Gluten Free Things

Welcome to Gluten Free Things! Whether you have Celiac Disease; are gluten intolerant; allergic to wheat; eat a gluten free diet; are a gluten free ally; or can identify with these posts for any reason, you are welcome here. Feel free to submit problems, wins, tips, recipes, recommendations or stories. Thanks for stopping by!
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In celebration of my 500’th post to this blog and surpassing 3700 followers, I am please to announce that you are now able to purchase merch! (Only if you can and want to, of course).

CHECK IT OUT HERE!

(or at http://www.zazzle.com/gfthings).

Spaghetti for lunch, with a special appearance by left over chilli!

Also, I really need to accept that something besides for gluten in spaghetti makes me sick. Gonna stay in denial for a while longer…

Is this appropriate living with housemates?

HELL YES it is!

Naw, man, we definitely do that here, too!

(via celiacandthebeast)

The Minneapolis- Saint Paul Airport has a ton of gluten free snack options and a few higher-end restaurants with gf menus, if I’d had the time to eat at them. They sold tons of fruits and yogurts and salads that satisfied my hunger. Also, they sell WOW gf cookies, which I make a point of getting when I find them. It’s definitely one of (if not, the easiest) airport(s) for me to eat at!

Gluten Free Sea Food Chowder in Lake Chautauqua, NY. As tasty as it looks and surprisingly all of the tomato did not bother my stomach too much.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
I was diagnosed as a celiac and since them I have felt so down and upset about food. I cry almost every meal time and avoid going anywhere involving food. I can't continue like this can you suggest anything to do? X
glutenfreethings glutenfreethings Said:

Hi Anon. Yeah, any sort of diagnosis can be rough. I recommend lots of planning ahead! I’d research restaurants or places that you can eat at online before eating out and then bringing up the places that you can eat with family and friends. I always check Urban Spoon or Find Me Gluten Free or company websites first- I end up eating at the same places and the same thing over and over and over again- but that’s okay. Or, if you’re going to a friends’ house or whatever, bring your own food- or suggest that you go to the grocery together and pick out something that you can eat. Or, invite your friends over to your place to make food, because you can control the foods, the environment, and ensure against cross contamination. I always carry my own snacks on me for emergencies. It does get easier, but it is hard. Sometimes it’s rough and it sucks, but it’s important to bring up your dietary restrictions with the important people in your life and explain to them the severity of Celiac. Not everyone is always willing to work with you, but it’s great when someone does. So my biggest piece of advice is to plan ahead!