I agree about eating out. To be honest, even the sit-down restaurants are a gamble, because of the potential for cross-contamination. The blog I referred to mentioned that she almost NEVER gets a salad, the first go-around, that she doesn't have to send back, because there are "crouton crumbs" on it (where the waiter merely removed the offending croutons)....even in the restaurants with a dedicated "gluten free" menu. These places are getting better, but they still have a LONG way to go.
I would rather avoid them altogether, but, occasionally, it's not possible to do that. I probably sounded like I made a steady diet of fast food, by my statements above, but, actually, I rarely eat at them. However, I'm finding out that, even occasionally, it's an occasional thing that is still too much for my small intestine to handle. Good thing I don't feel an overwhelming urge to not comply. My most disappointing part is that I had really wanted, throughout P2, to try, when I get to P4, Wendy's new natural cut fries. Just once. Now, I think I'll just make my own "natural cut fries"...LOL. Mine probably taste better & more fresh anyway!! LOL.
Yes, Gluten Free Girl is one of my fav's. The blog I was referring to is: www.glutenfreecookingschool.com. They have some REALLY good tips for living gluten free...some absolutely mouthwatering-looking recipes (they have been "food porn" for me, during this P2!!)...and it's entertaining, too. Some of their stuff is only included in their e-book, but there's still a ton of accessible stuff in their blog & their email newsletters.