If you’ve been reading along carefully the last few weeks, you probably caught this little nugget of information in my Taco Superlatives post. Or maybe you not-so-subtly learned it from this Pinterest board. But, in case you missed it, the news is out—I’ve gone gluten-free. Not because it’s a new year and I’m going all crazy healthy on you. Nope. It’s because of some tummy troubles that started last fall that I battled with no relief until giving up the glute. I’ll spare you the details of the whole ordeal, but it wasn’t comfortable, I’ll tell you that much.
After some blood work and a few doctor’s visits, I said “goodbye” to gluten and haven’t really looked back since. I just started feeling SO much better. It’s been tough adapting to some of the new tastes that go along with a gluten-free existence, but it’s been good. Plus, there are so many options to replace some of my favorite foods like mac & cheese, chocolate chip cookies and chicken parm.
For Christmas, I received a gluten-free cookbook and I cannot wait to try out some of the more complicated recipes. Our kitchen may be small, more on that soon, but our appetites are anything but. Stay tuned for all the gluten-free goodness to come.
*If you’re interested in going gluten-free for health and/or weight-loss reasons, please seek the advice of a nutritionist/dietician/doctor. I am none of these and cannot offer nutritional advice for you. My doctor and I figured out what will work for me, I encourage you to do the same! *