Giving Thanks

With Thanksgiving around the corner, I am giving thanks for the advances in the gluten free options. It amazes me how much has changed even in the past 3 years since we began eating gluten free. An example of changes I have noticed: More mainstream companies have realized the needs of the gluten free community. In the beginning, I never imagined I would be able to walk into a regular grocery store and find betty crocker dessert mixes , Bisquik, and more. However, with that being said, it doesn't mean the holidays are easier for those with food allergies or intolerances. Holidays are often surrounded by party after party of delicious usually gluten foods (or obvious chances of contamination). I think it is best to be prepared for these setbacks. The first Thanksgiving/Christmas after the diagnosis we spent at home. While it was great not worrying about anyone's health, the holidays are a time of family and friends. Since then I have vowed to not isolate our family, even if it … [Read more...]