Tuesday, November 25, 2008
High Maintenance Thanksgiving begins!!
So tomorrow we leave for Dallas for thanksgiving and this year its a little tricky! I have to bring a cooler in the car so I can bring all my gluten free food. I've had to email my mom several time (poor mom) asking her to save all the food labels on the things she is cooking or what other people are bringing JUST so I can read the ingredient list to make sure there is no gluten. We've basically just singled out my meal. Instead of stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie. I will enjoy a sweet potato, spinach salad, turkey (without the gravy), and my brown rice bread! No pumpkin pie for me but at least my mom did by some Nana's cookies and coconut milk Yogurt. Now this doesn't seem to bad, but here's the tricky part. Because my gut is healing on a gluten free diet, I'm not supposed to have dairy for at least 7 months and I need to back down on soy products so that I don't form an allergy there too! Geeze, what the heck is left!?! Well, I found some products (of course not the cheapest) that keep me quite satisfied! First of all, the Wild Wood Art Cafe here in Austin has saved my life (okay just exaggerating but they are DARN GOOD). They bake everything Gluten free and a lot of other things dairy free. I go in an order a lot for less than I would at the grocery store. So good. My favorites are their brown rice bread (hot out of the oven), dairy free (DF) and gluten free (GF) pumpkin muffins and banana nut muffins, and they even have amazing DF and GF granola and cranberry bread! James likes these more than regular muffins! Other staples I found are below.
All these are dairy free and gluten free. There is a GOD! Now I am praying to win the lottery so we buy in bulk, ha!