Monday, March 8, 2010

Not Bad…

I previously blogged about the possibility of going gluten free… well I am still debating that because I love my whole wheat ( it may not love me though ). Going gluten free is a bit daunting to me still, but I am a little happier after a few discoveries yesterday.

Yesterday my Mom and I made a trip to Whole Foods in search of some good gluten free products. I was on a search for two specific things…a yummy gluten free breakfast cereal, and gluten free baking goods.

Whole Foods is like a toy store to my mom and I, we had fun browsing the aisles until we made our way to the breakfast cereals and made a selection.

NP-MapleSunrise_US-RGB_0I would say we made the right choice. I just had this cereal for breakfast and It was delicious. The maple flavor is great. It was like eating a bowl of pancakes. Yum. Operation breakfast cereal complete.

After browsing around a little bit more we finally came across the gluten free baking supplies where I found gluten free all purpose flour, and chocolate chips…oh yes I was definitely making cookies. I was curious as to how the cookies would turn out, and vowed that if they sucked I was giving up the gluten free trial immediately.

After dinner I started my search for some gluten free cookie recipes. I found a couple and decided to try them both. ( Hey why not right? ) The recipes I found were for Double Chocolate Chip Cookies, and just regular chocolate chip cookies. Here is the final product…

Gluten Free CookiesI was pleasantly surprised that they actually tasted pretty good. Not bad for gluten free, or for my first gluten free baking experience. Maybe I won’t miss gluten as much as I thought? I am not going to lie I am still hoping that I don’t have a problem with gluten but this is all a good learning experience and can better help me in the future if I have a client down the road with a gluten intolerance. Doesn’t hurt to learn something new!

Now onto my next baking adventure…bread. Eeek.

Wish me luck…

Oh and Happy Meatless Monday by the way, I guess my cookie recipes will have to be the Meatless Monday recipes as well…but check back because Wheatless Wednesdays are coming soon!

Let me know if you want the recipes :)


  1. I have to requote you also: "I am not going to lie I am still hoping that I don’t have a problem with gluten but this is all a good learning experience." My words exactly. We'll see how it goes. I just can't imagine the rest of my life like this. Thanks for being my inspiration. xoxoxoxo

  2. Hey Amber, those chocolate gluten free cookies were yummy. I may start to put weight on with all this baking!

  3. I think it would be too hard to do that so good job! I found a gluten free website.. i havent checked it out too much but it looks kinda interesting.