Gluten Free details:
In 2005 my son was placed on a GF diet, and I recieved a crash course in re-learning how to cook, bake, craft, dine out, and shop for my family. We were a split household – I blended cooking GF for my kiddo while still providing the bread and gluten items for those who wanted them (okay, okay, I wasn’t willing to give up my artisan homemade fresh baked bread or any of the other gluten-filled foods that I ate daily. At every meal. Often as the main portion of my meal).
November 2011, I decided to make the HUGE leap of choosing to go completely GF in the kitchen and elsewhere – for numerous reasons, including simplification of preparing meals and also for my own health reasons – I was suffering from horrendous migraines, rheumatoid arthritis-like joint pain, and some other fun issues. I’m happy to say that for the most part, my health issues have all but disappeared…so far (knock on wood). No one was more surprised that I was.
Note: I was secretly hoping that by going gluten-free, I’d put THAT to rest. I was quite certain that gluten wasn’t affecting me negatively. Much to my surprise, I had a flare up and became quite ill again at the end of the month when I had some gluten. So, I’m going with this gluten-free thing. I love my health more than I love my gluten.
December 2011, after one month gluten-free, I began lessening my overall grains, sugar, and additives as well as trying to begin limiting our overall intake of processed foods. I’m also starting to focusing on whole foods and organic foods.
This is where I try to tell you all about me, without be too specific, right? I love to cook, try new foods, make ginormous messes in the kitchen that I detest cleaning up after, and my creativity sometimes makes for some incredible recipes and just as incredible kitchen disasters. I live in a small Texas town that is light years in distance from civilization, I love to grow vegetables and other things, I am currently remodeling my 1964 tin can trailer, and I adore vintage aprons.
I am a little bit feisty, a little bit fiery, a little bit spunky, a little bit of everything, all rolled into… wait wait wait, this is beginning to sound too much like a Meredith Brooks song. Alas. I am a generally happy girl in a generally happy kitchen with a generally happy blog. Any questions? Ask away. I am a blogger. I love comments and questions! Sometimes I even answer them, too.