Travel to experience different cultures, cuisines, architecture, gardens, history, etc.; food - I instruct cooking classes which can be challenging with celiac; gardening (I am a Master Gardener); reading and walking.
Rib Eye Steak with Roasted Garlic Dijon Butter
Three Mushroom Risotto with Homemade Pistachio Pesto
Sauteed Swiss Chard in Garlic-Infused Oil
Grilled Zucchini with Fresh Sheep Cheese, Aged Pecorino, Mint and Basil (all melted together - delicious!)
Exactly 100 with humidity. This is GROSS! How on earth do you people cope? This is only our fourth very hot day and I am a bit cranky and almost wishing for snow. I do not know what is worse: 100F or -40F. Actually, I still think -40F is worse and we have that for weeks on end.
Anyway, did I mention this is gross? I am dripping sweat not even doing anything.
Crave chips? You can easily make your own with no added fat on a microwave thinger called a Chipster. You can season as you wish. I bought a thing bigger than a Chipster and it's actually quite nice. Usually I am unimpressed with such gadgets but this thing is very cool. My favourite flavours are sour cream and chive/salt and vinegar.
That's pretty upsetting that your husband would have a problem with you writing on a forum to try and better your health. I wish you the best.
This is how I feel as well. I hope you have another support system in place as you do need one. Please take care of yourself and continue on the gluten-free road to good health. Remember changing your lifestyle is likely saving your life! It is that important. Life is a very precious thing.
In addition to what has been mentioned, mine would say, Of couse I am lucky to have celiac in order to lose weight! Lucky, lucky, lucky me to have chosen this disease. And no, I cannot have just one piece of cake.
I made my husband some white chocolate macadamia popsicles. They're gluten free but I don't do white chocolate. He says they're pretty good though and he's been finishing dinner with one every night. We were out last night and I had creme brulee, I probably need to lay off dessert for a month now.
Aren't adult popsicles fun? I am really into them, too. My favourites include raspberry cream, blood orange creamsicle, coconut pineapple, herb-infused lemon, pomegranate yogurt and the best of all time chocolate banana with bacon. I am not a chocolate fan but the bacon puts it over the top for me.
She could be called Tira or Tiru for short. Then you could even whistle for her to come! Better than Sway, a newborn girl's name in the birth announcements in the paper. Might as well call someone Minten or Flaven or Sloven.
Leftover roast shoulder of lamb but am switching it up by making mint sauce. Not the icky grocery store kind, the REAL kind. Now that the roast baby potatoes are gone, we will be having sweet and spicy lentils (sort of like barbecue beans or whatever you southerners call 'em) and grilled zucchini and feta salad with fresh mint et al.
Guess what we are having for dessert? Blueberries and nectarines, plain and adulterated. My pants are growing tighter, too. My chubs are returning!
Vydor, after numerous unsuccessful attempts at responding to your post, all I can say is WALK AWAY FROM OLIVE GARDEN. Wait - I mean RUN. That is NOT tiramisu, nor even a reasonable facscimile. After having it many times in Italy and making my own, that stuff OG serves should not even be on a menu. Hang out with us - we'll take care of you.
You're right - it downright sucks at times. Especially at the beginning. It took me several months before I could walk past the bakery section without feeling sorry for myself. Now I truly do not notice it. It honestly can get to that point for you as well. Initially I panicked and bought a whole bunch of gluten-free snacks that in retrospect were unnecessary. But at the time they were!!
Fifteen months later, I realize my shopping list is about 75% the same as it was before my diagnosis. Or even more than 75% because I buy naturally gluten free things, anyway, such as meat of all kinds, fish, chicken, seafood, tons of fresh vegetables (and I grow my own) and fruit. My pantry has many inexpensive things such as dried lentils, chickpeas, all sorts of dried beans and rices. The only things that do change are gluten-free soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce - that type of thing. Thankfully I love cooking so am very creative with ingredients. I make my own bread but have found my new favourite brand - Kinnickinnik which has a new soft bread that you do not have to toast! The slices are as large as regular bread and it costs $4.99. One person said he can get it for $3.99!
Do not feel bad for grieving what you miss. We all go through that. It is perfectly natural. Just think that in a few short little months you may find yourself growing excited about food and eating. When friends ask me out to eat I cook them dinner at my house instead (my house is gluten free - my husband can have his gluten pizza when he wants at work). Dinner or lunch does not need to be elaborate to be enjoyed. Enjoy your friends/family even more.
Where I live there are ZERO places for me to eat out. I have accepted that. If invited to a potluck I take my own fabulous dishes that are naturally gluten free.
For me it was a change in attitude. I like the expression, "Change what you can; for those things you cannot change, change your perspctive". This journey has really been a great thing for me - it has taught me so much about how I see myself and others. My attitude towards life in general has also changed. For example, I have desperate chronic back pain. I used to ask, "What if such and such happens today?" (fear avoidance) to "I want to do all that I can to enjoy this day".