Saturday, September 8, 2012

My Ongoing List of Gluten-Free Foods

I started accumulating a list of restaurant menu items, candies, and retail items that are gluten-free.  Google Docs and my Android phone make it really easy to quickly reference the document when I'm trying to find something to eat from a single place rather than having to navigate all the different web sites.  I decided to share this document in case anyone else finds it useful.  Obviously, there are no guarantees it is completely up-to-date, but I will attempt to validate and continually add new items.

Monday, August 20, 2012

A New Frontier: Celiac and Gluten-Free

Since being diagnosed with celiac disease by biopsy on July 31, 2012, I've been attempting to eat gluten-free.  It hasn't been ridiculously difficult, although there have been a few times I almost decided not to eat lunch simply because I was unsure of what I could eat.  Bread isn't the worst part - I can live without that.  Cookies, cake, pizza, etc. have been the toughest things to avoid.  Eating at restaurants can be a pain as well since you never know what's in the stuff you're eating.  I'm quickly discovering people at restaurants have no idea what it really means when you say you need to avoid gluten.  For example, I ordered something just the other day and the waitress seemed to understand when I said I had to avoid gluten so I needed to leave off the gravy, but then she brought my plate out with a roll on it.

I'm going to attempt to find organize the celiac and gluten-free resources (e.g. URLs, Twitter feeds, etc.) on this blog in case others are attempting to local similar information.  If nothing else, I'll at least have things organized for myself if and when I need to find it again in the future.