Hello! I'm Gluten-Free Gin. I am a non-Celiac Gluten Intolerant foodie. I absolutely love food. My uncle has Celiac and my mom is Gluten Intolerant, as well as several members of our extended family. I'm having great food adventures in NYC and beyond.
My Uncle nearly died before they realized that he had Celiac. He was a marathon runner and always took great care of his body, and doctors were telling him that he needed to eat more vegetables because his nutrition was poor. It wasn't an accurate reflection of his lifestyle. After diagnosis, his health rebounded. My mother was very sick as well. She had been getting sickr and sicker every year, gaining weight, and had recently developed a huge tumor in her stomach. When she was finally diagnosed non-Celias gluten intolerant, we were thrilled because we knew her health would likely turn around. And it did. It took me years to commit to a gluten-free diet because I knew how terrible and overpriced the food would be.
For years, we've been tasting snacks and prepackaged Gluten-Free Foods. My grandmother has adapted her Italian recipes to serve her gluten-free family. My spouse is not gluten-free, and has strong opinions about the foods I eat. He acknowledges the stomachache he gets after a big plate of pasta or pizza, so he enjoys meals that naturally have less gluten whenever possible.
Because I am gluten intolerant, not Celiac, there are situations where I may take a risk that I would not recommend for Celiac people. For example, I have no problems with soy sauce. I"ll let you know when I'm eating something that might not be suitable for Celiacs, though of course you should always rely on your own discretion to determine if something is safe.
I've been meaning to start this blog for a long time, as both a service to the GF community and to keep track of the amazing things I've eaten.
I intend to review these products soon:
Amys' Gluten -Free Bean and Cheese Burrito
Glutenfreeda Shredded Beef Burrito
Walker's Gluten-Free Shortbread Rounds
Magically Moist Coconut Almond Cake
Trader Joe's Gluten-Free Three Cheese Pizza
And these stores:
Strictly Gluten Free
Gluten Free Mall
Chef Luca's Gluten Free Italian
And these restaurants:
Lilli and Loo's, NYC
Le Village, NYC
Senza Gluten, NYC
Top Thai, Brooklyn
These are just recent examples - I will have many more! I went on an Urban Oyster Brownstone Tour as the only Gluten-Free participant, I'd love to tell you about that as well.
Please let me know if you have any questions!