Gluten-Free Dorm Life

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On the subject of reviewing food.

I would love to hear from others who have tried Gluten-Free foods, but I hope to put up a review of the following products tonight:

Udi’s bread (Wholegrain, Sandwich Bread, Cinnamon and Raisin)

Udi’s Bagles (Plain, Cinnamon and Raisin) 

Glutino Crakers (Plain, Cheddar and Multigrain) 

Biscotti ((forgive me, I don’t have the brand infront of me, but they’re Chocolate and Walnut))

And Miranda has a recipe for simple sushi! 

Hopefully these will be up before midnight tonight.

Again, I apologize for the long silence, college tends to come with homework. 

Thank you and stay healthy! 

Filed under celiac disease gluten-free Gluten Free Celiac Wheat Allergy Food Review

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Argh food frustrations

I think the best part about this experiment is that I’m totally open and willing to try this out. Christy actually was feeding me some of these chips she had the other day, and I was surprised to learn that they were made of nuts, and nothing but nuts. I didn’t even know they could do that, and they were really good! Today, we went out to dinner and she challenged me to pick off the gluten-free menu, so I passed up walnut shrimp for a simpler fried rice dish, and oh my god I will never be able to eat take out fried rice again, it was delicious. 

The worst part so far is, I’ve just finished moving in, and Christy is allergic to pretty much all of the food stuffs I brought with me. So I’m munching on my graham crackers right now to get rid of them, and keeping it out of her way, but it’s still annoying since now I’ll have to be really careful.

It’s no problem really, it’s just a challenge. I’m not used to paying attention to labels since I’ve never had any allergies. So this is going to be interesting. Our first joint grocery shopping trip is scheduled for tomorrow. Hopefully I’ll be able to stock up on some gluten and wheat free baking stuffs, since that’s my main problem with not being able to share my food with her. I love baking for people! So now I have a whole bunch of cake mix to get rid of haha. 

I’m going to start paying attention to gluten free food down in the cafeteria too. This is pretty good to get me paying more attention to what I’m eating in general as well.

Filed under gluten free Gluten-Free Celiac Disease Adjusting frustrated

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I figure I should start this off with an explination.

This isn’t so much a blog about ‘going gluten-free’ so much as seeing how someone who has severe Celiac (myself- Christy) and someone who doesn’t (Miranda), deal with gluten-free diets.

I myself have been Gluten-Free for around 12 years now, but I’ve had active Celiac for my entire life. I had both a blood test and a biopsy done, so I know for a fact I do have it, and if you’re on the fence about weather or not you have Celiac, I highly encourage you to get the blood test done. I’ve noticed leaps and bounds made in Gluten-Free foods and I can tell you right now that I’ve never felt better. I still carry my epi-pen on me, but I’m very careful about what I touch (yes, I have a skin allergy) and what I eat. I’m use to checking packaging and cooking my own food. I’m always trying new foods I find and I’m delighted to try new recipes.

Miranda does not have Celiac, or a wheat allergy, nor does she have a sensitivity (that we know of), but because she’s moving in with me, she’s going to adopt a Gluten-Free diet. We’re going to see how she feels over time about the food and life style changes that she has to get accustomed to by going Gluten-Free. (Hopefully she’ll be blogging about her experience as well, so I don’t talk quite so much!) 

Over all, even if this ‘experiment’ doesn’t work out, I’ll still put up food reviews and my own recipes.


Filed under Gluten-Free Celiac Disease This should be fun!