Asian grocery FTW! Coconut milk (just coconut & water!) only $1.69 a can! Curry paste half the price as on Amazon! Plus seaweed, mung bean noodles, dried banana, & coconut milk powder.

Asian grocery FTW! Coconut milk (just coconut & water!) only $1.69 a can! Curry paste half the price as on Amazon! Plus seaweed, mung bean noodles, dried banana, & coconut milk powder.

Not so Paleo: gluten-free muffin and almond milk cappuccino. Sugariest breakfast I’ve had in months! Years, maybe! #faileo #onvacation

Not so Paleo: gluten-free muffin and almond milk cappuccino. Sugariest breakfast I’ve had in months! Years, maybe! #faileo #onvacation

Got my garlic planted! I was more than happy to work around a few volunteer arugula plants, which are thriving now that the weather is cool. In the background is my kale forest. More garlic in another bed! Next: mulch. #neverenoughgarlic #eatmorekale

Got my garlic planted! I was more than happy to work around a few volunteer arugula plants, which are thriving now that the weather is cool. In the background is my kale forest. More garlic in another bed! Next: mulch. #neverenoughgarlic #eatmorekale

Last night I went to my first big potluck since my (possible) celiac diagnosis. I made sure to bring enough food (baked chicken thighs with sweet potatoes) so that if there was no other safe food, I would still have plenty to eat. The host was grilling a bunch of meat, and was able to tell me exactly what was in his marinades (safe! Yay!) and what was unknown (“seasonings” in the homemade venison sausage, boo). 

I felt very protective of my dish and worried that it would get contaminated. The first thing I saw when I joined the buffet line was the serving spoon I had brought being used to serve macaroni & cheese. D’oh! Luckily I had moved my chicken dish away from that and next to a bowl of salad instead. 

I ended up eating just meat and the food I brought. A couple of other dishes looked like they might be safe, but I didn’t know most of the people at the party and felt self-conscious about questioning strangers about their ingredients and cooking practices. Besides, I’m sure every cutting board in non-gluten-free homes is contaminated with gluten, so really how can a celiac safely eat ANYTHING at a potluck?

Last night I went to my first big potluck since my (possible) celiac diagnosis. I made sure to bring enough food (baked chicken thighs with sweet potatoes) so that if there was no other safe food, I would still have plenty to eat. The host was grilling a bunch of meat, and was able to tell me exactly what was in his marinades (safe! Yay!) and what was unknown (“seasonings” in the homemade venison sausage, boo).

I felt very protective of my dish and worried that it would get contaminated. The first thing I saw when I joined the buffet line was the serving spoon I had brought being used to serve macaroni & cheese. D’oh! Luckily I had moved my chicken dish away from that and next to a bowl of salad instead.

I ended up eating just meat and the food I brought. A couple of other dishes looked like they might be safe, but I didn’t know most of the people at the party and felt self-conscious about questioning strangers about their ingredients and cooking practices. Besides, I’m sure every cutting board in non-gluten-free homes is contaminated with gluten, so really how can a celiac safely eat ANYTHING at a potluck?

Pro tip: frozen banana chunks & frozen scallops look remarkably similar. When making a smoothie, try not to confuse them.

Smoothie made with homemade almond-milk yogurt, water kefir, blueberries, banana, shredded coconut, coconut milk, gelatin, & red cabbage

Smoothie made with homemade almond-milk yogurt, water kefir, blueberries, banana, shredded coconut, coconut milk, gelatin, & red cabbage

Pumpkin ice cream, thanks to @againstallgrain and my trusty Vitamix! Just pumpkin, banana, coconut milk, maple syrup, & spices.

Pumpkin ice cream, thanks to @againstallgrain and my trusty Vitamix! Just pumpkin, banana, coconut milk, maple syrup, & spices.

Chipotle barbacoa beef, fried potatoes, steamed broccoli, avocado

Chipotle barbacoa beef, fried potatoes, steamed broccoli, avocado

Scrambled eggs with onion, spinach, & smoked wild salmon; sauerkraut on the side.

Scrambled eggs with onion, spinach, & smoked wild salmon; sauerkraut on the side.