I was visiting family this weekend, and my Dad had made cookies and asked if I wanted any. I asked if they had flour, and he thought he was being funny by saying he used gluten-free flour...except they have no gluten-free flour the probability of cross contamination, even if he did use gluten-free flour, is very high in my parent's house. Since I don't live with them, I cannot expect that they rearrange their house every time I come to visit because that's not fair to them. Since I'm still really new to gluten-free living, I find it easiest to eat whole foods, or prepackaged gluten free foods that I purchase and open myself when I visit them.
I tried not to get too upset, and instead the newest edition of Simply Gluten-Free came to the rescue. There's an article in it about Bob's Red Mill's facilities, and the importance of keeping everything separate to prevent cross contamination including their buffer room. I asked my Dad to read the article, which he did, and then he asked if he could pay me for the magazine, so that he can keep it and read the other articles in it. I told him he could keep it, but I'd need it back the next time I see them I can't expect them to be mind readers, so hopefully it will help.
Little vent-My Mom is another story. She tries to be helpful, except I've asked if she cannot loudly proclaim in the grocery store, "Do you see any of your gluten foods?" I bite my tongue because I want to say, yes I see PLENTY of gluten foods, but I need gluten-free. Do you think next time we're near the diet coke, I should loudly exclaim, "Do you see any of your aspartame beverages?" end rant
I really enjoy Simply Gluten Free, Gluten Free Living and Living Without. The only thing I don't like about Living Without is the title. In trying to keep a positive, upbeat vibe, Living Without is a pessimistic title. How about the title Living for Longevity or Living Life?
I will have to check out Gluten Dude, and Real Life With Celiac Disease