6.5.06

adventures in gluten free cooking

I have had some unfortunate incidents in the kitchen as of late. They have involved crying and throwing falafel. Trying to cook without gluten is almost a joke. My dear sweet husband bought me a gluten-free cookbook for my birthday. Which he gave to me a little early as I stood at the refrigerator crying and saying over and over "What am I supposed to FEEEED HEEEERRR???!!!" On a more positive note, last night's dinner (meatloaf and green beans with garlic and almonds) was a success. And I wrote down what I did so I can remember and revise it in the future. I also made some fantastic gluten-free banana bread. Ok, fine, the bread machine made it. But I helped! Gluten has to be the worst thing on the planet to be allergic to. It is in EVERYTHING. And we're not just talking bread products. Plus you have to think about things like not getting bread crumbs on the butter or in the jelly. Ah well. It takes some getting used to. And hopefully it is something she'll grow out of. In the mean time. I often think what a ridiculous concept it would be if we were still vegetarian. HAH. Here's your beans, rice, and bananas violet. For breakfast lunch and dinner.

10 rubber neckers:

fat little pug said...

Let's hope she grows out of it indeed.

rollerskater said...

wow...you are a saint.

sweetviolet said...

pugly- the little bugger got ahold of a hershey's kiss today and her face is red as a beet now. who knows what the hell is in a hershey's kiss that bothered her.

skater- hardly. its one of those "ya gotta do what ya gotta do" things.

ChiroMum said...

Blegh...I'll scour the chirohouse for any glueten free recipes I can share...we have a friend who is also allergic to this seemingly omnipotent substance. On a plus note...got any Publix stores in Sumter?? I KNOW they carry several gluten-free and organic foodstuffs...the ginger snaps are really yummy and you can't go wrong with rice noodles! Good luck, and feel free to cry and carry on with tantrums as needed.

sweetviolet said...

a publix? you're kidding right? i love publix though. i did secret shopping there. we generally have to stock up on stuff when we're in columbia. don't encourage me in my tantrums! but dinner last night was a success as well. so no screaming fits.

Melliferous Pants said...

Ack! I'm crossing my fingers your little one grows out of it...

sweetviolet said...

thanks pants. me too.

Jessica said...

This probably won't make you feel the least bit better, but I once watched a documentary about a kid who was allergic to plastic. Of all the many accomodations his parents had to make, the only one I really remember is that his toothbrush handle was made of bone.

sweetviolet said...

good point really. i mean she could be allergic to sunlight. if my child were allergic to plastic, i think i might just go tribal and live in the jungle.

Ayn Marie said...

oh, I totally have problems posting comments on your blog for some reason. I just wanted to let you know I tried posting a LONg (ok not that long) time ago, and it wouldn't let me.

I DON't envy you here AT ALL!!!

 

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