I am a stay at home, homeschooling mother of two. Although I consider myself a serious home cook, going gluten free in the fall of 2009 has proved to be quite the culinary challenge. I have a toddler who has had very strange symptoms since she began eating foods and it wasn’t until my husband was diagnosed with Celiac that we realized gluten was her problem as well.
We made the decision to be a gluten free family because I don’t want to cook separate meals for half the family and let’s face it, a 2 year old hardly understands why she can’t have what others are eating. So, I am finding myself cooking and eating gluten free.
I have been extremely disappointed with the cookbooks and recipes available, the foods just don’t taste good to me. So I am experimenting, recreating, and reinventing food my whole family can enjoy together.
I decided a blog would be a great way to keep track of the changes I make to recipes and organize my progress. I have never been much of a recipe follower, but I am finding it necessary to write down what works.
I have high standards, so if it tastes “odd” I would rather live without that food. I don’t want to sacrifice flavor and texture. So, although, we may not find a way to make a gluten free version of all our old favorites, this is my journey to creating new favorite.
*I am not a health care professional, just an at home cook trying to cook gluten free. Please make sure the ingredients and recipes you use are safe for your family. Ingredients change, products change, and although I am doing my best, I might unintentionally make mistakes about gluten containing products.
Contact me if you have questions or comments.