There is no menu plan this week. I needed a break from menu planning to step back and figure out a few things. Last week’s plan did not go at all as planned and to be honest I am not sure what this week’s meals will look like. The name of my site is “Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures” and over the next few weeks I will definitely be on a new adventure in my kitchen.
I am on a temporary gluten free diet. Yes, me the person who loves to bake bread and make cookies, am on a gluten free diet. I have suffered with severe GERDS (acid reflux) and other health problems for years, really, since I was a child. Over the years I have been to many doctors, had many tests, and taken many medicines and we still do not know why I have these problems. So, in an effort to try to figure some things out, I am off of all gluten. I don’t really know how long it will be maybe a few weeks, maybe a few months.
The problem I am having is that I have a family that I still have to cook for. I have a daughter that has severe asthma and I have been trying to get more whole grains down her. Right now I am trying to figure out how to work all this out. Figuring out how I can avoid gluten and yet still feed the rest of my family healthy meals that they will enjoy will be a real adventure.
I do plan hope to continue cooking pretty normal for the rest of my family, so my posts and recipes should be pretty much the same here. We may just be eating more meat and potato type meals and less pasta and breads. I figure some of the time I will just end up eating something different than they are. I do know I will still be baking plenty of desserts. I enjoy that too much to stop. However, I will not be tasting them.
I also figure this may give me a chance to try a few new recipes that I wouldn’t have tried otherwise. Many Asian and Mexican foods are already gluten free. I wouldn’t have to do anything to change those.
However, if I post about cookies and cakes over the next few weeks and say how good they were, it means my family thought they were good. If I say we liked it, it will really mean my family liked it, because I will NOT be eating foods with gluten no matter how big of a temptation they are. (I really hope I can do this)
And as always thank you for following my adventures in the kitchen.