ibilisi replied to tgcatmr's topic in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & MedicationsMug rootbeer is ok! Listed on their website!
Hey all- I'm 26 now, but was (luckily) diagnosed at around age 7. My father is a doctor and was determined to find out what was wrong with me. Anyway, I made it through all school, but it wasn't easy at times. I went to a small liberal arts College. Kalamazoo, in Kalamazoo,MI. I ate at the college food service and lived in the dorms. However, I had to go through and ask for an ingredient list. Also, I often asked for "special" meals. Kalamazoo was able to accomidate my requests and I made some friends with the food service people to boot. There were times that I was unable to eat anything but my solution to that was my rice cooker and some black beans. My friends used to call that "rabbit poop and maggots". But it really is an all-around meal with protien, carbs and a little fat. Kalamazoo College usually didn't allow for "higher voltage" equipment unless there was a reason. Well, having Celiac is a good reason! Heck the people with bad allergies to pollen got air conditioners! The last year I was in a house that was no problem- I just had to explain to my roomates what was up and I usually rewashed dishes before I used them. So, I wouldn't change college choices based on celiac, you can make it work, you just have to put in a little more effort. Get a solid rice cooker and love that thing. Also look for those lovely rice crackers! A lot cheaper than the EnerG brands. As far as drinking goes- I'm not much of a drinker - never have been. But in college I stuck with vodka and I usually got the cheaper stuff. I always experimented with what to mix it with. Lets face it, vodka isn't really a social drink - unless you are in Russia. So, I mixed it with everything I could - soda, tang, koolaid. Most everything was nasty. Yeah, gross. I would also like to reiterate: ENJOY COLLEGE! Heck I was able to get a solid degree, become a 3-time all-american in swimming, do a 8 month stint in Kenya (Actually fairly Celiac-friendly), and meet my future wife!