Living Gluten Free!

The Date was March 2007 and I knew that I wasn’t the only one struggling with being Gluten Free.  I didn’t want to have to continue hearing that there were no resources, no information sources, and no others doing this ” gluten-free thing”.   That was when WheatfreeFamily.com was born.   Ten years later I released that domain happy to be no longer truly needed.  Now Betty Crocker, Dempsters, Boston Pizza and more are getting on board.

The Journey isn’t over.  The information and story are not complete.  Now, though, I can bring that part of my Joy Exploring back into the big picture and move forward.  No longer the odd man out, and identified JUST as Gluten Free, but now the ” I can’t believe this is what you did with GF Betty Crocker!”.

Written in 2007 and still true today!


You step into any grocery store and you are greeted with the warm buttery smell of fresh bread. For 1 out of 4 of us, our inner 6-year-old stomps their feet and pouts as we work our way past the display racks and on-wards towards our task at hand.

Living Gluten Free!

I am not going to pretend that it is easy. I am not going to wave pom poms and tell you ‘anyone can do it’. I certainly won’t ever deny that I miss my grandmother’s oven-fresh buns with double double butter!

Here is what I can and WILL tell you. We can do it. I am going to do this with you, helping to share the survival tips for feeding a family without the North American Staples – Wheat, Rye, and Barley.

OVERWHELMED just getting Started!

Mixed messages and high tech jargon keep even the best read nutritionists challenged and confused. We need SIMPLE information, SIMPLE tips, and SIMPLE recipes. Foods that KIDS will eat and Guests will love!

These are the days I am creating those memories and mouthwatering tastes for my Wheat Intolerant Boys. Now the kids barrel in the door, race to the kitchen on the wings of sweet-smelling wonder, and devour baked goods before they even hit a storage container.

Rich Dark Chocolate cupcakes with sweet fudge frosting, moist carrot cakes with creamy tangy icing, or apple spice cake with warm caramel (rum) drizzle. Pan fried corn tortillas, homemade fresh salsa and mounds of cheese and spiced hamburger. On and on I could list the delicious foods that fill my family’s table. And that is the plan – to list and share them with you!

So join us!

Follow along as we share with you the foods, facts and survival tips too, not just getting by in but, enjoying the foods in a Wheat Free Family!


Today we still live Gluten Free.  We still struggle with resistant teenagers and the Halloween candy swaps but we love our life and we have some of the BEST cupcakes and dishes fill our festivities.  Not just ‘good for gluten-free’ but “DAMN these are good!” foods.  Doing without can make life more!

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