It's been a long time since I've written in this here blog..
Times have changed, kids have changed, I've changed, we have all changed.. Profound I know..
I don't know the direction that this blog will be taking, but I think I'll start with MY LIFE now.
I have been diagnosed as Gluten Intolerant. Did you know Gluten is in freaking EVERYTHING!! NO seriously, everything!! From sausages (I have found that Spolumbo's here is gluten free), to soy sauce, to ketchup and salad dressings. It's in beef stock, imitation crab - these two are just information since I don't use either but still and it's hidden in so much more. It's a whole new world. And I have to say a bit scary.. I have never been so intimidated to go into a grocery store before. I was always a read the label kinda gal but now it is a matter of pain or now pain. And I'll take no pain please! So I'll become an old pro soon, but for now it's a brand new world.
I haven't experimented with all the new flours that I've never heard of Coconut, bean, potato, etc and I'm on the hunt for Xanthum Gum but it will come. It has to..
Today though, I'm going to expunge the dammits.. I was fine to get rid of bread - I'm not a huge bread eater so that one was an easy one.. I will have to make a raisin bread/cinnamon bread for Christmas but that's like 25 days away.. Cake and cookies were sortof scary but whatever (that one I can see the benefits of - flat stomach here I come ;)) but I forgot about my love of cereal. I love cereal. I can eat my Kashi, or cheerios or well any wheat square there is and totally have a meal. But nope. Not allowed cereal. Well I can eat some but so far they have left me about $50 poorer (6 different types only) and no closer to a true substitute. Blech. I like me a cereal that has A LOT of protein so I don't have to eat again until noon. So far none exists. I don't like eggs as a rule so for me I have to figure out breakfasts. Again for my health I will but it's annoying. That's my first dammit..
My second is a dammit, do people with Gluten Allergies have so much money? Or are these companies just gouging the sick ;) I know it's now popular to be gluten free and all but come on. Help a sister out. I'm not part of the 1% but I'm not destitute either. $7 for 4 "granola" bars is a tad ridiculous. Again I'm trying to look at the positive about the granola bars. My stomach will be amazing ..
It will all work out. It will.. And I'll be saner, and by extension healthier..
But for now it is a brand new world. And although I'm scared, I'm excited too. I've never thought about making coconut flour pancakes before. Now it'll be a part of my repertoire.. Kinda cool in an i'llneverhaveagoodchocolatecakeorcookieorcerealagainway..
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