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you might have to talk to some really crunchy people, but
i work at a health food store and we have a seperate section for non-gluten and celiac friendly foods. haha you could ask if your grocery store has one; sorry to hear if the test turns positive. it really puts a cap on "good" things to eat, some of my friends have celiac too.
i've never hard of someone breaking out in hikes....
^ya more people than you'd think are allergic to gluten at least a little. for most the syptoms are only mild like righteous who gets acne. i say if the symptoms are only mild. fuck it. im not going to stop eating it.
Gluten free foods aren't really that nasty if you make them yourself. Honestly, the best thing you can do is get a cookbook and start experimenting. I never eat gluten free bread they sell at stores, except from my local gluten free bakery because its horrible. Its real easy to make stuff, and for the most part it can turn out well with time. I make my own bread, cookies, brownies, cakes, pies, pizza, etc.
Eating out is a pain in the ass, ill give it to you on that one. Restraunts are getting better with having gluten free meals though. Maggianos will either have a menu for you, or bring the chef out for you to prepare gluten free noodles, PF Changs has a sick menu, Pei Wei, Noodles Co. has gluten free noodles. Mexican food (with corn tortillas) is usually pretty good except you gotta work around flour tortillas and sauces generally. Italian food is pretty much a no go unless you have rice noodles to work with, or a gluten free menu. American food is alright, you gotta avoid buns, etc. though. Also make sure that your fries aren't fried in the same grease as breaded/fried chicken, or onion rings. Mainly, watch out for sauces and the cooking process, and the rest of the stuff (buns on sandwiches) is pretty self explanatory.