Welcome to My Gluten Free Miami, I’m Amanda and this site is for anyone who is living the gluten free lifestyle. If you don’t live in Miami, no worries, I guarantee that you will find tons of great information and recipes! Living gluten free in Miami is a bit different than many other cities I have traveled to. With strong Latin influence, the idea of not being able to eat gluten is foreign to many. The reaction when you tell your Peruvian in-laws you cannot eat bread is priceless!
My journey with the gluten-free lifestyle began almost three years ago. I will never forget that phone call. I had heard of Celiac Disease once or twice but did not know much about it. My initial trip to the doctor had been a pain under the right side of my rib cage, the thought of Celiac had never crossed my mind. The initial diagnoses from the doctor had been gall bladder issues, I didn’t know how we had gone from getting my gall bladder removed, to a life-long auto-immune disease.
Transitioning to a gluten-free lifestyle has been challenging, but it has been worth it. Headaches that I had for ages have lessened, a skin rash that had plagued me since high school is gone. It is not easy, I still get a little jealous of people who can just order a pizza for dinner. Luckily, I have a very supportive husband and family. Instead of fretting over what I could no longer eat, we took it as a challenge and have converted many family favorites into gluten free recipes.
Not long after being diagnosed, I became pregnant with my daughter. She is growing fast and is my little helper and taste tester! She especially loves when companies send us gluten free cookies to try. While she has not been diagnosed with Celiac, she has helped me to think more about what parent’s with gluten free children may need for resources. Hopefully, the information you find on My Gluten Free Miami not only provides you with great recipes but also information that helps you to confidently live a gluten free lifestyle, without feeling like you are missing out.
I love to hear from readers! If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at amanda(at)myglutenfreemiami(dot)com.