Got the blues because you don’t seem to be able to eat anything?
Firstly, focus on what you can eat. In the carbohydrate category alone, there is still rice, potatoes and lost of other good stuff.
Almost everything in the dairy section, meat section and produce sections of the grocery store are gluten free.
Here is a list of basic foods that you can cook with:
- Meat (beware if processed)
- Rice noodles
- Rice pasts
- Wild Rice
You do have to be careful. When you have a wheat allergy, prepared foods can present obstacles. Be aware of the complete list of ingredients in all food that you eat. Be bold: always ask! You will find most people helpful, although some are not so knowledgeable. One of the keys to living with a wheat allergy is to judge whether the person you are asking (a waiter for example) really understands what ingredients are in the food. For example, I have frequently encountered this at some Indian restaurants: “You can eat this sir, there is no wheat flour, only all-purpose flour”. Of course, all-purpose flour is wheat flour, but not everyone knows that.
Check out the recipe section for specific cooking ideas.