Sunday, October 17, 2010

I think I'm figuring this out...

I've been a bit quiet this past 6 weeks or so. I have a really good reason...Honest! I found out that I can't eat wheat. Why would that make me be a bit quiet on the blog? Well...I have been figuring out how on earth I can eat a reasonable diet with out one of the basic American staples in my diet.

I have come to the realization that I am a very flexible person, I can learn to cook and bake with new and different flours and feed my family good food that tastes and looks like 'Normal" food. My super husband has even told me to stop buying him separate loaves of bread. He likes my home made yeast bread just fine! Yeah!

 So the "normal" kinds of food I made this weekend? Cinnamon Rolls from Ellen at I am Gluten Free this is what mine looked like all hot and cinnamony--

Then for lunch on Sunday? Gluten Free Breadsticks!!  Oh baby! They tasted as good as they look. Crunchy, chewy, salty. Perfect for dunking in my homemade Cheddar Broccoli Cauliflower soup.

Yeah, I think this is going to work out just fine. I just have to figure out how to do Thanksgiving. Sigh...

I have already figured out the bread dressing and the pumpkin pie. Those are my two most favorite things that it just wouldn't be Thanksgiving with out.

Now, we just have to figure out with the rest of the family where that meal is going to take place and if I'll even be able to bring my new found recipes along. Who knows...may be I can talk my hubby in to running away to the coast for the holiday and make dinner in the room? Sounds good to me...

Hey remember to get out and do something creative!

sb

4 comments:

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi Stephanie, Wow! I would find it quite a challenge to have to not use wheat. I can see why you would take time to learn how to plan and prepare meals! We're still so much a meat and potatoes society! Good luck!

Rita said...

OMGosh! That is a HUGE change! Sounds like you are doing well with it and your family is also joining you without problems. That's fantastic!

I tried gluten-free for months (heard it might help with the fibro-didn't) a few years ago and I had a terrible time with the food/recipes. My hat's off to you, Lady!! You are obviously a much better cook/baker than I am. Your photos--everything looks delicious!!

Nice to have you back! :) :)

Cynthia Eloise said...

wow, i wondered what you had been up to. big changes, sounds like you are getting it figured out. good luck.

Trulyana said...

Sounds like fun! And like you have been learning a lot. It's wonderful when we learn something new. I seem to be quite into gluten free food, and anything vegan and healthy. It's nice to experiment with new ingredients. Hope Thanksgiving goes well. A very happy creative every day