Meet the Gluten-Free Girl

Shauna James Ahern, a.k.a. Gluten-Free Girl, shows you how to say "Yes" to the foods you love, even following a gluten-free diet.

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Gluten Free Girl

Say "Yes" to the Foods You Love

"Fairly quickly, I realized that I didn't want to find merely adequate substitutions for the foods I was missing, perpetually mourning the fact that they didn't taste like the original. I started saying yes to foods I had never eaten before, as long as they did not contain gluten."– from Gluten-Free Girl, Shauna James Ahern

Shauna James Ahern, an admitted foodie, was diagnosed with celiac disease in May 2005 after years of unexplained exhaustion and endless series of medical tests. In her new book and award-winning blog, Shauna shares her experience of finding, once again, the joy of eating–this time, gluten-free.

Eating for Celiac Disease
The primary treatment for celiac disease is a gluten-free diet. And because gluten is found in a host of ingredients and foods, primarily wheat-containing foods, the diet requires that patients say "no" to a good numbers of favorites such as pizza, beer, pretzels, cinnamon rolls, bagels, cookies, cakes, and pies, to name just a few. Because gluten "hides" in a lot of processed foods, this disease requires constant vigilance and extensive label-reading. (You can find a list of gluten-containing foods at

Gluten-Free Recipes
Shauna has developed hundreds of recipes that are not just gluten-free but simply great dishes. On her web site, you'll find recipes traditionally rich in wheat such as Lemon Olive Oil Cookies, Chocolate Banana Bread, Fried Chicken, and Pizza Dough, created for a gluten-free diet.

In 2006, the site won Best Food Blog with a Theme, and Shauna is considered one of the most authoritative online sources for information and inspiration on living gluten-free.

More on Gluten-Free
Check out our collection of naturally gluten-free recipes:

Learn about celiac disease at and Celiac Disease Center.


Gluten-Free Diet and Recipes

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Nov, 2007
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