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I don't miss much about gluten. When someone comments that living gluten-free must be "so hard" - it's simple for me to reply that it's not as hard as being sick all the time, because it's the truth. When it gets down to it, the only thing I really miss is how easy it is to move through life without food allergies. Convenience is a rather small price to pay, but some days it's harder than others.
One of the occasions that had gone by the wayside was leisurely wine + pizza nights with friends. I live in a small town in California, where takeout GF pizza that hasn't been cross-contaminated is non-existent. So, when the folks at Freschetta® called to see if I'd be willing to host a pizza party with their Celiac Support Assoc. GF-certified pies and a few friends, I was all in.
I dressed a couple of the Four Cheese pizzas with our favorite toppings (yes, I'm team pineapple) and popped a "naked cheese" in the oven for the kiddos. I tossed together a batch of my Simple Cucumber Salad, cracked open a couple of bottles of vino, and kicked back with our friends.
It. Was. Delicious.
It was more than just the pizza (our friends were amazed at how good the GF crust was) and the wine, the ease of the night was delicious too. We ate, we laughed, there was no anxiety about cross-contamination and no stress in the kitchen.
You can bet we'll be doing it again. Soon.
Pizza wishes & caviar dreams, y'all.
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