Hi. I'm Kate/Kathy, depending on which team. I've been diagnosed with wheat sensitivity and and have avoided wheat and other glutens. I also have a corn problem. I can eat that in rotation, but not two days in a row.
I live in Albuquerque, am a mom and grandma of three. Two of my guys still live at home, though they are grown. I love to cook, and I have introduced them to lots of alternatives. Fortunately, I have their total support and they happily eat quinoa and risotto. They tolerate brown rice noodles if they are in something, but not on their own.
I have been doing this for 11 months now, and it is getting easier. I negotiate things pretty well, but occasionally get glutenated without knowing. I try to be as vigilant, but still have the odd stomach upset and eczema.
I'm a professional storyteller and writer and sometimes blog on my page. I was very excited to see the recipes here. My baking has been disasterous for the most part. I use some mixes, but find that if I do, I eat more than I should, so don't do it often.
Bread is the thing I miss the most--really crusty bread like sheepherder's or one of those really crunchy baguettes. I'm almost afraid to try, but will gather my courage sometime, I'm sure.
I'm looking forward to others on this team knowing lots more than I do. I have learned a lot, and am constantly looking for the best prices for things. I've ordered many things from Amazon after trying them first, and that has saved money. But, traveling is still a problem, and I have to do that fairly often because of aging and ailing parents. My mother-in-law and mom both just don't get it. I just smile and say "no thanks" to things. I'm amazed at how little people know about what's in their food! Things like: French bread has no wheat, right? Or: it's cornbread, so it's okay.
Hope to learn a lot. I've been on another GF team, and have met lots of super folks, but thought I'd check this one out for some new perspectives.
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