Since I know you’ve been wondering what in the world I eat on a regular basis (besides Snickers and 3 Musketeers bars) I thought I would give you a little look into my fridge. Please ignore the fact that it needs to be cleaned in a big way.
1) Organic Tamari Wheat Free Soy Sauce
2) Organicville Tarragon Dijon Vinaigrette
3) Seal Sama Teriyaki Sauce
4) Annie’s Naturals Organic BBQ sauce, Hot Chipotle
5) Organicville Organic Ketchup
I am noticing as I type this list that all of these are sauces of some sort. And that makes complete sense! Because you can take chicken or pork and make it oriental or bar-b-quey. Or, you can dip veggies in the Tarragon Dijon or even use it as a marinade, besides, it tastes great on any and all salads. Best of all, an order of McD’s fries is gluten free and is better than ever when dipped in my Organicville Ketchup!
Another common theme is there is NO WHEAT DISTILLED VINEGAR in any of the aforementioned products. Organic cider vinegar or rice vinegar = okay. Wheat = fever, rash, achy joints, in the bed, sick. I don’t know why. Except my research indicates that folks with my particular autoimmune condition cannot digest the wheat protein, gluten. All of a sudden my body thinks it’s a foreign substance and it begins attacking itself. Crazy! But I don’t think I would know how to live my life if it weren’t a little crazy now and then.
In all honesty, I love vinegar and I hate the fact that I can’t ingest it. I’m a greek salad girl, a full moon bar-b-que sauce woman, a heinz ketchup fanatic. But I’ve found some substitutions and they are quite good and they are good for me. I just ate my organic tamari soy sauce on a stir fry I whipped up tonight. And I’m feeling fine! And by the way, PF Changs has that gluten free menu with this same sauce . It’s all good!
On my next post, I’ll give you a sampling of what we eat around here. I promise it’s not boring! And if you’re really curious about eating “G-free” (I sound so hip when I say it that way – ha!) then comment on this post and we’ll have you over for dinner. For real. Consider yourself invited!