Before I continue with my scheduled post for today, I just had to mention something about yesterday’s tragedy in Boston. Like everyone else, my heart is aching for all those innocent runners and bystanders. How does something like this happen? And why? Seeing this kind of catastrophe can really do some harm to one’s spirit. But in the midst of such tragedy, I can’t help but think about the individuals who didn’t run from the bombs, but ran towards them, the images of all those people coming together to tear down the fence, the runners who ran staright to Mass General to donate blood, the families who opened their homes to runners who were displaced or distraught. These selfless acts give me faith in humanity and that we can come together no matter the circumstances. It gives me hope and I pray it does the same for you.
I wanted to chat a little today about going glueten-free. Have any of you readers out there dropped gluten from your diet? While I don’t think I could ever live a totally gluten-free life, I am anxious to find some ways to significantly cut back and find some good gluten-free substitutes. There’s no doubt that I consume way to much flour – whether it be refined white flour or even wheat flour – and I deperately need to cut back. Man, do I love some good bread though!
We’ve really been focusing on “eating clean” in our house which is always easy this time of year because vegetables are fresh, seafood is easy to find and it’s super simple to throw some chicken, steak, fish on the grill for a quick and healthy meal. Now to just get my carbs under control!
I tried a gluten-free baking recipe this weekand it failed miserably. I mean, it was really bad. Totally inedible. So this doesn’t give me a lot of hope! I would love to hear your resources on how you cut gluten out and any great recipes you might have.
I would also love to know if you’ve noticed any difference in your health by cutting gluten out of your diet.