Ok, so I’m busted. After my accidental soy sauce ingestion last week, I felt sharply tuned to my task and determined to be on the lookout for hidden sources of gluten. I market over 50 gluten free Bob’s Red Mill gluten free products and I’ve I should be good at this. Well, I am. Knowing where gluten lurks is not my problem.
What I ran into was a social situation that made it impossible to refuse a dish that I knew well contained gluten. It was orzo and my friend Andy had prepared it with an amazing array of herbs and dry Italian cheeses. He was so proud to serve it and I knew he wouldn’t understand why I couldn’t eat any of the creamy mound of pasta he’d already piled on my plate. I ate it all and it was delicious, but I’m feeling a little bummed about flubbing up my trial.
Shamed, I confessed to my friend Nellie. Nellie has celiac disease and has severe reactions when exposed to even the tiniest bit of gluten. So I was really surprised when she told me that she has also succumbed to gluten willfully in certain situations. Does that happen to any of you? How do you cope when you’re invited to dinners, parties, etc?
So I messed up but I’m back on track. That was Saturday and here I am on Wednesday night and I haven’t had any gluten at all. Thanks for the supportive messages I got from y’all. If you have tips or experiences to share, I would love to hear them.