Small Town Celiac in Post Diagnosis, Recovery & Treatment of Celiac Disease Posted January 20, 2015 · Report to Admin I live in a small town in coastal NC. They are finally starting to stock some gluten free items. Udi's bread is just too expensive so I make my own. My husband and I through trial and error have found a great bread recipe that tastes just like regular bread. The texture is a little firmer but other than that, it's wonderful. Depending on the things you like to eat, there are gluten free cookbooks out there for just about everything. One thing a lot of people don't mention is that if you have been diagnosed with Celiac then the difference in price between gluten free items and their "normal" equivalent is a medical tax deduction. It doesn't help in the short term but at tax time, it can be a definite blessing. Just make sure to keep your receipts. I don't know what state you live in but another thing that's tax deductible is sales tax. We didn't really worry about it in Ohio because most things weren't taxed. However, here in NC, it was literally sticker shock because they tax EVERYTHING! Plus they have more than one tax rate so figuring it out in your head as you grocery shop is impossible. So, we keep all our receipts and I have a spreadsheet for sales tax, medical items, etc. Hang in there. It does get easier. Every once in a while, I do get blindsided by something but for the most part it's not bad.