Sometimes I feel like I talk a lot about the same things - proper diagnostic process, eating gluten free, living your life, and having a bit of a sense of humor about this whole celiac thing.
We all leave our houses at some point and have to interact with the outside world. We have to interact with people when ordering food at a restaurant, talking to friends and family about what we can and cannot eat, and we have to talk to strangers about our disease. What words do we use? How do we describe our disease?
Now, feeding a family or even worse, hosting a party or other gathering with a large number of people can be hard. I want to let you know I fed 10 people with leftovers for less than $65. We had red beans and rice, shrimp creole and rice, and Against the Grain Bread.
Another pep talk here - celiac disease can overrun your life. My husband says that every time I'm around other people we end up talking about celiac.
My daughter's birthday is today and she is awesome!
Normally, we go out to dinner to the restaurant of her choice. However, her favorite restaurant is one that has ZERO gluten free options. It is an Italian restaurant and we all know that I avoid Italian restaurants and pizza joints like the plague. This causes me a great deal of concern because she is young and without any food restrictions. Is it fair of me to deny her favorite restaurant because I cannot eat there? Should I make her think of others when she is trying to have her family birthday party? Is it ever okay to be selfish? These are all the big questions that I think about when dealing with this disease and my family.
Latiglutenase and CypCell Update!
It is a great time of year to make resolutions. I have several for this year, but they do not involve food.
We completely forgot about the party until a friend reminded us that we were invited. We hightailed it to the party and profoundly apologized for being late. Then we realized she was serving dinner. Surprise - every celiac's worst nightmare!
I ate gluten free fried chicken at a sit down baby shower luncheon! Don't avoid social situations, embrace them. You never know what might happen!
Jumping for joy! Hope everyone had a great time over the holidays! I've seen lots of heartbreaking posts about holiday meal miscommunications - someone thought they would have a gluten free meal, but due to last minute changes no safe food was provided. I've seen lots of posts about accidental glutenings and wondering how this … Continue reading More Celiac Research in 2020