Hello. I am Diane Eblin. I’m your Gluten Free Go To Girl offering you a practical approach to living an easy, healthy, gluten free life.
When you decide to go gluten free, there are many things to learn such as cooking, eating out, grocery shopping, traveling, going to parties, medicines, make-up and more.
As a Gluten-Free Health Coach, Professional Recipe Developer, Chef, Cookbook Author, and mother, I can help you become so comfortable that you no longer think about what you have to do to live gluten free, it’s just what you easily do each day.
In 2007, I was told I could no longer eat gluten. After a 15-minute meltdown, I was happy to know that I was not crazy. There was a reason I was sick and to fix it all I had to do was not eat gluten (wheat, barley, rye and most oats because of cross contamination). But I really wasn’t sure what all that meant. Like most people I was told what to do, but not given the information, tools or guidance on how to do that.
I was scared, confused, would spend 2-3 hours grocery shopping and reading labels, spent way too much money on anything that said it was gluten free and I was completely terrified to eat out at a restaurant. I made a lot of the common mistakes people make starting to live gluten-free that I’m still healing from.
I liked to cook since I was 2 years old and my mother sat me on the countertop to help her. However in the throws of gluten I had terrible brain fog and difficulty remembering what to do, but healing helped me get back into the kitchen.
I had started catering at age 9 and since then I’ve worked in the wholesale meat industry in New York City, cooking and running cafeterias in office buildings, cooking and running restaurants and catering events for senators and movie stars.
In 2008 I started this site to keep track of my resources and my original recipes.
In 2011 I received my training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I am certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and have obtained continuing education units from Purchase College, State University of New York.
My education has equipped me with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and the importance of preventive care. I also have experience with Chronic Lyme Disease as my son is healing from this now.
I can help take the fear out of making the transition to and living a gluten-free life. I can also help those who already live gluten-free and want to change what they’re doing to improve their health and reach those life goals and dreams.
Whatever journey you are on, working on eating more real food and less processed, finding your health, eating gluten free or dairy free or just supporting someone else on their journey, join in our community to find and share the information and support you need.
I am the mother of two wonderful boys, Andy and Brad, and I am married to my best friend, Scott.
I am the author of The Gluten-Free Diner e-cookbook and the 2013 Cookbook Desk Calendar, which gives you a year of gluten free recipes.