Celiac kitchen cleanse require ditch waffle maker. Then, in complicated exchange w. Dualit toaster aficionado, acquire brand new waffle maker. Old waffle maker = thick (Belgian?) type. New waffle maker = regular type. Old waffle maker, waffles too thick fit in toaster w/o fraying. Waffles in new waffle maker = a hit! Plan freeze extra, enable Bigfoot behave like normal morning-time American person w. cheap convenience food.
1c almond flour + pinch salt + 1 tsp. baking powder + 2T melted coconut oil + 2 eggs + 1/4c water. Blend. Cook on hot waffle iron as directed. Makes 2 normal (non-Belgian) waffles. We call this 0g CHO, because we don’t count fiber g’s as carbs.
T1 celiac questions Bigfoot currently Googling around:
1. If a T1 person has celiac disease, are they in a new category of likelihood to have lots of the other autoimmune things? If someone has multiple autoimmune diseases, are they a shoe-in for the rarer ones like alopecia and MS as well? What if you are ten and already have four autoimmune things?
2. Seems like since giving up gluten, I am crazy sensitive to everything. Maybe the irritation of gluten was keeping my digestive tube’s mucus lining thick and luscious, and now–without the irritant–it is disappearing, leaving me with mouth sores after drinking Keurig pod coffee and a swollen tongue after eating artificially smoked cheese? I think I am being painted into a corner.
3. Saw a few things about celiac T1 kids usually not presenting digestive symptoms before diagnosis. What’s that about? Why would celiac be different in a T1 person? Non-T1 celiac kids usually present with bodacious diarrhea or vomiting. I read. T1 kids usually present with low mood or not growing. Why? What is going in in there?
4. And I’ve been reading about idiosyncratic behaviors (in our case, wearing only a very specific brand/length of sock) disappearing once the celiac person is on a GF diet (novelty knee socks made of artificial fibers, featuring a pattern of roasted turkeys worn on Thanksgiving, like it was NBD). Why? Is it like…the child was just so uncomfortable before in their guts that they felt sort of anxious in general and that made them only want to wear one kind of sock (or whatever idiosyncratic thing)? Or is it a more subtle, behind-the-scenes, neurotransmitter-ish, gluten brain-warp thing?
Holiday season = generous relatives send giant Harry and David gift set. Delicious pears plus million weird junk foods + cheddar cheese brick.
Children decipher labels. Jack/Joe squirrel all gluten-yes foods into school bags. Happy see go—relief not deal with. Celiac = blessing for PWD food gift recipient. Simplifies.
Only crazy H&D food stay home: Moose Munch. Experience this delicacy? Moose Munch ostensibly popcorn, but swathed w. chocolate/caramel, but not gooey caramel–more like cracker jack (shellac) but more thickly coated. 30g CHO 1/2 cup. (Pretty sure plain popcorn = mere 3g CHO per 1/2c.) (Bigfoot know = Grinch! But wow, sugar.) 7 servings/Harry & David’s gift bag. Merry merry: divide into 14 dime bags, label 15g.
Not sure point, except: that is such sugary popcorn! I should definitely not eat it. Or: look at me! I’m hard to shop for!