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Living Gluten-Free For Dummies, 2nd Australian Edition by Danna Korn, Margaret Clough

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Chapter 8

Shopping Is Easier Than You Think

In This Chapter

arrow Developing strategies before you head for the shops

arrow Working out what you want to buy

arrow Finding your best source of supplies

arrow Getting the most for your gluten-free dollar

H eading home the day she was told she was a coeliac, Margaret stopped off for a coffee to collect her thoughts. ‘I knew I had to give up gluten but decided to have one last, ceremonial treat before I started the diet. My favourite treats with coffee at the time were jam doughnuts — those large, sugar-coated numbers with a dollop of raspberry jam in the middle that floods the palate when you bite into the first mouthful. I sat down with my coffee and doughnut, shut my eyes and savoured that first bite. The shop was busy and I was sharing a table with another shopper. I felt the need to mark this occasion in some way, so I turned to the lady beside me and announced, “This is the very last doughnut I will ever eat!” Now I had lost a lot of weight and was looking decidedly skeletal and maybe she thought I was going to die — soon. Maybe in front of her eyes! ...

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