Tuesday, January 04, 2011

new bread on the block

I have entered a new phase to baking homemade bread: my own personal loaf. :)

In my efforts to clear up my face, I have switched to gluten-free bread and pasta for myself and so far I have been quite pleased with the results. Besides not eating whole wheat bread and pasta, I have simply cut back on how much other wheat-based products I indulge in like crackers, pretzels and cookie-type stuff. I have also ventured into the world of rice crisps, which is astounding given how much I hated them previous to this diet change. But I have found a few brands which have a good flavor and seasoning and make them quite palatable and knowing they are easy on my body makes them actually enjoyable. Life is full of ironic surprises like that. So while my husband makes faces over these new food items hanging out in the pantry, I just smile and remind him, he's not the one who has to eat the stuff, dear!

Given the high price of this mix, I will be next attempting to make my own bread from scratch based on the recipes from Gluten-Free Goddess. I have bought all the ingredients but was waiting to finish this loaf first. Oh, that and work up some ambition since battling the Christmas Plague. The kids are still coughing and blowing noses but Seth and I got back into our schoolwork on Monday and have stayed the course so far. So the extra baking may have to wait until the weekend and I am nervous about how it will come out. I just hope it's edible. :)


  1. Happy New Year, Heather! Wow, I have some catching up to do!

    Hope the gluten-free is going well - we did it with our oldest a few years ago for about 9 months.

    Though I'm sure the crying wasn't funny at the time, when I'm together with my siblings we laugh over our "crying episode" pictures :)


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