Wednesday, December 30, 2009

farewell gluten {it's been real}


Call it a cleanse, a fresh start to the new year, boredom, either way, I need to drop a few post-prego pounds. Starting January 2nd (I love a new year's day brunch, so definitely not the 1st) I'm kissing gluten goodbye for a month. I'll just say no to warm crusty bread, creamy pasta, and my morning cheerios. This site is chock full of recipe ideas, I'm thinking big salads, grilled chicken and hearty quinoa dishes -  does anyone have a suggestion to throw my way? image: 101 cookbooks

15 comments:

Petunia Face said...

What about our brunch on the 3rd? Croque Monsieurs? I think you should start on the 4th :)

Katherine Lee said...

good for you! that can't be easy, but you may have just inspired me to do something of the same!

xo katherine aka. urban flea :)
http://www.urbanfleadesign.net

Becky said...

You should look at Lisa's blog - she's been gluten free for a couple years now so I'm sure she has lots of good recipes (some are even on her blog)!

http://lisasyarns.blogspot.com/

mrs.mfc said...

good for you! we always start our new year resolutions on the 2nd too. no reason to rush into anything on the first- that is a day of recovery and rest :)

Lovely Scribbles said...

I have to eat a gluten free diet too, but for intolerance issues. It's not an easy monster to tackle! I'm a huge fan of Gluten Free Girl's blog, too. Great post!!

the southern hostess said...

So impressed! Good luck!

Ivy said...

Gluten Free can hide lots of fat when cooking for example when using almond flour.
I have a gluten free friend. She does it and feels better when she does but she really takes care to avoid an overdose of calories when it comes to baked goods.
Good Luck
There are a ton of sights out there.
Cheers~Ivy

3StinkyBoysAndMe said...

No gluten? Whoosh! That would be so hard for me

Loren Tamkin said...

HIIIII AMBER!!!!Finally connected up to your blog!!I just LOVE your sight!Reading your blogs totally brings me back to the awsome person you are!Yay! I think a serious congrats is in order for you and for Dave on the latest addition to the family!Wow-a mom of two now!Congradulations on a beautiful,healthy baby!Layla and Ruby are lucky to have such cool parents.Even though it has been SO long-I still feel like I know you.SO-I couldnt help noticing your new temporary diet-plan.I think it should be effective!Its cool because it will start to change your ideas on how you can make meals without gluten and even when you go back to eating everthing you naturally make alternate choices.The Quinoa pasta is pretty good as far as pastas go because it doesnt get mushy like some of the rice ones.Also I just have to tell you I just got done making like 18 gluten-free chocolate cakes for all my clients!!I got the mix from Whole Foods-365 brand.Pamelas Dark chocolate frosting-glutenfree works great on top!Soooo yummy,too!All in the baking sec.at Whole Foods.Kinda funny to go on about food after all these years!It is one of my favorite subjects!You must be such a special holiday with your new baby and all you family!!I hope your mom and dad are fabulous!!They must be so happy-grannies again!I will continue to keep in touch!Its a new year with all kinds of new beginnings!I never forget we shared a strong bond at an amaizing time in our lives-sharing EVERYTHING during some serious growing up years!Your parents really cared for me and treated me special because we were so close.I will never forget.Love to you Amber-I will chat again!

Pixie said...

No suggestions, but I love quinoa. This is some seriously tasty stuff!

michelle said...

Hi, my husband has Celiac disease so no gluten for him. So I have labeled my gluten free recipes on my blog. They are on in the left sidebar. Good luck!

Lindsey said...

my mom just bought me a gluten free cookbook that uses almond flour for all kinds of recipes. we made chocolate chip cookies and some other items and they were yum. wish i could remember the book name cause the recipes were simple.

Adriana said...

vanillaspoonfuls.blogspot.com has lots of yummy recipes gluten free, although she hasn't updated in a while..you can also catch her personal blog at absolutelynotmartha.blogspot.com she's great, enjoy! And good luck!

Amber said...

Check out The Gluten Free Lab on Facebook. Some recipes but a lot of info. My friend Heather and a few of her friends are GF, they have a blog too.

Trucking Factoring said...

Congrats on your Gluten free diet. I've always wanted to see how it'd be and how my body would react... cheers to you for actually doing it!