October 21, 2010
Obviously I'm BAAAAAACK!
In Italy they are very savvy about Celiac Disease/Gluten Intollerance as well as other food intolerances and they are very knowledgeable on how to eat to feel their best! I will put up some of the stores/products that we found on http://www.myfamilysfavoritegfcfrecipes.blogspot.com/ , although all of the products we bought were GFCF (gluten free/casein/dairy) and egg free, they were still processed food so it's really not good to have much of when you have Lupus or any other disease. My daughter wanted to have goodies though and I had to eat what was available....In my defense we also cooked when possible (my brother rented a house for a few days and we stayed at a hotel for a few days) and ate healthy at restaurants and ate lots of fruits and veggies too! But sometimes we ate cookies and bread and procuitto and chocolate covered pretzels (GFCF and egg free of course).....
Will try to write more on the following too about Italy......
I've been so busy! I will let you know about my news on my cooking classes in the next post. And I am coming up to the completion of my nutrition counsellor college course! and I want to continue learning in college it has been a wonderful experience!
Hopefully a list of what I would like to mention about Italy and food intolerances and other subjects in the future on my blog....
Farmacias (celiac foods and intollerance testing you run yourself?)
Celiac Disease in many Italians
lots of corn (restaurant asked me corn OK? Dr. Steve said that corn is very much like wheat and can cause immune allergic reactions many times also, much more than other grains.
Hotel croissants GFCF but had eggs...d/s brand link
D/S Dr. Schar Diet Specialists/ Hazelnut spread/schar rolls/biscottini cookies and choco chip cookies/links
gelato rice or soy
airports terrible about food
read boxes/order allergy free
book Passport to allergy free travel book
Processed foods, daughter and not caring about prices, (in defense lots of salads, roasted vegs and fruits!)
Asked local Italian gourmet shop to try to import some things for us, husband's good idea
Procuitto organics and GF at Auchan whole aisle
Kyoto Treaty and environmental protection
Bringing a suitcase of food