Why You Need Gluten-Free on a Shoestring

Gluten-free food is really expensive. And if you’re in the 99%, cost matters to you. Gluten-Free on a Shoestring helps make feeding your family a gluten-free diet enjoyable — and affordable.

If you’re cooking two meals, one gluten-free and one for the gluten eaters in your family because you think gluten-free food is too expensive, you’re in the right place.

I will teach you how to feed your whole family gluten-free food that will have the neighbors begging for an invitation to your house. And you’ll be able to do it all without breaking the bank.

Who am I?

I’m Nicole Hunn.

I started this blog, Gluten-Free on a Shoestring, in March 2009, after I was laid off from my job as a senior practicing lawyer in a large law firm in New York. Like many others laid off at the time, I chose a different path. I chose to hang out with you, cooking and baking, instead of lawyering.

I’ve written 5 cookbooks, and you should totally buy them! I talk about all 5 of them on the gluten free cookbooks page.

I’m married with 3 children: girl-boy-girl. Our son, Jonathan, has celiac disease, but we all eat gluten-free at home because it’s easier. And because I eat gluten-free all the time. You gotta walk the walk if you’re gonna talk the talk.

When we learned in 2004 that Jonathan had to be gluten free, we were lost. Few gluten free foods were available, and what there was cost, like, a million dollars a cookie.

All of the recipes I found were really fussy, with a million different unfamiliar ingredients. I started developing my own recipes right away, all with an all purpose gluten free flour blend. I wanted to feel normal again.

Well, I thought you’d never get here. But you did. And I’m glad. We’ve got lots of catching up to do.

If you’re wondering where to start, the full gluten free recipe index is really useful. And you can also begin with the basic rules of a gluten free diet, if you’re brand new to eating gluten free.