I love my family. I'm thrilled that they don't have medically restricted diets. I love them so much that I don't wish for them to eat gluten-free. They love me, and they don't want me to get sick from accidental gluten exposure. We've created systems for our kitchen that keeps everyone healthy and happy. I've just uploaded a new YouTube video called Happy and Gluten-free tips in a Non-Gluten-Free Kitchen about staying gluten-free in a non-gluten-free kitchen. I did the video to show what it looks like in real life. The uptake is:
1. Segregate your foods so that no one mistakes your peanut butter with their peanut butter.
2. Designate the GF cooking utensils, not because utensils don't get un-gluteny when you wash them, but because having a unique style spatula or spoon is a great way to remember which to use when you have both gluten-free and gluten-full foods cooking on the stove at the same time.
3. Be careful, but don't make yourself crazy. I make sandwiches for the boys' lunch every school day morning on paper towels on the counter. After I'm done, I wipe the space down with a Clorox wipe and when I make my lunch, I don't do it right on the counter. I use a plate or a cutting board or whatever.
Figure out what systems will work for you. Eat safe, be happy!