Eating gluten-free because you have Celiac Disease can present quite a challenge to many. Beyond the basics of everyday eating, many people want to have a creative and tasteful diet replete with delicious culinary triumphs. How can this be accomplished? Is there a special magic to eating well with Celiac Disease? Perhaps. Read on to get some ideas of the best ways to have a highly creative Celiac Disease diet.
Subscribe to Food Blogs
There are a lot of bloggers who write about food and wine. Some of them specialize in gluten-free eating for Celiac Disease. Simply sign up or subscribe by email to the blogs that seem most interesting and promising. Those who write food blogs will do the job for you by consistently publishing easy-to-make and interesting recipes. They will usually include pictures as well. Just subscribe and then copy their creations to enrich the daily diet.
Attend Food Events
Most major cities regularly have interesting food events. Keep a watch on community listings for these opportunities. There will ofetn be food and wine professionals, and many times the events will center on specialties such as gluten-free or Celiac Disease cooking. Even if the event is not that defined, if for instance it is a vegetarian food event, this may still apply. People with Celiac Disease may eat vegetables. Thus, it is possible to incorporate relevant parts of these events into daily life and special diets.
Take Cooking Courses
Many people simply do not cook. They have never had to do it and have not enjoyed it. This may have to change upon a diagnosis of Celiac Disease. Take a cooking class. Being the cook is simply the best way of knowing what ingredients are in food. It may wind up being more fun and may even become a special hobby.
Create an Online Celiac Disease Food Group
There is always strength in numbers. Create a group of people with Celiac Disease to “bounce” ideas off each other. Having a little mastermind group like this can really make any challenge far easier to handle. Each one can help the others. Recipes can be traded, and good products will also be discussed and recommended.
The above are some ways to get creative with Celiac Disease cooking. It will likely be a science that will develop into an art with practice and successes over the years. Read Celiac Disease gluten-free food blogs regularly. Try to attend local food events. Consider taking classes to become an excellent cook. Finally, never discount the power of a focused online group to counter Celiac Disease.
Blumer, I. (2010) Celiac Disease for Dummies. Ontario: John Wiley and Sons.