you're about to learn how to cook better, feel better, live better.
Here you'll discover all the tricks and tips I've learned from years of cooking and baking gluten free.
Direct from my kitchen to yours, you'll find...
- Food so tasty you’ll never think you’re on a “special diet”…
- Meals that are not only satisfying, but will save you money on groceries…
- Sources and secrets that answer all your questions about attaining gluten freedom.
All you have to do is follow along – my easy gluten free recipes are tested and tried on celiacs and non-celiacs alike. If someone doesn’t ask for the recipe, it doesn’t pass my taste test!
And wait until you see how easy and affordable it is to cook gluten free at home without expensive “convenience” products that taste like sawdust.
I’m Kathy, founder of Gluten Free Farm Girl, and I’m on the same journey you are – the journey of living gluten free.
Whether you’ve just been diagnosed with celiac disease, or are farther along than that, I know just what you’re looking for. In fact, I’ll bet your first three questions were:
- What can I eat?
- How do I shop?
- How do I cook?
Naturally you feel overwhelmed at the prospect of changing how you eat – and maybe a bit insulted that you even have to! Are you doomed to a life of Deprivation while everyone around you gets to eat all the good stuff? ... Absolutely not!
Right now you’re confused and frustrated, but all you really need to do is stop for a moment and take a deep breath.
Ready? Close your eyes…breathe in…hold for a moment…and breathe out…
Now, let’s get started on your new – wonderful – way of life!
You are going to feel so good you’ll never look back and long for old favorite foods. A scrumptious, gluten free menu will become a lifestyle you will embrace and be thankful for.
Living gluten free is NOT about what you can’t have – it’s your ticket to health and freedom. You won’t feel “alone” or “different” when you learn the secrets of cooking fabulous tasting food the whole family can enjoy.
There is positively no suffering allowed here! Only delicious food that will put the joy back into your shopping and cooking so you can get on with all the fun things you want to do in life.
The Kitchen: A gathering place for friends and family. A place where memories are homemade and seasoned with love.God bless, Kathy - Your Gluten Free Kitchen
my gluten free story...
A Journey into Gluten Free Cooking:
We all have different stories. But each one brings us to the same place. Having to eat gluten free to maintain our health and well being.
It all started when I decided to begin eating “healthy”!
Listening to the latest health news and the benefits of eating whole grains, I decided to start eating whole wheat bread and cereals to increase my fiber intake and to receive the nutritional benefits that come with it. I was doing fine for awhile, and then…
I had begun to start running to get myself back in shape. Here I am, coming down the side street to my house, when halfway there my heart started beating out of my chest! I thought I was having a heart attack! I could barely walk back home! I made it in the front door and sat down until my heart calmed down.
I decided to try running again one more time ( real smart of me!) and it happened again! Well, no more running for me after that! Pretty soon, it started to happen when I was just watching TV or reading a book. It was most prevalent when I was sleeping. I would just drift off when all of a sudden I would get this strange sensation that would wake me up and then my heart would take off at 140 beats per minute.
I ended up in the emergency room to find out that my Magnesium and Potassium levels were so low my heart was having problems. Well, they would load me up with a full IV bag of magnesium and liquid potassium (yuck) and send me on my way. Boy, did I fill GREAT for about 2 1/2 months. Then I would slide right back down and end up in the emergency again! We did this for another 3 times.
Meanwhile, I was seeing doctor after doctor trying to figure out what in the world was causing my magnesium levels to tank! I was taking over 2000 milligrams a day and still not able to keep my levels up! Something was seriously wrong, but what!
Well, enter one doctor from Sweden, a gastroenterologist, who listened to me and came up with an interesting thought. You may have celiac sprue, he said. I might have what? I had never heard of it before. It’s an intolerance to gluten in grains like wheat, he said.
BINGO! THE LIGHT CAME ON! As I sat there and listened to what he had to say, I realized that all this had started when I began eating whole wheat! He had me go through all the tests and they came back positive! No more wheat products for me!
I was so thankful! God had given me an answer to what ailed me! Halleluiah! Now all I had to do was avoid products with gluten. What an eye opener that has turned out to be!
I am truly grateful to know what my medical problem is! I would rather know and begin to deal with it, than to be in the dark looking and looking and not finding.
I LOVE TO COOK! I have found that most of the pre-packaged and pre-made gluten free products are not what I would call appetizing! The choices are getting better and better as people learn about celiac and companies are more responsive to our needs.
But, I still enjoy making my own goodies and feeding my family and myself great tasting meals that don’t break the bank! I still have a hard time paying the prices for gluten free cookies or cake mixes when I can make my own cheaper and better tasting! But sometimes, you just don’t have the time or the desire. I understand that. I get that way too.
Now you know why I started this web site. I have learned alot about gluten free cooking and all the weird and strange tweaks and twists to get something to taste good, especially bread! In some ways, I think we eat healthier than most since we cannot go to the fast food drive thru and pick up junk food!
I know it can be frustrating and difficult, especially if you have just been diagnosed. Take heart! I am willing to help you get over the anxiety and frustration of what to eat! Please let me help you any way I can!
I have come to accept what my life is and have decided that it is a way for me to help all of you as I help myself in this journey of gluten free cooking and living.