Help a Newly-Diagnosed Celiac Teen Learn How to Cook!

Good Questions

Q: Hi there. I'm a 19-year-old who was recently diagnosed with a gluten intolerance (Celiac). Now that I cannot eat all the foods that I've used to, I've decided that I'd like to start cooking my meals.

Unfortunately though, I have practically no cooking experience and was wondering if you guys could point out where I can begin developing some cooking skills.

Sent by RickEditor: Rick, first of all, our sympathies on your diagnosis. It must be so hard to reorganize all your eating overnight! But the good news is that there are so many resources for delicious, wonderful gluten-free eating out there. (We'll share a lot of recommended blogs and other resources here this week.)

We'll give you a couple roundups of good posts on basic cooking and gluten-free eating, and then we'll turn this straight over to the readers:

Kitchen Basics: 15 Ways to Start Cooking At Home
Living Gluten-Free: 15 Tips, Resources, and Recipes

Readers, how would you advise Rick? Where should he start in his adventures in cooking and gluten-free eating?

 

Related: Suggestions for Gluten-Free Holiday Potluck Recipes?

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