Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Not particularly healthy but...

Bobby is not a particularly healthy eating sort of guy... we eat meat, cheese and all the bad stuff for you. I think he feels since his diet is so limited already it's hardly worth cutting out other foods. I was vegan for a while in college, but got really really sick. Then, when living in India I got even sicker, with the dread bloody poo, and the only thing that would stick for longer than 5 minutes in my guts was holy cow. Great weight loss plan, the dysentery.
One thing we've always avoided since finding out he is a Celiac (2 years ago now) is fast food. We had been working under the mistaken assumption that mono-sodium glutamate was a form of gluten for most of those two years. Recently I was re-reading "The Gluten Free Bible" (an excellent resource for anybody with a Celiac in the family) and under the things to be wary of monosodium glutamate was not listed. I sat in shock... had we been avoiding things like salad dressings in restaurants (meaning a many dry salad for Bobby) for no reason? Admittedly I had been confused that things containing MSG did not have a warning saying they contained wheat, but I figured it was an oversight on everybody elses part. (Everybody else does not have a highly allergic GFhubby!) After more research I found out the truth. Although a rather nasty additive, it is still safe for Bobby to eat.
Which meant, besides dressings, a couple of cereals (that Hippy cereal is BAD man!) he can now once again purchase terrible tacos and nachos at Taco Bell.
We are going to Burning Man again this year. Last year we couldn't go for a myriad of reasons including a huge licensing exam for my job and our wedding. The year before we went, but it was right before he was diagnosed, so we didn't eat wheat-free yet. I am a bit worried about what we will eat for 7-10 days of camping in the desert. It's an entirely pack-it-in sort of environment. I'm obviously going to make some GF-noodles and other things like that, but I've no real grand ideas. However, since the re-admittance of Taco-Bell into our diet the 28 hour drive is saved from starvation. Roadside convenience, people.
Any camping food ideas would be welcome!


Xichekolas said...

Ramen noodles ftw!

(I don't think they have other gluteny things in them, but they sure pack an MSG punch! On the upside, they are cheap and easy to prepare in the desert.)

Oh, and Switzerland says hi!

Jyesika said...

Alas, raman noodles are made of wheat. Good try though. : )