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4.28.2015

5 years and still celebrating!

April 2015 marks the five year anniversary of my Celiac Disease diagnosis. I thank my lucky stars that I live in a community that for the most part accepts a gluten free lifestyle and is knowledgeable of celiac disease. I miss Santa Fe and my dear family all the time, but I love the gluten free food options and the beauty that Colorado has to offer! It makes life away from New Mexico a little more tolerable. My hubby has been the most supportive and number one advocate on this journey. It hasn't always been easy but I've never felt healthier and more loved. True true :) I do miss a good sopapilla and wheat beer, but I definitely don't miss the horrible intestinal consequences. You know what I mean?!?!

In the last 5 years I've become a better gluten free baker than I ever was a traditional "wheat" baker and I've discovered awesome foods and recipes from all over. I even got to work for an incredible gluten free company before my attention shifted to taking care of my beautiful babies. Lately it's been hard to bake and cook as much, as I have two little ones keeping me incredibly busy.  

In my down time (what does that even mean?) I am scouting new places to eat and new products to try. I mean where else can you go to a MLB game and have a beer, hotdog and snacks...all gluten free (Yay CO Rockies! Section 142 at Coors Field )! My go to lunch these days is a simple spread of cream cheese and fresh chopped veggies all wrapped in a Toufayan gf tortilla. It's the best and easiest. Win! Sometimes I even chop the veggies one handed because the baby is crying in my other arm :) 



There's an abundance of places to eat in Colorado and some are even 100% safe for those with Celiac. Did someone say chocolaty chocolate and Italian Cream cupcakes from Kim and Jakes? Or how about veggie tacos, burgers, flank steak, roasted chicken, and fancy salads at Fresh Thymes Eatery? Yum yum yum. 

Hopefully I will be able to update my blog a little more often this year..but no guarantees. Until then, have a cappucino or wine or a cold GF beer. I know I need one today!

xo