My name is Bonita Santillán. I’m a shorter-than-average 25-year-old who lives with a gluten-intolerance. Six years ago, I discovered my body couldn’t tolerate gluten, lactose, and other foods. It was a life changer.

No more pizza.

No more cookies and milk.

No more chocolate cake.


To say the least, it was a traumatic experience. I spent weeks, months, years in adjusting to my new lifestyle. Family and friends just couldn’t understand my situation. “Why are you on a diet?” they’d ask. Little did they know it wasn’t a diet — it was my new lifestyle.


After years of researching the tips and tricks to eating gluten-free without missing out on all the delicious food life has to offer, I bring you bonitappétit. Get it?

Whether you’re new to the gluten-free lifestyle or have lived with it for years, I will share my recipes for baked goods (my specialty) that you and your family will enjoy. Being that I am the only member in my family with gluten-intolerance, I can tell you first-hand that even those who aren’t gluten-intolerant can hardly tell the difference.

So, enjoy. Have your cake, and eat it too. Bon appétit!