Bloodwork indicates strongly I have Celiac Disease. Am awaiting official diagnosis by colonoscopy and gastroscopy January 4. Prior to this I was off gluten 5 months. Now I am almost in a panic as I want to eat all the things I love containing gluten while I can. It is so sad to say that "I will have this for the last time in my life" as I reach for a French pastry or pasta or ciabatta bread. In addition to wheat, flax, barley, malt (and all derivatives) celiacs cannot have regular soy sauce, kecap manis, Lea and Perrins Worcestershire (in Canada), MSG, ponzu, and so on. Not easy.
Question: If you were given three weeks to cram all you can think of into your diet for the last time, what would you choose? Amongst other things my list is comprised of:
- pasta of all sorts
- breads of all sorts
- butterscotch cake
- many Thai dishes
- Steak and Ale Pie
- Yorkshire Pudding
- all types of pastry
- Italian pizza (last time we were in Italy I had no gluten - very tough)
- phyllo and puff pastry
And so many more - too many to list. Can you help me out? I don't want to miss anything!!