something you have a better idea of what ingredients are used, so ordering off a menu becomes a bit easier. Secondly, if you don’t know how to cook without gluten then you are likely to find yourself very hungry. How many meals in a row can you eat rice and beans? It gets old.

I’m excited to have a platform to share the recipes that I’ve been converting, as well as other insight about living with Celiac.


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