Here is it - my first recipe post that follows my gluten free, dairy free diet. I would be lying if I said this wasn't difficult. I have never read so many nutrition labels with such concentration in my entire life nor have I had to pester so many waitresses to make SURE that smoothie has NO DAIRY (not even milk powder) in it. That's not even the hardest part, I think that titles belongs to having to say no to friends. To eat at certain restaurants, restrain from diving headfirst into their sandwich (still on the hunt for a good DF/GF bread) or just seeming like the weirdo with the nitpicky dietary concerns.
Really though, it's not that bad. I haven't had to deal with this for years, I don't even know if I'll have to deal with much longer (doctor's appointment is on May 5th) and I live in Seattle. I think out of all cities to be gluten and dairy free in, Seattle must be one of the best. PCC, Metropolitan Market AND Whole Foods are my meccas now. Even Trader Joe's does a pretty good job (I'm a big fan of how well they label things).
And you know what's even better? NO ONE knew these were gluten and dairy free until I told them! In my book, that's a a huge success on the GF/DF front. I brought them to the kickball game last week and everyone (the other team, the ref, my teammates) raved over them, asked for seconds and still contested that the fact that they were GF/DF free.