When I tell people I have to eat totally gluten-free they look at me with such sympathy you’d have thought I just told them I had to have my right foot cut off! While I may not be able to pick up the phone and order a double cheese pepperoni pizza anymore (my arteries are breathing a huge sigh of relief), there are still plenty of not-so-great-for-you-but-tasty-carbs that I can chow down on. I recently tried the poppy seed bagels that Glutino makes and they are now a yummy addition to my morning breakfast menu. Last week at book club a friend gave me an article she had clipped from our local paper. The cake shop I’ve always ordered cakes from (for “normal” family members) has started making gluten-free desserts. One of their customers simply asked, and just like that, they are now in the GF baking business. This has taught me two things, 1) Speak up, people are often more than happy to oblige those of us with diet restrictions, and 2) I have such thoughtful friends, thanks for thinking of me and passing along the article Sandy!
I have quite a few friends who can’t have gluten. Fortunately these days there’s lots of great alternatives to eating foods with gluten — and those bagels look delish! 🙂 Glad you and my gluten-free buddies can find such tastey alternatives.
PS: I’ve linked to you too!
There are so many more things available now than there were even 5 years ago. And they taste good too. Just the flours alone, so much more than just rice and potato anymore. My mother in law bakes gluten-free products for herself all the time, and when we have dessert, it’s always gluten-free and tastes amazing. After so many years, she’s got the baking techniques down and I don’t think she feels deprived at all.