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Going Out to Eat on a Gluten-Free Diet

Good Morning all,  Sorry I have not written in a few days.  We have be busy like all of you.  Friday night my husband and I went to our favorite place to eat (since the diagnosis).  Pizzeria Uno. The most fascinating thing happen.  We were sitting there eating our food talking about what else, G-free eating, when all of the sudden the couple sitting in the booth behind ours said "you all are eating gluten free?"  As it turned out her husband was diagnosed with many food allergies including gluten.  Poor thing.  It sure made me appreciate my husbands single issue.   Well, we did what any foursome would do..... we completely confused the waiters by moving to another table and sharing our stories.  What amazing conversation we all had.  And what better an opportunity to have than to spend an evening with people with the same issue. 

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So the next time you feel a little embarrassed about asking the waiter for special info regarding your diet, don't.  You never know who will be listening and what a great opportunity that is.  

Have a great day and keep on eating great food!

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