Schar makes GREAT gluten free pasta. Before being dxed I was a pasta fiend and I have found that schar is the only brand that is even close. If you are just looking for noodle dishes and you like thai food, try whipping up some pad thai. It's a very different thing but still satisfies my noodle craving
I'm 26 and work at a gas station, so quick and affordable meals are a commodity in my book. I eat at mcdonald's sometimes as often as twice a week, and have had much better luck avoiding gluten (and getting something I enjoy) there than any other fast food place. Wendy's is cool and all, but the last time I checked their fries were not safe. Also Mcdonald's at least in my area gives much better service.
You might have to be annoying, and if they are really busy I wouldn't risk it but they are usually very accomodating.
Do any of you have an unsupportive spouse/partner in regard to you being gluten free? My hubby is awful about it. He thinks the nutritionist I saw put crazy ideas in my head, and that he knows better than the doctors. I am in the process of getting tested. I was learning to eat healthier and changing to a whole foods diet when I discovered my digestive problems. This was after years of feeling icky and thinking it was normal.
So, I am trying new recipes and buying gluten-free ingredients, but hubby is fed up with it all. He just wants to go back to eating like before. He gripes that he's getting screwed and he's has to suffer. I have told him repeatedly that he can eat whatever he wants, and he doesn't have to eat what I make. It's just the two of us, so how hard is it to cook yourself some dinner? I think he wants me to cook for him, which would mean me waking up an hour or two early since I work overnights and he's on normal day hours. Poor him. His wife is such an inconvenience to him. Nevermind that I'm the one who's ill and has to cut out some of my favorite foods, not to mention working FT and going to school and currently fighting an awful case of fatigue due to low thyroid levels.
I figured maybe some of you could relate. My friends already don't care for him and the unsupportive nature he had before this. Thanks for letting me vent. I'm off to go hide under my covers now.
I don't have anyone in my life like that any longer, and never one with such an important role but I still understand. It's hard enough to do any of the things you are trying to accomplish much less doing ALL of it with an unsupportive mate. Maybe he could convinced of the seriousness of the diet if he was fully informed on the complications that could arise if you don't follow it? I am of the opinion that if he doesn't like what you are eating that he should take more responsibility for finding new safe options.
Thank you all for your kind words and good advice. Summoning the willpower to follow the diet isn't difficult for me anymore but I do need to be more diligent when it comes to cross contamination. I believe my recent breakup could be attributed to problems from celiac so I can relate to RuskitD's divorce. Though my ex never said so, I believe our breakup was mainly due to the fact that I was pretty boring. I haven't had the desire to do much more than watch tv or play video games when I get home from work and when we did something socially, we went camping or went on picnics a few times but when it came to typical twenty something nightlife I was a stick in the mud.
For me, the emotional problems tend to be more damaging to myself than they are to my loved ones. I have a hard time admitting I have any emotional problems in the first place because I have worked really hard to be the best emotional problem solver possible. I'm the type that always listens to other people's problems but never very good at communicating my emotional needs. I'm all for peace love and compromise, but at my core I still have that sense of (male?) pride that makes me want to cover up all of my weaknesses. So when the crap hits the fan I have to fight myself not to turn inward.
@sorairobara I actually have been riding my bike approx. forty miles per week for around three years and can definitely agree that it has helped me immensely.