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Hi I just discovered this site

How do you guys live the gluten free life? It's hard for me. I became a vegetarian at 12, and in November 2011 I found out I was gluten intolerant (I'm 14 now). It's not celiac, but just an intolerance.

I try not to make a big deal about it. Cross contamination doesn't bother me. Like if I consume a crumb of gluten it won't kill me. When I go out to eat (super difficult) I just get a salad and ask for it without croutons...

The problem is my family isn't supportive of it. My mom discourages me to be vegetarian. I cooking own meals...lentils, beans, nuts, dairy products, tofu (i make myself eat it). Now if I can find some gluten free mock meats that would be wonderful (all of them are stocked full of gluten). Plus my family doesn't eat gluten free..,or vegetarian. The ony gluten-free stuff they buy for me is oatmeal and granola/cereal (cause it's so expensive). I eat that stuff like its gold.

It's hard with parties and stuff too. People will have gluten free stuff for me. Or when I go to a friends house or pizza party, there's a gluten free pizza for me or they will have to make everything gluten free. I feel so bad. Anyone else feel this way?

Sorry for the rants.

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Sage, don't every be sorry for the rants here. We get it. It's an allowed place for ranting okay? Well, it seems to me that when you go to parties or friends & they have these gluten free food stuffs for you that they are being very considerate & supportive of you! There are tons of folks on this board who would think they had died & gone to heaven to have ppl taking their dietary needs into consideration like that. Mostly we get ppl complaining that others don't understand their dietary needs & indeed make fun of them or try to get them to eat gluten. Honey, I surely wouldn't feel bad with friends like that. Tell them thank you! Yours is a generation anyway where lots of ppl your age & younger are having all kinds of different allergies, sensitivities to foods. They understand & it's not weird to them; certainly not like us old farts wink.gif & our generation.

I don't know of any gluten-free mock meats but I bet someone else on this board will have some suggestions for you.

Welcome to the board Sage! BTW, LOVE your name!

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These links are so helpful. Thanks :)

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Your welcome there are many more if you google gluten-free/vegan....you are wise beyond your years!!!!!

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Your welcome there are many more if you google gluten-free/vegan....you are wise beyond your years!!!!!

I agree with that statement. The name Sage fits doesn't it?

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sure does....

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