Hi! Who is around?
I wonder who is around? This is such a really wonderful source of information on gf and vege things that I wondered why more people don't visit?
How do you all cope day to day?
Why did you choose vegan or vege?
Do you have any tips to share on making life easier?
Has anyone managed to cope with gf in France, in restaurants and cafes or chalets? I'm going skiing and everything usually is accompanied by masses of french bread, crumbs all over the table, floor and sometimes plates.
Hope to get to know you all soon
Last edited by Gem; 01-17-2011 at 01:15 PM.
I've been vegan for about 20 years and gf nearly as long. I just found this forum recently. I hadn't really looked because I didn't expect to find many others who were both.
I'm used to it so consider it part of who I am and don't feel like it's a matter of coping. My husband and I make enough supper for planned leftovers for the following day's lunches. He's also vegan which makes life much easier (we met via the veggie date website). When we travel we research restaurants before we go. Vegetarian Restaurants Guide / Vegan Food Directory of Natural Health Food Stores by HappyCow and there's a gluten-free registry website.
My sister and I both went vegetarian and then vegan shortly after my father's heart attack at age 52 (emergency quintuple bypass and pace maker). All the other reasons for going veg*n have made sense since then.
Have you seen these?
France sans Pain: How to Travel Gluten Free in France
Celiacs In France? - Celiac Disease and Gluten-Free Forum (Home)
French Celiac / Coeliac Gluten Free Restaurant Card
www.afdiag.org - Le site sans gluten !