No new recipe today, but a journey into trying to cook/bake gluten free. Recently my husband has realized that he has a gluten issue. For those of you that have followed my blog for awhile know that he also has a lactose issue (poor guy). Even with the removal of dairy he was still experiencing slight discomfort in his tummy. After a week of having NO gluten in his diet, he has come to realize that he does have a gluten issue. Just to be sure, he will be seeing a Nutrapath to have a blood test done to verify this.
When he first mentioned that he believed he had a gluten problem, my first thought was “what am I going to make him for lunch & dinner”. My husband enjoys his bread, and often will have wraps or sandwiches for lunch. With a trip to the grocery store, I soon realized that if we are going to start purchasing gluten free bread, this will be VERY expensive. When we were in Arizona, “gluten free” was something that was offered everywhere and you didn’t break the bank to eat clear of gluten. Back home, that is a different story.
This is why I LOVE Pintrest, I recently have created a Gluten Free board, and have been posting a lot of recipes that are “gluten free”. As you will notice, there is a lot of bread recipes pinned currently. And today I just went to Bulk Barn and purchased everything I need to make a loaf of gluten free bread. The ingredients were quite costly. I think we spent $68. But we purchased other gluten free items that are more expensive or not available at our regular grocery store. I hope anyone near a Trader Joes or Whole Food knows how LUCKY they are. I bought enough flours and such that I should be able to make quite a few loafs. A gluten free loaf of the Udi’s bread here is $6.99 and its frozen.
I will keep you posted on how this venture goes, and you can be darn sure that I will be creating gluten free recipes on the blog. Also, a local Manitoba Food Blogger Jeanine Friesen recently just had a gluten free book published and I just might be giving a copy away on the blog SOON!
If any of you gluten free foodies out there have any suggestions or recipes you would like to share, link them up in the comments! Any help would be wonderful!
Have a wonderful weekend