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6 Aspects of Being the Non-celiac Spouse

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Taft writing here. What’s it like being married to someone with celiac disease?
 
Well, that depends. Each gluten-free situation is a little bit different. Here are six aspects of my experience being the non-celiac spouse so far.
 
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Apple Raisin Squash

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In our home, Heidi is by far the more experienced cook. That’s why Taft is always excited when one of his food experiments ends up tasting delicious. The recipe below is one of his successes. It’s got a sweet blend of fruit and squash, suitable for Thanksgiving, or any time you’re in the mood for comfort food.

This also happens to be Paleo and Whole30 approved. More specifically, this recipe is what happens when you’re trying to use that acorn squash that’s been sitting on your counter for three weeks… But you should also know that we were so excited about this recipe that it took less than three days for us to buy another squash, and that squash was devoured within three hours of purchase. You might want to add acorn squash to your shopping list this week.Read More

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Why We’re Almost Doing the Whole30

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Ever heard of the Whole30?
 
We hadn’t. But when you’ve been gluten free for six months and still have lingering symptoms, you start scouring the internet and discover all kinds of food triggers that may crop up alongside celiac. Dairy. Oats (even certified gluten-free oats!). Xanthan gum. The list goes on…
 
I (Heidi) decided that I basically had two choices:
 

(1) To make lots of doctors visits and endure frequent lab work (with or without an answer for my problems!) with the many copays that entails.

(2) To try an elimination diet (and invest my money and time in buying and preparing good food) with the hope of discovering whether or not another food sensitivity or intolerance is contributing to my troubles.

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