grain free recipesMy Story

Thanks so much for stopping by! I’m Catherine, the woman behind Lila Ruth Grain Free. I’m a grain-free recipe developer and am truly thrilled to be sharing my recipes with you!

My Grain-Free journey began several years ago when my husband and I made the choice to cut out all grains from our diets in an effort to cool down the fire brought on by our chronic health issues. We didn’t want to have to sacrifice flavor and proper texture in order to be grain-free, so I decided to take on the task of creating my own recipes. This process has resulted in a deep love and passion for baking, photography and creating food for myself and others–and now the dream of being able to work with my husband-see his story below! (He won’t tell you this- but aside from his many other talents, he is also an amazing visual artist!) His recipe developing style perfectly counters my own in that instead of traditional comfort foods, he focuses on fresh ingredients and flavors, creating a beautiful variety of delicious salads, savory dishes and cocktails.

You will find that all of our recipes are free from both grains and gluten, select recipes are also SCD friendly, Keto, dairy-free and or vegan. And it is with honor that I mention that this blog was inspired by my dear grandmother, Lila Ruth. When she passed away I wanted so much to be able to honor her, and when the love for baking turned into the creation of a business, it only seemed natural to dedicate it to her memory. We try to put the same kind of love she gave to others into our recipes. Thank you for visiting and happy baking!!


TeddyTed’s Story

Hi everyone! I’m Catherine’s husband Ted and I’m honored to be a new contributor to the blog. Catherine and I were both musicians and we used to collaborate on songwriting, so it’s very exciting for me to be collaborating with her again. She is the brains of the operation and I, well…I make salads. Just kidding, I actually really enjoy creating healthy, flavorful meals as well as mixed drinks. Over ten years ago I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease and on the doctor’s advice I cut out gluten from my diet. After a few years and some experimentation I realized that I felt much better if I cut out grains entirely. The weeks and months after going grain-free can be a little daunting as far as figuring out what to eat. Aside from the obvious foods, there are hidden grains lurking in a lot of food products that one might assume are grain-free. I am very fortunate that I married a super talented baker who quickly came up with a lot of grain-free replacements for the baked goods that I loved. Many of you reading this who are on special diets can relate when I say that your menu options can quickly get repetitive. At first I ate a lot of chicken salad, sometimes even for breakfast (I wish I was joking) but after a few months I found myself craving savory, flavorful food. I’ll be sharing a few of the recipes that I’ve come up with over the years, and I hope you find them useful and delicious.

Lila Ruth Grain-Free Grandmother Photo