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GOOD, NUTRITIOUS, GLUTEN FREE FOOD

This is a post that finally came down to the result of a whole lot of frustration.  I would like to show case wonderful, delicious, food that is GLUTEN FREE.  Most of it, GLUTEN FREE NATURALLY.

There is so much negative hype/nastiness out there these days about Gluten Free this, Gluten Free that, Gluten Free being a Fad, Gluten Free Nonsense, Gluten Free to loose weight, and the list goes on and on.

Well, I have had enough of the negative hype.  Hopefully through this post, people will gain some understanding.  Being a Celiac or Gluten sensitive in today’s world is so much easier than it used to be – finally!  Twenty years ago there was nothing available or virtually nothing available for a Celiac.  One could certainly never go out to a Restaurant to eat that is for sure.

When one has lived a life – 30 plus years miss-diagnosed only to discover they are in fact a Celiac – let me tell you, the world opens up once you become Gluten Free.

How does this happen?  Well here we go:

- once going gluten free, eventually your guts will heal.  Each person is different so it may take time.  My body took 3 years to fully heal.

- eventually the pain, lethargy, brain fog will disappear.  Yes you will actually be able to think clearly once again, because your brain is no longer sending signals that the body has been poisoned.

- eventually your stomach, large intestine, and small intestine will physically heal.

- you will gradually put on the many pounds you have lost, and the mall absorption will disappear and turn your body into a healthy, vital, strong body.

- and guess what?  Because there are so many people out there that are finally diagnosed correctly:  whether a Celiac or Gluten Sensitive:  Restaurants have finally learned – yes learned and their chefs and staff have been educated on serving REAL, HEALTHY GLUTEN FREE FOOD NATURALLY.

- But best of all?  There is much more information available now for people that need to eat Gluten Free.  With all this information, awareness, plus great food blogs, you will be able to find beautiful, delicious, nutritious food that once you were terrified to eat.

Here are just a few dishes that are healthy, nutritious, and delicious:

Italian Meatballs served over gluten free pasta…what is not to love.

How about fresh, wild Baked Salmon:

Here is a lovely Roasted Tomato Vegan/Vegetarian Soup:

Here is a good one:  Remember Rice A Roni?  Loaded in Gluten.  Well, here is a gluten free version of Rice a Roni….and it is damn tasty!

Here is a delicious Chicken dish…can’t do without chicken for dinner, can we?  Chicken and Leeks recipe:

How about Gluten Free Beef Bourguignon?

Need more convincing that Gluten Free food can be delicious?

How about Gluten Free French Bread?  Yes you did read it correctly…delicious Gluten Free French Bread that tastes like the yesteryear French Bread I remember:

Now for a few Pasta dishes….lord have mercy we soooo can not forget gluten free pasta dishes.  Here are a few to tempt your taste buds:

Gluten Free Butternut Squash Skillet Lasagna:

Then we have:  Shrimp and Scallop Pasta:

Can’t forget about the nourishing, health giving nutrients of bone broth:  Chicken Bone Broth and Wild Rice Vegetable Soup:

Lets move on to baking/deserts.  (By the way if you want more healthy delicious meals – check out my side bar – there are almost 600 recipes – so lots to choose from.

Here is a great breakfast muffin or snack:  Rhubarb Walnut Muffins:

Or a delicious and nutritious cookie:  West Coast Trail Cookies – these pack a punch of wholesome goodness.

How about something decadent?  Yes, we all need a few of these recipes in our world once in a while:

Gluten Free Gingerbread Cake With Sticky Toffee Date Sauce:

Or how about good old fashioned  great tasting Chocolate Cake – yes Gluten Free.

At the side bar on this blog under desserts you will see gluten free puddings, pies and more cakes and muffins – as a Celiac in today’s world – the world is your oyster – please help yourselves!

And finally – people – please do not negate other people for eating gluten free….sometimes it truly is a matter of life or death.  Do your research to help support your friends and family that are dealing with Celiac Disease….they will love you for it!

4 comments to GOOD, NUTRITIOUS, GLUTEN FREE FOOD

  • dear Ina,

    I completely understand your story and the frustration where it comes from. I am also very happy to be diagnosed after so many years of feeling bad, loosing weight and most of all not being treated seriously by my doctors. And at the same time I am happy that my diet now is my treatment, no medication, so everything in my own hands.
    Thanks for sharing and what a great way to show case some of your recipes again :-) There is no reason to not eat well and delicious!

    XO Linda

  • Ina

    Thanks so much Linda! I was the same too – after listening to Doctors for years I finally took matters into my own hands too! Glad to hear you are doing well! :)

  • Ina, thanks for reminding folks on the basic and glorious way to live gluten free. That is my gfe approach, too. :-) While some will heal in a few years (and children even more quickly), the experts say that some who are diagnosed/go gf as adults will never fully heal because of the years of damage that they have. From my own experience and some of my support group members’ experience, I do believe that’s true. I know that I had issues from early childhood and will have some issues forever, but the gf me is a gazillion times better than the gluten-full me and I am grateful for that. I love the showcasing of all your beautiful recipes, too, dear. Thanks all the way around for this post!

    Shirley

  • Ina

    Thanks Shirley! Yes I agree that some people never recover 100 percent…I too still have some issues, and like yourself from early childhood. I love the posts you do for the gluten free community – we need all the help we can get and yours are the best in terms of helpful information! :)

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