So I'm not to far from you (Auburn, WA) and I grew up in Tacoma. My BFF's son is on a GF/CF/SF diet. I think there are allot of ways to get around this. There is a health food store in Tacoma (Marlene's Market) That really caters to the specialty food needs of people on specific diets. We really got into cooking rice, rice pasta and millet. I can't remember which "bread" we found that didn't taste like vinegar but I will ask her. Lots of fresh produce and I think she even had a pancake recipe that I will look for. Its hard to be vegan when your diet limits your grains and soy, but it is doable. Do you eat beans and nuts? They are a great way to avoid soy. I'm told rice dairy products are really good...
I am also newly Vegetarian, soon to be vegan. I am also gluten free, and sulfite free (in most processed foods, wine, vinegar products, and canned foods. One problem is feeling that you are limited! Gee, there are lots of gluten free breads avaiable on the market, I also love using rice and rice noodles. Roasted veggies with beans and fresh herbs, served with rice are great! And lots of variety with different veggies, beans and herbs. Have fun, instead of feeling like you are missing out! I am loving it!
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