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March 10, 2020. Tuesday.

My daughter is home from college for her spring break, my son is thrilled to see her. They spend hours playing video games and chatting secretly, erupting into full and loud laughter at unexpected moments.

My husband is working, but will be home for dinner. We are eating vegetarian this week because my daughter is home, and as always, we are eating gluten-free due to my celiac's disease. I slip up into the kitchen to prepare the meal: vegetarian stuffed peppers. Not my son's favorite, but he loves the rice stuffing. I am using my own tomato sauce, made and jarred as a family project in the past fall.

As a treat we make some gluten-free bread in the breadmaker and I serve it with some locally made butter.

Tomorrow we will take the bus to NYC for my meetings with my publisher and agent. The kids are tagging along and we'll spend the day in the city, eating at the gluten-free restaurants and maybe taking in a show.


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Comment by Comelia Tang on March 16, 2010 at 2:01am
Hey, may I ask if celiac's disease is the same to wheat allergy? My good friend suffers from that and whenever he accidental eats anything containing wheat, he would be very sick.
Comment by Christine Cavalier on March 16, 2010 at 2:10am
They are two different things, actually. Your friend is like me, he has celiac's disease.
ok here's the difference: Celiac's disease is an auto-immune problem, which means the body starts attacking itself when gluten enters the system. The villi in our intestines, which is there to help people absorb nutrients, gets treated like a foreign contaminant and attacked when gluten enters our system. An allergy is a different process in the body, like hives on skin contact or maybe respiratory failure. I can breathe around wheat and touch it and nothing bad will happen to me. I can't ingest it, though, or I become ill with stomach-flu-like symptoms that sometimes takes days to get over. You can read the wikipedia pages on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coeliac_disease and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheat_allergy.


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