dbruno1602 replied to sofismom's topic in Celiac Disease - Coping WithI have had Celiac Disease for 10 months now. At first, I was so upset and I didn't know what I was going to do. I am very lucky that my husband said whatever I had to do he would do the same. My whole house is gluten free and we do go out to eat every now and then but it is only to restaurants that I trust. I look at what I can eat, not what I can't. I have always cooked and enjoyed it but I really enjoy it now and I am always looking for different things to cook. If you can, join Pinterest. There are alot of recipes that you will enjoy and won't have to pay for books. There are more and more gluten-free items becoming available and there are some really good items out there to purchase. I have apps on my phone that tell me where I can eat and what to purchase at the stores. If you would like them, I would be more than happy to give you them. I wish you all the best.
I went on a Carnival Cruise last year and unfortunately did not have very good luck. I would make sure you contact customer service and let them know before you travel. I called 3 times before I went and that didn't even help. You will need to let the Maitre De know that you will be eating gluten-free and they will come to you every night and ask you what you want to eat the next day. Unfortunately, it is difficult to eat anywhere on the ship unless you eat in the Main Dining Room. If you do go to the Lido Deck, look at the buffet and if anything is on either side of the item that you are picking that has gluten in it, don't eat it. I picked everything that I could eat from the back of the trays that no one had touched yet. They will try to tell you that Soy Sauce is OK to eat and I don't know how long you have been eating gluten-free but we all know that is not correct. I would seriously take some Kind Bars with you just in case. I hope you have a wonderful trip, cruises are so much fun.