Thursday, June 13, 2013
I have attempted a gluten free diet for the past 2 or 3 weeks but I am not getting it. The 1st week I had too many leftovers from the week before which composed of gluten products so I had to postpone. The second week although I still had leftovers not so much and my weekly meal plan had more gluten free ideas. I didn't want to go totally into it like buying all kind of gluten free flours and pasta. I did buy a brown rice pasta - penne. I overcooked it - it was really soft - almost mushy (euphemism for 'mush') - so gotta try it again (I have some of the pasta left). My real problem is the starch portion of the meal - pasta, flour products - crackers, bagels etc... On the meal plan is potato, rice, corn and beans. Tried the Chicken fajita stuffed peppers. It was nice. Breakfast usually has a bagel or muffin (made from flour).
It was an interesting experience and I did try some new foods and recipes. I just wanted to see how a gluten free diet would make me feel. But I can't say. It also highlighted to me how we are a product of our culture or our upbringing and changing has to take place over time and not in one week or even two weeks. There are alot of things in my pantry which I'd have to get rid of, there alot of things I'd have to add to my pantry. I'd have to learn new recipes. When in a hurry I notice I resort to my instinct - so a food I know how to cook automatically.