• FOOD,  GLUTEN FREE,  LIFE

    going gluten-free

    It’s been nearly two weeks since Jared was diagnosed with celiac disease and I thought I would share a little bit about what we’ve learned. First of all, the main offenders containing gluten are: wheat, barley and rye but they can hide in foods under other names like: starch, dextrose and glucose, maltodextrin, and malt extract -just to name a few. The first couple days after the diagnosis we did a huge purge. All the foods with gluten that I figured Raeca and I would eat on our own we banished to the basement, anything I didn’t think we would eat we gave away; breaded chicken, beef stock, some cereals, crackers,…

  • FOOD,  GLUTEN FREE,  LIFE

    curveballs

    I mentioned last week that we have been waiting for some answers – I haven’t really shared about it on here but Jared has been sick for the last month and a half. He got some tests done a couple of weeks ago and last week the doctor was able to call us with an answer -he has tested positive for celiac disease. While it is nice to finally have an answer, it is definitely going to be a learning curve. If you were to stop by our house today you would see piles of gluten-filled food on the counter in my quest to banish all things containing gluten. There…