Monday, October 24, 2011

I miss gluten

I am having one of those rare days, a day that I thought I was done with having. I miss gluten.

It is not so much that I miss a particular food, but I miss not being able to just grab something to eat without having to think, worry, check, and ask a zillion questions to make sure I CAN have it.

I know these days happen from time to time, I just sort of hate it, but I know there are a ton of others out there hating along with me. Our fingers (and the fingers of our friends) are crossed hoping for the day when going out to eat is a celebration rather than an ulcer-inducing stress-fest.

I have a giant list of places I would go to, things I would eat, a lot of street food for sure! I still have a lot of hope on this front. Hope for no weird stomachaches, hope for having my skin behave somewhat normally, hope for pizza and beer! There is a lot of hope in the mix of this sad, hissy-fit of a day.


  1. I totally agree. I do miss pizza and a real NYC bagel with lox and cream cheese, but I can deal with that most of the time. It's the constant worrying and finger-crossing that I hate. Some days it would just be so nice to not have to worry constantly about whether what I'm eating will make me sick or not.

    Re: beer Have you tried the Estrella Damm Daura? It's a Spanish beer that's gluten-free. It's made with malt but somehow they've figured out a way to remove the gluten in the process. I've had it and haven't felt sick and it's the closest to real beer I've encountered.

  2. I know what you mean. I want to travel, and China and India are high on my wish list. But the gluten thing is the one issue that holds me back, because omg the idea of getting glutened on a tour overseas....horrifying. I know that most of us, most days, are find and we deal, we eat well, we are happy and healthy. But yep, we all have these days. You're not alone. Tomorrow will be better.

  3. I have tried Estrella - it gave me weird stomach bubbles, but I agree its not bad, though lacking hops.
    Gaile - traveling TOTALLY bums me out, but today is a better day.

    Thanks for being supportive humans!