I am very aware of celiac. As I read the ingredients of hand soap and makeup, google search every so called “Gluten free” men at any restaurant I want to try, and politely turn down cake at family gatherings, I am aware of Celiac Disease. As I break out in a rash, my hair falls out, and I look six months pregnant from ingesting a mere crumb of something with gluten in it, I am aware of Celiac Disease.
Gluten free is the big thing these days, and in some ways, that makes me happy. After all, restaurants and corporations are buying into the gluten-free food thing, and I’ve got way more options– actually edible options– than ever before.
May is Celiac Awareness Month. I’m aware of Celiac Disease, and what happens when I eat gluten-containing grains such as wheat, spelt, barley, and rye. For those of us with this autoimmune disorder (it affects 1 in 100 people), finding decent, easy food can be a challenge. So when Aldi had gluten-free special buys during Celiac Awareness Month? Despite my current battle with a stomach virus, I put on some clothes that could be seen in public, dragged my butt to the grocery store, and loaded up. (I’m not being paid to endorse Aldi. I just love their cheap and tasty gluten free foods.)