30 March 2012

Things I've Learned Since Finding Out Ainslie and I Are Both Allergic to Wheat:

2.  Despite #1, there is actually a lot of really good stuff that doesn't contain wheat.  I'm starting to stockpile it.
3.  Gorilla Munch cereal (from Trader Joe's) is SO MUCH BETTER than Kix.  I don't know what it is (or probably more like what it isn't, since there are only three delicious ingredients and I can pronounce all of them).
4.  Those red bumps on the back of my arms weren't just obnoxious leftovers from the hormone-craze that was adolescence---they were a sign of the allergy, and they're totally gone now
5.  I really miss Bao.  
6.  Thinking to one's self a week into the no-wheat thing, "Gosh, I'm probably not really allergic, I can have this cupcake!" is a spectacularly bad idea

That being said, I need to do some serious internet/library research about good gluten free recipes.  I specifically want to learn how to bake gluten-free because I really don't want Ainslie to be "that kid" who brings in celery sticks for her class on her birthday because she's allergic to cake.  Also, I want to figure out how to make gluten-free graham crackers.  Because making graham crackers is awesome.  What, I haven't blogged about that yet?  Get ready, it's been almost a year long obsession now and I'm ready for the world to know about it.


janna beth said...

I've been gluten free for a year and a half...and there are some wonderful GF cake mixes out there. While you may have to adjust the ratios of liquid/egg to get the texture right, gluten free baking is really no harder than regular baking.


Heather said...

Omg! I'm so glad you found out and that you're feeling better! I hope you all are well.