My name is Mary Frances and I’m the writer/blogger/cook/food taster at Gluten Free Cooking School. (To be fair, my husband, John, helps out with that last one as needed.) I started Gluten Free Cooking School as a simple blog back in 2007, and it has now grown into a complete online cooking school, with detailed lessons on how to cook great gluten free food, and strategies for going (and staying) gluten free.
If you are struggling with going (or staying) gluten free, please stick around for a bit. Subscribe to the newsletter, read the ebook, and take a cooking class. It won’t be too long before you feel like a pro at the GF diet, and you won’t even think about eating gluten anymore. Promise!
Gluten Free Cooking School, or GFCS as we often call it, is run by my husband,John, and me. John was diagnosed with celiac disease in 1999, and I found out that I have a wheat allergy in 2006. We’ve been cooking gluten free for nearly a decade, and while we recognize the challenges that are involved with going gluten free, we also know that eating gluten free doesn’t have to be difficult.
Cooking Classes: Learn How To Cook Your Own Delicious Gluten Free Food
If you’re gluten free, you know how difficult it can be to learn how to cook with only GF ingredients. You’ve probably had loaves of bread that were a soggy mess, biscuits that fell apart too easily, and pizza that wasn’t worth a single good craving.
If you’re struggling with cooking delicious gluten free food, my Cooking Classes are for you. Each lesson focuses on a particular type of food, and I walk you through how to cook it step by step. There are articles for you to read, different recipes for you to try, and videos showing you exactly how I cook the recipe, so you know you’re doing it the right way.
Ebook: Learn How to Live A Happy Gluten Free Life
When John and I went gluten free several years ago, I remember how depressing it was to walk down the aisles of a grocery store and realize that we couldn’t eat 90% of the food on the shelves. I remember wondering how we would ever find good food to eat again, since our choices were so incredibly limited. If you are gluten free, I bet you know the feeling that I’m talking about.
Despite the difficulty we had in going gluten free, I’m very happy to say that today eating GF is no longer difficult, and I can actually say that I love being gluten free. We feel great, we eat delicious, healthy food every day, and being GF is no longer the huge burden it once was. In fact, it’s not any kind of burden – it’s just normal.
After a couple of years of blogging and getting to know lots of my readers, I came to the realization that the feeling of depression and hopelessness that we experienced when we first went gluten free is actually pretty common among people that are on a gluten free diet. My readers kept mentioning issues and problems they were having that I recognized and remembered from our own experiences.
I decided to write down the experiences that we had in going gluten free, the problems and issues that we struggled with, and the solutions that we found for each one. My book, The Gluten Free Survival Guide, details everything you need to know about going gluten free, and it will teach you how to love your gluten free life.
If you are struggling with going gluten free, or are losing your sanity trying to cook healthy, delicious GF food, please take a look at the book. You can click the book cover to find out more about it, and I’ll tell you about all of the great gluten free recipes and extras that come with the book on the next page.
Gluten Free Diet
Chances are good that you found my site because you have some interest in gluten free cooking or a gluten free diet. For some helpful information on how to get started eating gluten free, check out my original post on starting a gluten free diet, and the follow-up post on a gluten free diet plan.
If you’re feeling discouraged about living on a gluten free diet, then you need to read our ebook. In each chapter, we help you navigate through the aspects of life that are different when you are on a gluten free diet. The book provides strategies for everything from your first grocery shopping trip to eating in a restaurant to traveling to cooking your favorite foods. Whether you’re just starting a gluten free diet, or have been on it for years, you need to read this book if the gluten free diet is feeling like a struggle.
Gluten Free Recipes
I’ve published quite a few recipes over the years for gluten free foods. Some of my most popular ones include my recipes for gluten free bread, my gluten free flour mix, gluten free biscuits, gluten free pizza, and our favorite Saturday morning breakfast, gluten free pancakes.
In addition to those recipes, I’ve also written a second gluten free bread recipe, a recipe for gluten free tortillas, and a bit more on the subject of making a gluten free pizza crust.
If you’re still looking for more, you can use the search box on the footer of the page to find specific recipes and posts, or just browse back through my archives. If there’s something you’d like to see on my site, the best way to get in touch with me is to sign up for my newsletter, which will give you my email address.
- Mary Frances
P.S. The awesome photo of the apple pie in our sidebar is via user cotaroba on Flickr.