I have always loved baking...I like to cook, but I LOVE to bake. It is my love language. You reject my baking, you reject my love (well, kind of). So when I started suspecting I was gluten intolerant, I ignored it. How could I, the lover of baking and all things yummy, be gluten intolerant and survive life any longer?
So I continued eating gluten...and feeling super duper bloated, having constant headaches, fatigue and serious dizzy spells after eating gluten laden food. Call me stupid, I can take it. What finally brought me to my senses was reading an article about people with Hashimotos Thyroiditis (a thyroid disorder I have had for 15 plus years) which stated that people with this disorder should never eat gluten because gluten insensitivity and Hashimotos almost always go hand-in-hand and eating gluten further tears down your thyroid. Okay, that got me. This was more serious than annoying side effects of eating the food I love. I had to try it. I gave it one week. If after one week of eating gluten free I didn't see drastic results...and I mean drastic...I wasn't going gluten free.
|GF White Cake with Strawberry Frosting|
So I knew I had to make this work. I had to keep baking, and it had to taste good and I wasn't going to feel like one of my favorite things in life was over...eating and making good food.
I have to say, I am baking more than I ever have and getting more rave reviews and requests for my baking and cooking, then ever before. I guess I have to admit, I like what I make even better! Easy homemade bread (which I never made before going GF), bars, cookies, brownies, pasta dishes, muffins and biscuits...oh my!
|GF Honey Oat Bread. Homemade Yogurt |
and Kumquat Marmalade
This blog will serve to give hope to those who are gluten free that there are still yummy things to eat and make. I will be posting my recipes with pictures and sharing brands I have found to be good. I hope this blog is a blessing and a light in the darkness for those of you who need it, and something new to try for those of you who don't!