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#1 aeraen

 
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Posted 24 February 2011 - 11:29 AM

I was thinking today that, I don't miss any particular food... I can, pretty much, make or adapt any food I liked before. But, what I really miss is CONVENIENCE.

In order to eat semi-normally, and with out spending a bundle, I have to cook my own and plan ahead. And I'm just tired of planning ahead. :angry:

Sometimes I just wish I could swing into McDonalds and get a burger, open a can of Campbell's soup and order a pizza.

My rant for the day is now concluded.
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#2 sa1937

 
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Posted 24 February 2011 - 11:40 AM

I miss spontaneity...the ability to grab something to eat wherever I am and not give it a second thought. On the other hand, I don't think I've ever eaten better at any time of my life. It sure does take planning but I'm pretty used to it now.

Yeah, and I do miss Campbell's cream soups...they used to be such a staple in my pantry (I know I can make my own but...)
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#3 hnybny91

 
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Posted 24 February 2011 - 01:13 PM

I found gluten free cream of chicken and cream of mushroom at Sprouts the other day - as well as gluten free creamy tomato soup.

I miss Cheez-its! They just came out with some amazing flavors too that I was hooked on when I figured out I can't eat gluten :(
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Posted 24 February 2011 - 01:33 PM

I miss fully participating in work functions. Today we had a university luncheon/lecture. They always have such great food and I feel so wimpy with my homemade lunch. What I bring is delicious, but watching all the people around me eat beautiful catered lunches makes me long for when I could just eat with the crowd and ooh and ah and savor the delicious desserts. I hate sitting at a large table with my friends (they're great) and strangers (boo - they always ask me why I'm eating my own food). I used to shy away from these events, but I've gotten good at them by now. But I still feel left out - just a little.
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Posted 24 February 2011 - 01:44 PM

Going to Pizza Hut. :(
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Posted 24 February 2011 - 02:50 PM

To freely walk into anywhere with my children and freely eat without worry. Bud-light, Paneras sandwiches really bad!! My daughter and I would eat there once or twice a month. Subway, Papa Johns cheese bread. A good bagel. My favorite mexican place and BBQ joint!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted 24 February 2011 - 03:03 PM

I miss fully participating in work functions. Today we had a university luncheon/lecture. They always have such great food and I feel so wimpy with my homemade lunch. What I bring is delicious, but watching all the people around me eat beautiful catered lunches makes me long for when I could just eat with the crowd and ooh and ah and savor the delicious desserts. I hate sitting at a large table with my friends (they're great) and strangers (boo - they always ask me why I'm eating my own food). I used to shy away from these events, but I've gotten good at them by now. But I still feel left out - just a little.


I miss this as well! Work is a difficult place, on teacher workdays they go to places without gluten-free menus. We also have a cookout that I'm trying to think of a safe way of having it. I do feel somewhat left out when I cannot eat what they are. Any treats that are supplied for staff are always gluten loaded.
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#8 a1956chill

 
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Posted 24 February 2011 - 03:13 PM

What I miss the most is the convenience.Although I do miss chewing gum and mayo. :P

I have to agree with Sylvia , I dont think I have ever eaten better/healthier than I do now.
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Posted 24 February 2011 - 03:53 PM

What I miss the most is the convenience.Although I do miss chewing gum and mayo. :P

I have to agree with Sylvia , I dont think I have ever eaten better/healthier than I do now.


I chew Spry gum and it is gluten free. It does have xylitol so if you are corn sensitive it won't work.
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Posted 24 February 2011 - 04:31 PM

I miss picking up fried chicken on Friday night on my way home from work.

I miss being able to eat out without having to talk so much about my food in order for it to be safe.

I miss springing for pizza for my son and his friends. He is gluten free now too.

His list would be longer!
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Posted 24 February 2011 - 04:35 PM

I miss not having to think about every single thing I am going to eat. But I really miss Krispy Kreme doughnuts!
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Posted 24 February 2011 - 04:37 PM

Of anything I miss a good thick pizza crust. I hate the gluten free crusts that always seem like a cracker. Oh and a fresh hot donut. Although, there are alternatives to those. Oh and good fresh mexican food, soft flour tacos..yumie. dang gluten....

Hmmm, what to cook for dinner. :P
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Posted 24 February 2011 - 04:55 PM

At this point, about a year in, I really don't miss the foods. But I agree. THE CONVENIENCE. Oy.
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Posted 24 February 2011 - 04:59 PM

I'm a caregiver to a disabled family member, you darn well better bet that I miss CONVENIENCE the most!!

I dislike that the only things I can get at Wendy's is the chili, baked potato, and *maybe* a side salad (and since i seem to have problems w/ fructose, even the chili or salad can be problematic for me)...

I dislike that I now have to go to at least 3-4 different grocery stores in order to get all the food items I need...



But I'm also thankful that I've gotten to learn new things, eat new things, meet new people, and do something proactive towards my health, and that I have a supportive husband :)...
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Posted 24 February 2011 - 05:29 PM

I have the weirdest craving for Goldfish. And sometimes I just really want a Famous Amos Choc. Chip Cookie. Flour tortillas. The option of eating normal French bread or going out for (shocker) a sandwich made on normal bread. And eating at any restaurant I want without worrying about a gluten-free menu or CC.

But mostly the Goldfish :P
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