Twenty years ago, Lila discovered that she was celiac. Over the years, we’ve learned a lot about her sensitivity and what works for us. Even after all this time though, there are still things that trip us up. If you have been diagnosed with celiac and are going to a gluten free diet, it can be overwhelming.

We hope that this site can be a resource, answering questions like is rice gluten free (yes!), and are oats gluten free (sometimes!) or how to get the best gluten free bread. More importantly, we hope that for celiacs we can help answer the question of “I still feel sick, what am I missing?”. On top of that, we’re sharing the products we love and our favorite recipes.

Being celiac can feel like a major loss. We’re here to tell you that it doesn’t need to be. To stay healthy, you’ll need to think differently about food. And it can be a little more work. But with the right approach to diet, you can eat well, stay healthy and not feel like you’re missing out at all.

A common misconception is that a gluten free diet is healthier than a diet that includes wheat. Most alternatives to wheat based products have much more sugar, less fiber, less protein and less nutrients than the foods they replace. Wheat, for instance, has four times the protein of rice as well as significantly higher levels of dietary fiber as well as vitamins and minerals. That means that trying to cling to your former diet with gluten free baking or direct replacements using things like rice flour is likely to leave you feeling not so great. By embracing foods and recipes that are naturally gluten free, you’ll not only eat well, you’ll also expand your repetoire of flavors and options.