Hi! I’m Larraine

larraine-kayli-jos3I’m a wife, mom, grandma, and I have celiac disease. I’m sure I’ve had it my whole life, but it wasn’t until I was near death in a hospital last year that I was finally diagnosed. My lifetime of suffering has become a life of helping others understand a gluten-free diet, creating and sharing gluten-free recipes, eating and enjoying good food–and most important of all–enjoying a healthy and happy life with my family. You’ve heard people talk about a new lease on life. I have a new LIFE!

This blog is my way of sharing all I have learned about medical conditions that require eating gluten-free such as celiac disease, ADHD, autism and food allergies. I have ideas about how and where to eat out, feeding a family, kid’s meals, where to shop, etc. I love to cook and want to share my recipes. So, check back often. I would love to chat with you.

Comments on Hi! I’m Larraine

July 16, 2008

Susie @ 8:32 am #

Congratulations on your new site! It is such a great resource for people who need gluten-free info and recipes. I am impressed with all of the recipes you have “de-glutenized!”

Tammy @ 10:22 am #

Thank you for creating this site and your wonderful recipes. I have been wanting to get more information about Gluten Free/Casin Free diets and you have helpful information and great links on your site. I am excited to see if this can help our family.

A. Josie @ 10:36 am #

Hooray for you! What a wonderful thing to do for so many people who have celioc disease, and other disorders that can be helped with your diets and recipes.

Wonderful! Congratulations!

July 17, 2008

Brandon Buchei @ 6:10 pm #

Hello Larraine,

I’m pretty sure you remember me. I got your e-mail and was very impressed, so I thought I’d thought I would just drop a line. Working with your husband has been more than just a privilege. He is by far one of the best persons I have ever met. Getting to know him has been a pleasure. He works so hard when I see him because of his family. He has told me some what about your health and I find it amazing how strong you are. I can only hope that the Lord continues to bless you and your family as you try to help others with celiac disease.

Brandon Buchei

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July 26, 2008

Christine @ 4:25 pm #

I think you are amazing. I have been using the gluten-free/casein free diet for my kids, and I wish I was as good at you at finding creative, yummy ways to eat gluten-free. I am so excited to have this resource, and I think you better make a cookbook for kid’s foods on this diet. I would buy it in a second.

August 9, 2008

Gluten-Free Boy @ 11:18 am #

That is a great picture of you with your daughter and granddaughter! How interesting to learn about the different ways people are diagnosed with Celiac! For me it wasn’t anything quite so dramatic. It was actually a routine test done along with others by my GI specialist. I was so surprised, but also thankful to have a new lease on life!
Thanks for taking the time to create great recipes, and for researching so much on celiac and gluten-free foods!