When my doctor first suggested that I go on a gluten-free diet, I was overwhelmed. I didn't know what exactly gluten was, but it seemed to be in almost everything. Thoughts of running a vineyard in pasta-plentiful Italy turned to sour grapes. My shoe budget was reassigned to picking up the extra cost of gluten-free food. My favorite cookies: extradited to someone else's pantry.
If you're just starting out and are feeling the same way I was, here are some misconceptions I had about being gluten-free and what I've learned is the truth.