I went to the big gf eat-a-thon. I ate too much. They had signs outside the building that said "Eat everything." I'm afraid I took it a bit too literally. Ugh.
At any rate, it was cool to be able to have a bunch of treats and try or get samples of snacks that are too expensive to take a chance on in the stores. I came home with two loaves of Rudi's bread (yes, their is both Udi's AND Rudi's gf breads), three little packs of Carolina brown rice (okay, I didn't really need free samples of the same kind of rice currently in my pantry, but what the heck), loads of add-hot-water rice noodle things, many samples of granolas and granola bars, some cookies and chips, and some fun swag: bag clippy-deals, magnitized note pads, a pen in the shape of a pretzel, and other must-haves. I also came away with a collection of menus from restaurants in the area that make a point of having gluten-free options. One of my goals was to make sure I got my $50 worth.
My dream of having everyone there already get the gf thing was dashed, however. I sat at a table with two people who had no clue about celiac and I spent the better part of 20 minutes trying to explain it to them. They were there because they know someone who works for the non-profit that runs the event. There was a lot that was not okay about the whole conversation, but I found I didn't really mind doing the educating. I just thought I wouldn't have to.
9/21/2012 04:49:25 pm
Great blog, I'm great I found Weebly!
11/4/2012 03:26:59 am
I love the Udi's, Rudy's and Glutino products. Also if you don't have buttermilk, add about a tbs. of cider vinegar to your milk and it is the same as adding buttermilk. I myself have buttermilk usually on hand. Good luck with the celiac day by day. I have a grandson that is 12 who found out he was a juvenille diabetic at 4 and at 11 found out he was a celiac. I have completely had to change my way of cooking. I have to make his lunch for school. I admit it has been hard. So I cook all our meals celiac. I have really searched on line and have found some really good websites to order from. Our grocery stores have gotten some things in but you really have to read the label. Watch Aldi's labels, they will say it Gluten Free, but if you read the label, it is not.
11/9/2012 03:07:29 pm
Thanks for the note, Doris! It sounds like you have really gotten a good handle on cooking for special needs. Have you felt any different/better with the change in diet since it sounds like you are eating gluten-free too?
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