imageWelcome!  This blog comes to you as a result of lots of blood, sweat and tears…and I do mean that quite literally!  In “MY STORY” you will read more about how our new lifestyle came to be and how my daughter’s diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac has been embraced as a blessing and not (always) a curse!  I won’t attempt to spell out the health benefits of cutting Gluten from your diet…there are countless great websites and blogs for that already.  I will claim that since we have gone Gluten Free by necessity and not by choice, we have all seen some great health benefits as a result! But enough about that.  I’m assuming that you wouldn’t be here if you weren’t already elbow deep or, at least, interested in a Gluten-Free lifestyle.  So let’s get to the overall reason behind my wanting to start this blog and share the few things that I have learned along the way.  If you found switching to a Gluten-Free lifestyle not only daunting but hard on the budget…then you have come to the right place. If you have a child with Celiac and/or Type 1 Diabetes…you too have come to the right place. If you just want some easy and cost-effective ways to cook Gluten-Free for the whole family…yep, my blog will assist you in your endeavors!

See, I’m a numbers kinda girl, at least when it comes to $$$!  Thanks to my Mom I learned at an early age how to stretch a buck further then sometimes I even thought possible!  Some may go as far as calling me cheap but I prefer “extremely frugal”!  I get a high when I find a great deal. After Elena’s diagnosis my grocery bill (which had quickly doubled) became my next budget-cutting mission.

How does that translate to this blog?  With 2 kids, a full-time job, a husband’s job that requires loooong hours and a budget to answer to every month, I have to get creative when it comes to how much I spend on groceries and how I allot my time to cook.  I will share delicious (kid-approved) recipes that are EASY and INEXPENSIVE.  Not too sure that you can eat Gluten-Free for what you are currently spending on groceries?  Then I invite you to grab your coffee, glass of wine or Gluten-Free beer (yes, they make it and it’s really good!), pull up a chair and read on, visit often and comment frequently. I’m always learning and all feedback is welcome and appreciated!

3 responses to “HOME”

  1. Michelle says :

    I’m just in my 5th month of gluten free. I miss my bread and pizza. I hate to cook what do you suggest?

    • glutenfreebudgetguru says :

      Hi Michelle, thanks for the question. Much like yourself, I too had little desire to cook, let alone start a blog about it, until my daughter’s diagnosis not too long ago. For me it was a matter of survival, literally. So I can totally relate! I am a proponent of making things from scratch for two major reasons. It saves you money and it’s healthier. But let’s be honest, when it comes to bread and pizza crust, sometimes you just want the quick fix (guilty)! A couple brands that I have used with success and that only require a little effort are “Gluten Free Pantry” and “Glutino”. I have also bought the Gluten-Free bread and pizza crust pre-made already in the package and I was grossly disappointed!! My best advice, wait until you are feeling inspired and bang out a few pizza crusts and a loaf or two of bread. Then freeze them and take them out when you are feeling a craving! I hope that was somewhat helpful! Best of luck and keep me posted…

  2. Jenee Fortier says :

    Thanks so much for stopping by our blog. We wanted to share our appreciation by nominating you for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award. Participation is optional, so if you’re interested you can check out our post: http://jcooksglutenfree.wordpress.com/2014/01/13/dragons-loyalty-award/

    Thanks for all your hard work, and take care!

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