Gluten Free Lifestyle

Confessions From the Husband of A Celiac

Confessions from the Husband of a Celiac

My wife and I are big on food. How big you may ask? Well, for our honeymoon we decided to go to New Orleans. We planned our trip based on the places we were going to eat. If you haven’t gone to New Orleans, stop reading now and just go book your trip, and make your restaurant reservations, I will wait…

Here are some links to help.

Gluten-Free New Orleans
New Orleans Gluten-Free Friendly Options

Food has been something so important to us.

The day that my wife was diagnosed with Celiac was rough, and for obvious reasons it was rougher for my wife. I love my wife greatly, and I consider myself one of the luckiest men. She is one of those people who genuinely care about others, and I knew she felt this was going to be a huge burden on our life. Honestly it was not an easy start, but taking on this lifestyle change helped us work together, and brought us closer.

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Before the day Amanda was diagnosed, I have never heard of Celiac. My thought on the gluten-free thing was that it was another one of those diets, after all there is there are the “no carb diets” “no meat\dairy diets.” I thought it was a fad. It took a lot of research to understand it, but information is what helped us to know how to deal with this. So I would encourage you to check the following links for information.

South Florida Celiac Support
Gluten-Free Easy

My father was a baker. I basically grew up in a bakery in Peru.

My whole family loves bread, and explaining this to them was not easy. My love for food comes from my family, and they were a great support as we learned how to modify dishes to make them gluten-free. Our quest for gluten-free Latin food started.

Papas a la Huancaina

One of my wife’s favorite Peruvian dishes is “Papas a la Huancaina“, which is basically made out of cheese, milk, aji, and CRACKERS, which, of course, have gluten. When I told my wife that she won’t be able to have it, she cried (I would have probably cried too. Yes, it is that awesome!) But my wife, being the awesome and resourceful woman that she is, found some gluten-free crackers and we did some tests and modified the original recipe and it worked. Later, my mother found out that there was gluten-free crackers, so she had us order a whole box and now everyone eats gluten-free “Papas a la Huancaina” and can’t tell the difference. We have this dish pretty much every time we visit my family.

It has been a challenge to convert to the gluten-free lifestyle, but for the health of my wife, it has been worth it. A healthy family is more important than bread anytime.

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    Lisa B.
    September 29, 2015 at 10:43 am

    I have a few friends that have Celiac disease and they have had the hardest time since they are all “foodies” too. I think it’s great that you were able to find a way around the gluten and make this recipe work for you. Thank you so much for sharing and linking up with us over at the Welcome Home Wednesdays Link Party! 🙂 Don’t forget to grab your button!

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      September 29, 2015 at 10:52 am

      Hi! Feel free to send your friends my way! We have lots of other great stuff coming up! I will grab that button today!

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    Brittany @ DIY Just Cuz
    September 28, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    Having Celiac disease doesn’t sound fun at all! I love that your family still tried to adapt their (delicious sounding!) food customs to help accommodate her. That’s so sweet! Thanks for sharing at the Welcome Home Wednesday link party…we really hope to see you again this week!

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    Jenn Peters
    September 28, 2015 at 10:47 am

    Hey Amanda! Thanks again for linking up on the Sunday Blog Hop. I love this post. And I love even more that you got your husband involved in your blog. I envy you lol!

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      September 28, 2015 at 11:16 am

      Thanks for hosting! He is pretty awesome, I feel very lucky!

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    September 20, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    My sister has Celiac and it was sometimes difficult not excluding her from all those big life events that tend to revolve around the food. Having a supportive family makes all the difference! Way to go! I’m going to share this recipe with her thank you!

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      September 20, 2015 at 3:18 pm

      Thanks! It’s a great recipe! Feel free to share the site, I have some great things planned for the next week, including a printable to help with shopping :).

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    September 20, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    That’s awesome that you were able to modify one of her favorite recipes. I can’t imagine how hard it would be to be a Celiac. I’m sure I would cry every day until I figured out how to make my favorite dishes gluten free. Thanks for sharing your story 🙂

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    September 20, 2015 at 9:31 am

    I love it when spouses are supportive and get on board with things rather than complaining on what they’re missing out on or had to give up. He sounds like a great guy 🙂

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      September 20, 2015 at 9:33 am

      He is! I don’t know if I could have made the transition as easily without his support.

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    September 19, 2015 at 10:30 am

    Lisrening to a husbands perspective is so interesting – how often do us wives worry over everyone other than ourselves, and in the end it matters way more to our families for us to be healthy than self-sacrificial.

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    Monica Bruno
    September 18, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    What a great post. You’re husband rocks, Amanda. But, i’m sure I didn’t have to tell you that. And, I still have to make this recipe, it looks so good!

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      September 18, 2015 at 9:35 pm

      Thanks! He is pretty amazing, he wrote it as a surprise for my birthday 🙂

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