I was recently advised by my doctor to go gluten-free (and low-carb + high lean protein) for at least a month, though potentially longer due to anemia, auto-immune illness, and inflammation issues. As an avid gluten and carb eater, this was tough to hear. However, the transition has not been as hard as I was imagining.
As someone who dines out frequently during the week, how important is it to stay away from restaurants and food establishments that have gluten free food, but also state that since the gluten free food is prepared in the same kitchen/facility as the rest of the food, those with celiac's should probably not eat there while those with gluten sensitivity should eat there with caution. As someone who is doing a (hopefully not permanent) elimination diet, do you think the gluten free food would be highly contaminated/there would be way too much gluten contact?
Honestly, I don't mind my food contacting gluten if it doesn't affect my elimination diet/future blood work. My doctor told me to use my discretion in those cases, but I keep reading conflicting reports about the impact of contamination. For example, I thought about ordering a bison burger with a gluten free bun from a place in NYC (Bareburger), but the menu states that although they have gluten free meats and products, those with Celiac's shouldn't eat there, and those with gluten sensitivities should use discretion.
Advice/comments/experiences would be greatly appreciated! And please no comments about making my own food, etc because I already have that under control! I cook when dining at home, but have to eat out for work most weekday meals.
Spun off from responses from a different topic - Do you have any roommate food stories, good or bad?
My college roommate experiences are still rather fresh, so I have quite a few food/roommate stories. Sophomore year, I offered to share my mini fridge and tupper ware with my then good friend/roommate. There was a communal kitchen on our floor, so she would sometimes cook, maybe once a week. I would only cook maybe once a month, and only when it was a group pot luck. One week, we decided to cook together and she made this fabulous bean dish. She put the leftovers in the fridge, and week after week went by with her not eating it or disposing of it. I kept reminding her about it, and there came a point when it smelled so rank that I said "hey...I'm going to throw this out." She got so angry, so I just let it go. Literally two months later... IT WAS STILL THERE. I threw out the tupper ware with the molded beans, and she got so upset and angry! After that point, our friendship deteriorated and we haven't talked to each other in five years.
My junior year, I had a friend who kept eating all my food, but I didn't really care too much in the beginning. My passiveness towards the situation really screwed me up, since she eventually started eating whole loaves of bread and jars of peanut butter within few days of me buying the stuff! Ridiculously, she one day said "You ran out of PB and bread, you need to get some more!" and that's when I yelled at her ... I also never spoke to her again.
Maybe it was me!! :( Hope you all have some fun/funny/crazy stories to share!
Very long time reader, first time commenter.
I have lived in NYC my entire life, but have unfortunately never really ventured around NYS, except to visit a few non-NYC colleges during my teens. I'm trying to plan a mini road trip, between NYC and Syracuse (to attend the Great NYS Fair!) before the end of Summer. My friends and I are serious eaters, and would love recommendations for some good eats. We eat any and everything, and cost isn't an issue. Just a lot of good food suggestions (and perhaps recommendations for some good sights/hotels along the way as well if you have any knowledge about that stuff too.)
The only things we have on our agenda as of right now are gorging on fair foods, and eating at the Original Dino BBQ.
Any help would be very much appreciated. Thank you! :)
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