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Eating Better Now Than Have Been For Years

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Here's an unexpected bonus of learning that I'm Celiac... rather than eat out or get fast food like I have done for years I've started cooking.


Who'd a thought.

Following some advice I read elsewhere I set up a weeks worth of pre-cooked chicken breasts so I could easily throw various dishes together with stir fry. I purchased some pre cooked brown rice and also some fresh veg.

Last night was stir-fry bell peppers, onions, zucchini, chicken then I used pre-cooked trader joes brown rice and tossed that in as well to make a special fried rice dish. The trader joes rice had a seaweed & sesame seed flavour packet so I used that. yum. Took about 10 mins!

And just now I made a white wine, creme fresh, pecorino romano cheese and chicken risotto with mushrooms and zucchini. Also took about 10-15 mins.

And then there's the trader joes gluten free ginger snaps & flour less chocolate walnut cookies for a quick sweet after.

Seriously, before yesterday I just ate PB&J toast, cheese sandwiches and fast food for years!


p.s. Maybe I've moved on to the hope stage of grieving...!

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Yes, you have moved on from the loss of gluten to the acceptance that there is still a lot of food out there to eat! It's it wonderful?!

I've been gluten free for awhile and I love to cook so I just can't believe people have no idea of what they can eat when they go gluten free. It's not that I do not get frustrated or angry about it but I know I can find a way to make whatever I want to eat and make it gluten free.

Except phyllo dough, and only because I'm too lazy to try making it myself. I did copy a recipe that was listed on here but I'll wait until someone comes out with a gluten free frozen phyllo dough that I can buy.

1960s-had symptoms-could have been before but don't remember

1970s-told had colitis or nervous stomach-was given phenobarbital, felt great but still had symptoms

Me, dd and ds diagnosed with Lactose Intolerance


2001-had stroke because of medications I was given

June 2003-saw Chiropractor who specialized in nutrition: Celiac Disease not Lactose Intolerance, went gluten free with once in awhile cheating, off soy and dairy for about 6 months

June 2003-found excellent doctor for fibromyalgia (who has found out she has Celiac Disease)

May 2006-went gluten free with NO cheating-excellent! Made all the difference in the world

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