Iam starting a gluten free cookbook on my blog, for those of you out there that are celiac or just gluten free. I know the difficulty of trying to be on a strict gluten free diet and the food choices are either way to high in calories, fat etc., just not enough choices or the food just fucking sucks. I was diagnosed 20 years ago, when no one knew about celiacs , I mean no one. I had been sick my whole life with out one doctor even coming close to a diagnosis, I just figured I was a sickly person. What was strange was that once a year it was like my body got so saturated with gluten that it would just shut down, and when I say shut down I mean everything I ate became liquified and excreted one way or another it was fucking disgusting. The smell of food just turned my stomach and I would lose 15 pounds easily, I looked good but felt like shit lol I rushed myself into Jefferson university one day after a long weekend at the shore I guess to much alcohol and pizza lol that will fucking kill you if your gluten intolerant. I went into work that Monday back from the shore was coming out of the bathroom and my boss asked if I was ok or did I need to tell her anything , I looked around and whispered why do you need to tell me something lol and she said well you look a bit pregnant, I looked in the mirror screamed in disbelief and drove myself to the ER at Jefferson university hospital. A couple of hours later they diagnosed me with celiacs disease. It took a long time for me to get this gluten shit right , trial and error a lot of errors. Back then there were no gluten free aisles , everyone thought this disease of mine was made up. My family thought I had a fucking eating disorder because I didn’t eat some of there foods at parties, you know us Puerto Rican’s frying up all kinds of goodies. All I could say was no thank you and I’d get oh she thinks she’s too good lmao anyways I don’t eat out much I cook every day, so I’m always making new things. I find when I go out to eat I always get sick, restaurants really don’t understand when you ask if something maybe cross contaminated. I try my hardest to explain when I go out this is not a fucking diet this is severe but still I get sick. So I just decided I’d rather be safe then sorry and honestly I like my food better then most restaurants anyway lol I just hope my cook book can help anyone who maybe looking for some good recipes to help them to stay on their gluten free journey, because I know it’s not easy. Happy Cooking !!!