Tuesday, May 27, 2014
May - Celiac Awareness Month
May is Celiac Awareness month. Why do I care? Because 2 months ago I was diagnosed with Celiac disease. What exactly does that mean? According to the Celiac Disease foundation: "Celiac disease, found in some genetically predisposed individuals, is an autoimmune disorder where ingested gluten activates the immune syste and results in damage to the small intestine.
In short, it means that I can't eat gluten. At all. Ever.
My carefree eating/cooking days are over, and I now am increasingly aware of everything gluten is in...from bread and pasta to salad dressings and sauces. Sometimes it is easy, sometimes it is hard, but it is a new adventure for me (and Bill too!).
I've taken a break from blogging (as you may have noticed) and hopefully will be back at it soon with some gluten free recipes, likely along with a few gluten filled recipes for everyone in my life that can still eat gluten. I may branch out and post on some restaurants where I have good or bad gluten free experiences. Hopefully it will still be interesting to everyone!