My stepson, Brian, was diagnosed with Celiac disease about 4 years ago. He has been away at College the last 4 years and lived at home with his mom during the summers. My husband and I have not really had to deal with this problem very often. When he came over, we usually went out to eat. We just recently started noticing things marked “gluten free” at the grocery store and we do buy them for the rare occasion when he might stop by.
Anyway, he has just graduated from Purdue and we are having a graduation party for him. His mother and aunt who also have celiac disease are also coming. My husband and I have been together for 15 years and although there has never been any animosity between myself and Brian’s mom, I would be nervous even if she did not have celiac disease. Knowing that I could infect her or her sister is making me a basket case.
I came across your website here and not until I read about your grilling party where other people will be bringing buns did I realize the extent that you go through to keep even a crumb away from your gluten free food. Now I’m REALLY nervous.
I would like to try your mayonnaise cake. Where do I find this Pamela’s pancake mix?
By the way, Kati is beautiful. Thanks for any advice you can give me.
Could you please send me the recipe for biscuits that your daughter added the cheese to that tasted like Red Lobster biscuits? My daughter is 15 and has been eating gluten free since she was 3. Only this last year has she struggled with wanting to taste other food. I’m trying new recipes every day to keep her on track and this would really help.
I just found your website and I am finding it very helpful being that I only found out I was allergic to gluten a few months ago. I was wondering what you would recommend eating when going out for drinks with friends. I normally was drinking vodka soda, but now I realize that most vodka is made out of wheat or grains. I don’t like to drink the fruity drinks because of all the sugar, but it’s such a hassle to try and decide what I am going to get everytime I go somewhere. If you could let me know if you know any other options that would be great!
Sarah, I think what you would have to do is find out what brands of alcohol are gluten free. Some chain restaurants such as Outback and Bonefish list there gluten free drinks. I am mainly a red wine drinker so this is a bit out of my territory! I think most all wines are gluten free. And, they have a healthier benefit 🙂
My sister was diagnosed with Celiac about a year ago and now that the holidays are approaching my mom and I have begun our Christmas baking. One of the family favorites are Spritz. I noticed that you mentioned them in your blog and was wondering if you would be putting up the recipe for them so I can surprise my sister with her very own batch of Gluten Free Spritz! Thanks!
Rebecca, I will try to do that this year. I’ll email you once I’ve experimented and make a post. Last year, they were ok, but I think they could be improved upon!
Hello. Thanks for the website. I am 36 years old, and I just found out I have celiac (positive blood test) after many years of health problems. Luckily, my mother and daughter have both tested negative thus far. Although, my father and brother refuse to get tested (ignorance is bliss!) The most frustrating part for me and the disease is the misunderstanding of people around me. Non-celiacs (especially people who have NEVER heard of the disease and/or think it’s an ALLERGY) do not understand. People think I can “cheat” periodically or that just “a little bit of gluten” won’t matter. People don’t understand (and these include loved ones) don’t realize that ingesting just a little bit of gluten can add even more problems to my already damaged body. I may only be 36, but this body has already wreaked havoc by the evil gluten. I just wish people could understand my position and the disease that I have to live with the rest of my life.
Thanks for listening.
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