If you've been following me even for a little while, you know my sensitivities list has grown through the years. I find that "gluten free" does not work as a description for me. I have to say grain free. No rice, corn, wheat, rye, barley, even quinoa bothers me! EEEEEK!

But it wasn't always that way.

I used to eat rice like it was going out of style. Leftover rice for breakfast with eggs and GF soy sauce. MMMM! Good stuff!

I started out gluten free, and nowadays, it's not so hard, because it's gotten really "popular."

Example: My HUSBAND made gluten free funnel cake yesterday. With NO help from me. It was sooo easy. And I even had a few bites. It was amazing. I paid for it over night. My sinuses were draining down my throat all night. And this other weird thing that happens: I get a spasm deep in my ear. Only when I'm sleeping. It wakes me up in a coughing jag. I'm waiting to see what happens in the next few days. Typically it would be pain in my joints today or tomorrow, and then anger and anxiety. YAY!

The reason I'm telling you all this is because I've been where you are:

  • I've sat in the car crying before going into a restaurant.
  • I've ugly cried in a friend's bathroom because they invited me over and told me they had food for me, but they didn't.
  • I've struggled at work with a pile of Krispy Kreme donuts staring me in the face.
  • I've faced the horror of making dinner for multiple people with multiple sensitivities.
  • I've spent a lot of time interviewing restaurant managers about their recipes and cooking techniques. (I'm talking to you, Sonya at Chick-Fil-A. Thanks for telling me the Waffle Fries from heaven are cooked in a different vat than the chicken!!)
And I have mastered it. I bake gluten free and dairy free amazing treats for friends and family (they never know it's gluten free). I make paleo meals for dinner soirees. Nobody notices anything except the amazing taste! And some people want to know why things taste so good. I always tell them they are used to bread taking up all the taste. I didn't have a cake at my wedding and nobody. Noticed!

If you want to get with a group that's mastering this sensitive life, hop into Thriving with Food Sensitivities!


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