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I try to stay away from Soy sauces or spice/seasoning mixes. Some of them even use flour to prepare the mix, to prevent clumping. did you know that some places cut the pepper shakers with flour? I didn't know La Choy Soy Sauce was gluten-free. I use wheat free tamari sauce. This site has a list of condiments, but La Choy Soy Sauce is not on it.
I don't know about the vegetables causing those problems. With everyone, I mean. For many of us, those are the healthiest foods we can eat. My celiac daughter can eat beans endlessly. My family has always eaten cruciferous vegetables and also lots of beans (in the Southwest). Perhaps you have to get used to it, but it has never caused any of us any discomfort. I have heard that you should work up to it if you are not used to it.
I do think that previous damage from years of undiagnosed celiac disease can be hard to manage. Does it heal after awhile?
celiac.com lists condiments that they found to be gluten free. of course sometimes these things change, or vary by region of the country, so you should check your labels. I prefer wheat free tamari sauce (San-J makes it) as it is much tastier and less salty than the typical (american) soy sauces.
OH---holidays. They are so difficult, and families are usually much harder to deal with than restaurants. Always bring food, aim for the simplest food there, and , of course, eat first. That said, I have to recommend staying home for the holidays if at all possible. My daughter has not eaten wheat for 8 years, and each year my food gets a little more palatable
THis year I was so proud to serve the whole Thanksgiving meal gluten-free and dairy free, from turkey and stuffing to pie. (Yes, it was delicious to all of us, non celiac disease , non allergic and all). We had such a wonderful familymeal. No, this would not happen at any relatives house. It just wouldn't.