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Let Gluten-Freedom Ring

Friday, June 28, 2013

It turns out my friends, their 3 kids, and dog are NOT coming this weekend after all. Iím disappointed, but hey, more Sweet Potato Hash Breakfast Skillet ( wp.me/p1N36Q-c6 ) for me. Although I have felt more cravings after eating this for dinner and for lunch again today. I wondered if the potatoes might be a problem, as I have heard they can spike blood sugar Ė but this article suggests that, when paired with fat and fiber, potatoes are probably ok:

www.livestrong.com/artic
le/430301-can-baked-potato
es-spike-my-blood-sugar/


In any case, when it comes to egg dishes, I really preferred the Mini Quiches ( wp.me/p1N36Q-5X ) and Butternut Squash Frittata ( wp.me/p1N36Q-9Z ) I have made in the past. My friend has tentatively rescheduled her visit for the weekend of July 12th, so maybe I will suggest those options to her instead.

So, my weekend has freed up AND I get to look forward to a short holiday work week next week, woo hoo! A friend shared this post ( www.glutenfreeschool.com
/2013/06/10/how-to-grill-b
arbecue-without-getting-glutened/
) with me which got me thinking about next weekís traditional July 4th celebrations. It appears thereís a lot more to think about amongst the wheat free community on July 4th besides planning out what you are going to say to the person who makes an uneducated comment about your lettuce-wrapped burger. I know gluten appears in a lot of things weíre unaware of, but who would have thought youíd have to worry about charcoal briquettes?

Things we have that make hosting our own barbecue a good idea:

1. A gas grill;
2. An ample supply of aluminum foil to keep my food uncontaminated from the grill grate;
3. Ballpark Lean Pork Franks (Ballpark is a Sara Lee brand that clearly labels food allergens. These are fine, although certainly not Wheat Belly approved); and
4. A step by step guide to hosting a gluten free party ( www.glutenfreeschool.com
/2012/12/17/how-to-host-gl
uten-free-party/
)

I think I might have a hard time telling people what specifically to bring, however. Usually Iím just so thrilled that someone actually wants to come over and hang out that I donít want to say/do anything to discourage them from visiting! Odd for an introvert, Iím aware.

Of course, maybe I just need to think about the cookie cake incident from a few weeks ago ( wp.me/p1N36Q-az ) to fuel my ability to be more assertive when it comes to visitors bringing treats. I wonder what kind of Wheat Free/Binge Free streak I might be on had I simply told my family what to bring rather than keeping it wide open. I canít totally blame them, though Ė I made the choice to have chocolate cake available, after all.

Anyway, we havenít received any invitations yet to attend a barbecue. All signs point to the best option being hosting my own.

ButÖ do I want to? A nap sounds more appealing.
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KNYAGENYA 6/29/2013 8:11AM

    I try to avoid potatoes. I do love my frittata though.

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WHEAT_ON_TRIAL 6/29/2013 7:46AM

    Thanks for the validation! I'll stick with my egg/asparagus/pepper mini quiches!

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HOUNDLOVER1 6/29/2013 1:30AM

    I have to agree, potatoes of any kind paired with fat and salt will make most people overeat by quite a bit. I completely avoid them because of the very high glycemic load.

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WOUBBIE 6/29/2013 12:19AM

    I wouldn't trust the Livestrong article on the cravings issue. Starch plus fat is pretty much always bad. Starch plus fiber might be a little better, but sweet potatoes cause a lot of people to have cravings and fall off the wagon.

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