Going Gluten Free

It’s a carby world out there!

My homeopath doc and I recently had a sit down wherein I was advised that, contrary to all my excuses and denials over the years, I really can’t manage everything with enzymes and probiotics. The sad truth is, I need to be gluten-free. She’s known it all along, but I have been resisting with every starchy fiber of my being. As an added bonus, I am also off all grains. And alcohol. And sugars. (for two weeks)

I died a little on the inside as she handed me a list of all the foods, and put a huge X through all the starch/carb/grains there were.  But when I reflect on how I have been feeling: sluggish, always tired, foggy headed, headaches… it is no real surprise that something’s got to go.

My friend, who is following a similar plan, rejoiced at this news and promptly sent me links to websites offering gluten-free, grain-free, and paleo-friendly recipes. Recipes and advice are flowing in from all over. So far, it’s been kind of fun and pretty tasty.

This week I made these paleo pancakes with banana and egg and baking soda. Super simple, and the kids loved them! Going to put some butter on the next batch.

Next I cheated with honey and whipped up a dozen of these grain-free Raspberry Chocolate Chip Muffins. Since they are all almond, I’ll have to pace myself! A moment on the lips, indeed!

Then, this: Because who can live on baked goodies alone? Not I.  No recipe here just sausage and veggies in an omelet that decided it wanted to be scrambled:

And on the advice of my friend, all the aging veggies that were sitting around wilting were corralled and cut up for roasting:

And then added to some broth and pureed in the pot to make this, which is so amazing to my deprived taste buds. If only I had some saltines to go with that, or a crusty hunk of baguette. *sigh*

I’ve been writing and reading a ton, trying hard to stay focused on my work – which should be getting easier as I make these changes to get rid of gluten in my diet. The good news is my doc is not a black and white kinda gal. She understand the needs of the weak.  So, I promise to be very very careful and only eat a few of the macaroons I’m fixing to whip up today. Got the ingredients all lined up:

I’ve been reading up on Paleo eating and I am pretty sure this is where I’m heading.  But for now, I am going to continue drinking tea and try not to obsess about what I’ll be eating next. Funny how that happens when you’re restricted.

If you have any great websites or recipes for me, I’d love the rec.

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