Just a minor vent, I suppose. We went on a family road trip last weekend while my brother was down here visiting and my dad and his wife invited their friend along. I'd met her before, she came for dinner one night and was a bit excited to find out that all my cooking is gluten free due to my child being coeliac, and that we also do not eat meat. She's vegetarian and coeliac, so she told me, and even on our road trip we drove past KR Castlemaine where the ham and bacon products come from and she started getting upset about the treatment of pigs and saying this is why she can't stand the thought of eating them. Anyway we were discussing where to go for lunch and I said there was one place I know that has gluten free, vegan options in one little town and also an Indian place where all the curries are gluten free and a couple of them are vegan. This friend then told my brother that she, too, is coeliac so it's good to know she doesn't have to worry when she's with us.
Fast forward to lunch time, we made sure we were in that particular town at lunch time and went to the cafe, although we did check out the menu at other places. I ordered a roast vege toasted sandwich to share with my daughter which was vegan provided no spread was used, and it was delicious. I even had to double check the bread was gluten free it was so yummy! We also had the garden salad with it to share. Friend, on the other hand, ordered a salmon wrap which was not vegetarian, nor gluten free! All the while saying out loud in the cafe that she's a vegetarian coeliac! The staff gave me "the look" whereby I knew they were thinking what I was thinking, but I still felt nervous about other people in the cafe who might now think that wraps are fine for coeliacs!
It's her life, her business, she might well be coeliac and willing to eat it at the risk of feeling very sick later on, but I think people being vocal like that about it then ordering something that isn't gluten free really does make it more difficult for everyone. Like I said, just a minor vent but it's been playing on my mind for a full week now!
Happy Easter everyone, hope you have a good one