Welcome to My Gluten Free Miami, a site formed to help you navigate through all things Gluten Free in South Florida. While there are many things on this website that will interest anyone who is gluten-free, being gluten-free in Miami has been a bit more difficult than in many other cities I have traveled to. Our culture is very different. The reaction when you tell your Peruvian in-laws you cannot eat bread is priceless. In compiling My Gluten Free Miami I hope to help navigate the gluten-free lifestyle in a heavily Hispanic Culture. Offering recipes, tip, and tricks for living Gluten Free in Miami.
My journey with the gluten-free lifestyle began almost two 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, but it has been worth it. I hope through following this website you discover ways to make living a gluten free lifestyle simple, and delicious!