A supportive community for those eating a gluten-free diet. This diet is required of those with Celiac Disease, Dermatitis herpetiformis, Eosinophilic esophagitis, Leaky Gut Syndrome, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, gluten ataxia, and general Gluten Sensitivity.
Long story short: my doctor has suggested I look into going both gluten and dairy-free as a means of avoiding any digestive issues. I've already got plenty of gluten-free breads, corn tortillas, pancake mix for my sweet tooth, and some cereals. I didn't realize the variety that there'd be!
Any other foods y'all would recommend? Any tips for avoiding gluten when eating out?
Although I have always had tummy issues and horrible migraines, I never thought to do a blood test for a food allergy...until I got pregnant, and my midwife insisted! Turns out, gluten was the culprit of all the miserable feels I have had, and since going gluten free, I have this newfound energy! Suddenly super motivated to reinvent all my favorite recipes the gluten free way. I have turned my kitchen upside down throwing out anything with gluten/cross contamination possibilities, and am constructing a GF pantry staple list to easily throw dishes together like I used to, or just bake on a whim someday.
So far, one of my favorite new books has been Alternative Baking but I am also looking for something for baking with yeast and alternative flours, and a classic cookbook. What are some community favorites?
How do you manage going out with friends and still finding a place where you can eat? Me personally, sometimes it works out that I have something to order, but most of the times I just say I'm not hungry and I just sit with them while they eat.. Having that said it's mostly after we go to a bar
So I am just starting out on gluten free. Doctor told me to try it and see if it helps my stomach issues along with my joint problems. I have AS so I know certain foods can cause inflammation and problems. I still want to eat some fast food and such, so how worried should I be about cross contamination? Would Qdoba chips be enough cross contam to be worried about. I dont think I am full blown celiac, but I also dont want to hurt any progress throughout my journey.