kclement posted a topic in Celiac Disease - Post Diagnosis, Recovery/Treatment(s)Hi everyone! I'm new to this forum but I thought it would finally be a good idea to find more people out in the world to talk about having Celiac disease with. I've had it since I was 9 years old. Ill be 21 this year. So who out there has good tips on eating gluten free but in a not so expensive way. So many brands out there are terribly expensive but they have come a long way since when I was diagnosed, there was about 2 brands I knew of. Now there are so many companies coming out with gluten free items, they have it on commercials, movies, magazines! Being Lactose intolerant is also pretty difficult to deal with at the same time. I can still eat a small portion but I will get gassy and that's never good! haha so anyways, since I was diagnosed, I have always wanted to make it easier for people to eat gluten free. anyone who has never had a food allergy will never understand how hard it is to go to sports meets and not be able to eat pizza or subs like everyone else. I always had to carry a lunch box around with yogurt or fruit instead because I was allergic to all the good food! slowly restaurants started to carry gluten free menus and it made life that much easier. MY dream since then has been to open my own restaurant that is dedicated to people with Celiac Disease or even just gluten intolerant people. Anyone have any thoughts on that? what would you like to see served here? would your friends who dont eat gluten free join you?