My Confession

Sometimes I cheat. With food. Oh yes, I do. It happens. I’m not proud of it.

Not on gluten, though. Never on gluten. I am happy to say that it’s been over 2 years since I willingly ingested gluten, and over a year since I was accidentally poisoned with the stuff.

No, I’m talking about nightshades. God, I miss nightshades! Tangy tomato salsa, roasted eggplant, chunky mashed potatoes, spicy red enchilada sauce.

Ragu alla bolognese.

Last night I couldn’t take it anymore, and we had a rich, meaty bolognese sauce over Tinkyada fettuccine.

Oh, yum!

Today I’m suffering; but last night, I was happy.

No, Li. No!

About Li

A writer, runner, and Gluten-Free Zealot, I’ve been helping others navigate the gluten-free lifestyle for many years. Life is meant to be enjoyed, and when you’re gluten-free, it’s even better!

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5 Responses to My Confession

  1. PG says:

    That looks SO good!

    I’m the same — I’ll do some dairy now and again, even though I shouldn’t.

    But gluten — I can’t cheat there — I go into atrial fibrillation with even a crumb (including an accidental glutening, obviously). I’m hyper-vigilant.

  2. mare says:

    When I was dx with celiac disease and a bushel of food allergies I was so admittedly relieved that, as painful (physically and mentally) to give up gluten I knew I’d survive as I hadn’t had to give up tofu, tomatoes and potatoes. I understand.

  3. Lynn Barry says:

    Oh my GOD…ME TOO…I boiled white rice spaghetti and had some leftover meatballs from my son’s senior dinner…I don’t do tomatoey things and am not sure what they put in their meatballs but it was yummy…I don’t feel that great today but back to being perfect (lol) I go…HUGS

  4. Li loves David says:

    PG – I’m also hyper-vigilant about gluten, and have a hard time understanding those (gluten intolerants) that aren’t. I think serious symptoms are a blessing, though. Things like atrial fibrillation, or 3 days of serious gastro distress, will make a person think twice about cheating, at least with gluten.

    Mare – I agree, it felt so good to know what was wrong that I didn’t much care at first. It kind of sunk in later, but at that point, I felt so good again, I wasn’t willing to go back!

    Lynn – I feel your pain! Hope you’re feeling better soon!

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