I’m a few days into my new gluten-free lifestyle. I wish I could tell you that it’s SO easy and I haven’t been dreaming of eating bread…but I can’t. In my 27 years on earth, I’m used to eating pretty much whatever I want and trying to change that is no walk in the park.
Yesterday, I had my hand in a bag of pretzels without even realizing it! They weren’t the fancy, gluten-free kind of pretzels either. After that close call, I had another one just this morning! I had a made-from-scratch brownie halfway to my mouth before I remembered the gluten-free thing. AND THEN…I was standing in line for at least 10 minutes at a crepe stand at the farmer’s market before coming to the realization that crepes are made with flour. It took all of my willpower to get a veggie-filled omelet a couple of booths down and not glare at people enjoying their fluffy, sugary, Nutella-y crepes.
Wow. I just read what I wrote and am pretty sure my inner fat kid is trying to come out in full force! Before I made the decision to eat gluten-free, I would have opted for the omelet regardless of the gluten content of the crepe. Since I’m restricting myself, of course I wanted the sugary, less nutritious crepe! It goes without fail that humans want whatever we can’t have.
So yes, eating gluten-free is difficult. It’s even more difficult when 99% of people around you are chowing down on anything and everything containing gluten. HOWEVER, Whole Foods has this amazing gluten-free cookie dough from EatPastry waiting for you to scoop it onto a cookie sheet and bake it into chewy goodness in the oven whenever you feel too overwhelmed with finding something you CAN eat.
If you were wondering what to do this weekend, here you go. Pull out your cupcake patterned apron (unless you have a more macho apron, of course) and bake some cookies. If you don’t have a Whole Foods near you, check out http://www.eatpastry.com to find out where to purchase their products in your state.
Have a wonderful gluten-free weekend! Let me know if there are any other recipes or products out there I need to try to make eating gluten-free easier!