This quick and easy tomato avocado salad came together quickly for lunch recently. I had been out all morning and when I came home, I was hungry for something to eat…fast! I had an idea for something with a pile of salad greens with a fresh dressing, but happily an even better idea appeared.
I found both tomatoes and an avocado that were finally ripe…it’s so hard to wait for them sometimes.
From that point on, the rest of this lunch was easy.
A fresh summer salad recipe came together almost on its own.
The vegetables themselves provided most of the flavor, so that a little olive oil and vinegar made an ideal dressing. Lemon juice would also taste good instead of vinegar, and it would be completely grain-free and paleo.
When most people are first diagnosed with a disease like celiac or a condition like gluten sensitivity that requires them to eat gluten-free they will usually be overwhelmed by what happens next!
They go to the grocery store and suddenly they are faced with literally thousands of different processed food products and non-processed foods that they must choose from in order to only have gluten free diet foods in their gluten-free diet plan.
And, they have no idea even where to begin.
So, I’d like to start by talking about how to tell if food is gluten-free without using a testing kit of some sort. (If you are curious about…
In order to support what you did because of the 1st part of this article you will need to integrate the following rules and procedures into your life.
- Maintain a consistent contact regimen with each of your friends/family members that you spoke with. It needs to be at the same frequency and intensity as before you spoke with them.
- Don’t push it or get “all weird” on them. And, unless they bring up the subject, don’t speak of it again other than in passing and as necessary to stay gluten-free.
One thing you need to be aware of…
… Other cultures use the words “yes,” “ok” and similar words differently than we do in the United States and other WESTERN industrialized societies.
I’d like to begin by telling you a story!
It’s a story about a problem I ran headlong into as a result of beginning to eat and live gluten-free shortly after my diagnosis at the beginning of the century, in the year 2000…
… It was not an insignificant problem and it hammered me like a blacksmith violently beating a piece of white-hot steel into involuntary submission.
And, it produced one of those “How could I have been so stupid” moments.
This “social life” problem hits most everyone (in varying degrees, of course) who must begin to eat gluten-free and almost no one realizes they need to tell you about it.
I’m going to tell you about what happened to me and explain what I should have done about it to keep it from happening to you as bad as it did to me…
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