Mebo likes Nebo (I know bad)

What an amazing experience my wife and I had at Nebo last night.  We had an early reservation so the restaurant was not that crowded and went in specifically because we heard they had an amazing gluten free menu.  Everything that we heard was correct.  We enjoyed heated olives, a caprese salad that was amazing and my wife had the tagliatelle cappesante, which was pasta with a cheese sauce and seared scallops.  I had their gluten free pasta with bolognese sauce.  I need to tell you the pasta was al dente and the sauce I could eat with a spoon (in fact I did).  It was so good I ordered one to take home for another time.  The best part of the evening was meeting Carla, one of the two sister owners, she was such a hoot and really cares about making sure that you have a safe GFree experience. I must say Brava to the ladies at Nebo…it really is a great place for the gluten free.

To feed or not to feed?

Those of us who are gluten free know that eating gluten today may not have an immediate impact, but over time, more and more gluten can begin to diminish the usefulness of our digestive symptons.  So, when  you inadvertantly have pasta, or are served GF food that in fact is not GF, it won’t show right away.  Essentially, if you feed it, it will grow.  To me this is very similar to what Carl Yung once said, “What you resist, persists.”  I choose not to resist my intolerance and be gluten free, and choose education as a path to understanding and acceptance.  Remember, it is not who I am.

Be honest, be Gluten Free!

Don’t be afraid to tell people that you are gluten free.  As Bill mentioned in his recent post, you have to be honest with yourself and others about your condition.  You don’t have to wear it on your sleeve, but you should be honest with others.  I was on an excursion driving to Amalfi, Italy when the guide asked, “Does anyone have any allergies?”.  I spoke up about being GF.  When I arrived, I had an entire GF meal – pasta and all!  I was amazed and glad I spoke up.  So, don’t be afraid – you never know what may show up on your plate.  People are amazing and never cease to surprise me.

What up With That?

You must understand that I am not the healthier eater of the two Yodas…before my diagnosis, it was Strawberry Pop Tarts and Lays potato chips for breakfast.  So, I was  so excited to hear that Kelloggs was coming out with Gluten Free Rice Krispies.  That was until I found out that they were going to be made with whole grain brown rice!!  What up with that?

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