Alexandra Fox created Gluten Free Ohio, a website offering recipes, tips and general information to those interested in a gluten-free lifestyle, after a diagnosis of gluten sensitivity in August. “After becoming gluten-free, I was terrified that I’d never enjoy food again,” says Fox. “I’m now cooking the best meals of my life and have really evolved in the kitchen. It’s an adventure.”
Most recipes use natural and minimally processed ingredients containing no refined sugars. They are for people who have eliminated gluten entirely from their diet or are looking to reduce their overall gluten intake. According to the Celiac Disease Center, an estimated 18 million Americans are gluten sensitive. Estimates indicate that a further 3 million Americans have celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder in the digestive system caused by the intake of a gluten protein found in wheat, yet 97 percent of those who have it are not diagnosed.
Fox welcomes submissions from anyone who is interested in contributing to the site.