A Gluten Free Diet
Doesn't Have to Be Boring!

You can’t eat bread? Or pizza? What can you eat? Ever since I started my gluten free diet I’ve been getting these questions of disbelief. They’re really more like exclamations than questions.

But I’ve been gfree for over 25 years (well, mostly), and once I got over worrying about what I couldn’t eat, I discovered many treasures that made my life much more fun. Now when I hear But what can you eat? my answer is simple: A lot.

Gluten Free Diet Foods

Traditional Gluten-Free Foods Are Everywhere
If you take a look around the world, you’ll see what I mean.

What Can You Eat on a Gluten Free Diet?

I’ve especially fallen in love with gluten-free cake made with nut flour from Vienna, and g free almond cookies from Italy and France (both of which I’ve even made without nuts). Then there are endless puddings and pastries, and some great desserts from China and Southeast Asia.

Traditional gluten free breads are made from all kinds of things, from Ethiopian injera made with teff, to socca, a chickpea flatbread you can buy from a vendor on the streets of Southern France. There are lots more made from cassava, rice, corn and potatoes.

Almond Cake Recipe
Lemon Almond Cake
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Over the years I’ve sampled many gfree foods. And I’ve collected, prepared, and enjoyed some of the world’s best recipes.

I figure if I’m so excited about them, maybe you will be too.

Your gluten-free diet doesn’t have to be difficult, or boring!

For meals and appetizers you’ll discover Latin American foods like tamales and empanadas made with corn or potatoes, and Indian and Chinese appetizers based on rice or lentils.

I could go on and on... Check out my master list of traditional gluten-free foods.

Why Are There So Many Traditional Gluten-Free Foods?

Wheat and other gluten containing grains have been around since the beginning of civilization. But they haven’t always been available, especially to the poor or in certain climates.

This lack of availability, and taxes on these grains even when they were available, have helped inspire cooks to find alternative ingredients, such as almonds, chestnuts, cassava, corn and potatoes.

Caution: not all foods listed will be gluten free, unless they are prepared with gfree ingredients in a gfree manner. DISCLAIMER: PLEASE READ
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Things You’ll Find On This Site:

And then there are the recipes:

cake recipes, cookie recipes, bread recipes, meals and appetizers, rice dishes and other starchy sides

You can see a list of all the gluten-free recipes here. And if you’re an almond fan, check out the amazing almond flour recipes.

You’ll also find lots of information, and stories from other readers:

The more we share and bring awareness of what’s available, the more we’ll buy, which will encourage businesses to cater to our needs. And G Free choices will become more and more available. It’s a Win-Win situation. Businesses thrive and we thrive!

I hope my website will encourage you to keep your eyes and ears, and nose, open to finding wonderful treats in unexpected places. Maybe it will even talk you into an adventure, either by traveling or by trying new foods or recipes. At the very least, I hope you find yourself a lot more comfortable with your gluten free diet.

If you have other food allergies or sensitivities in addition to gluten intolerance–such as a dairy allergy, which I have–then you’re in luck. Many of the foods will work for other special diets. I will include the traditional recipes as they are, and tell you the alternative ingredients I’ve used to suit other diets for myself or friends.

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