Welcome! 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!
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