About

Welcome to stayglutenfree.com and the place I love the most, my gluten free kitchen!

I think the “about me” page is one of the hardest things to write! It’s supposed to be all about me, but I am more interested in you! My favorite thing to do when I meet someone new is hear their story. But why is it so hard for me to tell mine?

So here goes!

Who Am I?

I’m Paola Anna, it’s actually an italian form of Paula, but many people mistakingly pronounce it pay-ola. I am a wife, a mom and a lover of good food. I spent my childhood growing up cooking with my dad at his restaurant and baking with my mom at home.Me and the boys

I’m a girl from the midwest with a heart for all things food, fashion and fun. God gave me 2 absolutely amazing boys. They keep me busy and having fun. When I am not cooking or playing with them, I enjoy writing and capturing precious moments with my camera.

Cookbooks are my absolute favorite kind of books. They inspire me and challenge me to make gluten free versions of my very own. I am obsessed with giving people advice about how to live a gluten free life they will love. When I discovered the benefits of a gluten free diet, I literally could not keep my mouth shut.

Why gluten free?

I discovered my gluten sensitivity in my mid twenties, almost 20 years ago. At that time, I think I was surviving on bread, pasta and pizza. It was a culture shock to me and my body. But as I saw the benefits in my health, the new lifestyle became more and more tolerable. My journey wasn’t easy, but I am thankful I stayed the coarse.

Then I became a mom of boys with food allergies. That is when the real pressure began. As an adult, sometimes we eat to live, and even if something doesn’t taste great, we tolerate it. But kids, live and love to eat. Serving them food that didn’t taste right wasn’t going to be acceptable for me and their growing tummies. It became my passion to make food me and my boys love to eat.

What is stayglutenfree.com?

My inspiration for Stayglutenfree.com was dreamed up long ago, only it wasn’t supposed to be about gluten free food. For years I have loved coming up with new recipes and sharing them with friends. But living a life with food allergies has just taken me on a little bit of a detour. The dream is the same, the message is different.

But staying gluten free doesn’t require you to spend hours in your kitchen. What takes hours is the trial and error and the recipe testing. Thankfully I have done all of that for you. Here you will find recipes, things I keep in my pantry, places to eat out safely and access to a community {it’s FREE, click here to join} that is filled with others just like you.

I created this site to be your go-to resource for all things gluten free. But please remember, I am still learning too. Gluten free living has changed so much since when I first began my journey and I am confident it will continue to change for the better.

How to get started?

Here are a few resources I have put together to get you started. Whether you are new to the journey or have been gluten free for a long time, I am certain you will find them helpful. Go to the FREE page to get your copies now or click here.

Free gluten free guides

How to get connected?

There are many ways to get connected. You can subscribe and have recipes sent right to your inbox {it’s FREE click here now}. You can also find me on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.

I truly hope Stayglutenfree.com and our community will help you on your gluten free journey. It gives me great pleasure to know that I am helping you. I am thankful to have such an opportunity to do so.