If you ever visit our house you will hear things come out of my kids mouths that I NEVER heard when I was growing up. Things like, “Dad, is this a carbohydrate or a protein?,” or “Can I have water instead of juice?”
By far my favorite, comes from my pre-K girl, “Is this gluten-three?”
My wife and I laugh about that last comment because she is quite proud of the fact that she can eat both gluten, and “gluten-three.” It is a common word at our house, I know that because one day she had some red stuff on her arm, and when I asked her what happened to her arm she replied, “Oh, it just has some gluten on it.”
Well unfortunately for me, I’ve learned in the recent past that my body doesn’t handle gluten well. As time goes by more and more are learning the same about themselves.
So What’s the Big Deal?
Since that time I’ve been riding the roller coaster ride from hell trying to navigate the tragic state of our food supply. If I’m not careful, I end up dealing with ridiculous joint pain that had me unable to walk for about a week on more than one occasion!
It’s one thing to try to find food that doesn’t have some hidden gluten, but it’s an entirely different story to be the only one in the family who really has to stay 100% gluten free. If you’ve been there you know exactly what I’m talking about.
My sweet wife makes great effort to find food that I can eat when she makes a trip to the grocery store, and many times comes back successful. Other times she’ll be excited to show me what she found after searching the entire store, and after a glance at the ingredient list I notice something like “modified food starch” which may very well have gluten. It’s very frustrating for her and has created a challenging new dynamic to our household routines.
I’ve increased my resource list for gluten-free foods, and working in Austin Texas has helped as many people in Austin have chosen to eat gluten-free foods. Some of which may be a trendy thing to do, but for those who choose these foods for that reason just might be the least likely to develop some delayed food sensitivities.
I’ve developed some great friendships now with other gluten sensitive people, and in the process have been flooded with recipes, and recipe books. Some of which are fantastic, and others are just not even worth the effort.
So my point in writing this blog today is simply to announce an effort I will now be making to supply some of the really great recipes that I come across, or develop myself.
So I Need Your Help!
With that being said, I have a request of you reading this today. If you have ANY great recipes worthy of sharing, even if they are not gluten free, PLEASE SHARE THEM WITH ME! Either post it in the comment section below, or use this contact form.
I would love to tweak to perfection anything worthy of feeding to the entire family. If I can take great food, make it gluten free and healthier in the process without sacrificing flavor and texture, then those recipes will be made available here on this website.