Sorry for the lack of recipe posts in the last week. My gluten issues struck me hard last weekend and I was very sick for the last three days. As you know from reading my recipe modifications I don't eat gluten. What I don't really talk about is what that means for my life in general.
This weekend I ate out with my family. I was tired and didn't look up the gluten free menu ahead of time. It is always hit or miss with eating at restaurants to begin with. Someone might use the same knife on a wheat sandwich and then cut my salad. While this might not effect me 8 out of 10 times, the other 2 times I will get a very bad reaction. Last weekend was one of those times. We got home, I went to bed and woke up very sick. For the next three days my intestines were in agony. I get sweats, cramps and what basically feels like the worst case of food poisoning you've ever had. That was what happened to me the last three days.
After the reaction has run it's course I am fine. I have had it happen to me many times over the years before I was formally diagnosed. My mother used to think that I just had a sensitive stomach. Luckily last year I was finally able to figure out what has been a life long struggle and was formally diagnosed. I was also luckily that I knew that celiac disease ran in my family and that gluten issues could be a genetic issue for me. Going into the doctor I knew what blood tests, symptoms etc I needed to discuss. A lot of people go a lot longer without being diagnosed formally.
So I'm sorry that I have been a little MIA. Life is back to normal and I should have regular recipe posts starting tomorrow. I hope everyone is having a great week!