Health, Life

Starting a new job

Tomorrow I start a new job. Like any new situation, I know in time a discussion of food will come into play. I briefly dropped the C word (Celiac) during my interview but know for others, it isn’t an important thing to remember. I’ve been gluten free long enough to know how to appropriately maneuver around the office potluck (bring my own potluck dish to share) or how to handle the group lunch outings (take the lead on suggesting places to go and remind folks that it is a must I eat somewhere safe). But there will always be new people to educate on why I eat gluten free, why it’s not a fad for me, why I don’t lose weight eating gluten free (my body is healthy now and absorbs nutrients)  and biting my tongue when I get told “Oh I’d die if I couldn’t drink beer” or the ever popular favorite amongst Celiacs of “You can go and just get a salad, right?”

So tomorrow begins a new chapter for me of which I am really looking forward to. The company, people and culture all seem great. 

I’d love to know how you handle new situations and assessing your dietary needs. What do you do?


Bellagios Gluten Free Pizza in Portland

I am grateful that I live in a gluten free mecca at times. Portland just “gets it” when it comes to gluten free.

When I want real pizza I don’t have to make, I get takeout from Bellagios Pizza. 

They seem to know what they are doing and take care to not risk cross contact.

I even called their corporate office today to inquire about their pepperoni being gf as their website said it isn’t and they are working to find a certified gf pepperoni.  How great is that? 

I cant say enough great things about this place. My only request is they need to cook the pizza for another 10 minites past when they normally take it out so it is a bit more crisp and piping hot! 

By the way, when I want to make pizza at home, my go to mix is GF Jules pizza crusts. You can find it here.

What’s your favorite gf pizza place where you live or that you’ve had when travelling?