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1 week in, and people are already torturing me. :-( Today I had a customer offer me some fresh (I could see the steam and smell them from a mile away) cookies! It was torture to say "no, thank you. I can't have them." Then, of course, she responded "the other mail man says y'all are allowed to have treats from customers." :-/ True story, we are allowed to at our discretion (if we trust them) but these people are in a neighborhood you don't move out of. Most of them have been there in the same houses since the 1950's. Made me feel bad turning them down, but I *think* she understood my explanation that it wasn't I didn't want them, it was that I couldn't have them for medical reasons. (She told me to keep an eye on my sugar, but at least she got the medical reasons part. Lol) I know it will get easier, but I've been thinking about them all day, and everything smells like them to me. :-(

But on the bright side, I did find a fresh fruit farm today, one of the pick your own places. :-)

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It's hard being a celiac, especially when there is food involved ( family get togethers, bars, restaurants, parties).  I only feel a 100% safe at home, and even here I have managed to gluten myself. I think I said the other day, " I would rather be agoraphobic rather than celiac". lol

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You  probably already know  the drill:   When  life  hands you lemons  make  lemonade"..... when I see  , smell or  hear  of  something that  puts  me  over  the top, I  either  go home  &  make  a copycat  or  order  it  gluten-free  & treat  myself...  And  after you have been gluten-free  for  a  period  of  time  your  taste & desires  will change.. It  becomes  easier  to  say  wow  that  looked  yummy  but  I  don't  need  it....

I  think the  key  is  make  sure  you never  feel food  deprived.......

People  mean well  they  just  don't know  about  this  crazy  disease....

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ITA - it gets easier.  

 

I look at it this way, there have always been restaurants in our neighborhood I go to and those I didn't for one reason or another -- too pricey, too fancy, not fancy enough, too much seafood on the menu (don't like that), etc.  I just look at this now as one more reason and I pass by those restaurants without even noticing.  With a few exceptions (and maybe a good pout every four months or so) it's the same way with foods I can't have.  I don't even notice them, just look past them for the thing I can have.  It's not worth it to be sick, so I don't even put them in the bucket of options.

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Go buy a bag of Nestle chocolate chips and follow the cookie recipe. Sub out the flour for Pamela's gluten-free cup-for-cup. You will not miss gluten cookies after eating a hot batch of these cookies. If Pamela's is not available try a flour blend that contains a gum (Xanthan or guar). avoid flours with garbanzo beans. In my opinion, it tastes odd.

It will get better!

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I haven't been having as much trouble as I thought I would...then I remembered, I had had intensive training for this years ago...with just oatmeal and potatoes!

 

I did however need to go shopping this week at a normal market...you know, where they put all the pastries just inside the entrance door!  Talk about wanting to holler at someone for being so insensitive!!!  I put my nose in the air, and tried hard to feel as nauseated as if I had eaten them.

 

My real problem right now is finding a good bread recipe...I want to use all the grains and seeds I can, attempting to replace my beloved Orowheat Honey Wheat Berry that I could scarcely find in the stores when I was eaten food with gluten in it!  I tried both of the RedHill mixes...one is a bit corn flavored, but okay...the other a lot buckwheat flavored, and not so okay...I had to put butter and Maple Syrup on it to eat it at all.

 

Now begins the experimentation...and lab notes!

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I haven't been having as much trouble as I thought I would...then I remembered, I had had intensive training for this years ago...with just oatmeal and potatoes!

 

I did however need to go shopping this week at a normal market...you know, where they put all the pastries just inside the entrance door!  Talk about wanting to holler at someone for being so insensitive!!!  I put my nose in the air, and tried hard to feel as nauseated as if I had eaten them.

 

My real problem right now is finding a good bread recipe...I want to use all the grains and seeds I can, attempting to replace my beloved Orowheat Honey Wheat Berry that I could scarcely find in the stores when I was eaten food with gluten in it!  I tried both of the RedHill mixes...one is a bit corn flavored, but okay...the other a lot buckwheat flavored, and not so okay...I had to put butter and Maple Syrup on it to eat it at all.

 

Now begins the experimentation...and lab notes!

I may have one for you Questor http://www.allergyfreealaska.com/2012/03/12/gluten-rice-free-multigrain-bread/

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I did however need to go shopping this week at a normal market...you know, where they put all the pastries just inside the entrance door!  Talk about wanting to holler at someone for being so insensitive!!!  I put my nose in the air, and tried hard to feel as nauseated as if I had eaten them.

 

My real problem right now is finding a good bread recipe...I want to use all the grains and seeds I can, attempting to replace my beloved Orowheat Honey Wheat Berry that I could scarcely find in the stores when I was eaten food with gluten in it!  I tried both of the RedHill mixes...one is a bit corn flavored, but okay...the other a lot buckwheat flavored, and not so okay...I had to put butter and Maple Syrup on it to eat it at all.

 

Now begins the experimentation...and lab notes!

 

The grocery store I frequent the most puts the gluten-free section RIGHT NEXT TO THEIR BAKERY!!!!

 

My dear friend made the gluten-free bread from "5-Minutes a Day for Healthy Bread" book, and it was very good!

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Ahhh...the grocery store.  I walked in yesterday and seemed to be assaulted by gluten.  They had it all stacked up right as you enter the store.  I felt like someone was doing this deliberately to taunt me.  Once you really take note of where the gluten items are in the store, it is amazing to me how I can now skip about 50% of the store entirely.  I am liking the produce section lately, it looks very pretty with all the fresh multi-colored veggies right now. 

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1 week in, and people are already torturing me. :-( Today I had a customer offer me some fresh (I could see the steam and smell them from a mile away) cookies! It was torture to say "no, thank you. I can't have them." Then, of course, she responded "the other mail man says y'all are allowed to have treats from customers." :-/ True story, we are allowed to at our discretion (if we trust them) but these people are in a neighborhood you don't move out of. Most of them have been there in the same houses since the 1950's. Made me feel bad turning them down, but I *think* she understood my explanation that it wasn't I didn't want them, it was that I couldn't have them for medical reasons. (She told me to keep an eye on my sugar, but at least she got the medical reasons part. Lol) I know it will get easier, but I've been thinking about them all day, and everything smells like them to me. :-(

But on the bright side, I did find a fresh fruit farm today, one of the pick your own places. :-)

 

if you really want to be sweet, you could just take the cookies, say 'thank you' and give them to your friends :)  that's what i do when the church ladies forget (i feed them to my husband - he is so tortured lolz)

 

(and as i was just disappointed by a nectarine <the texture of a golf ball> i was lamenting the last time i had a *good* peach.  i bought the nectarine in hopes it would be peach-like :( any peaches down there yet?  there used to be a farmer who would come up to spring city with delicious georgia peaches.  mmmmmmmm.............. )

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Questore;;;;;;   I like to make  my own  healthy  multigrain bread too... but  life  gets  so busy  that  I need  a  good  ready  made  one too.. We  love  the three  bakers: 7 ancient  grain bread"   it  can be  found  in health food  stores  &  some  major  grocery stores  or  always  online....

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