When our son was first diagnosed with his wheat allergy, we didn't know that a life changing experience was occurring. We didn't know that wheat is the first ingredient listed in soy and terriyakki sauce ( water, wheat, soybeans). We didn't know that many restaurants and commercial food manufacturers coat their fries with wheat flour to prevent from sticking. We didn't know that the white flour listed on a pack of oreos is the same thing as wheat flour. We were either really dumb or completely out of touch...probably a little of both!
It has been years in the making but I am finally getting the hang of the gluten free thing. Going out to dinner is still scary, takes a lot of work and presents challenges. Last night was none of the above. We ate at Big Bowl in Chicago. They have a gluten free menu and everything was divine!
The whole family ate and no one felt as though they were making a sacrifice. I did ask our server 15 times, if he was sure the items we ordered are all gluten free. He assured me that the restaurant has an allergy protocol and they take allergies very seriously. He then told us that his wife ( the really pretty hostess) is also gluten free. BINGO! I felt a little more safe ( although I did ask him one more time if our items are REALLY gluten free)
Gluten free pad Thai from Big Bowl- Chicago. notice the red tim on the plate? Thats an allergy rim!