Yesterday I asked my sister-in-law, a travel agent, for help planning a trip to Italy; she proceeded to gush about “the fabulous food” for a full five minutes. The pasta, the pizza, the bread, the biscotti. Then she caught herself and gasped, “Oh no, what are you going to eat?”
This is a question I ask myself often. With celiac disease and extensive food allergies, eating–on the road, at a local restaurant, or in my own kitchen–is a challenge. But it’s one I’ve learned to embrace. Sure it took years for me to accept my body’s strange and unpredictable reaction to certain foods, but today I don’t let my allergies hold me back. If anything, I’ve learned to love food and life even more. I hope my blog will inspire you to do the same.