Saturday, March 13, 2010

My Daily Bread


Bread Love Minus the bite of lasagna that contained regular wheat  noodles for my cooking class, and soy sauce on my stir fry, I have been nearly gluten free…and let me tell you I miss wheat. I miss making bread that rises and doesn’t come out of the oven all soggy, or that can be formed into a bread masterpiece.

I don’t really feel a difference so either gluten is not a problem for me, or I just haven’t given it enough time. I think it is supposed to take at least two weeks, but I am probably the most impatient person you will ever meet.

I miss baking bread so much. It is such an art form and I have yet to discover a gluten free bread that can look or taste half as good as the beautiful wheat loaf in the picture above.

I suppose I will just have to keep experimenting. I have to remember that it is a good leaning process regardless of the outcome of this little gluten free experiment.

I do admit it feels kind of weird to succumb myself to somewhat of a fad movement. Like for example: The Atkins Diet. For so long carbs were the enemy, they were evil and people began eliminating this vital nutrient from their diet. Of course the gluten free movement is a little different considering it is a real issue for people..but I think it is misunderstood by many.  People seem to think it is some sort new weight loss idea and are eliminating a very nutritious part of a healthy diet without even having an issue with gluten in the first place. Wheat is not the enemy, it is not evil, some people just have problems digesting it.

I just want to make it clear that I have done my research and am not jumping off a cliff because everyone else is doing it. Gluten free does not mean healthy, or  low calorie, low sugar, or etc. It just means gluten free. Simple as that.


  1. Sadly, it's been a long time since I've gotten to comment on your blog, I read them always, but don't always feel like i have something to contribute that's going to be worth reading. I totally understand what you mean when you're wanting to "see if you can give something up just to see if you can". I did that with Soda for a whole year, to see if I could go without it. Check. Sometimes it's nice to have the personal goals, at least for me.
    I miss you sister, I miss you a lot.
    I hope we can figure out a time when you can come out this way. I love you...

  2. lol well it's not just to see if I can..there is no way I would give up bread just to see if I can. Bread is still a nutritios food( whole grain of course.) I just want to feel better. So it's a wee bit different. I should give up soda though...good idea.