I don't have a mandolin, but I find the slicing work to be relaxing and I don't mind taking the extra time to prepare the apples (if my knife skills can do it, I promise yours can, too). I also recommend using King Arthur Gluten-Free Flour. It is one of the best I've found for getting that flakey pastry dough while still being gluten free.
I have learned not only how to cope with a hereditary trait, but also how to thrive despite it. Learning to defy your DNA doesn't have to be a challenge or a battle. It's all about learning how to work with what you're given and to make it even better. Every day-to-day step makes a difference.
How do you defy your DNA?