I haven't been diagnosed with Coeliac disease although my GP wants me to be tested again. However, this means eating gluten foods for 6 weeks so there's enough gluten in my blood for the test. Every now and then I knowingly eat something with gluten just to see how I feel. In the spirit of using up what's in my freezer this month, I ate a quiche yesterday that The Teenager wouldn't eat. Big mistake!! By bedtime I was doubled over with abdominal pain and had a VERY upset stomach :-( So eating gluten for 6 weeks is just not on. I know that avoiding it helps my digestive system so I'll just keep doing what I do and avoid being glutened.
So today I was in need of comfort food. I made some Leek and Lentil soup for lunch from my freezer contents. Just what I was needing :-)
I felt much better by teatime so was able to use up the wild smoked salmon I'd defrosted overnight.
Tea was GF pasta with broccoli and smoked salmon in a 'cream' and Prosecco sauce. The cream was actually Alpro soya cream but normal cream would work. The Prosecco was from an opened bottle that was a birthday present. It was delicious.
Eating a gluten and dairy free diet doesn't mean depriving myself of good food. The only thing I object to is the cost of GF foods like bread and pasta. Having a diagnosis would mean I could get stuff free on prescription but I just couldn't put up with 6 weeks of pain.