Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Good Bye Gluten
I've crafted my baking skills for years. But the slate - like my cupboards - have been swept clean. I'm starting over, with different ingredients, textures, methods and expectations.
I'm grateful to Betty Crocker for coming up with a few (not just edible, but tasty) desserts. I hope Betty will also find ways to make healthy, fiber-rich, every-day foods such as sandwich bread or rolls. Many of the gluten free breads are just plain wretched. Seriously, like very expensive cardboard.
On the bright side - I expect to live longer and healthier by changing my diet. My gut will heal and I won't be anemic - for the first time in my adult life. My stomach will stop hurting when I eat. All grumbling aside, I will get used to it.
This is where quilting comes in. I get my best ideas when I'm absorbed in a project and forget to think about the problem at hand. Solutions that evaded me become perfectly clear. So in a round about way, I think quilting may expedite my adjustment to gluten-free living.
Meanwhile, if you have any tips to share, please pass them along! :)